Fr. Robert Reed of @CatholicTV on Television and the New Evangelization

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I wanted to share this great video interview with one of my favorite role models in the New Evangelization, Fr. Robert Reed. This interview was conducted by KNXT television, here in my own Diocese of Fresno. This is also an excellent opportunity to remind you to check out Fr. Reed’s fabulous new book Renewed: Ten Ways [Read More...]

New Evangelizers–Friends of Fiat


It’s “launch week” for my brand new book The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. To celebrate, we are paying tribute to seven very special examples of “The Grace of Yes in Action”, the seven winners for our “Name the Goldfish” contest. I will be making a personal donation to these organizations and invite [Read More...]

Being “A Church that Must Go Out” in the Digital Age

Bishop Ricken on pilgrimage in Mexico, via his Twitter account

In the busyness of the past few days, I almost missed an incredible piece by Bishop Ricken. Along with being one of my favorite bishops to follow on Twitter, Bishop Ricken is the spiritual shepherd of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. This portion of his remarks truly [Read More...]

Mass Friends: Do You Know Their Names?

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On Sunday, I sat in my usual spot at my home parish. These days, I hesitate to call the center of the third pew “my spot” because I’m only in it about once or twice a month due to frequent travels. But when I do worship on Sundays at our home parish, I’m a creature [Read More...]

What Would Entice You into Your Local Catholic Bookstore?

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I am working on a presentation that will be given in a few weeks to a group of many folks interested in serving Catholics. Among them will be owners of religious bookstores. These men and women serve in a very special mission field. Often, they are on the front lines of the New Evangelization — [Read More...]

Zumba & The New Evangelization: 3 Lessons I Learned Today

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Today, shortly after the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision was announced, I had a decision to make. I could stay at home and add my voice to the many other Catholic bloggers who would be weighing in on this major news and its impact upon religious liberty. Or I could meet my girlfriends to attend [Read More...]

Distance Learning for Catholics: Training Ourselves for the New Evangelization


During today’s radio segment on The SonRise Morning Show, host Matt Swaim and I took on the topic of “nanodegrees” as described in yesterday’s New York Times: This week, AT&T and Udacity, the online education company founded by the Stanford professor and former Google engineering whiz Sebastian Thrun, announced something meant to be very small: [Read More...]

#MassFitness by Life Teen & Idol Chatter Completely Rocks

Gotta say, I just love this video so much — especially the “take the baby to the back” part! Please watch and share… [Read more...]

One Billion Stories Offers to Produce Free Promotion Video to Give Back


I love Seth DeMoor and the off-the-hookly (is that a word?) talented team at One Billion Stories. Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to watch Seth’s apostolate grow and blossom. Now, the team at OBS is looking to “give back” and to help someone else in need by lending their amazing video [Read More...]

I Love Pope Francis’ May Intentions

Our Lady, Star of Evangelization, Pray for Us!

I hope you already know about the beautiful work being done by the Apostleship of Prayer in leading us to pray together for the Holy Father’s intentions each month. In case you don’t, here is a bit of information about this beautiful apostolate: Since 1844 our mission has been to help Christians live out their [Read More...]