Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!


Why Getting Hit Over the Head by God Turned PJ Anderson Into a Troubadour of Hope


“No more fun.” That’s what singer-songwriter PJ Anderson thought it meant to give his life to God when he was in high school. A priest was giving him some spiritual direction and encouraged him to pray more and integrate God into his daily life. PJ interpreted that to mean, “I’ve got to give up basketball [Read More...]

Marriage Isn’t DJs, Chocolate Fountains, and Fancy Dresses. Marriage is Like Chicken Soup.

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, here are a couple of entries from Volume 49 of The Christophers’ “Three Minutes a Day” book about making love last a lifetime: On the occasion of her 10th wedding anniversary, singer-songwriter Brooke White recalled the day she married “Dave Ray, CPA” (as she jokingly calls her husband). Though their [Read More...]

“In People with Intellectual Disabilities, I Found a School of the Heart”


Throughout history, people with intellectual disabilities like Down Syndrome have often been shunned by society and even violently abused. But Special Olympics’ Chairman Tim Shriver has found that the young people he’s worked with have been his greatest teachers because of their kindness, wisdom, determination, and inherent dignity. His interest in intellectual disabilities stems partly [Read More...]

Lisa Hendey on Discerning God’s Will, Comparing Yourself to Others, and the Grace of Yes


Lisa Hendey admits that she’s been a “control freak and Type A personality” in her past – and still occasionally is today. But when the blogger, author, speaker, and founder looked back on her life, she realized that some of her greatest accomplishments came not when everything went according to her plans, but rather [Read More...]