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Thu August 31, 2017

My New Book on Fulton Sheen – “Think Right, Live Well”

By |August 31, 2017|Writing|0 Comments|

Our Sunday Visitor has just published a new book that I put together, titled Think Right, Live Well: Daily Reflections with Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

Here’s a description of the book:
Think Right, Live Well introduces readers to the spirit and thought of Fulton Sheen, the greatest Catholic media evangelist of the 20th-Century. In the 1950s, […]

Tue January 19, 2016

Two Letters From the Holy Spirit

By |January 19, 2016|Prayer|1 Comment|

I have in my file and reproduce here two letters that I believe were sent by the Holy Spirit. I will give the background to each letter and share its significance.
Letter One
In February 1973 at prayer one day I thought I heard the Holy Spirit say that he wanted me to move to Ann […]

Tue January 6, 2015

How Frequent Reception of the Eucharist Can Change Your Life

By |January 6, 2015|Spirituality|1 Comment|

For the past decade I have attended daily Mass at my parish. I gather at 7 a.m. with a community of men and women who have become my close friends. When I decided to write this book I asked many of them to tell me about the effect daily Mass has had on their […]

Mon December 22, 2014

The Day after Christmas

By |December 22, 2014|Spirituality|0 Comments|

“Into your hands I commit my spirit.” Psalm 31:6

On December 25th we celebrate Christmas. With delight and excitement we welcome the birth of Jesus, God himself, who has come to be with us. On the next day the church has us reflect on the stoning of Stephen, the first martyr. Here the […]

Mon December 1, 2014

Christbearers

By |December 1, 2014|Spirituality|0 Comments|

“He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.”  Ephesians 1:4

On December 8 we celebrate Mary’s Immaculate Conception, one of the highlights of the Advent season.

Before “the foundation of the world”—before God created anything—he had Mary in mind to become the mother of […]

Mon October 27, 2014

The Heavens: Revealing God’s Greatness

By |October 27, 2014|Spirituality|8 Comments|

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky proclaims its builder’s craft.” – Psalm 19:2 (NAB)

One night around twenty-two hundred years ago, somewhere near Alexandria, Egypt, the writer of the book of Wisdom lay back on his lawn, his head cushioned on his arms, and stared awestruck at the starry heavens. We have probably […]

Sun October 5, 2014

Voices of the Saints – Radio Spots

By |October 5, 2014|Saints|0 Comments|

Click below for short profiles of the saints throughout the year! These “Voices of the Saints” radio spots are heard frequently on the EWTN network.

St. Genevieve (January 3)
St. Aelred of Rievaulx (January 12)
St. Anthony of Egypt (January 17)
Bl. Henry Suso (January 25)
St. Angela Merici (January 27)
St. Paul Miki and Companions (February 6)
St. Claude la Columbière […]

Tue August 19, 2014

Writing With Passion [Audio Talk]

By |August 19, 2014|Writing|0 Comments|

Two decades ago I was invited to give the keynote talk at a Christian writers’ conference. One day the organizer of the event called and asked me to give him a title for the talk on the spot. Without thinking I said that I wanted to talk about “Writing with Passion,” but I had […]

Fri June 20, 2014

A Method of Continual Prayer

By |June 20, 2014|Prayer|0 Comments|

“Pray constantly.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17.)

After visiting monasteries in the East, St. John Cassian (ca. 360–433), founded two monasteries in the West at Marseilles—one for men and another for women. His foundations were cenobia, community schools that formed candidates for a disciplined Christian life. To instruct his monks and nuns, Cassian wrote two significant books. […]

Mon June 9, 2014

Raising Kids for God—“Don Bosco Style”

By |June 9, 2014|Parenting|0 Comments|

Although a priest and never married, St. John Bosco (1815–1888) was a naturally gifted parent. For nearly a half-century of ministry in Turin, Italy, Don Bosco was a wonderful dad to hundreds of homeless boys. (“Don” is the Italian term of address for a priest). Today family-life professionals still regard him as an exemplar […]