Why do I want to tell the world that it’s good to be here? Because I believe that all human beings need to know that they are loved into being. Crippled and crumpled though I am, I am fully alive in divine love.

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With much excitement (and a bit of nervousness), Christina has been enjoying the wonderful privilege of being interviewed by some amazing people, spreading the vital message of It’s Good to Be Here. Check them out below (interviews listed in order of “appearance,” from first to latest.)

Watch EWTN, on October 7 & 8

at 1:30 PM Eastern,

to see Christina’s guest appearance on

At Home with Jim and Joy!

Check your TV listings or click image above and go to “Watch Live”

Spirit Catholic Radio

Christina’s first live radio interview! (As an adult, that is, as Christina’s sister has reminded her that they appeared together on a live local radio program to promote MDA fundraising when they were little kids!) She was very glad to spread the message of It’s Good to Be Here to the people of Nebraska.

Domestic Church Media

As part of Friday Live! Christina enjoyed a warm conversation with Jim and Cheryl Manfredonia. Her segment begins at about 12 minutes:

SiriusXM, The Catholic Channel

A delightful hour was spent with Sister Marie Pappas, whose enthusiasm for It’s Good to Be Here is very clear — and very humbling to the first-time author. Click the little play button to hear the interview on Sister Marie’s program Pathways of Learning. (Sound will not actually begin until the 1 minute 20 second mark.)

Walking in Faith on WISP

Much was discussed in this 30 minute conversation! Barbara Shinkle read excerpts from It’s Good to Be Here as she interviewed Christina. This was just the first part of a wonderful pro-life show, well worth a listen. Click the link and choose the 2020 archive, then click the little play button for the episode from 2/13/2020:

Jon Leonetti in the Morning, Iowa Catholic Radio

Another live radio interview — this time Christina was interviewed by nationally known Catholic speaker and best-selling author Jon Leonetti on his morning show. Her segment begins at minute 18:

EWTN Radio’s The Good Fight

Christina was very happy to be Barbara McGuigan’s guest in the first hour of this show! Discussing St. Josephine Bakhita, It’s Good to Be Here, and the power of coming to know divine love, this engaging interview is unlike any other. In the second hour, Fr. Jeffrey Kirby discussed end-of-life issues.

Kresta in the Afternoon

Christina was amazed to be invited as a guest on Al Kresta’s show, which is well-respected and broadcasted far and wide on Ave Maria Radio and EWTN radio stations. Despite her initial feelings of intimidation, she found Mr. Kresta to be warm, thoughtful, and very easy to converse with, enjoying the time spent with him and his listeners. You may listen to the two-hour show in its entirety by clicking HERE, or listen to just Christina’s two segments by pressing the little play button below.

Living the Gospel of Life

Host Leticia Velasquez interviewed Christina for her podcast on WCAT Radio as the covid–19 pandemic began spreading. Listen as Christina gives a brief account of her disease and journey of faith, and then reads two chapters from her book and discusses their relevance to the crisis with Leticia. To listen, CLICK HERE or press the little play button below.

Sacred Heart Radio

Fr. Rob Jack interviewed Christina during Holy Week on his live program, Driving Home the Faith. The coronavirus, toilet paper, the importance of a sense of humor, the Incarnation, the reality of God’s love, the power of the Cross, and more are discussed in these 12 minutes! (Click the little play button below.)

Cause of Our Joy

Appearing on Joe Ott’s Sunday morning program on AM radio, WACE, Christina was delighted to be able to share her story with listeners in the Springfield, Massachusetts area. Listen to the thoughtful, friendly conversation by clicking the little play button below.

Catholic Herald, UK

Book reviewer for the Catholic Herald, Francis Phillips, interviewed Christina for this British publication. From the opening quote of It’s Good to Be Here to her sense of mission and daily routine, the questions (sometimes challenging) asked and answered give greater insight into the book and the author.

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