Today is Catholic Media Promotion Day, a dayÂ dedicated toÂ promotingÂ all kinds of Catholic media. Here areÂ resources we’ve found helpful in our journeys asÂ â€œPracticing Catholics.â€
We love Catholic blogs! Why? Because we have learned maintaining one is a lot of work! When you find a good one, you know the person running it is dedicated and passionate about their mission.Â Back in December, Joel highlighted seven blogs he enjoys reading. Head over to that post to read his favorites. I will add just two more to the list: ConversionDiary.com and FallibleBlogma.com.
I ran my first 20K (12+ miles!) last year, and for my training runs, I loaded my iPod with every religious podcast I could find. You name the topic, I found a corresponding podcast. Here are some ofÂ our favorites.
- Podcasts from Father John Riccardo,Â the pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth, Michigan, inspires us to live our Catholic faith out loud â€” really loud!Â HeÂ began podcastingÂ homilies and presentationsÂ before it was cool, so he’s been a pioneerÂ inÂ theÂ Catholic new media arena.Â As a cradle Catholic,Â I highly recommend hisÂ Catholicism for Cradle Catholics or RCIA for Catholics series.
- Equally edifying is SisterÂ Ann ShieldsÂ and herÂ Food For the Journey podcasts. Sister AnnÂ breaks open the daily readings like none other with her reflective yet challenging thoughts.Â Â
- Finally, our friends Deacon Tom and Dee Fox have one of the best podcast titles around: Catholic Vitamins. Deacon Tom and DeeÂ are faith-filled and faithful Catholics who enjoy sharing helpful information through their podcasts.Â Given Joel is in diaconate formation, we are so pleased that Deacon Tom and Dee areÂ walking along our journey with us andÂ have become prayer warriors for us.
OtherÂ Helpful ResourcesÂ
- We read information out of two resources nearly every day: the National Catholic Register andÂ Magnificat prayer book. â€˜Nuff said.
- Catholic radio has strengthened our faith immeasurably and broadened our knowledge of the Church, leadingÂ to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Two of our favorite programs are EWTNâ€™s Catholic Answers and The Catholic Channel’s The Catholics Next DoorÂ on Sirius/XM.
- CatholicVote.comÂ provides ï»¿ï»¿the Catholic perspective on political issues of our time ï»¿ï»¿â€” every Catholic should become familiar with this site and contentÂ before stepping intoÂ the voting booth.
- She loves her faith, she loves her brew. See how they mix by heading over toÂ our friend Sarah’s CatholicDrinkie.comÂ site.
We began ThePracticingCatholic.com in August 2010 and it has been an awesome vehicle to connect with other Catholics across the globe. We are stillÂ newbies andÂ want to learn more, soÂ we appreciate any feedbackÂ that will make this a better siteÂ for otherÂ practicing Catholics. If you “like” us, head over to ourÂ Facebook pageÂ and let us know.
Also, check back here aroundÂ May 1 â€” we are attending the beatification of Pope John Paul II and will be postingÂ real-time pictures andÂ stories (as long as technology cooperates, that is!).