Welcome Message

Welcome to my blog about Catholic life and family values.
This blog will center around the beauty of Catholicism and how to raise families, evangelize our faith, and fight the ongoing spritual battles that challenge us daily.

You are invited to share your wisdom on these pages with all the readers. Together we will address important life and faith issues and how to enhance our Catholic identity.

Key areas that you will find me addressing regularly will be about important Catholic doctrine and beliefs and how they help us raise strong Catholic Christian families. My hope is that you will learn, enjoy, and be challenged by my posts. You may be informed, amused, or even annoyed, but I hope it will in some way improve your Catholic faith.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Black Sister in Habit

Thanks to Steve Ray's blog I saw this great story out of Baltimore on an order of black nuns. If you love Catholicism and history, you will love this story!

It's definitely worth watching - http://www.wbaltv.com/video/15859167/index.html

Vivat Jesus,


My teleconference are now podcasts!

OK...I'm making a change that you will all like! My teleconference will now be podcasts for everyone to hear. All you have to do is come to my blog - HERE - and click in to listen. Over the next few days, I will post my three conference calls on my blog so you can listen in.

The first one is my interview with Teresa Tomeo in January. To listen in, click on the link below...


Vivat Jesus,


P.S. I will soon be launching a new blog on WordPress that will also act as my web site. More on that to come shortly.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Present in the Pew

I was recently working out on the elliptical machine at the gym when I saw something that made me look twice. A woman at the other corner of the fitness area was also working out on a stair stepper machine but was talking on the phone at the same time!

It made me think - is that what our culture is coming to? We are so busy that we have to multi-task everything, even our exercise time! For me, exercising is an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world and do something for myself. Apparently for others, it's a time to chat on the phone (which she probably already does most of the day).

Makes me think about sitting at Mass. How many times have I been present in the pew, but multi-tasking in my head. Here is my opportunity to do something for myself with Jesus, and I'm just like the woman on the cell phone. All these "busy" things in my life and they keep invading my mind on God's time. The worst part is I let them! What about you?

Now when I sit in Mass or Adoration, whenever I start to wander off and multi-task in my thinking, I think back to the woman on the stair stepper. It's a great reminder to be present at Mass, just like I'm present in the gym. Time to flex those spiritual muscles.

Vivat Jesus,


P.S. Sorry for being so long between blogs. Time for me to re-focus on this, too!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pope Ben is in the house!

It's very exciting that the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI is making his visit to the United States this week. It is his first trip as Pope. My prayers are for not only a safe visit, but one filled with strategies to promote peace and the protection of the unborn in this country.

Let's hope that this trip will be impactful to us as a country, and especially to all our Catholic brothers and sisters.

Vivat Jesus,


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Prayer request

One way to spread a prayer request is through the Internet, so here it goes...

My sister-in-law is having some major surgery today and my request is for all my friends to please keep her in your prayers...

Thank you.

Vivat Jesus,


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sacrifice in your daily work...

My apologies to all my loyal blogging pals...

I've not been as consistent as I'd like the last few weeks in keeping up with my blog posts. I will attempt to make sure that becomes a thing of the past. I've found myself very busy with my Rotary Auction, Toastmasters speech competition, and business in general. In fact, it makes me ponder how much time and effort are put into all of these things, leaving less time to pray.

I was recently reading on the Divine Mercy Chaplet and part of it read about the sacrifice of your time and work for others...namely those souls who have no one to pray for them. Being busy at work isn't a bad thing, although it can be improved if you offer it as a sacrifice for others.

In these busy times for me, I'm making an effort to keep this thought in my mind. As I work and struggle through each day, if I make it a sacrificial offering for a soul that needs it, it becomes more rewarding for me and more valuable for that soul. Sort of a win-win situation.

The next time you find yourself overwhelmed with work, think about offering it up for someone (or some soul) less fortunate.

Vivat Jesus,


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

God and GPS...

Check out this really great blog post by Catholic apologist Steve Ray. For those of you familiar with GPS, you will quickly get the relationship...


Vivat Jesus,