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...]

Mother Dolores Hart to participate in #ElvisWeek Hangout

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Watching and learning from Mother Dolores Hart over the past few months has been so amazing. You might recall that back in June I had the opportunity to hear her speak a few times and to enjoy a meal with her. Mother’s spunk, her spirit, and her deep love for our faith continue to uplift [Read More...]

Post-abortive Woman Shares Compelling Testimony & Advice

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I don’t do a ton of pro-life stuff here at Patheos. I hope my readers know my feelings in this arena (100% pro-life from conception until natural death) and I have the sense that there are other outlets that can more effectively cover this subject. But every once in a while I run across a [Read More...]

Hymns & Hers by Ceili Rain – Let’s Make This Happen

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Bob Halligan Jr. may be super weird sometimes, but he’s beyond awesome in my book. Who — you may be asking — is Bob Halligan Jr? He’s the front man of one my favorite bands, Ceili Rain.  The lads in this band call themselves a combination of Celtic and Pop and Rock with a very [Read More...]

Matt Maher Groupie Alert

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Perhaps it’s shameful to admit this, but I am a huge — indeed perhaps the hugest — Matt Maher groupie. So I took note this morning when this Rome Reports video landed in my inbox: In it, we hear Matt’s plans for an upcoming tour and his participating this summer in a music festival in [Read More...]

Light of Love: Help Make a Film about Religious Vocations

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LOS ANGELES – With less than one month until production, Catholic vocations organization Imagine Sisters is proud to announce a film about the beauty of religious life: Light of Love. The film will be centered around five interviews with sisters from around the United States and will include a first-hand look into the prayer, service, [Read More...]

Real Men Pray the Rosary: 33 Day Rosary Challenge

Editor’s note: While we’re already well into the month of May, it’s not too late to jump on board with this wonderful prayer initiative! I thank David Calvillo, author of Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer, for sharing the following. LMH Real Men Pray the Rosary: 33 Day Rosary [Read More...]

Does God Exist, Does Brandon Vogt Ever Sleep and Other Strange Notions

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Although it’s been widely covered across the Catholic blogosphere, the launch of the amazing new site Strange Notions has me starry-eyed. Here’s the fantastic trailer for the site: Gorgeous, compelling, provoking – right?! But that video is only a tiny hint at what’s contained within the virtual walls of Brandon Vogt’s new masterpiece. From the [Read More...]

“A Taste of God’s Grace” Women’s Retreat Invites You

Need a Spiritual Boost? Ever wonder what “Grace” is all about? Consider attending “A Taste of God’s Grace”. This women’s day event will feature Catholic writer, speaker and EWTN host, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, and Catholic author and CatholicMom.com contributor, Allison Gingras. The retreat will be held at the Holiday Inn, Danbury/Bethel, Ct. from 9 – 4 on Saturday, June 22nd. Visit http://tasteofgodsgrace.eventbrite.com to register or [Read More...]

Let’s Give “The Mother’s Saint” 3000+ “Likes” for Mother’s Day

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I enjoy my friendly relationship with the Redemptorists who run the wonderful website and Facebook page devoted to serving women through the intercession of St. Gerard Majella. Here’s a bit more about them from their Facebook “about” section: Our online community provides prayer, support, celebration, education and hope for all mothers, mothers-to-be, and those trying [Read More...]


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