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September 05, 2014
Blessed Mother Teresa’s Advice on ‘Securing Heaven’
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who dedicated her life to serving Christ by ministering to...
September 04, 2014
How Jennifer Fulwiler Found God, Joy, & an Intellectual All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Most people don't confront their own mortality until they're in their 30s or 40s. For...
July 01, 2014
Opening Hearts to the Holy Spirit: An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Tori Harris
For 25-year-old singer-songwriter Tori Harris, attending a Baptist University was the best thing that ever...
June 26, 2014
Nun Who Challenged Billy the Kid is on the Road to Sainthood
From today's Associated Press: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Wednesday...
June 06, 2014
Kittens, “Cosmos,” Culture Wars, and the Coexistence of Science & Faith
When the new version of the TV series "Cosmos" premiered a few months ago, it...
May 13, 2014
UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Once They Get Into the Shelter, There’s the Concept of Grace
Just ahead of this year's Christopher Awards ceremony, where the film "Gimme Shelter" (now on...
April 15, 2014
When Your Baby’s Life is Expected to Be Brief: A Look at Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care
Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyful time for a couple, but for Amy Kuebelbeck...
April 10, 2014
The Internet is a Medium Through Which God Can Reach the World
In January 2013, I wrote a blogabout Sister Helena Burns titled "A Tweeting, Facebooking Nun...
April 01, 2014
Opening Your Heart to Adoption: One Woman’s Story
Though Christina Beahan grew up in a big Polish/Dutch family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the...
February 26, 2014
The Road to Mercy Leads to a Life of Adventure for Author Kerry Weber
Kerry Weber insists that the Jesuit-run "America" magazine office, where she serves as managing editor,...
February 24, 2014
Harry Connick Jr. Kicks Into ‘Dad Mode’ Again After Contestant’s Sexually Suggestive Song
Since I've been watching the Olympics for the past two weeks, my "American Idol" viewing...
February 21, 2014
Bronze is as Good as Gold for Olympic Ice Skater Carolina Kostner
When an ice skater falls down three times during an Olympic performance with the world...
February 14, 2014
Her Family’s Love Makes Noelle Pikus-Pace’s Pursuit of Olympic Medal Sweeter Than Ever
The focus during the Olympics is always on the medal winners, and that's understandable. It...
January 27, 2014
UPDATE: Overcoming Troubles Leads to Life, Hope and a Grammy Award
I just read that former "Christopher Closeup" guest Mandisa won her first ever Grammy Award...
January 14, 2014
Pregnant Teen Finds Hope and Healing: A Look at the Movie “Gimme Shelter”
"Last time I asked for God's help, He put me here," 16-year-old Apple Bailey angrily...
January 09, 2014
Building the Deep Bonds of Spiritual Friendship
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "Building Spiritual Friendships." If you'd...
December 07, 2013
Candace Cameron Bure Talks Jesus, Santa, Parenting, Priorities and Purpose
Actress Candace Cameron Bure, who grew up on television playing D.J. Tanner on the hit...
November 15, 2013
“This is What an Intelligent, Engaged Woman of the Church Looks Like”
In June 2012, I interviewed Kara Eschbach and Janet Sahm about their start-up venture called...
November 13, 2013
Jennifer Lawrence Cuts Through Security Barrier to Talk with Girl in Wheelchair
Among the most popular posts I've written in my nearly two years of blogging here...
October 24, 2013
Science and a Mother’s Love Offer Hope to Fatally Ill Child
Sam Berns was supposed to be dead by age 13 because he was born with...
October 11, 2013
She Was a Doozy
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: If she had done nothing...
October 09, 2013
From History and Oppression to Body Image Issues: Author Melissa Kuch on the Themes in Her Novel
Being a huge history buff helped author Melissa Kuch ground her debut young adult fantasy...
September 25, 2013
Embracing the Darkness to Find the Light: Audrey Assad on Faith, Doubt, and “Breaking Bad”
“For God judged it better to bring good out of evil than not to permit...
September 18, 2013
A Musical Journey Through Grief: From Despair and Anger at God to Hope and Healing
“I asked you for the light. You gave me a long dark night.” Grammy nominated...
August 21, 2013
“I Give It All to God,” Says Heroine Who Stopped Georgia School Shoooter
When suicidal gunman Michael Jordan Hill entered Decatur, Georgia's, Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy,...
August 12, 2013
Nurturing Faith Through Doubt and Struggles: A Review of Audrey Assad’s “Fortunate Fall”
Singer-songwriter Audrey Assad's first indie album, "Fortunate Fall," releases on Tuesday August 13, and as...
August 06, 2013
A Young Woman Goes Bald for St. Baldrick’s
While reading the latest issue of my St. John's University Alumni magazine, one story jumped...
July 23, 2013
Sadness is Part of the Equation: A Young Widow Reflects on Her Loss
In mid-June, I posted an interview with "Tell My Sons" author, Lt. Col. Mark Weber,...
July 09, 2013
“I’m Strong Enough to Walk Through Hell with a Smile on My Face”
The three Cleveland women - Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus & Michelle Knight - who were...
June 24, 2013
Freedom of Religion, the Common Good and the Pretty Frump Girl: A Review of “The Hypothesis of Giants: Book 1”
Though it occurred inside St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City's iconic Catholic house of worship,...
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