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Tony Rossi
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After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony. To keep his overactive brain from exploding, Rossi enjoys watching new and classic sitcoms and voting for his favorite "American Idol" contestants. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Works by Tony Rossi
Andre Rieu Highlights Waltzing in Wheelcairs
Tony Rossi | December 12, 2016
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Resolutions with a Higher Purpose
Tony Rossi | December 28, 2011
As the New Year approaches, here are a few resolutions off the beaten path, that could......
Christ Is Born and All Is Well
Tony Rossi | December 12, 2011
Sarah Hart's new Christmas Album hits a reassuring note we cannot hear enough: All shall......
The Lower Lights Tap into Protestant, Catholic and Mormon Songbooks to bring an updated......
Cheating Death and Loving God
Tony Rossi | November 01, 2011
Rosario Rodriguez has cheated violent death twice. In her body she still carries a......
The Blessing of Down Syndrome
Tony Rossi | October 02, 2011
An international adoption ministry for Down syndrome kids? "When God says ‘Get up and......
A Plane Crash, Sharks, and the Presence of God
Tony Rossi | August 07, 2011
It feels like times are getting harder; this unique story may help you gain perspective....
"American Idol" star Mandisa speaks out on weight loss, suffering, and coming out......
Movies, Beauty, Truth, and Swear Words
Tony Rossi | June 23, 2011
"The Blind Side" and "X-Men" or TV series like "Lost" and "24," all have connections to......
To Not Stay Silent in the Face of Evil
Tony Rossi | June 10, 2011
Eric Metaxas' bio of the man who vocally opposed Nazi policies in Germany and urged......
Why "Lost" Still Matters
Tony Rossi | April 12, 2011
Though the mythology of "Lost" grew unwieldy, and not all of its threads were neatly......
A Hitman, a Priest, and a Confession
Tony Rossi | March 29, 2011
In an era when noise abounds, a new online series draws us into a quiet dialogue about......
Embracing "The Human Experience"
Tony Rossi | March 22, 2011
In a world where "hope" has become just another buzzword, "The Human Experience" helps......
Mother Dolores Hart: Lifelong Transformation
Tony Rossi | March 10, 2011
Forty years into her vocation as a Benedictine Nun, Mother Dolores Hart finds that......
ABC's sci-fi hit "V" reflects historic and current struggles between the Catholic Church......
Rachel Campos-Duffy's New Real World
Tony Rossi | February 23, 2011
The Real World can be a most exciting place as Rachel Campos-Duffy Knows. Reality; what......
Joe Mantegna: A Prayer from the Bench
Tony Rossi | February 18, 2011
Joe Mantegna of "Criminal Minds" on answered prayers and stipulations, the gift of his......
Virtuous Courtship: Make God Your Wingman
Tony Rossi | February 11, 2011
"Separate, we are two complete individuals. Together with God and by His grace, we are......
Changing Popular Culture for the Better
Tony Rossi | January 25, 2011
Fed up with pop culture music, television, films, and other media? You can influence the......
Feed my Sheep: Evangelizing the Young
Tony Rossi | January 14, 2011
It's easy to lament the lack of young faces at Sunday Mass, but complaining doesn't......
Death into Light: Gradual Moral Awakening
Tony Rossi | November 23, 2010
Conventional wisdom says that the Catholic Church believes sex is dirty. The truth is......
The Culture of Life and the Children of Men
Tony Rossi | November 10, 2010
The Children of Men should be required reading for anyone interested in how "culture of......
Nicholas Sparks: The Safe Haven of Commitment
Tony Rossi | October 27, 2010
Romance alone isn't enough to create a meaningful, lasting relationship....
Patricia Heaton: The Lens of Faith
Tony Rossi | October 15, 2010
The life of a Christian doesn't guarantee sunshine and lollipops....
"The Cure for Which Mankind Longs"
Tony Rossi | September 27, 2010
James Keller's original vision to take Christ into the marketplace reaches into the 21st......
There are these wonderful, incredible appointed moments when I feel like I'm able to......