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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Fr. Willy Raymond
(Part 1) - The director of Family Theater Productions discusses the group’s outreach to Catholics in Hollywood and the legacy of the organization’s founder, Fr. Patrick Peyton, who popularized the saying, “The family that prays together stays together.”
(Part 2) - Fr. Raymond discusses the Angelus Awards, which honor college students who create films that respect the dignity of the human person.
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The actress known for her work on the TV show Disney’s Power Rangers discusses why she now travels the country talking to young people about chastity and modesty.
The member of the Louisiana-roots band L’Angelus discusses how her family’s Cajun ancestry and Catholic faith work their way into the band’s zydeco, pop and inspirational songs.
The father of 16-year-old Cady Ann Reynolds, who was killed by a distracted teenage driver, shares his mission to educate teens and parents about being more responsible behind the wheel.
Andrea Roberts – the founder of the international Down Syndrome orphan ministry Reece's Rainbow reveals how she came to see her own Down Syndrome child as a blessing from God and what she's now doing to save orphans around the world from a life of suffering.
Brooke White & Sarah Rodriguez
Brooke White (Part 2) - The singer/songwriter reveals the personality differences between her and her husband that strengthen their marriage, why she doesn’t Google herself, and how she overcomes times of darkness in her life.
Sarah Rodriguez (Part 1) - The Childhelp Vice President discusses the organization's mission to provide physical, emotional and spiritual healing to victims of child abuse and neglect.
Sarah Rodriguez & Mark Hood
Sarah Rodriguez (Part 2) - The Childhelp Vice President discusses child abuse prevention programs and shares insights on getting abuse victims to move past the anger at what was done to them.
Mark Hood - A survivor of the famous “Miracle on the Hudson” flight shares his memories of that fateful day and how his faith in God helped him through the experience.
Rosario Rodriguez, Parts 1 & 2– the missionary and speaker discusses the spiritual impact of cheating death twice in her life after being attacked by violent criminals, and reveals how she was able to forgive her assailants.