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Extraordinary Faith from Ordinary Catholics

“In the doctrine of Christ there is no invitation to mediocrity, but a clear call to Heaven, to love and to cheerful sacrifice.” (Francis Fernandez, In Conversation with God) Feeling let down by politicians and public figures who say they are Catholic, but whose words and actions are often contrary to the teachings of the Church? Do we seek good examples […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from Chris Lowney

Chris Lowney Speaking at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Roswell, Georgia (Nov 19, 2013)

“Now we use face a hard truth: even the best strategy won’t work unless pursued with fierce will and courageous commitment. Put differently, our strategy comes fully alive only when we put our heart into it.” (Chris Lowney, Heroic Living, Loyola Press) Please share on social media. Print this entry

A Peek at My Prayer Corner — What I’m Reading in 2015

I recently had the great chance to be interviewed by Patheos’ Thomas MacDonald for his very cool How I Pray feature. If you haven’t checked out Tom’s interviewees (including Elizabeth Scalia), be sure to check here for some inspiration. The interview left me thinking about how I’d like to be more organized about my prayer resources in the New Year. One of […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

“A great purposelessness has descended upon modern civilizations. People at large have lost any sense of the meaning and purpose of life; and without an understanding of our own purpose, there can be no true commitment. Whether that commitment is to marriage, family, study, work, God, relationships, or the simple resolutions of our lives, it will be almost impossible to […]

The Difference an Hour Can Make

On Monday of this week I had to work for part of the day to meet a few clients, tie up loose ends for the year and do some preparation for 2014.  It was challenging to be pulled away from my family over the holidays, especially with my easily bored sons out of school during the break.  I felt guilty, […]

“I will honor Christ in my heart and try to be authentically Catholic all the year.”

Photography © by Andy Coan

One of the most famous Christmas quotes of all time is this one from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Reflecting on this quote has made me think about resolutions a little differently for 2014.  I would like you to join me in a different […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Photography © by Andy Coan

“You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux [of the Child Jesus], Virgin and Doctor of the Church) October 1 is the Memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1873-1897) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

“A great purposelessness has descended upon modern civilizations. People at large have lost any sense of the meaning and purpose of life; and without an understanding of our own purpose, there can be no true commitment. Whether that commitment is to marriage, family, study, work, God, relationships, or the simple resolutions of our lives, it will be almost impossible to […]

The Virtual Family

I took my family out to dinner one evening last year after my younger son’s lacrosse practice.   As we were catching up on each other’s day and making plans for the coming weekend, I noticed a family had been seated at the table next to us.  What struck me as odd was that the dad was on his Blackberry, the […]

Integrating Catholicism with Our Work – Five Actionable Ideas

As we begin a new year, have you considered how to bring your Catholic faith with you to work? Made any resolutions in this area of your life? Putting God first and blending your faith with every aspect of your life will promote balance and peace, and help you on your faith journey toward a deeper relationship with God. Of […]