Avoiding the Sins of the Media

, Archangel Michael in St. Sophia monastery, Kiev, Ukraine, courtesy of Shutterstock, Inc.

Have you sat down and watched television lately? I mean, really, truly watched it? I’d guess that I’ve spent approximately ten hours in the last month watching TV. That figure comes from my estimated five hours of watching my favorite show, Survivor, and five hours of sitting next to my husband working while he watches football. [Read More...]

3 Easy Ways to Share Your Faith when Hosting “Holiday” Parties

3 Easy Ways to Share Your Faith

My ears are still ringing this morning from the awesome party we threw at our house last night. I’ll be scraping red frosting off the floor and finding half filled plastic wine cups around the house for the next few weeks. But hosting close to a hundred of my husband’s work colleagues in our home [Read More...]

How I’ve Been “Renewed” by the Work of Father Robert Reed

father robert reed

I’m a huge fan of the work being done by Father Robert Reed, who is a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and the president of the CatholicTV Network. Father Reed is wildly gifted at using the tools of the New Evangelization to win hearts and souls for Jesus and the Church. But more importantly, he [Read More...]

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

Screen Shot 2014-11-08 at 3.00.45 PM

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

ne_logo_description

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?

Mass Friends-

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?

Catholic Bookstore

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

Zumba & NE

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

CDL

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...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X