Category Archive: Blogging

Aug 04

Do You Have the Time?

Time..don’t run out on me. It’s a phrase that I’ve mentioned often in ministry as being an element that is essential to the development of faith. I challenge spiritual directees to prioritize their relationship with God by dedicating at least 20 minutes a day to prayer with the hopeful development that 20 minutes will turn …

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Oct 28

We Have Been Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Hence the lack of blogging. We had some issues here with the blog that I wanted to take care of before we started causing all kinds of problems for you readers. But we are back online now and will resume a semi-normal posting feed now.

Sep 24

Oh Jealousy…Jealousy

Deacon Greg pointed this out to me today. Seems that some in the Catholic media are peeved that the Jesuits didn’t release their interview with Pope Francis to a myriad of Catholic Sources. Here’s one such complaint from Greg Erlandson, publisher of Our Sunday Visitor: It appears that hardly any bishops had a head’s up …

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Dec 10

We Need a Little Christmas…Sez Fr. Austin


My dear friend, who I only know through his blog, Fr. Austin wrote an amazing homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Included is his Christmas letter to God (as opposed to Santa). And he gives us several things to think about, so be sure to go and read the whole post over at his …

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Nov 13

Sacramental Skyping


In my ministry I have used Skype in a variety of settings: I do spiritual direction with one person about once a month using Skype which is a clear experiment merging the use of technology with the practice of spiritual direction. I has it’s glitches occasionally with a break up here and there and the …

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Aug 12

Facebook Forgivers

So I’ll be honest, some days the factions in the Catholic Church drive me up the wall. For instance my colleague Jim Martin, SJ posted a picture of Sr. Pat Farrell, the head of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious on Facebook and immediately people talked about her being a “bad Catholic.” Fr. Jim then …

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Jun 29

Say It Ain’t So…

Mary DeTurris Poust is taking her leave from OSV’s Daily Post. She will be missed there but no worries she’s got two new books coming out (slacker!) and more… My busy schedule isn’t the only factor in my leaving, however. Over the years, my writing has shifted quite a bit. I started as a Catholic …

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May 27

Guest Blogging at American Catholic


I have been remiss (since I have been traveling) to mention that because the NY Yankees beat the Reds I was given the opportunity to guest blog over at courtesy of Barbara Baker (who you know by the twitter handle @BarbaraKB). A snip: “Click-clack, click-clack, click-click-click. Click-clack, click-clack, click-click-click.” I looked up when I …

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May 16

Photo Ministry

Week 20 Keepers-4

They say a picture is worth 1000 words and Mary Williams, a wonderful campus and youth minister in Montana who I got to know at the Frank J. Lewis Institute seems to know that better than the rest of us. Her photo blog is AMAZING! She’s newly married and so, I stole this pic of …

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Apr 26

Happy Anniversary, Googling God

6 years old! It was 6 years ago that this blog began and the book soon followed. You’ve been great readers and this has been lots of fun. To the future of inspiring one another! (clink) As an anniversary contest the person who can e-mail or tweet me @godggoogler their favorite post first from this …

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