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...]

Angels and Saints at Ephesus Now Available

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Angels and Saints at Ephesus Now Available 17-track album from Benedictines of Mary in stores/online today Atlanta, GA, May 7, 2013 – The awe-inspiring music of ANGELS AND SAINTS AT EPHESUS, the highly anticipated CD from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is available today from De Montfort Music/Decca. This follow-up to last year’s number one [Read More...]

Win Benedictines of Mary’s New CD “Angels and Saints at Ephesus”

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If you’ve ever wondered what singing angels sound like, it’s easy to imagine the possibilities when you listen to the Benedictines of Mary in song. This order of contemplative nuns melted our hearts with their first CD “Advent at Ephesus” and now they are back with a new release that launches on May 7. “Angels [Read More...]

“In the Footsteps of Francis and the Sultan” Lends to Understanding, Dialogue

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Recently, I received a review copy of the fascinating DVD In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan: A Model for Peacemaking. A project of Franciscan Media, this project was funded by a variety of sources, including the USCCB’s Catholic Communication Campaign. One of my favorite movie reviewers, Sr. Rose Pacatte, recently called the film [Read More...]


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