Christifideles Laici

Six Practical Ideas for Integrating our Catholic Faith with Work

Photography © by Paul Johnson

If you think about it, most of us will likely spend the majority of our adult (awake) lives in the workplace.  A typical eight hour work day accounts for 1/3rd of the total day, with the other 2/3rds devoted to sleeping, family, friends, faith, etc.  In the practice of our faith, do we consider the workplace as an opportunity to […]

On Your Road to Success, Don’t Forget… The Catholic Briefcase (Book Review)

What’s in your briefcase? Randy Hain asks this thoughtful question as the premise of his new book, The Catholic Briefcase. Instead of simply answering, “a fountain pen, a motivational book, a calculator and important papers,” readers should consider those intangible qualities they bring with them every day to the office- their virtues and most importantly their Catholic faith. (Mechanics, carpenters […]

The Life of Holiness

Below is a section of Pope John Paul II ‘s Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici.  This Exhortation and the late pope’s call for a “unity of life” serves as the catalyst behind the mission of the Integrated Catholic Life and other ministries we are involved in.  I encourage you to read and reflect on the entire document at: Aposotolic Exhortation Christifideles […]

Some Profound Wisdom on Faith and Work

I have collected 10 profound quotes on faith and work which have had a significant impact on me.  I find great clarity and comfort in these words of Scripture, the Saints, Popes and other wonderful Catholic writers.  Do you have others?  Please share your quotes below. “You are the salt of the earth.  You are the light of the world.  A city […]