Catholic Writers Retreat: Renew Your Spirit, Refine Your Gifts

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I remember the first time I attended a Catholic writers conference. The event was being held at Thomas Aquinas College in Southern California — a one day opportunity to learn from, to worship and to network with other Catholic writers. I recall Greg and the boys dropping me off at the college and pulling away. [Read More...]

We Cannot Sleep Peacefully…

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In perhaps ironic fashion, the text woke me from a deep sleep at 2:01 am the morning of August 17th: We cannot sleep peacefully while babies are dying of hunger and the elderly are without medical assistance. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) August 17, 2013 It was Pope Francis, tweeting again in the middle of the [Read More...]

Help New Evangelizers Keep Evangelizing!

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If you’ve spent any time online in Catholic circles, you likely know Greg and Jennifer Willits of Rosary Army, The Catholics Next Door and New Evangelizers. When I ponder the “New Evangelization”, Greg and Jennifer are among the first faces who pop into my head. That’s likely because they were my first real “taste” of [Read More...]

Los Gatos Canyon Air Disaster Victims Finally Honored & Remembered by Name

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Perhaps you remember hearing the Woody Guthrie song “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos“. In fitting style, it recounts the stories of twenty eight migrant workers who perished in a plane crash and were anonymously buried. All too late — but finally — these lost souls will be remembered by name with a historic re-dedication and [Read More...]

Help Make the “Words With” Daily Devotional App a Reality

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I’m pleased to share another great project being spearheaded by my CatholicMom.com friend and contributor Allison Gingras. Allison shared the following information on her plan to develop a new series of apps that will support each of us spiritually. She shares: Allison has taken her love for technology and faith to a whole new level [Read More...]

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...]


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