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The Patrick Coffin Show: What Is a Real Man? Gordon Dalbey

May 14, AD2018 0 Comments
The Patrick Coffin Show: What Is a Real Man? Gordon Dalbey

The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive blend of depth and […]

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The Call to Evangelize Through Facebook and/or MeWe

April 20, AD2018 0 Comments
The Call to Evangelize Through Facebook and/or MeWe

Social media is a powerful vehicle for educating and evangelizing modern society about faith, social justice, morality, and the rights of the unborn from the Catholic Church’s perspective.  Since social media allows and even facilitates the spread of untruths and damaging rhetoric, the faithful are called to serve by articulating the truth to both the […]

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Making Sense of Pope Francis—Philip Lawler on the Patrick Coffin Show

March 24, AD2018 2 Comments
Making Sense of Pope Francis—Philip Lawler on the Patrick Coffin Show

Pope Francis I keep having the same exchange with my seriously Catholic friends whenever Pope Francis comes up in conversation. It goes something like this: we were enthused about the initial days of the election (he was saying things about evangelization that needed saying, he encouraged us to get out of “mindset ruts” and bring […]

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Phil Lawler on Off the Shelf at Breadbox Media

March 17, AD2018 0 Comments
Phil Lawler on Off the Shelf at Breadbox Media

Philip Lawler is the editor of Catholic World News and is one of America’s most incisive Catholic journalists and commentators. A graduate of Harvard College he has served as editor of Crisis magazine, the Boston Pilot, and Catholic World Report. He is the author or editor of ten books on political and religious topics. His essays, […]

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Using The “Laudate” Catholic App to Enhance Your Faith-life

March 4, AD2018 4 Comments
Using The “Laudate” Catholic App to Enhance Your Faith-life

What is Laudate? “Laudate” is a Catholic app found on most phones in “Play Store”. I discovered it in recent years and have found it very helpful in my Catholic life. It is a “free app” which makes it even more appealing. I find it great to know we can find helpful applications on our […]

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The Patrick Coffin Show: Tim Staples- Catholicism, Ecumenism, and Offensiveness

February 24, AD2018 0 Comments
The Patrick Coffin Show: Tim Staples- Catholicism, Ecumenism, and Offensiveness

The Patrick Coffin Show The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive […]

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When It Comes To Our Youth, Silence Is Not Golden

February 22, AD2018 1 Comment
When It Comes To Our Youth, Silence Is Not Golden

Technology is everywhere. These days, one is aware of the unfortunate scenario of individuals sitting around a table, eyes buried in cell phones and other electronic devices. There is the occasional glance upwards, followed by a few words spoken. But, these moments quickly turn back to isolated experiences of happiness and glee. Having been a […]

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Change Your Hearts, Not Your Laws

February 12, AD2018 1 Comment
Change Your Hearts, Not Your Laws

As Valentine’s Day approaches this year, our country is in the midst of a cultural watershed moment. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a clear sense of direction about where to go from here and how to bring about lasting change. I am referring to the #MeToo movement and all of the revelations of […]

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The Popcorn Cathedral Debuts on Breadbox Media

February 11, AD2018 0 Comments
The Popcorn Cathedral Debuts on Breadbox Media

There’s  a lot of action happening over at Breadbox Media including a TON of new faces who have come on board. Each week in this article I will feature one of our great shows. Recently Rod Bennett debuted his brand new podcast The Popcorn Cathedral. Rod Bennett is the author of “Four Witnesses; The Early […]

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Off the Shelf with Adam Blai: Hauntings, Possessions, and Exorcisms

February 1, AD2018 1 Comment
Off the Shelf with Adam Blai: Hauntings, Possessions, and Exorcisms

Adam Blai (pronounced “Bly”) is a Church-decreed expert on religious demonology and exorcism in the Pittsburgh diocese. He is an auxiliary member of the International Association of Exorcists based in Rome. Over the past decade, he has helped educate priests regarding exorcism at national conferences, seminars, and through consultation on many cases in a number […]

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Pete Socks: From Book Reviews and Podcasts to Full-Time for God

January 30, AD2018 0 Comments
Pete Socks: From Book Reviews and Podcasts to Full-Time for God

Pete Socks, a happily married father of five, converted to the Catholic faith in 1996. After a few years, he found himself simply going through the motions, just trudging to weekly Mass.  God had other plans, though. Pete experienced a reconversion when he stumbled on a book by Father Larry Richards and then attended one of his conferences. It […]

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The Truth About Medjugorje—Donal Foley Part I

January 29, AD2018 11 Comments
The Truth About Medjugorje—Donal Foley Part I

On June 24, 1981, a clear Wednesday afternoon, some young people went up Podbrdo Hill near the small hamlet of Medjugorje in then Yugoslavia. When they came down, they told people they saw “the Gospa,” (Croatian for “Our Lady”). A few more joined them, and it happened again. And again. And again. Today, three decades […]

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Christmas Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life and Charlie Brown

December 21, AD2017 0 Comments
Christmas Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life and Charlie Brown

I recently bumped into an old friend from grammar school and we began reminiscing about our favorite Christmas movies. Apart from realizing that all of the candidates were over 50 years old(not surprising given what spews out today), we ended up agreeing on two winners, one originally a theatrical release and the other a now […]

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Social Media Takes on Prayer: Why We Pray and Act

December 20, AD2017 0 Comments
Social Media Takes on Prayer: Why We Pray and Act

  We have all been flooded by posts on social media telling us to pray for Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other areas hit by disaster. I was surprised by the ones I got from secular and liberal acquaintances and friends, who suddenly seemed to believe that it was worth praying, or, at least worth posting […]

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Patrick Coffin Show: Can You Prove God Exists? —Dr. Edward Feser

November 26, AD2017 8 Comments
Patrick Coffin Show: Can You Prove God Exists? —Dr. Edward Feser

The Patrick Coffin Show The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive […]

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Christian Genocide – A Forgotten Crisis

November 21, AD2017 2 Comments
Christian Genocide – A Forgotten Crisis

The current plight of the Rohingya refugees in Myanmar is getting a lot of press notice which is appropriate, yet the ongoing plight of Christians in the Middle East gets little attention. Like many of my fellow Knights of Columbus, I support the Knights fundraising efforts to aid the displaced Christians in that area and […]

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The Harvest of Shadows:  Guns, Faith, Fear, and Zombies

November 18, AD2017 6 Comments
The Harvest of Shadows:  Guns, Faith, Fear, and Zombies

Whenever some sad soul goes bonkers with a gun, the media instantly goes into a lather of breathless updates and saturation coverage. Yet one single factor evidenced in every American mass shooting remains curiously unaddressed by the media’s “in-depth” coverage. They stubbornly avoid mentioning this determinative factor: None of the mass-killing perpetrators had a deep […]

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On Choosing a Movie

November 4, AD2017 11 Comments
On Choosing a Movie

My husband and I enjoy watching movies for a date night after putting the kids to bed. We had a great streak of movie watching about a year ago, with some great movie recommendations from a friend and from a few by the same director which we really appreciated. We looked forward to the next […]

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The Hearts Of Many Will Wax Cold

October 4, AD2017 15 Comments
The Hearts Of Many Will Wax Cold

Scripture warns us clearly that in the last days, charity will suffer. Matthew 24:12 “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.” I always considered the imagery of cold hearts as horrible and something I was immune to. I have learned that the warning St. Paul gives about not assuming we are […]

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Clutching at Relevance and Grasping at Control: Willful Submission to the Information Overlord

September 28, AD2017 7 Comments
Clutching at Relevance and Grasping at Control:  Willful Submission to the Information Overlord

Contrary to what I know to be the right thing to do, I have a stubborn tendency to dwell too much in the world, being drawn into different media under the false pretense of, “staying informed.” However the more I read and watch, the less peace I have. The more supposed “knowledge” I gain, the […]

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What Our TV Shows Say About Us

September 4, AD2017 3 Comments
What Our TV Shows Say About Us

I live in Portugal and both children and adults watch countless hours of TV a week, I would bet more than in the United States. Some people like to have the TV on constantly “for company” and few children have their TV viewing limited. Most of the TV shows watched in Portugal are American with […]

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Ask Tony: Did the Pope Declare Liturgical Reform “Irreversible”?

August 27, AD2017 18 Comments
Ask Tony: Did the Pope Declare Liturgical Reform “Irreversible”?

Is liturgical reform “irreversible”? And what does that mean in practical terms? Pope Francis’ August 24 address to the participants of the 68th Italian Liturgical Week included a phrase that has predictably stirred up concern and ire among his traditionalist and conservative critics. As is also predictable of controversies surrounding Francis, it’s “much ado about […]

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Unplug for God and Find Joy in Silence

August 20, AD2017 4 Comments
Unplug for God and Find Joy in Silence

An old proverb says silence is golden. Whoever came up with that proverb was on to something. Today, I went to a popular fast food sandwich chain restaurant for lunch. While waiting in line to be served, I couldn’t help but take notice of the man in front of me. During the entire time the […]

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Our Faith Is Not About Clean Uniforms

June 20, AD2017 2 Comments
Our Faith Is Not About Clean Uniforms

A few years back I was visiting a friend when a man in a sparkling white uniform walked out of my friend’s home. When my friend told me that this gentleman was there to repair his washing machine, I was somewhat surprised. After all, I thought, how can anyone repair anything without getting at least […]

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