Beatification Update #1

The crowd in Via della Conciliaziona at 2:00 AM.

2:00 a.m. – Sitting outside Saint Peter’s Square with, oh, probably at least a million others waiting for the beatification Mass for Pope John Paul. The crowd, comprised of people all over the world, is energized and eager. We are blessed to be here, witnessing this moment in history. More updates to come as events […]

The Practicing Catholic is Going on Pilgrimage!

Greece & Turkey with The Catholic Guy Show

Last summer, we were selected for the Greece & Turkey pilgrimage with Lino Rulli and The Catholic Guy Show! However, when the Beatification of Pope John Paul II was announced, our travel coordinator The Catholic Traveler did some fast rearranging to include it in our itinerary. Tune in Friday, April 29 when Lino will be […]

Love is Greater than Fear

The Empty Tomb

And they waited. And we waited. And we are rewarded. We are rewarded by a love that conquers our fears, a love that achieves our hopes, a love given to us by His grace because we believe. And all because one man, Jesus, had a love for us greater than the fear of suffering; a […]

Real Hope for Life

Baby Holding Daddy's Finger

Informed Choices Medical Clinic is coming to the Des Moines area! This is huge for the pro-life cause for a number of reasons. Iowa has been under siege in the fight for life lately. Planned Parenthood has been perfecting its telemed abortion scheme in Iowa whereby abortion drugs are administered remotely via a push-button mechanism. […]

A Palm Sunday Perspective

Did you hear groaning about the length of the Mass yesterday? Did your kids who-are-old-enough-to-know-better act up during Mass? Were you possibly tiring of the extra standing or kneeling? This amazing video puts things back into proper perspective. Copies can also be purchased directly from Spirit Juice Studios; behind-the-scenes making of the Palm Sunday video […]

Family Movie Night Returns to FOX this Saturday

Truth Be Told

Calling all families! Truth Be Told, the newest P&G and Wal-Mart family movie night collaboration premieres April 16th at 8/7c on FOX. We will be watching, will you? Get involved and show your support for good, wholesome TV programs! Ratings matter and so does the family of faith – let’s send a message that we want contemporary […]

Why Am I In This Place?

Image from The Grace Card

  Image from The Grace Card © 2011 Graceworks Pictures We all ask “Why?” — Why me? Why now? Why here? It seems to be the question to ask when we don’t like something that has happened to us, when we are in an uncomfortable place or in an unhappy circumstance.   Twice this weekend […]