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    Hi, my name is Kevin Lowry. I am a grateful convert to the Catholic Church, husband to Kathi, and father to our eight children. I'm also an author and speaker on topics including faith, work, family and finances.

    I'm glad you came to visit! While you're here, please check out my blog, order a copy of my book, and check out the conversion-related resources. I would be happy to speak at your event, please feel free to contact me.

    Thanks for stopping by, I would love to hear from you. What are your reasons to be grateful?

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Fr. Ray Ryland Thank You, Fr. Ray

I first met Fr. Ray Ryland over twenty years ago. As a new Catholic, perhaps the most striking thing at the time was also being introduced to his wife Ruth. He’s married? And a Catholic priest? How can that be? Boy, did I have a lot to learn. There was this thing called the pastoral provision, and it enabled certain non-Catholic clergy who came into full communion with... Read More

Br Rex 1 Home for a Hermit

This is Brother Rex Anthony Norris, or Br. Rex for short. He’s a hermit. Yes, a real, live hermit. So what does a hermit do? Well, suffice it to say that what is referred to as the eremitic life is a vocation, and has to do with what the Church calls assiduous prayer. He prays. A lot. Br. Rex is something of a walking contradiction. You might reasonably think that a hermit... Read More

Kevin Lowry You Want to Convert Me?

I’m a grateful convert, but no one converted me. You may have read about Pope Francis and his recent dialogue with atheist Eugenio Scalfari, founder of La Repubblica. In the published article, the Pope and Mr. Scalfari exchanged comments about whether they would attempt to convert one another. The Pope’s comments on the matter were decisive: Proselytism is solemn... Read More

l3 Stop Evangelizing Me!

As a kid, it always bugged me when someone was a little too sure about the state of their eternal salvation – and mine. I heard things like, “You haven’t prayed in tongues yet? Be careful when you cross the street…” or “All you need to do is say a little prayer in your heart, and you’re saved!” One way was too hard, another too easy – and there were countless... Read More

Kevin Conversion – Event or Process?

As a child, I bounced around several Christian denominations, but made a conscious decision to live for Christ during my pre-teen years. In fact, I did this a few times, as there were countless opportunities to do so. In my travels, there were frequent altar calls and other invitations to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. In all sincerity, I made that choice in my heart. Through... Read More

Donna-MarieCooperO Catholic Mom’s Café

I admit it: I was a little reluctant about this book review. The problem is, I’m not a mom. What can I possibly say about a book that targets mothers? It’s not like I have any experience with the subject matter. I’m a guy. So my experience is 100% vicarious. Actual experience, 0%. When I received the review copy in the mail, I didn’t even open in for a couple days.... Read More

donna-marie-cooper-oboyle More Must-Read Books

Wow, am I ever behind on book reviews. Part of the problem is that so many good books have been released lately. In addition, I’ve been on the road a lot lately with speaking engagements (including a trip to Benedictine College this past week that was an absolute highlight.) So with apologies to the authors, here is a quick list of must-read books to consider for your... Read More

Kevin Baby Steps to Humility

The other day, I was driving home from work and pulled up alongside a pickup truck at a red light. A woman was driving, accompanied by a couple guys in the cab. Nothing unusual, right? Moments later, the light turned green, and I gave my car a little extra gas, since I needed to make a left turn shortly down the road. Much to my surprise, the pickup gunned its engine and proceeded... Read More

Something More cover Something More: An Interview with Randy Hain

In a spirit of full disclosure, I am a Randy Hain fan. As a friend, he has been the source of unfailing encouragement, fellowship, and wisdom. Yet there are many dimensions to the man… Randy is a husband, father, writer, speaker, business leader, and much more. His third book, Something More: The Professional’s Pursuit of a Meaningful Life is packed with insight and... Read More

Kevin & Kathi 5 Reasons to Speak Positively about your Spouse at Work

“Sorry, I can’t do it tonight. The old ball and chain gets ticked off if I’m out late.” How many times have we heard derogatory comments like this about spouses in the workplace? Even worse, snide remarks can give way to all-out whining: “My husband is such a jerk sometimes” or “My wife completely lost interest in me after we began having kids.” Sacramental... Read More

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