Columnists/The Christophers
Updated: February 8th, 2016
Lent: Spring training for the soul
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Monday, 08 February 2016
Ever thought of Lent as spring training for the soul? The odds are against it, I know, and I admit I’ve never thought of it that way. More important here and now, however, is the fact that Father Joe Breighner not only thought about it, but wrote about it, too. And like most of the things he ...
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Saturday, 29 August 2015
For young Frank Incaprera, growing up in New Orleans, there was always the store. The People’s Grocery, it was called; a tiny old-fashioned place in the heart of the French Quarter. It would have been your typical mom-and-pop store — but in this ...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Sunday, 02 August 2015
The nine murders that took place at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., this past June shocked the country and the world. The fact that they occurred in a house of worship during an hour of prayer and Bible study just added to the horror. Whi...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Thursday, 04 June 2015
A few months ago, I shared a story about a subway ride to work during which the conductor asked everyone to smile and be more friendly to the strangers we encounter every day. Well, today I’ve got another subway story, this one having to do with ev...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 03 April 2015
On June 20, 2011, USC filmmaking student Brian Ivie was eating breakfast and reading the Los Angeles Times when he came across an article titled “South Korean Pastor Tends an Unwanted Flock.” It shared the story of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who had bu...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 06 February 2015
Riding the train into Manhattan every morning, I’m used to hearing the subway conductor make announcements about standing clear of the closing doors, being aware of suspicious packages and taking al...
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Friday, 02 January 2015
Okay, now; let’s have a quick show of hands. How many remember the name of John Doar? If you don’t recall it at all, you probably didn’t live through the 1960s, the turbulent days of the civil ...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 05 December 2014
“All is well, all is well / Angels and men rejoice / For tonight darkness fell / Into the dawn of love's light.” Those are the opening lyrics of three-time Grammy Award winner Michael W. Smith’...
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Friday, 07 November 2014
The nice thing about Veterans Day is that it has a very democratic base for those it honors. All you have to do is serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. They don’t ask when you did, what you did or how yo...
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 destr...