Faith at Work: Making a Career of Becoming a Saint This morning, my acquisition editor/legendary writer/all-around great guy Dr. Bert Ghezzi shot me an email. Much to my delight, the team at Our Sunday Visitor just agreed on the title for my first book, due for release March 1, 2012. It’s going... [Read more...]By What Authority?
The Corapi Division Like many faithful Catholics, I am deeply saddened by the continuing drama surrounding John Corapi. Since I first became Catholic, the former “Fr. Corapi” was an articulate and energetic preacher. For his work over the past twenty years, he has my gratitude. Much has been written... [Read more...]A Father’s Day Gift
What Fathers Really Appreciate This morning, my eight year old son David came bounding into my room with my four year old daughter Hannah. “Happy Father’s Day!” they shouted. Joseph, the more sophisticated ten year old, trailed with a smile on his face, echoing their comments. The even... [Read more...]Role Models
I have known Chuck and Jo Ann Wilson for years now, and am constantly grateful to have them as role models in my life. Fellow members of Legatus (Chuck is President of our chapter this year), they have a good marriage, raised four terrific kids – one a priest in our diocese – and have an... [Read more...]Reasons to be Grateful
The Pope doesn’t take advice from Alec Baldwin I love being Catholic. There are so many reasons to be grateful, I hardly know where to begin. But one jumped out at me yesterday. “Anthony Weiner is a Modern Human Being” screamed the headline. Or so says actor Alec Baldwin in a recent Huffington... [Read more...]From Atheism to Catholicism
For those who are philosophically minded, I can’t help but recommend a book by my friend Dr. Kevin Vost. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Vost when he visited The Coming Home Network recently to be a guest on The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi. Dr. Vost, a regular guest on The Sonrise Morning... [Read more...]The Godless Delusion
My last blog post on Neil Peart got me thinking – I sure wish Neil’s reading list included a few books by Patrick Madrid. Pat has been a friend for many years, and will always have my gratitude for publishing my conversion story in his book Surprised by Truth 2. So just in case Neil happens... [Read more...]Rush!
Respecting – and praying for – non-believers I grew up in southern Ontario (Canada), and lived in a couple small towns for several years before moving to Willowdale on the north side of Toronto. Willowdale, or North York as it’s now called, is home to the Canadian rock trio Rush. Part of my misspent... [Read more...]Financial Faithfulness
The Joy of Budgeting – Really! There’s an old saying, “when you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Unfortunately, there is ample evidence all around us that many folks are struggling with money these days. Maybe this is an opportunity to do a bit of planning! Of course, there are those who are... [Read more...]Dion
Mike Aquilina is one of my favorite authors. Well, in a spirit of full disclosure, he’s also one of my favorite people. Mike has been a good friend for many years, and encouraged me to begin writing a long time ago. He is one of those people who seems to know everybody… in fact, there’s... [Read more...]