Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st -Century Opponents

Coming up soon on my “to-read” list is the new book by noted radio host and author Al Kresta. But I didn’t want to wait to share with you Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st-Century Opponents, so below you’ll find the press release for the book. I will say that Al Kresta is consistently a [Read More...]

Joining Pope Francis in Praying for Peace in Egypt

Out from the Vatican website today is another reminder of Pope Francis’ call for all of us to be praying for peace in Egypt. Included in this article is a press release (translated into English) from  the Office Of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II: The Coptic orthodox church of Egypt is following closely the unfortunate incidences [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 8/16/13 — The Way that Leads to Heaven

How is it already Friday? In my personal life this week, I had a wonderful retreat with our parish staff on Wednesday and then a “mini-retreat” with yesterday’s celebration and Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The web was overflowing with goodness too, with much to take in and [Read More...]

Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Provides a Spiritual Boost

Can you take another “feel good” sports story today? I hope so! Please take a few moments and watch this Catholic News Service video on the wonderful partnership between the Pittsburgh Steelers football organization and St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. In the piece, you’ll hear two priests speak to the role that the campus [Read More...]

Pope Francis to Footballers: Don’t Neglect Generosity, Camaraderie & Beauty

New out this morning at News.va is an outstanding article on Pope Francis’ meeting this morning with members of the Italian and Argentinian national football squads. Definitely click through and read the full version of the article, which includes the Holy Father’s remarks in their entirety. Coaches at any level would do well to share this [Read More...]

Thomas Peters’ Surgery Scheduled, Novena Continues

For those of you praying with me for the health and wellbeing of my fellow Catholic blogger Thomas Peters of American Papist, you’ll want to know that Thom is scheduled for surgery tomorrow at 7:30 am ET. You can find all of the details online at the blog. Please take a moment tonight or early [Read More...]

EWTN News Nightly Looks Like a Winner

Recently released by EWTN, this promo for the new show EWTN News Nightly with Colleen Carroll Campbell has me truly excited. We watched — and fell in love with — Colleen during the recent Conclave coverage on EWTN. She was impeccably informed, true to the teachings of the Church and altogether charming in her sharing [Read More...]

California Catholic Conference Blogs on AB1266 Transgender Students Issue

With legislation pending in California relating to the treatment of transgender students in California schools, the California Catholic Conference has a blog post by Judy Barrett which speaks to this issue. From Ms. Barrett’s post: If signed into law by the governor, AB 1266 will require public schools to allow a child of any age [Read More...]

The Day Pope Francis Dropped by the Vatican Power Plant: What Would You Do?

News reports coming out of the Vatican today are documenting a remarkable, spontaneous visit by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s industrial zone, including a visit to the power plant, the woodworking area, and also time spent with the blacksmiths and plumbers. Per the News.va website: A visit that everyone hoped for and no one could [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 8/9/13 – The Light of Faith

This week saw lots of action on and offline. Our family is home enjoying the “dog days of summer” before the start of another school year. On Twitter this week, we witnessed the fact that the Vatican has yet to “ramp down” for the summer. Elsewhere around the web, things were equally as busy. Thanks to John [Read More...]


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