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July 22, 2014
Blessed are the Merciful: Living Mercy Today
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "Blessed are the Merciful." If...
July 19, 2014
“Chivalry is not Dead…Among Small Children”
This classic entry from "America's Funniest Home Videos" was shared on Facebook this morning by...
July 17, 2014
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Praying for Our Enemies
In this week's video, Father Jonathan Morris reflects on Jesus's commandment to love our enemies...
July 08, 2014
Wounded Vietnam Vet Finds God’s Love in Pro Golfer’s Kindness
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: This is a story about...
June 24, 2014
How Two Sentences from Mark’s Gospel Spread Education, Hope and Purpose Around the World
When Jim Ziolkowski got word that several inmates at the maximum security prison Sing Sing...
June 16, 2014
Superstars Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Duet on “Amazing Grace” at Children’s Hospital
Keith Urban has always come across as a genuinely nice guy during his two judging...
June 11, 2014
Choosing Veterans Over Hollywood
The following post was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: I remember once, years ago,...
June 04, 2014
Down Syndrome, Racial Harmony, & Hearing Impairment Themes in High School Poster Contest Winners
Today we're highlighting the top three winners in The Christophers' 24th Annual Poster Contest for...
June 03, 2014
No Act of Service Was Beneath Him: Father Emil Kapaun’s Biographer on the Chaplain’s Legacy
“Every day was the day you were going to die. It was pretty much a...
May 21, 2014
Heaven, Iowa, and the Love of Fathers in “Field of Dreams”
I didn't realize that the movie "Field of Dreams" was now 25 years old until...
May 12, 2014
Blind Army Captain and Christopher Award Winner Offers Encouragement to Boy Losing His Vision
In 2011, we recognized Captain Scott Smiley (seen here with his wife Tiffany) with a...
May 08, 2014
Faith, Chivalry & Timely Messages: A Look at Hallmark Channel’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”
"Being a gentleman doesn't make you a wuss." That's one of the truths that former...
May 05, 2014
Role Models, Celebrities Behaving Admirably, & Patheos’s Fifth Anniversary
Now that "Star Wars Day" is over (May the 4th be with you), it's time...
April 28, 2014
Traveling 4,200 Miles To Deliver Puppy Love
When Christine Davies was deployed in Kuwait as a member of the U.S. National Guard,...
April 24, 2014
New Trailer for Jim Caviezel’s “When the Game Stands Tall”
If you're a fan of sports movies and "Person of Interest" star Jim Caviezel, then...
April 16, 2014
“Dancing with the Stars” Contestant Makes Dream Come True for Young Woman with Down Syndrome
James Maslow has attracted a lot of fans as a singer with the band Big...
April 03, 2014
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Virtue of Courage (Cardinal Virtues Part 4)
Today, Father Jonathan Morris concludes his four-part series on the cardinal virtues by focusing on...
March 20, 2014
Redemption Tale: A Murderer, a Dog and an Autistic Child
Since 1998, Chris Vogt has been serving a 48 year prison sentence in Colorado's Sterling...
March 19, 2014
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Living Out the Virtue of Justice (Cardinal Virtues Part 2)
Last week, Father Jonathan Morris kicked off his four-part series about the cardinal virtues: prudence,...
March 10, 2014
Harlem Globetrotters Add Teen with Down Syndrome to Roster
Eighteen-year-old Kevin Grow from Bensalem, Pennsylvania, became an Internet phenomenon when video of him scoring...
March 05, 2014
St. Jude Children’s Hospital Gets $1.5 Million Because of Ellen’s Oscar Selfie
The tweet shared 'round the world - a.k.a. Ellen Degeneres's Oscar selfie with Bradley Cooper,...
March 05, 2014
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris Issues a Lenten Challenge
People don't always look forward to Lent because it involves a sacrifice, like giving up...
March 04, 2014
TV That’s Changing Lives: A Look at “Bulloch Family Ranch: Season Two”
If Julie and Rusty Bulloch were innkeepers in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, they would have...
February 27, 2014
Giving the Shirt Off Your Back to a Woman Giving Birth
The big feel-good story making the rounds here in New York City this week is...
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 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 19, 2014
Dr. Kevin Hunt and Nicole Schreiner Bring Medicine & Compassion to Uganda’s Poor
Several pregnant women about to give birth lay on a cold cement floor, shivering due...
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 30, 2014
Two Hearing-Impaired Girls Get Surprise Visit from Deaf NFL Star
Derrick Coleman, the NFL's first deaf player, has received a lot of attention lately because...
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...
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