The Ultimate Spiritual Warfare Rosary


Admittedly this is a bit of departure from my norm, but I received an item I just HAD to share with you, my readers.Two years ago I had the pleasure of attending a retreat at a local parish here in Hanover, PA. The retreat leader that day was Father Mich Pacwa. His talks were great and focused on our modern secular world and how to combat the notions it tries to force on God following individuals. At one point Father Pacwa was discussing the rosary and spiritual warfate. He reached into his … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day Ninety-One: St. Augustine tells us to let love lead your mind back to God

Let love lead your mind back to GodThe mind that strays from God is miserable, says St. Augustine. Only love can lead the mind back to God, and to a real understanding of man’s place as a created being.The further the mind goes from God—not in space, but in affection and lust after things below him—the more it is filled with foolishness and misery. So by love it returns to God—a love that places it not beside God, but under him. And the more ardor and eagerness there is in this return, … [Read more...]

Scott Hahn is coming to New Oxford, PA!

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Dr. Scott Hahn is coming to New Oxford, PA!Sponsored by Immaculate Conception Church BVM, New OxfordWhen: Saturday, August 30,2014 from 10am to 4pm.Location: New Oxford High School Auditorium, 130 Berlin Road, New Oxford, PA 17350As an extension of my work and success here at The Catholic Book Blogger I decided last year to give back to my home parish, deanery and the Diocese of Harrisburg (and beyond). With the help of a number of my fellow parishioners an annual event has been … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Vinny Flynn


PETE: In your book 21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, you lay out some great tips for Eucharistic Adoration. What inspired you to write about this particular topic?VINNY FLYNN: Actually, it’s a pretty funny story. 21 Ways was a “surprise from the Lord,” a reminder to me that He’s in charge, and that His agenda doesn’t always coincide with mine. I had no intention of writing this book. It wasn’t even on my radar screen. I was busy trying to finish the second book in my 7 Sec … [Read more...]

The Art of Giving – Kids Helping the Poor


The Art of Giving donation opportunity to help needy children is still going on. My two daughters contributed artwork for the cause and I thought I might share them with you here.    Here is Katie's drawing of St. Joseph with Jesus at work in the carpenter shop.                And here is Molly's drawing … [Read more...]

The Art of Giving


This post is a slight departure from my norm but it is a cause I feel is worthy of promoting. Jen at has hooked up with Cross Catholic Outreach to create The Art of Giving. In brief this is an on-line art show to help empower kids to raise money for the poor while using their artistic talent!This event is similar to a "walk-o-thon" but kids create art instead of walking, so Jen calls it an "art-o-thon"! Any child can create a work of art, take a picture of it (or scan … [Read more...]