Columnists/The Christophers
Updated: February 3rd, 2012
The road to mercy leads to a life of adventure
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 through the Mercy Volunteer Corps after college. It was the idea of practicing all seven corporal w...
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 and experiencing that agonizing pain.” That “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, “What’s So Funny? My Hilarious Life.” During his ...
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 the church downplay the role of Santa and the giftin...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Thursday, 31 October 2013
Bob Brody never got along with his mother-in-law — and he let the whole world know it in a Thanksgiving column he penned for New York’s Daily News a while back. His specific problems with Antoinette “Nettie” Chirichella of Williamsburg, Broo...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 04 October 2013
“Can you help us?” asked the young woman with a baby. The year was 1979, and Chris Bell was living and working in New York’s Times Square, helping homeless and runaway kids. Though he’d encou...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 06 September 2013
Julie and Rusty Bulloch’s ranch in Lakeland, Fla., sits upon acres of dirt and grass. But in the spiritual sense, their family home is built on the rock that Jesus talked about, the type that couldn...
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Friday, 02 August 2013
 If she had done nothing more than run the Dope Open, that would have been plenty. Her name is Mary Mulholland, and the Dope Open, which she started in 1968, went on for 42 years and was easily t...
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Friday, 07 June 2013
It wasn’t all that long ago. Younger generations of readers would be shocked to learn of the way that black Catholics were treated by their fellow worshipers within our lifetime — when they were ...
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Friday, 03 May 2013
“You don’t have to solve all the world’s problems,” the priest told his parishioners. “But don’t ignore them, either. Do what you can to improve things, even a little bit. That’s what Je...