The Patroness of Television

Detail of bas-relief depicting Clare receiving Papal approval of her Order on her deathbed. From the convent at San Damiano

There is a patron saint for everyone—accountants and authors, bankers and bee keepers—and everything—travel and toothaches, Kentucky and kidney stones.  So it shouldn’t surprise us that as they became commonplace in homes, Pope Pius XII realized we needed a patron saint of television. He chose Saint Clare of Assisi, the famous female follower of St. Francis. On Palm Sunday in […]

Let it Go

Mission Dolores Altar (San Francisco) Photograph © by Andy Coan

I grew up in a home where both my parents worked to make ends meet. There were years that my dad worked two jobs to help support our family. We had few extras, but we had what we needed. If I wanted spending money I worked a number of jobs to earn it. What our family did have in abundance […]

Joseph Pearce and Fr. Mitch Pacwa on The Hobbit

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Here is an excellent and timely review of The Hobbit by Joseph Pearce on EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.  Watch and enjoy… Into the deep… Follow @dcnmikebick Into the Deep by Deacon Mike Bickerstaff is a regular feature of the The Integrated Catholic Life™ and appears each Sunday. Deacon Mike Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated […]

Marcus Grodi Interview with Randy Hain will Air on EWTN’s The Journey Home – Monday Evening, December 26, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Randy Hain

Many of you have come to know Randy Hain through his articles here on the Integrated Catholic Life™. Now you can hear his story of conversion to the Catholic Church when he is interviewed by Marcus Grodi [ … ]

Deacon Mike Discusses Marian Dogmas on EWTN Radio

I was interviewed on May 17, 2011 by Brian Patrick of Sacred Heart Catholic Radio’s Son Rise Morning Show on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network. We discussed the Christocentric (Christ-centered) nature of the Marian Dogmas, in particular, their relation to the Church’s efforts to combat early heresies regarding the nature and identity of Jesus Christ. One of the questions I sometimes am asked […]