Being a Catholic has always been a central part of my life. Though leaving the Catholic Church has never crossed my mind, explaining why I remain Catholic is a question I have never felt the need to answer. Living as a Catholic does present its unique challenges. Certain values we consider important are constantly being […]
Author Archive: Larry D
LarryD resides in southeastern Michigan with his wife and 2 sons. Most of his career has been in sales for a variety of packaging firms; in May 2012, he joined the ranks of the self-employed, starting his own manufacturers rep company. Despite the commitment of building up a business, he still runs the award-winning blog Acts of the Apostasy, and contributes to The American Catholic. You can follow him on Twitter at @AoftheA.
He also has a cat of whom he's 89% sure is plotting to kill him.
Selling and evangelizing are more similar than you might think. There are quite a few differences, to be sure, but there are features that are common to both. At first glance, sales and evangelizing appear as disparate as vice and virtue, but that\’s a false comparison. There are good and honest salespersons just as there […]
Cross-posted at Acts of the Apostasy. The second half of Season Seven of Doctor Who starts this Saturday evening [March 30] on BBC America, and I’m not going to watch it. I’m a huge fan of the show – well, at least I used to be – and when it returned to the airwaves back […]
Imagine these scenarios: – Joe is the top salesman at the local car dealership. A \”gay married\” couple comes in to purchase a car, and asks Joe to sell them a car. Joe is a faithful practicing Catholic who follows Church teaching that same-sex marriage is wrong and impossible. – Sue, a graphic designer at […]
(First of all, thank you to Stacy, Chelsea & Tito for inviting me to be part of CatholicStand. I\’m honored and humbled to be included with the other outstanding writers assembled for this e-zine. I hope I can contribute worthily, and provide an insight or two on the intersection of faith and business.) My chosen […]