A Profound Lent

It’s challenging enough, even for the most faithful Catholics among us, to keep our Lenten commitments. We’re all busy, and just the everyday juggling acts of trying to balance faith, family and work often can lead to forgetting to do … Continue reading

A Hug From Heaven

When I was about to make my first holy Communion, our Catholic school offered the opportunity to purchase religious items to mark the important sacrament. They turned one of our larger classrooms into a mini religious goods store filled with … Continue reading

Don’t Be Afraid To Speak Up

Looking at all of the stories where this person or that organization makes a very vocal public stance, files a lawsuit or does both, claiming they’re very offended by an action taken, often something said by a faithful Christian, I … Continue reading

Benvenuto! Welcome to “T’s Italy”

It just had to be something more than answering numerous questions as well as responding to e-mails about traveling to Italy. At least that’s what those who’ve benefited from my Italy obsession have told me. Time after time, whether it … Continue reading

Making Sunday Holy Again

In my most recent book, “Beyond Sunday: Becoming a 24/7 Catholic”, I take a look at the need for Catholics to embrace what they hear and whom they actually receive at Mass every week so that we can apply it … Continue reading

The Transcendent Power of Beauty

How many times have we been challenged over the years by someone who has left the Church or harbors disdain and distrust for anything Catholic? A common misconception such folks are quick to express is that the Church simply must … Continue reading