A Sneak Peek at My New Book “The Grace of Yes”

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While the November 3 release date feels extremely distant, I’ve received permission from my awesome publisher Ave Maria Press to give you a “sneak peek” at the cover and descriptive copy for my new book The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. So without any further ado, I present to you the new [Read More...]

Catholicism: Can an “Ineffable Mystery” Be Understood?

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Upon the launch of the paperback version of the amazing work Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Fr. Robert Barron, I was invited by the book’s publisher to take part in an interesting blog tour. Each of the tour’s ten participants would write a reflection upon one chapter of this magnificent [Read More...]

Change Our Hearts: Little Book Making a Big Lenten Difference

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Don’t let it’s tiny size fool you. This is an actual picture of my phone along side one of my favorite new Lent books for 2014, Change Our Hearts: Daily Meditations for Lent by Rory Cooney. Granted, at 5.7 inches, my Note 3 is a monster. But this little Lenten devotional is still the perfect size [Read More...]

Mercy, Rwanda, & “To Do” Lists — My Conversation with Kerry Weber

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You might recognize the adorable face on the young lady in this picture if you paid attention to any of my photos from last Fall’s trip to Rwanda. Kerry Weber, author of the fantastic new book Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your [Read More...]

Job Opportunity: Pastoral Ministry Marketing at Ave Maria Press

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Because I know more than a few people who are qualified for a position like this, I’m sharing a job announcement from my publisher, Ave Maria Press. This position is responsible for directing all activities related to the Ave Maria Press pastoral ministry product category. This includes planning and implementing innovative sales and marketing efforts [Read More...]

Free Book Will Introduce Children to Our Lady of Fatima

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Fresh out today, great news about an initiative to reintroduce Our Lady of Fatima and her lessons to children around the world. Last night, I was conversing with some Catholic mothers about the lack of great books for our children. This seems to be a step in the right direction! LMH Fatima book to be [Read More...]

Colbert and Dolan: Prayer, Punditry and Popes

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If you didn’t catch it live, you’ve surely heard about Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s recent appearance on The Colbert Report. While I seriously doubt that Cardinal Dolan needs the famous “Colbert bump”, he did have a great chance to share about his new e-book, Praying in Rome: Reflections on the Conclave and Electing Pope Francis. Priced [Read More...]

Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st -Century Opponents

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Coming up soon on my “to-read” list is the new book by noted radio host and author Al Kresta. But I didn’t want to wait to share with you Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st-Century Opponents, so below you’ll find the press release for the book. I will say that Al Kresta is consistently a [Read More...]

Mother Dolores Hart Remembers Elvis on 36th Anniversary of His Death

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From Catholic News Service, a poignant retelling of Mother Dolores’ own words on the passing of Elvis: video link For more, be sure to check out Mother Dolores Hart’s book The Ear of the Heart. A question for you: Are you more partial to early or later Elvis Presley movies and music? [Read more...]

Free on Kindle Today: Catholics Have Courage – 40 Days to Beating Stress, God’s Way

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It’s Friday, so maybe you’re not feeling the stress that you did on Monday, or even more so on Sunday night when you were anticipating Monday. But let’s face it, most of us struggle with stress in our lives. In today’s 24/7 world where being so wired also gives us seemingly less time than ever [Read More...]


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