Tag: christophers

Community, camaraderie, Lelepali

Community, camaraderie, Lelepali

| May 12, 2016

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers On May 15, 1942, Edwin Lelepali came to Kalaupapa. He was 14 years old then, victim of a dread disease for which there was no cure at the time. Kalaupapa is an enclave on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, reserved for those who had leprosy and made famous by […]

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A paralyzed priest’s heroic virtue

A paralyzed priest’s heroic virtue

| April 21, 2016

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers Can a quadriplegic man be ordained a priest in the Catholic Church? Further, can the Church consider his cause for canonization? The answer—somewhat surprisingly, perhaps—is “yes” on both counts. And, you need look no further than an Augustinian named Father Bill Atkinson—now known formally as Father William E. Atkinson, […]

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Save your parents from perils of modern healthcare

Save your parents from perils of modern healthcare

| April 14, 2016

By Tony Rossi, Director of Communications, The Christophers “All human life deserves respect, yet I think most of us in this country and our world have forgotten or overlooked a large and often voiceless section of our community: frail, older persons.” Marcy Cottrell Houle learned that lesson after walking through Alzheimer’s with her father—and various […]

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Leaving a baby in God’s hands

Leaving a baby in God’s hands

| April 7, 2016

Jerry Costello for The Christophers This is a story about the church. Our church. It might be a Christmas story, because it has a baby in a manger. It might be an Easter story, because it has the happiest of endings. Or it might be an everyday story; you never know. Best of all, it’s […]

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Thrive in joy this Easter

Thrive in joy this Easter

| March 17, 2016

By Tony Rossi, Director of Communications, The Christophers Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, the event that makes it possible for us to rejoice in the fact that we will be able to see our family and friends again some day in heaven. That’s a powerful and comforting thought for anyone who’s lost a […]

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God’s grace part of my daily experience

God’s grace part of my daily experience

| March 10, 2016

By Tony Rossi, Director of Communications, The Christophers Mahtob Mahmoody was dying. The auto-immune disease lupus was making her own blood largely incompatible with her body. Doctors worked feverishly to find a solution, and finally figured out that she needed a transfusion of a special type of blood. Their local search in Michigan turned up […]

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Helping families find wholeness, holiness

Helping families find wholeness, holiness

| February 12, 2016

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers  Let me tell you about a remarkable woman named Cubby LaHood. She died of cancer a few weeks ago, at the young age of 59, near her home in suburban Washington, D.C. I read about her in the pages of the Catholic Standard in a story by Mark Zimmermann, the […]

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LIGHT ONE CANDLE—Lent: Spring training for the soul

LIGHT ONE CANDLE—Lent: Spring training for the soul

| January 21, 2016

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers 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, […]

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The valor of American soldiers

| November 11, 2013

By Tony Rossi The Christophers “In the modern media world, we know the names of Kardashians more than we know the names of U.S. troops who have been killed fighting a war, ostensibly for us.” That’s one of the reasons that CNN anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper wrote “The Outpost: An Untold Story […]

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Dan Reinke: Walking coast to coast with God

Dan Reinke: Walking coast to coast with God

| October 26, 2013

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers When Dan Reinke says “I think I’ll take a walk,” you’d better get out of the way. Because when Reinke speaks of “a walk,” somehow it comes out in capital letters—as it did this spring and summer, when Reinke literally walked from coast to coast, from a dip in […]

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