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...]

American Papist Thomas Peters Offers Blog Update – Keep Praying!

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If you’ve been following the ongoing health progress of Thom Peters, the blogging voice behind American Papist, you already have seen sure signs of miracles in the making. So today I’m happy to share the good news that Thom has a new blog post online detailing his accident and recovery to date. The entire thing [Read More...]

“Mary of Nazareth” Film a Gift for the New Evangelization

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On Friday, October 11, I had the true blessing of attending the North American Premiere of the gorgeous new film Mary of Nazareth. Even before attending the sold-out opener of this lovely look at the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I had already seen a pre-screener of the film and knew its vast potential [Read More...]

ENDOW Seeks Director of Philanthropy

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Announced recently is a terrific career opportunity with the Catholic organization ENDOW: We are excited to announce a new job opening for a Director of Philanthropy at Endow. Below is a description of the position. If you know any good candidates please forward this email to them. Director of Philanthropy The Director of Philanthropy (DOP) [Read More...]

Magnificent Mags: A Musician that Will Make You Smile

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If the news about Miley has you believing that all hope is lost for young pop stars in today’s culture, I invite you to spend four minutes watching recording artist Mags Wang singing “Boyfriend”: I say watch, because along with sharing a very catchy song, this video has a story to tell. If you listen [Read More...]

40 Days for Life: Day 13 – 135 Babies Saved

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I’d intended to provide more regular updates on the amazing 40 Days for Life campaign but somehow we’re already on Day 13. 40 Days for Life is a pro-life campaign working to end abortion through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils outside abortion centers, and community outreach. I’m registered to receive their daily emails, so I’ve [Read More...]

University of Notre Dame’s “Fighting for Our Children’s Future” National Bus Tour Kicks Off

Good news for Catholic Schools from my alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. Starting Thursday, the university’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) is launching the Fighting for Our Children’s Future National Bus Tour. On Thursday, October 3rd, ACE will be co-hosting an important conversation about faith-based schools and American cities. U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spelling, Dallas Mayor [Read More...]

Attend the Premiere of “Mary of Nazareth” with the Film’s Star (and me!)

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A few weeks ago, I shared with you about the beautiful movie “Mary of Nazareth”. Today, I’m thrilled to invite you to join me at the film’s Premiere on Friday, October 11th at San Francisco’s AMC Metreon Theater. Here’s the basic information from the Premiere website: Join us for the premiere of Mary of Nazareth on Friday, [Read More...]

Beautiful Handmade Scapulars Crafted by Sisters

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Have you wanted to learn more about the sacramental called the “scapular” or even to wear one as a form of prayer? I recently came across these lovely handmade scapulars, crafted by the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Our Savior. A brief overview of the scapular at About.com/Catholicism explains: In its original form, [Read More...]


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