Christina Capecchi


Christina Capecchi is the author of the award-winning, nationally syndicated Catholic column Twenty Something. It appears in more than 50 diocesan newspapers across the country.

Christina regularly contributes to The New York Times. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press,, and U.S. Catholic, among other publications.

Christina earned her master’s in journalism from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., graduating in the top of her class. She lives in St. Paul, Minn.


Fire, snow and wind: faith that withstands the elements
Nov 14 2012
Faith helps those affected by the St. Malo Retreat Center fire.

Lessons in frugality
Sep 28 2012
Living humbly does not have to exclude the occasional indulgence.

Road-trip reflections on faith and mobility
Aug 03 2012
I write this from the road, winding through pines and rolling by silos as Highway 94 cuts across Wisconsin.

Studio as sanctuary: a place of ‘delight and rest’
May 18 2012
What is your “perfect little place,” your go-to getaway?

Parading through homes, tracking the Joneses
Mar 22 2012
Spring is almost here and the sweet home-show season is upon us! Time to inspect the Joneses’ mansion and discover just how far behind we’ve fallen.

Twenty Something: The case for silence
Jan 23 2012
Brian Williams took time from his nightly newscast earlier this month to announce that comedian Russell Brand had filed for divorce from singer Katy Perry, ending a marriage that had barely cleared the one-year mark.

Imagining Mary: Christmas paintings that open our eyes
Dec 08 2011
I’ve been shopping for the perfect Christmas card, sifting through Nativity scenes framed in holly berries and bows.

Giving thanks for ‘all things in good plenty’
Nov 10 2011
When Mary Chilton first spotted the New World in November 1620, the 13-year-old had been aboard the Mayflower for 10 weeks, stuck in the same clothes and cramped in dark, damp quarters among seasick passengers and dying goats. Each family was allotted one storage trunk for all their possessions.

Stained-glass spirituality: the power of Christ’s light
Aug 25 2011
Implementing a Twitter firewall at home is a bit like asking a roommate to hide your Halloween candy.