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Sorry in advance if this post offends. Just though I’d write out why I think Catholicism is, hands down, the best religion for the mentally ill. Here are a few cool devotions and traditions within the Catholic faith that work […]

The following excerpt is one of my favorites from a wonderful new book called “Why Stay Catholic? Unexpected Answers to a Life-Changing Question” by my long-time mentor and friend, Mike Leach. He also just started a blog, also called “Why […]

I’ve been politically incorrect for as long as I can remember. I really should wear a sign around my neck that says “I apologize if I say something offensive,” because it feels like I am eating the soles of my […]

I’m going to do a little name dropping here and say that my FRIEND Jim Martin has become Stephen Colbert’s chaplain. This is his THIRD appearance on The Colbert Report, and Jim invited me to be part of the audience! […]

Okay all you “loyal” readers and friends, which one of you ratted me out to the pope? Apparently he doesn’t approve of my “friend-collecting” habits on Facebook. I wonder if the Vatican set up a webcam on my desk. Of […]

Okay, let’s say there really IS something out there called Internet addiction. What does one do about it? Recently an old pal, upon seeing that I went from 50 Facebook friends to 500 in only two months (yah!) sent me […]

Since today is the feast of my patron saint, Therese of Lisieux, and it’s video day (Wednesday), I thought I’d republish my video on the roses that came when I prayed for all of you, especially those that had been […]

I found another cool video that featured several images of St. Therese set to beautiful music. If you love this saint, like I do, you’ll like it. To view the YouTube video, click here. To read more Beyond Blue, go […]

Beliefnet’s Rod Dreher wrote an interesting post on saints and signs while back. You can get to his post by clicking here. I’ve pasted it below, but you should go to his post to read the interesting stories on the […]

Beliefnet recently created a lovely gallery of saints with text by Thomas Craughwell. To get to the gallery, click here. For centuries, the saints of the Roman Catholic Church have served as both inspirations and intercessors. From the lives they […]