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.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Watch my interview on CatholicTV

I hope you will take some time to watch my interview with Father Robert Reed and Jay Fadden from CatholicTV from this morning. We chat about Catholic blogging and the importance in evangelizing our faith among other Catholic men.

Click here to go to the home page. On the menu bar to the right of the screen, scroll down until you find the episode"This is the Day". Choose September 30th. My interview is about 15 minutes into the program.

I'd LOVE to hear your feedback.

Vivat Jesus,


Comments Please

I just finished recording a segment on "This is the Day" on CatholicTV. One of the questions asked was about comments. If you are a regular reader, I'd love to get more comments on my posts. As a contributing blogger on the Catholic Dads site, most of my comments are generated from there. I hope you will take the time to post comments on this site, too.

More to come on how you can watch the replay of my interview on CatholicTV.

Vivat Jesus,


Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Feast Day Angels

If you're like me, you have a great appreciation for the angels. The big honcho angels that appear in the Bible, the archangels, are honored today with their feast - St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael.

We should also remember our own personal guardian angels this day.

Let's give it up for the angels! ( wild cheering and clapping in background)

P.S. You can watch me on Catholic TV tomorrow! Go to www.CatholicTV.com and watch the show titled "This is the Day" at 10:30 Eastern, 7:30 Pacific. It will be available later on that day for "on-demand" play on the web site. The topic is Catholic blogging. I hope you tune in. Say a prayer for me...

Vivat Jesus,


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Watch me on Catholic TV this week

I'm very excited to announce that I will be the guest of Catholic TV on Tuesday at 10:30am Eastern this week! I will be interviewed about Catholic blogging on the "This Is The Day" show. I will be posting more information over the next day so stay tuned!

Check out Catholic TV at http://www.catholictv.com.

Vivat Jesus,


Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Frog and Jesus

This morning I was at my Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration hour when a funny thing happened (sounds like the opening of a joke, huh).

I was reading my Bible, specifically the Book of Jonah, in the chair right next to the door. It was about halfway through my hour and I dropped my tissue on the floor. When I bent over to pick it up, I noticed that I had company.

A tiny, green tree frog had entered the chapel underneath the door. He was sitting their ever so quietly pointed in the direction of the Eucharist. I stared at him for awhile, wondering if he was going to move. He didn't. He sat perfectly still staring (or seemingly so) right at Jesus.

This gave me pause for thought. "Every creature will bow down..." came into my head. Here was this little creature of God,sitting silently in an adoration chapel and in his own reptilian way (OK are frogs reptiles?) praising his maker.

You may be saying, "Dan...are you kidding?" No...I'm not. At the very least, he offered me company. I consider him a small gift from God to start my day, just like Zack was a few weeks (and blog posts) ago. Ironically, my little frog friend turned around and left with about 2 and a half minutes left in the hour. That made me chuckle. I guess he knew I would soon be leaving too!

The moral of this story...what small gift has God given you today? He will give you one. Are you prepared to receive it?

Vivat Jesus,


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Special Prayer Request

I have a friend who's daughter just delivered twins at 27 and a half weeks. So far so go but prayers are needed. If you have a spare moment today, please say a Hail Mary for this family.

Thank you.

Vivat Jesus,


I know I'm preaching to the choir...BUT

Just in case...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering the Heroes

Our prayers continue to be with you and your families seven years later...

Vivat Jesus,


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Little Miracles

I was praying at my Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration this morning, but have to admit I wasn't on my "A" game. I had a lot of business matters on my mind, and although I'd just completed the rosary, it wasn't a quality one.

As I finished and picked up my Bible to read, a young man came in to the chapel. I'd never seen him before. He asked if he could join me for a few minutes as he was on his way to work. "Absolutely", I said. His name is Zack.

About a minute in, he asked, "Would you mid praying a decade of the rosary with me? I usually say it in the car but I still have two to go." At that moment, it dawned on me that this was a small opportunity to make up for a less than perfect attempt earlier. I agreed and we ended up doing the last two decades.

I had one other gift. For the last Hail Mary, Zack sang the prayer. He has a beautiful voice and I was filled with a joy of making those last two decades. He had to leave for work...and did so with a big smile.

The moral of my story...

God has a way of bringing people into your life just at the right time for the right reason. Zack was that person for me today. Be vigilant because He will do the same for you when you least expect it.

Vivat Jesus,