Praying for Napa Families in Quake’s Wake


If you don’t know much about California or the agriculture industry, you might have laughed off the early morning Napa earthquake on Sunday with thoughts of your favorite wine and how the price might rise. Because when we hear “Napa”, we think “wine”, right? In reality, this earthquake is likely to have devastating economic impacts [Read More...]

How We Can Help with The Plight of Unaccompanied Child Refugees

Today, I am pleased to share my recent email interview conversation with Christine Donnelly, Communications Manager, USCCB office of Migration and Refugee Services. I’ve asked Christine to bring us up to date on this humanitarian crisis, what the USCCB is currently doing, and how we — as Catholic families — might respond to the situation with prayer [Read More...]

Families in the Philippines Need Continuing Support in Wake of Typhoon Rammasun

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, jokes with seminarians in Palo, Philippines, after attending a dinner hosted by Sacred Heart Seminary on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.CRS is providing disaster relief services in this area of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck in November 2013 and resulted in over 6,000 deaths."Yes, you will rebuild! Yes, it will involve sacrifice, but we can ensure you that through our prayers, we are with you," said Kurtz.

Last night, when I drifted off to sleep, I did so with prayers on my lips for the families of the Philippines, who were then awaiting the impact of Typhoon Rammasun. Before going to bed, I had requested the following interview with Elizabeth Tromans, a Regional Technical Advisor for Emergency Preparedness and Response for Catholic Relief [Read More...]

Want to be a “Happiness Engineer”? Flocknote’s Hiring!


My friends at the awesome Flocknote recently announced that they are hiring for two positions: Web Developer and Happiness Engineer. Find all of the details and learn how to apply here. [Read more...]

Sweet Tweets for 6/20/14 — Sharing Our “Treasure” on World Refugee Day

Refugee children from Iraq in Jordan

Today, we commemorate “World Refugee Day”. According to the website of the United Nations: “Most of the world’s refugees – 86 per cent — live in the developing world, compared to 70 per cent 10 years ago. Most of these countries have kept their doors open to people in search of safety, and have shown [Read More...]

Support Nebraska Tornado Victims through Catholic Charities


We’ve all heard about the devastating tornadoes which ripped through Nebraska on June 16th. According to official reports, two were killed, scores were hospitalized and the storm left “total devastation” in Pilger, a village of about 380 people. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha is providing a mechanism for all of us to reach out and [Read More...]

Help Fr. Kevin McGoldrick: Catholic Priest/Musician Seeks to Record His Debut Album

Let’s get out and support Fr. Kevin McGoldrick, a Catholic priest who’s looking for funds to record his debut album, “Square Peg, Round Hole”: Lend your prayerful support here [Read more...]

Benedictines of Mary to Appear on PBS

Nuns-Lent Album

From my friends at Carmel Communications comes great news that the Benedictines of Mary will appear on PBS around the country during the month of June to share their awesome project “Lent at Ephesus”. Here are all of the details: WHAT – “Lent at Ephesus,” a special on the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles’ album of [Read More...]

St. Paul’s Choir School Inks Record Deal


I was thrilled this week to receive the following press release announcing the great news that the talented voices of St. Paul’s Choir School will be recording a project soon so that the entire world will be able to pray with and enjoy their angelic voices! LMH Renowned boys of St. Paul’s Choir School ink [Read More...]

“Irreplaceable” Looks at “Family” in Today’s World


Tomorrow night, in 700+ theaters around the country,  the question “What is family?” will be addressed head on with a nationwide screening of the film “Irreplaceable”. I haven’t yet seen the full film, but the portions that I have watched encourage me that this is an opportunity to discuss an ever-evolving issue in our society. The [Read More...]