More Than Intercession

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a fourth-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 most people think of prayer, they think of only one specific kind of...

It’s Cold Outside!

Cold weather has swept much of the country these days, with wave after wave of blizzards across the northern US in recent weeks. Here’s shot of the spigot near my front door at home. Last October I turned the water off and left the faucet open, as usual, to keep the pipes intact through winter (to keep...

Hope and Joy through the Miraculous Medal

Our guest blogger is Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, author of The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions from Servant Books. To learn more about Donna, click here. A couple of months ago I felt inspired to give a blessed Miraculous Medal to a woman I met who was working at a department store....

Four Ways to Increase Faith and Trust in God

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. Joe Zuniga has been married for 30 years, is the parent of 11 children, has nine grandchildren, and has enjoyed a long 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...

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