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Follow Me: The Passion of Christ and True Leadership

Follow Me: The Passion of Christ and True Leadership

Jesus has set his heart on his passion and death in Jerusalem with a single minded determination. He knows the pain and sorrow that  await him when he enters the gates of the Holy City. With a heavy heart, he warns his disciples what is coming: “Now, we are going up to Jerusalem; and there...
Catholic in the Cubicle, Part 3: Workplace Conflicts

Catholic in the Cubicle, Part 3: Workplace Conflicts

The following is a guest post by Bob Waruszewski. The workplace can be a harsh environment. Whether you work in fast food or the corporate office, all of us have experienced conflicts with our co-workers, bosses, or customers. Sometimes we go into conflicts guns blazing, determined to win the argument and save our reputation. Other...
A Day in the Life of a Catholic Police Officer

A Day in the Life of a Catholic Police Officer

A Police Officer from Wisconsin who recently converted to the Catholic Faith kindly shared his thoughts about life as a city cop and how the Faith influences his day-to-day life. This post originally appeared at Cream City Catholic and it  is reprinted with permission. I imagine there is no such thing as a “typical day”...
Blessed Beans: How the Pope Baptized Coffee

Blessed Beans: How the Pope Baptized Coffee

I love coffee, and there are few things I enjoy more than a rich cup of the blessed brew. But my affection for this drink goes beyond preference and borders on necessity—for when the alarm goes off and I pry myself out of bed each morning, coffee is the only thing that can restore my...
St. Maximilian Kolbe on How to Have Heaven on Earth

St. Maximilian Kolbe on How to Have Heaven on Earth

Have you ever wondered what Heaven is like? I have. I mean, we talk about it all the time, but when we get down to it, we don’t know that much about it. We do know that we will behold God face to face there, and we also know that we will find the fulfillment...
10 Tips for a Good Confession

10 Tips for a Good Confession

To make a good confession demands prior preparation. The better the prior preparation, the more abundant the graces and the more overflowing the river of peace in your soul. Following are ten short helps to make the best confession in your life. 1. UPGRADING THE RECEPTION. As Catholics two of the most important actions we...
Should Catholics Cuss?

Should Catholics Cuss?

Recently, a horribly raunchy movie made national headlines because it contained over 500 uses of the f-word. Yeah, it was obscenely obscene, and obviously, that level of profanity is unusual. But the fact is, vulgarities are becoming commonplace in music, movies, literature, and everyday language. This growing trend raises the question— is profanity a sin? Is it...
Get Your Beard On: A Call to Untrimmed Spirituality in a Clean-Shaven World

Get Your Beard On: A Call to Untrimmed Spirituality in a Clean-Shaven World

The following is a guest post from Tyler Blanski—a writer who possesses a beard of medieval proportions. Tyler is the author of When Donkeys Talk and Mud and Poetry. From bearded indie rockers to hipster barkeeps, facial hair is in. And with it come rumors of a holy renaissance. Men and women everywhere are rediscovering the hairy...
Catholic in the Cubicle, Part 2: Interacting with Co-Workers

Catholic in the Cubicle, Part 2: Interacting with Co-Workers

The following is a guest post by Bob Waruszewski. In my first post, I talked about three ways to be Catholic at the cubicle. As a follow up, let’s look at some ways to be a Catholic Gentleman when interacting with our co-workers. 1) Use Words to Build Up, Not to Tear Down – Most...
A Unique Opportunity: 33 Days to Morning Glory

A Unique Opportunity: 33 Days to Morning Glory

I just wrote about my devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and today, I’d like to share a Marian devotion that can help you grow closer to Jesus. It’s Marian consecration using the bestselling book 33 Days to Morning Glory. (Believe it or not, there’s already 2 million copies of this book in print.) If...
The Other Woman in My Life

The Other Woman in My Life

Men, I have a confession to make: There’s another woman in my life. She’s beautiful, faithful, holy and strong, and I love her more all the time. Don’t worry, you don’t have to tell my wife— she already knows. I’m talking about the Blessed Virgin Mary. Brothers, despite what you may think, you need to...
St. Joseph: The Model of Manhood

St. Joseph: The Model of Manhood

St. Joseph was an ordinary sort of man on whom God relied to do great things.  He did exactly what the Lord wanted him to do, in each and every event that went to make up his life. – St. Josemaria Escriva Recently, I have been growing in devotion to St. Joseph, the husband of...