Catholic Word Offers “Respect Life” Webinar


To continue our focus on “Respect Life” during the month of October, my friends at Catholic Word wrote today to invite you to a webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22 at 3 pm ET. Register online here – Here is all of the information from Catholic Word: Respect Life Month is a great time to brush [Read More...]

Fatima Conference Invites You


The Mater Christi Apostolate invites you to attend a one day “Our Lady of Fatima and Fulton Sheen Conference” on November 15th in Fresno, California. Noted speakers for this event include: Father Paul Nicholson Fr. Andrew Apostoli Deacon Ed Valdez Fr. Robert Barcelos Shar Ormonde Deacon Robert Ellis For more information visit or email [Read More...]

Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio Enlivens Church History

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Today, we turn the “book notes spotlight” on one of my favorite authors, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, as we celebrate the launch of his newest book When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers. In my review of this book, I shared: In the same way that I used to lovingly tell my sons bedtime stories [Read More...]

Why The Goldfish Needs A Name and Why Our Non-Profits Need Our Help

Yesterday, I shared with you my initial impressions about that perky little goldfish who “graces” the cover of my soon-to-be released book The Grace of Yes. It seems that from the moment the cover was unveiled, people couldn’t stop asking about him. He’s taken on a life of his own, as has the “Y”/MartiniGlassishContainer he appears to [Read More...]

Archdiocese of New York is “Connecting the Church”

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Via my good friend Matthew Warner, the genius behind Flocknote, comes exciting news about a communications whirlwind happening in the Archdiocese of New York. As the press release below shares, the Archdiocese will be implementing both Flocknote and  eCatholic ( in all of their parishes. Matt shared with me: “Now, when any parishioner joins any ministry [Read More...]

Being “A Church that Must Go Out” in the Digital Age

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In the busyness of the past few days, I almost missed an incredible piece by Bishop Ricken. Along with being one of my favorite bishops to follow on Twitter, Bishop Ricken is the spiritual shepherd of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. This portion of his remarks truly [Read More...]

The Way of the Cross: #RosaryCrawl Unites Us in Prayer

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I am pleased to be a part of the “MARY of NAZARETH” Blog Tour/Rosary Crawl, along with many other inspiring bloggers. To learn more, visit the Rosary Crawl itinerary here. I remember the night I sat in a movie theater and participated as a sold out audience watched a premier of the film Mary of Nazareth. Seated [Read More...]

Yes! Your Goldfish Name Could Win $250 for Your Favorite Charity

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Since the book cover for my new project “The Grace of Yes” was debuted a few months ago, many people have asked me about the significance of that spunky goldfish enthusiastically jumping out of a what appears to some as a martini glass. “Why the fish?” they ask. “And what’s in the glass?” they want [Read More...]

Sauvignon Blanc, Synod and Saints — Sweet Tweets for 10/19/14

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It’s been a quiet week here on the blog. Last weekend, I had the honor of speaking in the Archdiocese of Portland. Upon my return, I scooped up my dear friend Pat Gohn and headed into “retreat mode”. If you don’t know Pat, you’re missing out. She is a noted podcaster, blogger, speaker and the [Read More...]

Join Danielle Bean & Me for a Free Webinar Tonight!

Set your alarm & join me with the amazing Danielle Bean at 4 pm PT/ 7 pm ET for a free webinar on family, life and work issues!!  “Parenting challenges don’t end just because kids get older! Danielle Bean is joined by Lisa Hendey, founder of, to talk about parenting your kids through college, [Read More...]