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Create a Meal Ministry at Your Parish

Create a Meal Ministry at Your Parish

On April 30th our daughter was unexpectedly born 5 weeks early, and we were thrown into a hectic routine of traveling between home (where our confused 2 year old was), and the NICU hospital room where Lucia spent 18 days. During that time we had the help and support of our amazing family, friends, and […]

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Catholic Book Giveaway

Catholic Book Giveaway

Now that Lent is over, it can sometimes be easy to forget to spend the same amount of time in prayer as we did during those 40 days. So this month I’m giving away Randy Hain’s The Catholic Briefcase: Tools for Integrating Faith and Work, a book that has been a great help for living my […]

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Amazon and Google Lower Fees for Cloud Storage

Amazon and Google Lower Fees for Cloud Storage

Back in January I reviewed My Cloud, a private cloud storage option with a 3 TB capacity. This works great for our family—but it may not be the best option for a business or church. Sometimes, the convenience of allowing a public service to maintain, back-up, and secure your data in the cloud is the […]

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How Social Media Isolates Us [Video]

How Social Media Isolates Us [Video]

This video came out last year, so I’m a bit late in sharing this. But it illustrates how social networks affect our interactions and expectations of others—and why they might make us lonelier. Granted, there are a lot of generalizations made, but it’s worth watching. We’re expecting more from technology, and less from each other. After watching […]

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What does “Facebook Zero” Mean for Churches?

What does “Facebook Zero” Mean for Churches?

If you’re an administrator of a Facebook page, you have probably noticed a drop in organic engagement. Facebook’s ever-changing algorithms are steadily declining your content’s organic reach—meaning fewer people are seeing your posts because you’re not paying to “promote” them to those who have liked your page. An interesting whitepaper was put out by Social@Ogilvy: […]

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Looking for a New Font?

Looking for a New Font?

I tend to be a little bit of a typography nerd… I might even get mad at the TV if I see a poorly-used font in a commercial. I’m not the only one who does that, right? Just like a commercial, the right font in the right place can do wonders for a parish website […]

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Catholic Book Giveaway

Catholic Book Giveaway

Time for another Catholic book giveaway! No strings attached, just pass it on to someone else once you’ve finished it. This month I’m giving away Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Lent. The reviews for this devotional have been fantastic so I’ll be reading it as well this Lent. It walks the reader through the seven pillars of […]

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Lenten Resources for 2014

Lenten Resources for 2014

Lent begins on March 5th this year—only a few weeks away. Below are my top five online or reading resources that are either free or very affordable. Please share any resources or prayer aids you use in the comments below! Lenten Magnificat Companion (iPhone) (Kindle) The Little Black Book for Lent (Kindle) Living Lent Daily from […]

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Does your website make it easy to ask a Catholic question?

Does your website make it easy to ask a Catholic question?

It can be frustrating to hear someone assume something inaccurately about the Catholic Church. You’ve all heard the typical assumptions or flawed interpretations… we worship Mary, we shouldn’t baptize infants, there’s no need to confess our sins to a priest, etc. Not only are these signs that the Church is easily misunderstood, but it could […]

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Catholic Book Giveaway

Catholic Book Giveaway

There are a number of Catholic books I’ve really enjoyed and would love to pass on to others, no strings attached. Well, one catch—I’d ask that you pass the book on to someone else once you’ve finished it. For the first book, I’m giving away Matt Swaim’s Prayer in the Digital Age. Swaim’s book addresses […]

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Examination of Conscience in a Tech World

Examination of Conscience in a Tech World

January 6th was the Feast of the Epiphany. And though the accuracy of the events surrounding the Three Kings seem to put historians into a fury—I’ve always loved this feast and its message. The Gospel account in Matthew doesn’t leave a lot of room for interpretation—we can either act like Herod, pulling people away from […]

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Product Review: My Cloud

Product Review: My Cloud

For me, 2013 was the year of finally jumping on the cloud storage bandwagon. After I had my phone stolen and I forever lost pictures and videos of my son learning to walk, I immediately put the Dropbox app on my new phone so media would automatically upload to my account. I’m glad I have […]

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Life Teen on Social Media

Life Teen on Social Media

Life Teen, the Catholic youth ministry organization, has been around for quite a while now. (In fact, they’ve been around longer than I have.) But lately their online presence has really been grabbing my attention. They have fantastic writers that blog on their site and an extremely talented web team that are doing a great […]

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Now Playing: Light of Love

Now Playing: Light of Love

A few months ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Houska, Assistant Director and Religious Communities Coordinator for the Imagine Sisters Movement, about the movie they were making with Lighthouse Catholic Media. Light of Love is a film about the beauty of the consecrated life, plain and simple. We’re going to make a film […]

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Large-scale Catholic tech project launches at World Youth Day

Large-scale Catholic tech project launches at World Youth Day

During World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Diocese of Brooklyn launched the Pray with the Pope project—the first phase of a large scale technology campaign to get young adults to track prayer time and encourage others to do the same.

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Interview with Saintstir.com

Interview with Saintstir.com

I was able to connect with Jonathan, one of Saintster.com’s founders and developers, and I’m pleased to share the following interview with CatholicTechTalk.

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Interview with the Imagine Sisters Movement

One of the most exciting and re-energizing organizations I’ve come across is The Imagine Sisters Movement—inspiring and supporting vocations to Catholic women’s religious life. When it comes to the New Evangelization, they’re simply doing it right. Their content speaks to all generations, their web presence is outstanding, and their graphic design and videography is clean […]

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2013 Parish Website Contest Winners

2013 Parish Website Contest Winners

I am pleased to announce that the judges have finished scoring the finalists, and we have our top three winners of the 2013 Catholic Parish Website of the Year contest! Each of our winners will receive a plaque for their parish office, and the first place winner will receive a $500.00 donation from Liturgical Publications […]

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