Free on Kindle Today: Catholics Have Courage – 40 Days to Beating Stress, God’s Way

It’s Friday, so maybe you’re not feeling the stress that you did on Monday, or even more so on Sunday night when you were anticipating Monday. But let’s face it, most of us struggle with stress in our lives. In today’s 24/7 world where being so wired also gives us seemingly less time than ever [Read More...]

Book on the Life and Legacy of Blessed John Paul II Free on Kindle Today

I haven’t yet read The Life and Legacy of Pope John Paul II, but the author of this Kindle book wrote to inform me that the book is being offered free of charge today through Thursday on Amazon. Here’s an overview of the book: On July 5, Pope Francis approved John Paul for sainthood, saying [Read More...]

Recommended Royal Reading: The Catholic Baby Name Book – Win Your Copy!

The Catholic Baby Name Book

I was in “college orientation zone” for the past three days — believe it or not, without wifi (fodder for another post!) — so I have been pretty out of sync with news. But a quick look at Twitter here at the airport let me know that the highly anticipated royal baby has indeed been [Read More...]

Geekpriest Indeed

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I have to say that I can’t think of a more perfect title and cover than the one unveiled today by my friend Fr. Roderick Vonhögen of SQPN. Geekpriest: Confessions of a New Media Pioneer launches in September, but I already had a sneak peek at the manuscript and I can tell you it’s a [Read More...]

Lawn Chair Catechism Intro: On Discipleship & A “Lived” Relationship with God

Today marks an exciting day over at CatholicMom.com — the launch of our summer “Lawn Chair Catechism” series, a study of Sherry Weddell’s awesome book Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus. I find myself in the enviable position of being a “follower” in this situation, with my dear friends Sarah Reinhard and Jennifer [Read More...]

Liguori Publications Announces New Publisher and New President

As one who has greatly enjoyed the work of Liguori Publications in recent years, my heart skipped a beat when I received the following press release regardling an upcoming change in leadership. I’ve enjoyed a terrific working relationship with current Liguori President and Publisher Rev. Matthew Kessler. Fr. Mat offered me a few wonderful opportunities [Read More...]

Making Church Matter: Unpacking #MACongress

Rev. Michael White and Thomas Corcoran

Today I continue sharing my reflections on the recent Mid-Atlantic Congress in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Find all of my #MACongress posts online here. Friday, March 8th and Session Three of the Mid-Atlantic Congress found me sitting on the floor in the back of a standing-room-only crowd for the session “Making Church Matter” by Rev. Michael White and Thomas Corcoran. Here [Read More...]

New Evangelization: Passing on the Catholic Faith Today by Cardinal Wuerl – A Must Read This Week!

As we head into the Conclave, I’d like to add a “must read” to your wish list: New Evangelization: Passing on the Catholic Faith Today by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Relator of the Synod of the Bishops on the New Evangelization. Here’s the blueprint: This is a new moment in the life of the Church, [Read More...]

New Tagalog Catholic Bible

Because I have so many Filipino Catholic friends, I was thrilled to receive an email today from the Catholic Marketing Network notifying me of a brand new Tagalog Catholic Bible – this will likely be a gift to many! I hope to get a look at it later this week when I attend the Archdiocese of [Read More...]

The Hobbit – One Mom’s Admission

OK, let me preface this by saying officially this is not a review of The Hobbit. I’m about to admit something that may get me “unfriended” by my many Tolkien-loving Facebook friends and kicked out of the Patheos Catholic Channel for lack of street cred. Here goes: I have never read The Hobbit. or indeed [Read More...]


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