Columnists/The Christophers
Updated: August 24th, 2014
A father brings hope to brain-injured children
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 03 October 2014
When Sarah Jane Donohue came into the world on June 5, 2005, she was a happy, healthy newborn. Five days later, she had two broken collarbones, four broken ribs and a traumatic brain injury that destroyed 60 percent of the rear cortex of her brain. Why? Because she was shaken violently by the baby n...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 05 September 2014
Jesus, Jimmy Stewart and John Paul II. Actor Jim Caviezel believes that all three of those men are reflected in Coach Bob Ladouceur, the character he plays in the new film “When the Game Stands Tall” (which opened Aug. 22). Inspired by actual ev...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Sunday, 24 August 2014
Jesus, Jimmy Stewart and John Paul II. Actor Jim Caviezel believes that all three of those men are reflected in Coach Bob Ladouceur, the character he plays in the new film “When the Game Stands Tall” (opening Aug. 22). Inspired by actual events,...
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Friday, 01 August 2014
Here’s something you might not have known: every day more than a thousand people are rounded up and sent away from this country, back to where they came from. In many cases, that turns out to be Mexico. And many of the deportees settle for a time i...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 06 June 2014
With June’s focus on fathers and how they influence young people’s lives, I couldn’t help but think of a few moments on “American Idol” this season in which judge Harry Connick Jr. twice kicked into what I call “Dad mode.” During the s...
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Friday, 02 May 2014
There will be another Mother’s Day this year for Jackie Giblin Bardem. She suffered an unspeakable loss 18 months ago when her 7-year-old son, Daniel, was one of 20 student-victims of a shooter in N...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 04 April 2014
Kerry Weber’s adventurous pursuit of practicing mercy has made her life anything but boring. She volunteered with the Special Olympics in college and taught special education at a Navajo reservation...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 07 February 2014
“This is a generation that has a real fear about making marriage work, and they’re hungry to figure out how to do it so they don’t end up making the same mistakes they see everyone else making a...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 03 January 2014
You should always follow your mother’s advice. Well, almost always. Consider this story that comedian Tim Conway shared in his recent “Christopher Closeup” interview about his new memoir, “Wha...
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Friday, 06 December 2013
Father Joseph Marquis, not surprisingly, knows all about Christmas. But — and this is the part that might surprise you a little bit — he knows all about Santa Claus, too. At a time when many in th...