Catholic Faith

Are we ready for a change in our lives? Reflections on the Sunday gospel, Mark 1:14-20

Are we ready for a change in our lives? Reflections on the Sunday gospel, Mark 1:14-20

I am pleased to present this guest post from Father Steven Labaire, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA. In preparation for mass this Sunday: This coming Sunday’s gospel is a story of fisherman making a career change. We hear that they “left behind their nets” to follow Jesus. Some people think that being […]

Learning to forget through your prayerful imagination

Learning to forget through your prayerful imagination

My monthly column on The Catholic Free Press and Catholicmom.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Learn to forget? Seems to me I have to first learn how to remember! Those of us past a certain age know […]

A wonderful way to start off the new year, and each morning: As Morning Breaks by Lisa Hendey and the Catholicmom staff

A wonderful way to start off the new year, and each morning: As Morning Breaks by Lisa Hendey and the Catholicmom staff

I found a wonderful resource that I want to share with you. It is available as a Kindle book which you can access not only through your Kindle Fire, but on your phone, tablet or computer. This book is the work of Lisa Hendey and the staff at Catholicmom.com and is called As Morning Breaks: […]

The most precious of gifts: listening

The most precious of gifts: listening

My December column for the Catholic Free Press and Catholicmom.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I created a video for this post with a musical backdrop and images to inspire you. You can read the text […]

It’s all about the “Yes!” A review of “The Grace of Yes” by Lisa M. Hendey

It’s all about the “Yes!” A review of “The Grace of Yes” by Lisa M. Hendey

I have known Lisa Hendey for many years. Her site, Catholicmom.com, hosts over 150 contributors and has won accolades and awards from grateful Catholics around the world. The site is all about the reader, a rarity on the internet today. A vibrant community thrives there as a result. I am honored to be one of […]

Breaking News: Pope Francis to come to America, and he will speak in English!

Breaking News: Pope Francis to come to America, and he will speak in English!

And – he will be speaking in English! Here are details, courtesy of Father James Martin, SJ on Facebook: Pope Francis coming to Philadelphia. Be sure and catch his visit to the Philippines, scheduled for January where he will be speaking English in public for the first time: Pope Francis in the Philippines. Personally I […]

Words that Transform – God can speak to you through your library books

Words that Transform – God can speak to you through your library books

This is my monthly column for The Catholic Free Press and Catholicmom.com.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Words have power. Through prayer, guidance and meditation, the Bible can change lives. While God speaks most directly through his Word, […]

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