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...]

My Lenten Prayer and Fasting Amidst California’s Drought

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My Lenten prayer and fasting this year has included a new focus since the March 7th release of the following press release from Sacramento’s Bishop Jaime Soto. While the rest of the country has been struck by the “polar vortex”, we here in the Central Valley of California are literally begging God for rain and [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...]

ND’s Big Blue ACE RV Celebrates Hope in Tampa Catholic Schools

As an alumna of the University of Notre Dame, I always love following the good fruit being born by various programs of the University. One of these is the amazing Alliance for Catholic Education program which continues to find new and dynamic ways of supporting and promoting Catholic education. I loved reading this week’s story [Read More...]

Win and Give the Gift of Beautiful Catholic Music

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The Missouri-based contemplative nuns Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles were named Billboard magazine’s Classical Traditional Artist 2012 and 2013. It’s the first order of nuns to ever win an award in the history of Billboard magazine. The Sisters were recognized for their two bestselling albums, ANGELS AND SAINTS AT EPHESUS, which spent 13 consecutive [Read More...]

Help for the Unemployed: What’s the Best Advice & Support You’ve Heard?

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Hey team, I could use a bit of help today on a writing project. I’m specifically looking for helpful advice and spiritual encouragement for folks who may be chronically unemployed or underemployed. I’d love to hear from you in the comments about advice you’ve given or received, and also about what NOT to say to [Read More...]

Catholic Relief Services Launches Typhoon Haiyan Information Center

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In an effort to keep everyone informed and updated on the latest news and information regarding Super Typhoon Haiyan, Catholic Relief Services has launched a landing page that centralizes information on the latest news from the Philippines. Included on the page are: Latest news on the crisis A simple format for making an online donation [Read More...]

Greater Good Technology — Making a True Difference

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I love all of the terrific Catholic microfunding campaigns going on — when we pool our small contributions together, the projects we help to fund have the potential to make lasting change in our world. Such is the case for Greater Good Technology, a campaign being spearheaded by our “Sweet Tweets” editor John Clem. I [Read More...]

Second Collection Will Benefit Typhoon Haiyan Victims

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News is out this week from the USCCB on the upcoming “Second Collection” to benefit relief efforts in the Philippines: The U.S. bishops expressed their solidarity with the people of the Philippines after the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan in a letter to the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. The bishops [Read More...]

#IStandWithThomasPeters – A Day for Hope and Action

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If you’re a follower of this blog, you’ve been praying with me for the ultimately brave duo of Thomas and Natalie Peters in the wake of Thom’s horrific injury. For me, watching the two of them — faced with such a challenge in the earliest weeks of their marriage — has been a true lesson [Read More...]


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