Interview With Fr. Philip Neri Powell, O.P. About God’s Grace & the Future of the Church

Screen Capture Domine, da mihi hanc aquam!Fr. Philip Neri Powell, a seminary professor, formation advisor and parish priest, has preached and commented about Christ, the Church, popular culture and events of consequence on his popular blog, Domine mihi hanc aquam! Featured are thought provoking homilies through which readers know and love the mind of Christ. I interviewed Fr. Powell about his blog, his call to the priesthood, the future of the Church, and his advice for those considering a Dominican vocation.

You have written about your past “postmodernist occult life” before coming to the Catholic Church and joining the Order of Preachers. In this increasingly secularized world, where many reject Christ, to what do you attribute your faith?  Read more…

 

 

Lenten Almsgiving (to Catholic Charities) PLUS fill your Easter Basket…all in one go!

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Zelie & Co is a group of Catholic women artisans. They work collaboratively to support each other’s business growth, pray for each other, and offer weekly sales on Instagram @zelieandco. Their patron saint is St Zelie, lacemaker and mother of St Therese, the Little Flower.

Zelie&Co Catholic Artisans are excited to partner with some of our Catholic Community’s most beloved Bloggers to support some amazing Catholic Charities!

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Our Blogger-Partners include:

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Support these awesome Catholic Charities as part of your Almsgiving this Lent…

…and fill your Easter baskets at the same time!

Join us on Instagram on February 9th!

 

 

Thoughts on Reading Pope Francis’ “The Name of God is Mercy”

This isn’t a book review of the Pope’s new book The Name of God Is Mercy. Rather it is a reflection on some of the points that really struck home with me and the ideas they raised in me, leading me to say, “This is amazing!” Admittedly, a large portion of the book does fall under that description, so if I wanted to quote all the excerpts that impressed me, I’d probably be posting the entire text.

Let’s just say right off that many people have wronged Pope Francis. Both those who hope he will “decriminalize” their favorite sin and those who fear he will abandon Church teaching have wronged him. The reason I say this is because the book recognizes a link that the Church has long taught: To receive mercy requires us to be sorry for our sins. That is a theme running through the book. Once a person understands this basic concept, it becomes clear that the panic within the Church over the Pope’s words and actions are wildly inaccurate. He’s not looking for ways to bring people who are at odds with the Church to Communion without a need to repent. He’s looking for ways to encourage such people to get right with God through the Church. In other words, people have spent the past 3 years rejoicing or panicking over something he never intended and missed the point of what he was calling people to.

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Zelie & Co:

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A new community of Catholic artisans has come together to offer beautiful, unique Catholic products through carefully orchestrated Flash Sales…on Instagram!

We are a group of independent Catholic Artisans who have teamed up to offer some exclusive sets at great discounts through our flash sales!
We have chosen St. Zelie as our namesake because we think she gets us!

St. Zelie was an exquisitely talented lacemaker! And she used her talent and keen intellect to create a very successful business. She built something that was a blessing to her family and at the same time raised Saints! That’s what we all aspire to do! #StZeliePrayForUs

Come and see what we’ve got!  Join us at Zelie & Co. on January 12th on Instagram!

Catholic Planner: Last Minute DEAL!

Catholic Planner

Just finished the NEW and IMPROVED Catholic Shop and Blog Planner!

This year, it’s embellished with Kelly Saints TM on the calendar and Divider Tabs to organize your Passwords, Blog and Social Media Stats, Guest Posts, Contributor Posts, Ad Space, Sponsor Buttons…and more!!

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Even if you’ve already purchased your 2016 Planner…you might find this calendar helpful as a wall calendar…or some of the worksheets… perfect supplements for Blog or Shop Planning! This year…I added some extra stats to accommodate Etsy Shop owners…and I added a couple new graphics for YouTubers and Periscopers!

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…and for those who prefer the Catholic Family Calendar right up there on the wall for all to see…check out our 8’bulletin board in our home office! We’ve used it for Saints Timelines too!

Website Planner CoverThe Website Planner for Shops and Blogs is available over at Equipping Catholic Families.

Website Planner with Kelly Saints TM for Shops and Blogs

  • month-in-a-glance Calendar with Kelly Saints TM  Feast Days (and quick notes for Top Referrers, Top Posts, Giveaways, Guest Posts and Blog Events)
  • Blog Stats, Shop Stats monthly worksheets
  • Social Media and Blog Stats spreadsheets
  • Passwords
  • Giveaways (including all contact info, dates and stats)
  • Guest Posts (including contact info and deadlines)
  • Contributor Posts (including deadlines, embedded links)
  • Sponsor Buttons
  • Ad Space
  • Affiliate Links
  • WordPress Plugins
  • WP Health Stats
  • Index Tabs

It’s $7 for the PDF printable with permission to copy multiple sets for home use,

but for a limited time, you can pick it up for $5 here: Website Planner 2016

 

Calling ALL Catholic Mommy Bloggers! New Directory and Community!

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Join the new Catholic Mommy Blogs Directory and Community. (Coming really soon!)

Let’s grow our Catholic Mommy Blog corner of the Internet together!

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Adventure for Faith, Hope and Charity

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Adventure it was for Faith, Hope and Charity Livingstone (my three main characters in my new book) as the girls made their debut visit at a book signing this past weekend. My husband and I had a blast meeting people from all walks of life at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church’s World Feast. The weather wasn’t very cooperative, (lots of rain) and thusly, attendance was down, but that didn’t stop the festivities. There was great food, games and entertainment for one and all – a true family entertainment experience. We had an open house for our new parish office building too! Lots going on.

I was so blessed to be… Read more…

Yes, Catholics CAN Evangelize

Catholics genersyfs-cover-amazon-lg-210x300ally don’t think of Jesus as an evangelist per say, but rather a storyteller. Well, the Son of God understood parables are powerful vehicles for truth.  Since parables impact people when they can relate to the details of the story, Jesus told stories about the ordinary people of His day.

Nancy Ward also understands when people simply tell their personal journey of faith in their own words,  they can help others who are seeking an authentic meeting with God. Ordinary people can reach, or evangelize, many who are outside the traditional  Church.

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Mommy, Mommy, When You Pray?

download (11)Mommy, Mommy, When you Pray, by Kimberly Cook, is a delightful picture book, written and illustrated by a mother with an eye for colour and an ear for lyrical language. This little book will capture the hearts and minds of children as well as their parents. Images and words work together harmoniously as her colourful illustrations and words vibrate with joy.

I smiled as I read every page.

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#CatholicCrafts on Instagram, #Giveaway at Catholic Sistas and #SuperSaints!

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Do YOU love Instagram? There’s a new tag out there to help you organize and discover awesome Catholic Crafts! Read all about it at Equipping Catholic Families and add #CatholicCrafts to share your Catholic Craft Triumphs!

Catholic Sistas giveaway

Check out this GIANT Giveaway over at Catholic Sistas! $1300 in Catholic prizes and over 60 winners!

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…and some other exciting news directly from Equipping Catholic Families: We’ve launched our campaign for the official print of the Super Saints Quizzing Cards!

Please check out our Project: Super Saints: we’re 32% towards our goal and the campaign ends August 31st!  Invest in tools to foster your kids’ love for the Saints!

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If you’d prefer to get your Cathletics Craft Kits here and now with $10 OFF, the funds from our Back to {Home}School Sale will go a long way to helping us print the Super Saints!

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Thanks for your support and enjoy your Cathletics Craft Kits to print at home!