Fr. Barron Invites You to Journey with Him This Lent!

This looks super cool! Would you like a deeper, more powerful Lent this year? To start each day by drawing closer to Christ? Then sign up for Fr. Robert Barron’s free daily Lent reflections list. Each day, from Ash Wednesday (March 5) until Easter Sunday (April 20), Fr. Barron will send you a short reflection, straight [Read More...]

Recent Media Appearances with Fr. Robert Reed and Pat Gohn

On the uber cool infinity set of Inter Nos (CatholicTV) with the always awesome Fr. Robert Reed.

I hate these braggy, self-promotion types of posts, but I LOVE the friends who invited me to have these two precious “media moments”, so I’m going to share them here in the hopes that if you have time to tune in, you’ll join me in thanking the hosts for their kindness: Pat Gohn is one [Read More...]

Congratulations Brian Patrick and Matt Swaim!

Matt Swaim, new host of the SonRise Morning Show

Every Thursday morning for the past few years (or at least most of them!), I’ve woken up screaming early to join my friends at EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show to talk technology and faith. The majority of those calls have been preceded by a conversation earlier in the week with the show’s producer extraordinaire, Matt [Read More...]

School of Spiritual Formation Offers Online Coursework

I received terrific news this week from Dan Burke, Founder and President of Catholic Spiritual Direction. The opportunity described below is perfect for serious Catholics who are wanting to seek advanced faith formation. It is with great enthusiasm that we announce a new endeavor to help God’s faithful to find the path that the Lord has [Read More...]

Day of the #LittleWay Takes Twitter by Storm of Roses

If you’re a Catholic on Twitter, do me a favor: Leave this post, and go immediately over to Twitter to use hashtag #LittleWay to share your small (or humongous) stories of faith. Then you’re welcome to come back here and to read the rest of this post. Why are you seeing #LittleWay so much on [Read More...]

#SmallSuccess Thursday: Getting Started

Small Success Thursday

It’s perhaps telling that I haven’t managed to get a Small Success Thursday post up the past few weeks. Life has been awesome, but has also felt like a bit of a “gobbledygook”. I know that’s not a real word, but it fits the way life has felt the past few weeks: confusing, chaotic, and [Read More...]

Hey, Harry Connick, Jr.: I Was Creeped Out Too!

Since my fellow Patheos blogger Tony Rossi threw open the door for conversation about American Idol, I thought I would share the moment last night when I sort of fell in love with new Idol judge Harry Connick, Jr. Morgan Deplitch – Paris – American Idol 13 by IdolxMuzic It happened when fifteen year old [Read More...]

#SmallSuccess Thursday: So Many Steps

Small Success Thursday

Today feels almost like a regular Thursday. Granted, I did miss out on my usual pre-dawn chat with the illustrious radio producer Matt Swaim, but aside from that it’s sort of “business as usual” around here. I woke up this morning for my Women’s Christians in Commerce meeting, folks seem to be back at their [Read More...]

Kimberly & Rob: A CatholicMatch Made in Heaven

Tissue warning! What I’m about to share with you will definitely be better than any major motion picture you’ve watched lately. It will fill your heart with joy at the sheer potential of love — real, chaste, beautiful, unbridled love. It will remind those of us who were married what it felt like to anticipate [Read More...]

#SmallSuccess Thursday: Party Girl

Small Success Thursday

This week has felt a lot like whiplash. Hole myself up in the office by day, typing word after word of somewhat deep, tell-all prose for my next book manuscript. Turn down the lights. Enjoy the flicker of a candle and the silence. And then shut down in the evening and go to what seems [Read More...]