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...]

Book on the Life and Legacy of Blessed John Paul II Free on Kindle Today

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I haven’t yet read The Life and Legacy of Pope John Paul II, but the author of this Kindle book wrote to inform me that the book is being offered free of charge today through Thursday on Amazon. Here’s an overview of the book: On July 5, Pope Francis approved John Paul for sainthood, saying [Read More...]

A Few Rosary Goodies in Honor of St. Dominic’s Feast Day

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Today, we celebrate the life of St. Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221), probably best known for his founding of a religious order or preachers (the Dominicans!) and his deep devotion to our Blessed Mother through the Rosary. To celebrate this day, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Rosary resources (listed here in no [Read More...]

“Saint” G.K. Chesterton? Cause Moves Forward

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Fans and followers of author G.K. Chesterton will be happy with the following press release from the American Chesterton Society: Bishop of Northampton, England, to Appoint Cleric for Investigation of G.K. Chesterton’s Cause for Canonization WORCESTER, Massachusetts (August 1, 2013) – In his opening address at the 32nd Annual Chesterton Conference held at Assumption College, [Read More...]

Recommended Royal Reading: The Catholic Baby Name Book – Win Your Copy!

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I was in “college orientation zone” for the past three days — believe it or not, without wifi (fodder for another post!) — so I have been pretty out of sync with news. But a quick look at Twitter here at the airport let me know that the highly anticipated royal baby has indeed been [Read More...]

Geekpriest Indeed

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I have to say that I can’t think of a more perfect title and cover than the one unveiled today by my friend Fr. Roderick Vonhögen of SQPN. Geekpriest: Confessions of a New Media Pioneer launches in September, but I already had a sneak peek at the manuscript and I can tell you it’s a [Read More...]

Lawn Chair Catechism Intro: On Discipleship & A “Lived” Relationship with God

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Today marks an exciting day over at CatholicMom.com — the launch of our summer “Lawn Chair Catechism” series, a study of Sherry Weddell’s awesome book Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus. I find myself in the enviable position of being a “follower” in this situation, with my dear friends Sarah Reinhard and Jennifer [Read More...]

Liguori Publications Announces New Publisher and New President

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As one who has greatly enjoyed the work of Liguori Publications in recent years, my heart skipped a beat when I received the following press release regardling an upcoming change in leadership. I’ve enjoyed a terrific working relationship with current Liguori President and Publisher Rev. Matthew Kessler. Fr. Mat offered me a few wonderful opportunities [Read More...]


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