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

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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...]

Fr. Robert Reed of @CatholicTV on Television and the New Evangelization

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I wanted to share this great video interview with one of my favorite role models in the New Evangelization, Fr. Robert Reed. This interview was conducted by KNXT television, here in my own Diocese of Fresno. This is also an excellent opportunity to remind you to check out Fr. Reed’s fabulous new book Renewed: Ten Ways [Read More...]

Watch Donna-Marie (and me!) Tonight on EWTN

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Last year, I was honored to visit EWTN and be a part of a very special project hosted by my good friend Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle. “Catholic Moms Cafe” is a five part series that has been airing all week, twice per day. The reviews for the show have been excellent, which is not surprising given [Read More...]

Inside the Synod — Meet the Salt + Light Team

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I am a HUGE fan of the work of Father Thomas M. Rosica, CSB who is the Chief Executive Officer and (in my mind) heart and soul of Salt + Light Television. Not only is Father Rosica a gifted and tireless communicator for the Church and a brilliant man, my experience of his is that he is [Read More...]

Does it “Take a Church” to Make a Match?

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A recent press release caught my eye. Following on the success of the game show “The American Bible Challenge”, a new series entitled “It Takes a Church” promises to help “unattached fellow parishioners find their partner”. I have to admit, I’m intrigued by the idea of a faith community help one of their own singles [Read More...]

Benedictines of Mary to Appear on PBS

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From my friends at Carmel Communications comes great news that the Benedictines of Mary will appear on PBS around the country during the month of June to share their awesome project “Lent at Ephesus”. Here are all of the details: WHAT – “Lent at Ephesus,” a special on the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles’ album of [Read More...]

Seinfeld, Talking Tech on Tonight

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I’m with my editor and mentor Elizabeth, who shared earlier this week that she’s digging Jimmy Fallon’s take on the Tonight Show. For the first time in several years — and owing to the beauty of consuming television on-demand — I’m tuning in too. It’s been fun! While I could have done without a bit [Read More...]

Congratulations Brian Patrick and Matt Swaim!

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Every Thursday morning for the past few years (or at least most of them!), I’ve woken up screaming early to join my friends at EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show to talk technology and faith. The majority of those calls have been preceded by a conversation earlier in the week with the show’s producer extraordinaire, Matt [Read More...]

Hey, Harry Connick, Jr.: I Was Creeped Out Too!


Since my fellow Patheos blogger Tony Rossi threw open the door for conversation about American Idol, I thought I would share the moment last night when I sort of fell in love with new Idol judge Harry Connick, Jr. Morgan Deplitch – Paris – American Idol 13 by IdolxMuzic It happened when fifteen year old [Read More...]

EWTN News Nightly with Colleen Carroll Campbell Debuts

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I’ve been waiting for the big debut of Colleen Carroll Campbell’s new show EWTN News Nightly since it was announced. Here’s the video of Colleen’s first episode for those who missed it live: Colleen Carroll Campbell is poised, thorough and ultimately “watchable”. This will be a daily blessing for those of us who want news [Read More...]