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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 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 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...
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...
April 19, 2016
Love Doesn’t Die: A Mother Remembers Her Daughter with Down Syndrome
“Love doesn’t die.” That’s a quote from a letter we received at Christopher headquarters recently...
March 29, 2016
Young Mother Delays Chemo to Protect Unborn Child That Saved Her Life
Via CBS News: TONAWANDA, N.Y. - For Kim Vaillancourt, pregnant while staving off aggressive brain...
March 18, 2016
Could a Catholic School Graduate Win the Farewell Season of “American Idol”?
(Photo property of Fox) On last night's "American Idol," viewers got to see videos featuring...
March 16, 2016
Jennifer Garner on Faith, Doubt, and “Miracles From Heaven”
(Photo property of Sony Pictures) The movie "Miracles From Heaven" starring Jennifer Garner opens today....
March 14, 2016
Finding the Face of Jesus in the People of Northern Uganda
"Go and find the face of Jesus," a priest friend told John Fawley. And with...
March 01, 2016
Save Your Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare – and Develop Empathy Along the Way
"All human life deserves respect, yet I think most of us in this country and...
February 22, 2016
Matt Weber Talks Perforated Stomachs, Finding Humor During Pain, & Seeing God in His Wife
Matt Weber admits that he had lived a relatively trouble-free, "Andy Griffith Show/Leave It to...
January 28, 2016
Escaping Iran, Fighting Lupus, and Relying on the Power of God’s Grace
Mahtob Mahmoody was dying. The auto-immune disease lupus was making her own blood largely incompatible...
January 19, 2016
When This Monsignor Asked for a Kidney, One of His Parishioners Offered Hers
From WCBS New York: NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn monsignor’s desperate plea for a...
December 11, 2015
A Disabled Child Finds Joy & Encouragement Around Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
(All photos property of The International Academy of Hope) I've written about The International Academy...
November 05, 2015
Chris Christie: I’m Pro-Life for the 16-Year-Old Girl Addicted to Heroin, Too
While campaigning at a tavern in New Hampshire recently, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took...
October 28, 2015
On Hoarding, Cruelty, Faith & Finding Love in the Messiness of Life
As an Emmy Award-winning producer for CNN and "Good Morning America," Mary Pflum Peterson has...
September 29, 2015
Girl in Wheelchair Blessed by Pope Francis Believes She’s On the Road to Healing
(Photo property of WCBS TV) When Pope Francis arrived at Kennedy Airport last week, 12-year-old...
August 19, 2015
Sister Annie Credidio Brings Healing to Society’s Untouchables
When American-born nun Sister Annie Credidio moved to Ecuador in the mid-1980s to be a...
August 11, 2015
Mental Illness: Healing the Unseen Wounds
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Mental Illness: Healing the Unseen...
August 04, 2015
A Vision of Heaven in Central Harlem: iHope Finds Beauty Amid Brokenness
You might expect a school for children who've suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to be...
June 16, 2015
Helping People Live and Die with Dignity: A Look at the Film “The American Nurse”
Inside the Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin, Sister Stephen Bloesl gathers the...
June 10, 2015
A Military Family Fights to End Stigma Around Mental Illness & PTSD After Their Son’s Suicide
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May 27, 2015
VIDEO: The 2015 Christopher Awards ceremony now on Youtube
For anyone interested in watching segments of the 2015 Christopher Awards ceremony, we now have...
April 21, 2015
“NY Med” TV Series & iHope School Founder Patrick Donohue to Receive Special Christopher Awards
NEW YORK, April 21, 2015 — At the 66th annual Christopher Awards ceremony here on...
April 15, 2015
Kids with Special Needs Want to Be of Service and Take Part in the Life of the Church
"Parents of children with special needs need to realize that even though they didn’t expect...
April 08, 2015
The 2015 Christopher Award Winners in Film, TV, and Books Are…
NEW YORK, April 8, 2015 — An Olympic gold medalist, the actor best known as...
January 28, 2015
“In People with Intellectual Disabilities, I Found a School of the Heart”
Throughout history, people with intellectual disabilities like Down Syndrome have often been shunned by society...
December 12, 2014
Finding Joy Working with Disabled Children
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