Why The Goldfish Needs A Name and Why Our Non-Profits Need Our Help

Yesterday, I shared with you my initial impressions about that perky little goldfish who “graces” the cover of my soon-to-be released book The Grace of Yes. It seems that from the moment the cover was unveiled, people couldn’t stop asking about him. He’s taken on a life of his own, as has the “Y”/MartiniGlassishContainer he appears to [Read More...]

Yes! Your Goldfish Name Could Win $250 for Your Favorite Charity

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Since the book cover for my new project “The Grace of Yes” was debuted a few months ago, many people have asked me about the significance of that spunky goldfish enthusiastically jumping out of a what appears to some as a martini glass. “Why the fish?” they ask. “And what’s in the glass?” they want [Read More...]

Scot Landry Provides Training and Template for Transforming Parish Communications

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Since I’ve spent over eight years serving in a part time and volunteer capacity at my parish as the webmaster, I know firsthand both the vast potential and the difficult perils that face parishes hoping to embrace social media in the New Evangelization. Here at the blog, I have the facility to be vastly more [Read More...]

#CatholicAmerica: Father Junipero Serra (and me!)

I’m extraordinarily blessed to receive many awesome books for review. One particularly fantastic one arrived recently: The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States. After only a few weeks with this book, I know it’s not going to be one of those “read it and [Read More...]

FREE Wisdom from the Saints & Brandon Vogt

You’ve probably heard me say before that I’m a huge Brandon Vogt fan. Which is why I jumped at the chance to get a free copy of his new book  The Saints’ Favorite Books: Read What They Read, Become Who They Are. The book is perfectly formatted for you to not only enjoy, but also use [Read More...]

Congratulations to the Excellence in Publishing Winners, Including Patheos’ @TheAnchoress

I smiled from ear to ear when I read the following press release (reprinted from the ACP Website) which contains recently announced winners of this years “Excellence in Publishing Awards” from the Association of Catholic Publishers. The list contains so many writers that I would consider “friends” that I found myself cheering multiple times as [Read More...]

A Sneak Peek at My New Book “The Grace of Yes”

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While the November 3 release date feels extremely distant, I’ve received permission from my awesome publisher Ave Maria Press to give you a “sneak peek” at the cover and descriptive copy for my new book The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. So without any further ado, I present to you the new [Read More...]

Change Our Hearts: Little Book Making a Big Lenten Difference

Don’t let it’s tiny size fool you. This is an actual picture of my phone along side one of my favorite new Lent books for 2014, Change Our Hearts: Daily Meditations for Lent by Rory Cooney. Granted, at 5.7 inches, my Note 3 is a monster. But this little Lenten devotional is still the perfect size [Read More...]

Colbert and Dolan: Prayer, Punditry and Popes

If you didn’t catch it live, you’ve surely heard about Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s recent appearance on The Colbert Report. While I seriously doubt that Cardinal Dolan needs the famous “Colbert bump”, he did have a great chance to share about his new e-book, Praying in Rome: Reflections on the Conclave and Electing Pope Francis. Priced [Read More...]

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...]


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