Why I’d Love to Win a CRS Egan Fellowship

Eileen Egan

The following press release landed in my inbox today. Along with the fact that I’m a major fan of Catholic Relief Services (and yes, I’ve heard the speculation), reading today about Eileen Egan has me inspired beyond measure. I’m convinced that if Ms. Egan were active in media today, she would see the tremendous value [Read More...]

Patheos Catholic Channel Welcomes Dr. Gregory Popcak

Dr. Gregory Popcak

Most days, the quiet running conversation in my head that flips between prayer, html code, and snarky banter I’d never say out loud feels well under control. Every once in a while, I slip into one of those manic days where I simply need to walk away, take to the adoration channel and tune out [Read More...]

Sully Sullenberger, Grace Under Pressure and Faith in Action

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Last night, Greg and I had the pleasure of hearing a talk by Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III, better known as Captain Sully Sullenberger. We’re in Las Vegas at a medical conference and Captain Sullenberger was the keynote speaker for a gathering of physician leaders from around the country. Prior to his introduction, we viewed [Read More...]

The Bible: Why I’ll Be Watching the Burnett/Downey Miniseries

The Bible Miniseries

I’m not usually a huge television watcher, but there is one show that’s a “don’t miss” for me: Survivor. I’ve daydreamed about getting voted off the island for years and even have my strategy all worked out for floating under the radar to ensure myself a jury position. When Jeff Probst comes calling, I’m ready [Read More...]

Les Miserables Medley – One Man Orchestra Cover

Albert Chang

Because we need something today to make us smile and remind us of beauty, I present my son Eric’s friend Albert Chang, with his “One Man Orchestra Cover” of the music of Les Miserables. All of the music you hear in this piece was recorded by Albert. He’s amazingly talented, and also a very cool [Read More...]

Isn’t It Time to “Recall Abortion”?

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Today’s book review is a week late. I’ve been carrying author Janet Morana’s book Recall Abortion: Ending the Abortion Industry’s Exploitation of Women with me for a few weeks and had intended to have my remarks on the book ready for last week’s commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. That [Read More...]

#FultonFriday – Praying for and Financially Supporting the Poppe Family

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Friends who are tuned into my work in social media will have likely seen the very sad news I announced on January 8th. The 4 year old son of one of our contributors at CatholicMom.com, Cassandra Poppe, was involved in a horrific burn accident. Here is a summary of what happened to little Fulton and [Read More...]

Looking for Love in All the Right Places

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I have a lot of single friends. Sometimes, I play the “matchmaker” game in my head, shifting their Facebook photos mentally into lines and then pairing them with other, seemingly compatible friends. Since I’m a wimp, I hesitate to go the extra step of actually introducing them to one another. Unlike one of my sisters [Read More...]

The Grace of Accepting Help

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I was reminded today what a blessing it is to have such a supportive online community of friends. In numerous situations lately, the power of a strong praying community has felt so very tangible in my life. When I begin to doubt my course in life on long, strenuous days, God inevitably graces me with [Read More...]

CFCA: Changing Our World One Friend at a Time

Joseph, CFCA Friend

When I look back at and reflect upon my professional objectives for the year 2012, one of the greatest “accomplishments” for which I give thanks is the relationships I’ve built this year. A few stand out in my mind — including my growing friendship with my mentor and editor Elizabeth Scalia here on Patheos (which is [Read More...]


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