Four Ways to Show More Compassion and Love

Today our guest blogger is Randy Hain, author of Joyful Witness: How to Be an Extraordinary Catholic.  To learn more about the book—or to share stories of faith—click here. Jeanne Lyons’s story, as told in Joyful Witness, is one of overcoming life’s challenges and learning to show compassion and...

The Most Reliable Understanding of Heaven

Today our guest blogger is Jim Van Vurst, OFM, coauthor of the popular free e-newsletter A Friar’s E-spirations. To subscribe, click here. I  have never been to heaven and returned to describe it. But God has given us an understanding of what it will be like. Of course, heaven will be infinitely...

Identifying a ‘Regular Catholic Hero’

Today our guest blogger is Randy Hain, author of Joyful Witness: How to Be an Extraordinary Catholic.  To learn more about the book—or to share stories of faith—click here. Sometimes they sit in the pew next to us during Mass, but we may not know their names. They volunteer for parish ministries, show...

Wrapping Up Christmas

Our guest blogger is Theresa Doyle-Nelson, a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and California State University–Fullerton. Doyle-Nelson is a wife, mom, and lover of travel who writes from the Texas hill country. To see more of Theresa’s work, visit her website: TheresaDoyle-Nelson.com. It seems...

The Beauty of the Incarnation

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a second-year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in professional writing. Nick graduated from Roger Bacon, a Franciscan high school in Cincinnati, in 2012. When I was younger, I used to get mad when people put more emphasis on...

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