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...]

Win Free Movie Tickets: The Conjuring

The Conjuring

Warning: I haven’t seen The Conjuring yet. So this is not a post where I’m telling you to go see it. I’ve seen the trailer, and it alone is scary enough to have me sleeping with the lights on. Here’s a write up from IMDB: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a [Read More...]

Win Benedictines of Mary’s New CD “Angels and Saints at Ephesus”

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If you’ve ever wondered what singing angels sound like, it’s easy to imagine the possibilities when you listen to the Benedictines of Mary in song. This order of contemplative nuns melted our hearts with their first CD “Advent at Ephesus” and now they are back with a new release that launches on May 7. “Angels [Read More...]

Contest: Win “The Bible: Music Inspired by the Epic Miniseries” CD & Watch “The Bible” Tonight!

The Bible: Music Inspired by the Epic Miniseries

From Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett comes The Bible — an epic 10-part miniseries retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic television [Read More...]

The History of the Advent Wreath — Or At Least One Version…

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We are only less than halfway into the first week of the season of Advent and I already feel like Charlie Brown’s Teacher every time I open my mouth to speak about it. Perhaps this is one of the occupational hazards of writing an Advent-related resource! Today, I was blessed to be a guest on [Read More...]

Win “Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game” for Wii

Rise of the Guardians

Today, we’re going to have some fun! I hope this weekend to get out to see Rise of the Guardians. Patheos’ own movie reviewer, Bill Blankschaen says of the film, “Rise of the Guardians is the perfect film for kids from ages 4 to 10 to see with parents and grandparents.” I can’t give the movie away (yet), [Read More...]

O Radiant Dawn Giveaway – Comment to Enter

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As you read this, I’m driving home from my Thanksgiving vacation. Even though I’m pre-posting this on Tuesday night, I already know that when Sunday morning rolls around I am bound to be cranky. I’ll have said goodbye to my precious son Eric and shipped him back off to college, and Adam, Greg and I [Read More...]


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