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?

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

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

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...]

Sioux City’s “New Evangelization Radio”

In my inbox, news of yet another Diocesan radio program that supports and encourages the New Evangelization: Don’t forget to join Karmen Darwin, Sean Martin and Justin Frato for their monthly radio Show, New Evangelization Today. The show is broadcast on Channel 88.1FM and airs the first Friday of the month at 7:30 am and 7:30 pm. A [Read More...]

Thriving in a “Shared Parish”

The following press release from the USCCB caught my eye today. Perhaps that’s because I worship in what the release refers to as a “shared parish”, or a church where “two or more languages or cultural contexts are present in the ministerial life of a parish.” Friday night brought this home for me. I arrived [Read More...]

Voices of Faith: Vatican Celebration for International Women’s Day

I’m so excited to set my alarm and tune in for this amazing, ground-breaking event being held tomorrow at the Vatican for tomorrow’s International Women’s Day. “Voices of Faith” will happen physically at the Vatican, but the organizers will be using the latest in live-streaming technology to bring the voices of women who have committed [Read More...]