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December 20, 2016
Singer JJ Heller on Christmas, Panic Attacks, and God’s Power to Turn Brokenness Into Beauty
Every year when the Christmas season comes around, singer-songwriter JJ Heller is transported back to...
November 30, 2016
Jennifer Nettles on Being “a Child of God” and Listening to His “Still Small Voice”
"It's important to be able to enjoy and be entertained by stories of faith, stories...
October 13, 2016
“Priceless” Movie Hopes to Raise Awareness About the Crime of Sex Trafficking
According to the U.S. government, human trafficking is a $150 billion a year industry around...
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 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 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 15, 2016
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was the Original Christopher (Christ-bearer)
It appears that my friend Abby Fuhrmann has something in common with the late screen...
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 11, 2016
Jeannie Gaffigan: Comedy Helps Lift People Out of Despair
Over at Verily magazine, Mary Rose Somarriba shares an insightful interview with Christopher Award winner...
August 10, 2016
Olympic Competitors Katie Ledecky & Sarah Sjostrom Are Models of Class and Grace
Trash talking sometimes happens in sports. One competitor says something derogatory about the other, who...
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...
June 27, 2016
Behind All Joy Lies the Cross: A Review of the Film “The Innocents”
While the Soviets helped defeat the Nazis to secure a World War II victory for...
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...
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...
April 12, 2016
Choose Hope, Share Hope: Finding the Light in Dark Times
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Choose Hope...Share Hope” (which was...
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 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 26, 2016
Kelly Clarkson Makes “American Idol” a Family Affair, Calls on Men to Be Devoted Dads
A seven-months-pregnant Kelly Clarkson served as a guest judge on "American Idol" last night and...
February 16, 2016
Actress Erin Krakow Talks Role Models, Family Friendly TV, and Counting Her Blessings
UPDATE APRIL 20, 2016: "When Calls the Heart" wins the 2016 Christopher Spirit Award. Read...
February 11, 2016
“When Calls the Heart” Season Three Suggests The Best Is Yet to Come
One of the reasons that the Hallmark Channel series "When Calls the Heart" has resonated...
February 09, 2016
Moving Beyond Loneliness and the Hookup Culture to Find Real Love
Since we’re in the season of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to cover the topic of...
February 02, 2016
Eucharistic Adoration and the Witness of a June Bug
Sometimes, supporters of The Christophers share with us their personal stories of important incidents or...
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 07, 2016
When “Blessed Assurance” Came to Washington
Ninety-one-year-old actress Cicely Tyson was one of the honorees at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors...
December 16, 2015
Finding Comfort and Joy in the Broken Chapters of Our Lives
Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter Laura Story recently released her first Christmas album, “God With Us,” and...
December 09, 2015
“An Invisible Thread Christmas Story” Highlights Act of Kindness That Changed Two Lives
"Excuse me, lady. Do you have any spare change? I'm hungry." Those were the first...
November 20, 2015
Peggy Noonan on Pop Culture, Polarization, & Why Young Journalists Should Emulate Tim Russert
This is part 2 of my interview with Peggy Noonan. To read part 1, click...
November 19, 2015
Peggy Noonan: The Catholic Church Should Treat America as Vast Mission Territory
Peggy Noonan can be described in many ways: former speechwriter for President Reagan, best-selling author,...
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