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Catholic Moments #145 - All Things Guy

This week, we speak with Teresa Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow about their great new project for young men, All Things Guy: A Guide to Becoming a Man that MattersTeresa is an award-winning veteran journalist and best-selling Catholic author and speaker.  Her radio program is produced by Ave Maria radio and is carried by EWTN.  It is called “Catholic Connection.”  Most recently, Teresa’s “All Things Girl” book series was made into a 13 part television program for EWTN Global Catholic Television.  Cheryl is a Catholic author and speaker who founded Bezalel Books in 2007.  Bezalel Books is a Catholic publishing company interested in producing quality Catholic books for kids and classrooms.

In this week's Deacon Moment, Tom has built a profile of the PERFECT priest for you.  Avery talks about her Confirmation and embracing the relationships that we have with Christ, even in the crazy and busy times of our lives.  In this week’s Mary Moment, Sarah Reinhard considers sympathy and the adventure of living with God in control. Special thanks to Susan Bailey, who graciously agreed to let us use her Ave Maria music.

This episode of Catholic Moments is sponsored by CatholicMatch.com, the Leading Catholic Singles Community.  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: 6:52pm UTC

Catholic Moments #144 - Catholic Fiction with Ellen Gable

Ellen Gable is a wife and mother, freelance writer, author of two novels - Emily's Hope and In Name Only - and is a columnist for Amazing Catechists.com.  She and her husband, James Hrkach, have been certified NFP teachers for the Couple to Couple League since 1984.  They create Catholic family cartoons and live with their five sons in Pakenham, Ontario Canada.  Be sure to enter our current contest to win a copy of one of Ellen's two books.

Does Deacon Tom have a Smiley Face on today? You'd think so. God is Good!

Avery (www.livewtl.com) shares a meditation on a line from the song "Hold Us Together" by Matt Maher (http://www.mattmahermusic.com/) about God's grace and forgiveness.  Lisa Mladnich advises us to enjoy studying and learning when we endeavor to teach the Faith.

Sarah Reinhard gives you an opportunity to send your ideas and suggestions for upcoming Mary Moments and shares a quote from Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical On the Rosary. Special thanks to Susan Bailey, who graciously agreed to let us use her Ave Maria music.

This episode of Catholic Moments is sponsored by CatholicMatch.com, the Leading Catholic Singles Community.  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: 11:47pm UTC

Catholic Moments #143 - Father William C. Nicholas

Father William C. Nicholas is a priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco currently serving at Our Lady of Loretto Parish in Novato Ca, in northern Marin County.  Ordained on June 23, 2001, Father Nicholas writes regularly for the Catholic San Francisco and is the author of I Saw the World End: An Introduction to the Bible's Apocalyptic Literature.  Father Nicholas has taught classes in Adult Faith Formation in both Scripture and Liturgy since his first assignment.

Deacon Tom takes on a question from Mark S. of Philadelphia about how to keep positive in spite of the problems and scandals we hear about these days. Tom's Answer? Perspective.

Avery shares a reflection on serenity and surrendering to God with a prayer by St. Ignatius of Loyola.  Lisa Mladnich recommends "running a tight ship" in your faith formation efforts.

Sarah Reinhard shares a guilty confession about her language in this week’s Mary Moment, and a tip for how you might find help from Mary if you share her struggles. Also, a special thanks to Susan Bailey, who graciously agreed to let us use her Ave Maria music.

This episode of Catholic Moments is sponsored by CatholicMatch.com, the Leading Catholic Singles Community.  Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Education -- posted at: 11:46pm UTC

Catholic Moments #142 - Greatness in Our Teenagers

This week, we celebrate Catholic Moments Podcast announcer Eric Hendey's recent big college new and our own Avery's 14th birthday with a look at the book Greatness in Our Teenagers: A 10 Step Guide for Parents and Educators by our guests Peter and Filomena Tassi.  Midwest friends, be sure to come out for Lisa's visits to Chicago on 4/14 and the University of Notre Dame on 4/17 - details on both events can be found at LisaHendey.com

Have you ever heard a Pentecostal Preacher? Ever heard a Catholic who used to be a Pentecostal Preacher? Join Tom in this Deacon Moment about Alex Jones and his conversion.

Lisa Mladnich shares a "public service announcement" for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

As we near Divine Mercy Sunday, Sarah Reinhard uses this week’s Mary Moment to share her experience with praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. She also mentions the free Rosary CDs from Catholicity, the Divine Mercy Novena, and the sung version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

This episode of Catholic Moments is sponsored by CatholicMatch.com, the Leading Catholic Singles Community.  Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Family -- posted at: 7:11pm UTC