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Christopher Closeup Podcasts

Christopher Closeup encourages people of all ages and from all walks of life to use their God-given talents to make a positive difference in the world. The weekly half-hour series regularly introduces listeners to individuals - some famous, some not so famous - who are using their gifts, talents, and abilities to create a better world.

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G. R. Kearney

The author of More Than a Dream: How One School's Vision is Changing the World shares the story of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, which was created to serve the children of Chicago's Hispanic working poor.



Nan Kelley

The host from the Great American Country network discusses her recent battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma, her husband’s subsequent battle with colon cancer, and how their faith helped them through the experience. 






Daryn Kagan & Maria Macina

Daryn Kagan - The former CNN anchor reveals the motivation behind her new web site filled with uplifting and inspirational stories.

Maria Macina (Part 1) – “The Christophers Among Us” segment highlights "Guiding Light” producer Maria Macina who has traveled around the country helping the less fortunate as part of “Guiding Light’s” 70th anniversary celebration. 







Charles Kinnane & Michael Campo 

The filmmakers discuss their documentary The Human Experience which took them from the streets of New York to a leper colony in Africa to explore questions about the purpose of life and the inherent dignity of every human person. 




Dean Koontz

The best-selling author discusses growing up in an environment of poverty and violence, and explains why he weaves spiritual elements and contemporary issues into his popular novels.  




 Dan LaHood


Dan LaHood – the co-founder of St. Joseph’s House in Silver Spring, Maryland, discusses the ministry which has offered children and teens with severe disabilities home-based daycare for the last 25 years.  








Nicole Lataif


Nicole Lataif – the Christopher Award-winning author discusses her latest children’s book “I Forgive You: Love We Can Hear, Ask For, and Give,” why forgiveness is grounded in God’s love, the truth that forgiveness doesn’t mean accepting abusive or unhealthy relationships, and the power of teaching kids about the connection between their bodies and souls.








Bob "Righteous B" Lesnefsky

The award winning Christian rapper shares thoughts on his music and on the ministry he founded which reaches out to inner-city youth in need of guidance and role models. 


Kathryn Jean Lopez 

The editor of National Review Online discusses constructive ways to help the pro-life movement and reveals how she stays spiritually grounded while covering the world of politics.  






Kate Sweeney & Claire Lorentzen

Kate Sweeney - The co-chair of the Catholic Charities Junior Board in New York City discusses efforts to get young adults involved in volunteering. 
Claire Lorentzen (Part 1) – The Stanford college student discusses her trip to Africa to photograph the mission work of the Religious of the Sacred Heart.






Claire Lorentzen & Lisa Hendey 

Claire Lorentzen (Part 2) – The young photographer further discusses her trip to Africa to photograph the mission work of the Religious of the Sacred Heart.
Lisa Hendey– The founder and editor of the popular web site discusses why the Internet can be a powerful tool for nurturing the faith lives of children, teens and adults.  




Kelly Ann Lynch

The author of the chlidren's book He Said Yes: The Story of Fr. Mychal Judge discusses the legacy of the priest who was killed on 9/11 and how his generous spirit lives on today.






Maura Byrne & Hallie Lord

   Hallie Lord, Part 1 – the popular blogger discusses her book “Style, Sex and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things That Really Matter.”    

  Maura Byrne, Part 2 – the “Made In His Image” founder further discusses her future plans for this ministry which helps victims of abuse and eating disorders find healing. 




Hallie Lord Part 2

Hallie Lord, Part 2 the editor of the book “Style, Sex and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things That Really Matter” further discusses the blessings and challenges of living your faith as a wife and mother in the 21st century.