Discipleship

What does the word discipleship conjure up for you? Persons dressed in Middle Eastern, flowing garb with inquisitive looks on their faces? They follow Jesus and listen to his every word. They are amazed at his teaching and actions, as well as what they have become since deciding to follow him. In other...

Catholic Update on Demand

Media ministry is fast becoming one of the prime ways anyone can become engaged in the New Evangelization. Our world is saturated by media and media choices. The Catholic Update on Demand streaming video service helps you take advantage of this opportunity during our Year of Faith.  As a subscriber you...

On American Catholic Radio

With the election of a new pope, these are exciting times for our Church community around the world. Make no mistake: our new pontiff has much to do and will certainly need our prayers.  A little closer to home, we here at Franciscan Media are doing our level best to promote the good work being attempted...

The Pope Who Quit

A year or so ago, I was fortunate enough to be asked to produce the audio version of author Jon Sweeney’s The Pope Who Quit. I was delighted to work with the author in our studios. Engaging the book in preparation for this recording, I was struck by how the author was drawing parallels between...

Compassion and Church Teaching

My wife and I are blessed with six children. When I share that with folks today and want to communicate what a joy they are to our lives, it’s often difficult to get beyond the raised eyebrows and gasps, with the inference of “How do you manage it?” The reality is that each of our kids, in...

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