The Last of the Forty Days

I can’t believe Lent is coming to an end. In the Catholic publishing world, the season of Lent seems even longer than 40 days, as we are promoting Lenten books and resources to parishes and Catholics long before Lent actually begins. As Holy Week approaches, I’ve been thinking about how to make the most...

The Season of Making Pitches

As we enter March, thoughts for many of us, honed over decades of watching spring come out of a usually grinding winter, turn to baseball. But those of us in the publishing business, especially in Catholic publishing, the coming of spring brings attendance at conventions where we are making our best pitches...

Not OK

Recently, at the grocery store, stocking up on healthy snacks for my youngest, I got a hankering for a little self-indulgence. There was an on-sale display of Dove lotion. I should immediately have thought of their inspirational Campaign for Real Beauty. Instead, a creepy voice in my head said, “It rubs...

Pope Francis Addresses Pentecostal Pastors – From an iPhone!

My heart leapt for joy last week as this YouTube video of Pope Francis addressing a Pentecostal church pastors conference went viral through the Catholic blogosphere. I am posting it here because I believe it’s one of the most significant addresses Pope Francis has made in recent months. I must admit...

Good Things Are Happening at SAM!

St. Anthony Messenger, one of the nations’s leading Catholic magazines, has taken a bold step in the digital era. The magazine now offers a digital edition each month—FREE to its print subscribers—which can be accessed via a computer, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Playbook. What’s so fun about...

The Higher Road

Life. It can be very busy, can’t it? So many things command our attention and energy. What is someone to do when they’re all potentially good things, worthy of our effort? I don’t have an easy answer to this. I’d be open to yours if you’d care to share. What I do know is...

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