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

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

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...]

40 Days to End Abortion and Change Your Life

I’m late to the party sharing this item — I’ve been busy the past few days getting my youngest son off to college. More on that later, but for now I want to bring you up to speed on a few news items that have occurred this week. First off: 40 Days for Life Many [Read More...]

Gearing up for a 33 Day Rosary Challenge

Last week, I received an email from my friend David Calvillo, author of the book Real Men Pray the Rosary. David’s email held an invitation to join him and others around the world in an initiative they are calling the “33 Day Rosary Challenge“. Here are some of the basics: Pray the Rosary daily. Not [Read More...]

Catholic Writers Retreat: Renew Your Spirit, Refine Your Gifts

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…

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!

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

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

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

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...]


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