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January 10, 2017
R.I.P. Officer Steven McDonald: ‘God Has Asked Me to Be a Witness to Do His Will in This World’
(Photo: Police Officer Steven McDonald with the Christopher Award-winning founder of Mychal's Message, Shannon Hickey)...
January 06, 2017
The Catholic Church (and the Jesuits) Owe “MASH’s” William Christopher a Debt of Gratitude
As 2016 ended, the world was shocked and saddened by the passing of many famous...
January 03, 2017
If You’re Still Searching for a New Year’s Resolution, This is Perfect for You
The words of the prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi are perfect for those...
December 09, 2016
Being an ‘Angel on Earth’ Can Lead to a Happier, More Purposeful Life
Laura Schroff could have easily ignored the 11-year-old boy begging for spare change on the...
November 22, 2016
How An ESPN Producer Asked God to Use Her and Ended Up with an Unlikely Family
"Take care of my son." When six-time Emmy Award-winning ESPN producer Lisa Fenn sensed the...
November 15, 2016
A Nine-Year-Old Girl, a 40-Pound Cabbage, and the End of Hunger in America
What do a nine year old girl, a 40-pound cabbage, and 100 vegetable gardens have...
November 10, 2016
Veteran & Quadruple Amputee Travis Mills: ‘God Had a Plan For Me to Keep Going Forward’
It was April 10, 2012, and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was on his...
November 01, 2016
Pint-Sized Prophets Who Teach Us We Are All Born to Be Healers
Dr. Chuck Dietzen grew up wanting to be St. Francis of Assisi. In a way,...
October 07, 2016
‘Wherever We Are, God Is!’
(The following is an entry from our latest "Three Minutes a Day" book of daily...
October 04, 2016
One Mother is Changing the Media’s – and the World’s – Perception of Those with Disabilities
(Photo property of Katie Driscoll) As the mom of six children, including a daughter with...
September 28, 2016
A Deacon’s Tools to Build Spiritual Resilience After Dire Medical News
Deacon Don Grossnickle served the Archdiocese of Chicago for many years as a Disability Outreach...
September 13, 2016
Teach Yourself to Think More Clearly
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Teach Yourself to Think More...
September 12, 2016
How God Worked Through One Family to Bring Kindness to an ‘Invisible’ Homeless Woman
In 2011, The Christophers were happy to honor 21-year-old Shannon Hickey with our James Keller...
September 06, 2016
Priest Who Knew Mother Teresa Said She Believed It Was Better to Light One Candle
(Photo © 1986 Túrelio (via Wikimedia-Commons), 1986 / Lizenz: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-2.0 de) In light...
September 01, 2016
Mother Teresa’s “Heart Was Big Like the Heart of God Himself”
"We have to do something about it." As a child, that's what Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu...
August 31, 2016
14-Year-Old Dedicates “Pie Jesu” Performance to Her Best Friend: Her Late Grandfather
(Photo via Laura Bretan on Twitter) Fourteen-year-old Laura Bretan was blessed to grow up in...
August 16, 2016
Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Wants God’s Light to Shine Through Her
One of the joys of the Rio Olympics has been seeing the joy on the...
August 12, 2016
Though She May Feel Defeated, Olympian Missy Franklin Can Find Strength in Words from Isaiah
UPDATED Aug. 22, 2016: Following one of the toughest weeks of her life, Missy Franklin...
August 08, 2016
These Olympians Remain Grounded in Their Catholic Faith
As a sucker for a good story, I always look forward to the Olympics because...
July 21, 2016
Sounds of Harmony and Visions of Light Amidst Chicago’s Violence
The murder rate in Chicago has risen 72 percent in 2016. According to USA Today,...
June 23, 2016
Doubting and Stumbling Are Part of the Road to Salvation: An Interview with Sarah Hart
It’s not always easy to wrap our heads or hearts around the concept of God’s...
June 01, 2016
Keep Your Strengths from Turning Into Weaknesses
(The following is an entry from volume 50 of The Christophers' annual book "Three Minutes...
May 25, 2016
‘There Has Been No Finer Act of Unselfish Heroism in Military History’
What kind of man intentionally crashes his airplane behind enemy lines during wartime to save...
May 24, 2016
And the Greatest of These is Love: Videos and Reactions to the 2016 Christopher Awards
This was the first year that we promoted the hashtag #ChristopherAwards at the ceremony and...
May 20, 2016
Pictures Galore from the 2016 Christopher Awards, Where Stories of Heart and Courage Dominated
After months of preparation, the 67th annual Christopher Awards took place in New York City...
May 17, 2016
‘Stand in the Light of God’s Grace and Show People Who You Really Are’
When it aired on NBC in December 2015, "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" turned...
May 12, 2016
How Sports Can Help You Win at Life
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “How Sports Can Help You...
May 10, 2016
Never Call Yourself a ‘Bad Person,’ but Rather ‘a Saint-in-Training’
Never call yourself a bad person, but rather “a saint-in-training.” That’s the advice of former...
May 04, 2016
When a Homeless Man Says He Will Pray For You
The following letter was sent to The Christophers by Jeff Daws in response to a...
May 03, 2016
John Schlimm on “Five Years in Heaven,” Doing God’s Work, & the Smile That Changed the World
I interviewed John Schlimm one year ago about his memoir “Five Years in Heaven.” It...
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