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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 01, 2016
Pint-Sized Prophets Who Teach Us We Are All Born to Be Healers
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How God Worked Through One Family to Bring Kindness to an ‘Invisible’ Homeless Woman
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June 21, 2016
Reinvent Yourself to Find Success
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May 04, 2016
When a Homeless Man Says He Will Pray For You
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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...
October 21, 2015
Why Patricia Heaton Traveled to Africa to Make Soy Milk and Build Bicycles
When Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton got time off from filming her hit sitcom "The...
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 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...
May 14, 2015
The 2015 Christopher Awards: Pictures Galore of a Hootin’ and Heartfelt Good Time
(Photos courtesy Paul Schneck) Every year I look forward to the Christopher Awards because I...
April 07, 2015
Why One Man Traveled Around the World with No Money and Relied on the Kindness of Strangers
TV host and author Leon Logothetis was walking down Hollywood Boulevard one day when he...
February 10, 2015
I Find God in Suffering: The Fate and Faith of ISIS Captive Kayla Mueller
(Photo property of The Mueller family) The heartbroken parents of Kayla Mueller, the American humanitarian...
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...
January 15, 2015
Lisa Hendey on Discerning God’s Will, Comparing Yourself to Others, and the Grace of Yes
Lisa Hendey admits that she's been a "control freak and Type A personality" in her...
December 17, 2014
How 12 Anonymous Christmas Gifts Brought Healing to a Grieving Family
The poinsettia and note on her front porch were the beginning of a Christmas mystery...
December 09, 2014
Michael W. Smith on Christmas, His Dad’s Dementia, and His Concert of Peace in Bahrain
“All is well, all is well / Angels and men rejoice / For tonight darkness...
September 24, 2014
The Nun Who Gives Second Chances
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: You might say that Sister...
June 24, 2014
How Two Sentences from Mark’s Gospel Spread Education, Hope and Purpose Around the World
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June 11, 2014
Choosing Veterans Over Hollywood
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March 20, 2014
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Since 1998, Chris Vogt has been serving a 48 year prison sentence in Colorado's Sterling...
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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 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 19, 2014
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Several pregnant women about to give birth lay on a cold cement floor, shivering due...
February 12, 2014
Moving Outside of Ourselves by Serving the Poor
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "Serving the Poor." If you'd...
February 05, 2014
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If you're a fan of classic movies, you likely know Academy Award-winning actor James Cagney...
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Actress Candace Cameron Bure, who grew up on television playing D.J. Tanner on the hit...
November 18, 2013
Meat, Potatoes, Love and Action
“It gives you meat along with the potatoes.” No, that’s not a comment from a...
October 17, 2013
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“Fear and faith have one thing in common: they both ask you to believe in...
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While reading the latest issue of my St. John's University Alumni magazine, one story jumped...
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