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Join me for a trip to San Antonio to attend this year's Catholic New Media Celebration, sponsored by SQPN.  We speak with the participants, speakers and sponsors who made this event such a great success.

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Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:23pm UTC

Catholic Moments #107 - Jerry Weber Jerry Weber is a California and San Diego County native.  Jerry is a former liberal who spent most of his teenage years mixed up with drugs and a very dysfunctional home life.  Feeling called by God to turn his life around at 17, Jerry -- a lifelong Catholic -- found himself attending Mass and graduating high school a semester early.  Now at age 31 Jerry has grown into a proud Catholic with more Conservative values than he would have ever imagined.  Struggling to be a better Catholic, on top of dealing with anxiety and depression issues, Jerry shares his story on how God and the Church have and will continue to transform his life, how dealing with an anxiety disorder has affected his spiritual life, and how others can learn from his story.

Deacon Tom Fox closes out this month's series on marriage with a reflection entitled "Marriage is a Partner Ship".  Be sure to download Deacon Tom’s Marriage Repair and Enhancement Resources document today - it is filled with wonderful suggestions, book recommendations and a Marriage Sharing and Discussion Tool.  This month, Deacon Tom is sponsoring a  contest - your chance to win one of four great Catholic marriage books.  To enter, visit SQPN.com and leave a comment on any of the June episodes of the Catholic Moments Podcast by June 30, 2009.  Four winners will be randomly drawn to receive one book apiece.

Sarah Reinhard invites this week to hold the hand of our Blessed Mother Mary.  Take a look at Mother Teresa: In the Shadow of Our Lady recommended by Sarah this week in her reflection.

The Catholic New Media Celebration is being held June 27, 2009.  We want to thank our sponsors:

For those who are unable to attend the conference, the entire program will be streamed online via the SQPN Live Ustream Channel.  Tune in throughout the day to hear talks by Fr. Dave Dwyer, Patrick Madrid and many other podcasters and bloggers, as well as a concert by Sarah Bauer.  Program details and times can be found here.

Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Prayer -- posted at: 12:04am UTC

Catholic Moments #106 - Deanna Witkowski

This week, we share the soulful music of talented Catholic jazz artist Deanna Witkowski.  After enjoying our interview, be sure to click here for your chance to win one of five copies of Deanna's new CD, From This Place.

Deacon Tom Fox continues our monthlong series on Marriage with a reflection that addresses problems in marriages and offers hope, inspiration and resources.  Be sure to download Deacon Tom’s Marriage Repair and Enhancement Resources document today - it is filled with wonderful suggestions, book recommendations and a Marriage Sharing and Discussion Tool.  This month, Deacon Tom is sponsoring a  contest - your chance to win one of four great Catholic marriage books.  To enter, visit SQPN.com and leave a comment on any of the June episodes of the Catholic Moments Podcast by June 30, 2009.  Four winners will be randomly drawn to receive one book apiece.

Sarah Reinhard has a reflection this week contemplating the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Be sure to check out Sarah's column on this topic at Today's Catholic Woman for more information on this topic.

The Catholic New Media Celebration is being held June 27, 2009.  We want to thank our sponsors:

For those who are unable to attend the conference, the entire program will be streamed online via the SQPN Live Ustream Channel.  Tune in throughout the day to hear talks by Fr. Dave Dwyer, Patrick Madrid and many other podcasters and bloggers, as well as a concert by Sarah Bauer.  Program details and times can be found here.

Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 5:49pm UTC

Catholic Moments #105 - Dave Durand

Our guest on this week's podcast is one of my favorite authors and motivational speakers, Dave Durand.  We discuss his latest book, Win the World (Without Losing Your Soul).

Deacon Tom Fox continues our monthlong series on Marriage with a reflection entitled "For Better or For Worse".  Be sure to download Deacon Tom's Marriage Repair and Enhancement Resources document today - it is filled with wonderful suggestions, book recommendations and a Marriage Sharing and Discussion Tool.  This month, Deacon Tom is sponsoring a monthlong contest - your chance to win one of four great Catholic marriage books.  To enter, visit SQPN.com and leave a comment on any of the June episodes of the Catholic Moments Podcast by June 30, 2009.  Four winners will be randomly drawn to receive one book apiece.

Sarah Reinhard shares this week's Mary Moment entitled "The Glories of Mary".  Grow closer to Our Blessed Mother with Sarah's book suggestions this week.

Don’t forget to register for SQPN’s upcoming Catholic New Media Celebration and enter to win this week’s Friends Forever Girls Doll Contest. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Author Interviews -- posted at: 6:06pm UTC

Catholic Moments #104 - Halo Day

This week, we feature three special books from Halo Publishing International and their wonderful authors.  In I am a Vivor Leona Ashley writes about her daughter Abigail who has survived and flourished despite having her arm amputated in infancy. Crista Stewart wrote The Little Frog to help children understand to accept themselves and others just as God made them. Tina Schneider and Anna Discenzo and the students of The Montessori School at Holy Rosary collaborated on Remembering DRemembering D is a poignant story of a young man named Demetrius Cameron-Lee Smith who made such a deep and permanent impression on so many hearts in his short lifetime that a book was written in his honor by his classmates and teacher. The bittersweet compilation of words, photographs and illustrations is dedicated to Demetrius, a brain cancer victim whose life was claimed at the tender age of twelve but who was an inspiration to all he met through his courage, zest for life and faith in God.

Deacon Tom Fox begins a month-long series on Marriage with a reflection entitled "When Matt met Leysa".  This month, Deacon Tom is sponsoring a monthlong contest - your chance to win one of four great Catholic marriage books.  To enter, visit SQPN.com and leave a comment on any of the June episodes of the Catholic Moments Podcast by June 30, 2009.  Four winners will be randomly drawn to receive one book apiece.

In this week's Mary Moment, Sarah Reinhard discusses how Mary, Mother of God applies to the lives of today's modern woman and continues her commentary on Marialis Cultus.

Don’t forget to register for SQPN’s upcoming Catholic New Media Celebration and enter to win this week's Friends Forever Girls Doll Contest. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Author Interviews -- posted at: 5:23pm UTC