Jean Heimann: Seven Saints for Seven Virtues

Jean Heimann

In March of this year, I had the great blessing to spend a good amount of time with an advance copy of the beautiful book Seven Saints for Seven Virtues by Jean Heimann. Jean’s publisher had invited me to pen the book’s foreword. Honestly, for me this task of writing something to compliment an author’s [Read More...]

How I’ve Been “Renewed” by the Work of Father Robert Reed

father robert reed

I’m a huge fan of the work being done by Father Robert Reed, who is a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and the president of the CatholicTV Network. Father Reed is wildly gifted at using the tools of the New Evangelization to win hearts and souls for Jesus and the Church. But more importantly, he [Read More...]

The Generosity of a Widow, The Courage of 10,000+ Martyrs

I love it when God grants me an especially fruitful prayer time on a busy Monday morning. In my world these days, a 24/7 workweek sometimes renders “Monday” insignificant. But this morning, my “office” actually has a desk and is in California! And today’s “to do” list has me digging myself out of a huge [Read More...]

Saintly Souls — Sweet Tweets for 11/2/14

Since last week’s Sweet Tweets, I’ve been on the move. From Dallas, to Chicago, to Baltimore, to Morgan Hill in my home state of California. Each of those experiences deserves a blog post of its own. But today, mellowing out to my Matt Maher Pandora channel in front of a quiet fire in anticipation of [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...]

Cause for Venerable Fulton Sheen’s Canonization Moves Forward

Good news today from Peoria! Cause for Venerable Sheen’s Beatification moves to next step Peoria, IL — The Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria and President of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation, received word today that the seven-member theological commission who advise the Congregation of the Causes of Saints at the Vatican [Read More...]

Get the Life of John Chrysostom for free!

From Verbum Catholic Bible Study: The Life of John Chrysostom details the “golden-mouthed” orator’s influence on Asia Minor. It offers a look into his role as preacher and bishop, his interactions with different sects and notable persons during his life, and an exacting account of his three-year exile. Find out how here [Read more...]

Saints & Scripture on “Trouble”

Today’s gospel from John 16 contains one of my favorite bible verses: In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world. I’m always amazed by the ability of daily scripture to come to me in a moment of great need. When this happens, as it frequently does, it feels [Read More...]

“Perspectives” Offers a Digest Version of the Canonizations

Just in case you were otherwise occupied yesterday and haven’t had a chance to check out the Canonization mass, this great video from Salt & Light’s Perspectives program offers a quick overview of the beauty of the day: [Read more...]


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