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3 Reasons Why You Should Enter That Giveaway

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

Enter That Giveaway

Are you scrolling through social media and seeing “giveaway posts”?

Are you wondering if you should enter one or if it’s shady?

Most giveaway posts on social media are free and totally safe!  Giveaways help bloggers and small businesses market their content and products inexpensively.  Entering a giveaway is a great way to support small businesses, ministries and artists.

Here are 3 Reasons We Encourage You to Enter that Giveaway! Continue reading “3 Reasons Why You Should Enter That Giveaway”

Books, Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer

Are You Listening? A Book To Help You Hear God’s Voice In Your Life

This post is contributed by Christine Canino, Author of Spirit of Catholic Success.

Mediocre Catholic

Do you ever feel like your faith life is mediocre?

Like you are just going through life without really participating, just watching from the sidelines?

Do you find yourself at mass distracted by the kids, or your mind wandering to your laundry and your shopping and your dishes and your mile long list of things to do?

It is easy to fall into the trap of seeing life as mediocre, as just flying by fast and furious without much purpose or passion.

What to break free from mediocrity?
Continue reading “Are You Listening? A Book To Help You Hear God’s Voice In Your Life”

Books

The Perfect Cozy Christmas Read

This post is contributed by Sheila Cronin, author of The Gift Counselor.

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“What father, if his son asks for bread, would give him a stone?” Weird she thought, a scripture passage, yet how fitting. And what mother, if her son asks for a dog, would give him a stuffed animal? She shivered from head to toe.

The Gift Counselor

by Sheila M. Cronin

Do all gifts have strings attached?  

Yes, believes Jonquil Bloom as she sets out to counsel gift givers at a local department store. A single mom and graduate student in psychology, gifts fascinate Jonquil. Continue reading “The Perfect Cozy Christmas Read”

Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer, Free Resources, Social Media

21 Free Resources from Catholics Online

Your Ultimate Guide to Free Catholic Stuff from Amy Brooks, founder of CatholicsOnline.net

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With countless websites and resources in this day and age it can be tough for a blogger or a small business to get readers and customers.

One marketing tip to those with websites is to offer something for free in exchange for an email address. Owners of websites encourage visitors to their sites to sign up for a newsletter so they can keep in touch, announce sales and develop a following.

Catholic websites are no exception. Continue reading “21 Free Resources from Catholics Online”

Faith and Prayer

11 Ways to Quit Making Excuses and Pray the Rosary

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

pray the rosary

Confession: I don’t pray the Rosary every day.  I am pretty sure if I did, I’d be happy about it, but I am the queen of excuses.

I am busy.

I don’t have a 20 minute chunk of time. 

My family needs me.  Continue reading “11 Ways to Quit Making Excuses and Pray the Rosary”

Catholic Life

8 Ways to Live the Beatitudes in the Workplace

How to Evangelize in a Secular Work Environment. This post is contributed by Taryn Oesch, author of the blog: Everyday Roses.

Evangelize the Workplace

The New Evangelization calls us to “be evangelized and then go forth to evangelize.”

Most of us don’t spend our days working in religious ministry. So how are we called to evangelize in a secular working environment?

Should we leave rosaries on our bosses’ desks and invite our cubicle mates to Mass? I’m sure there are cases when these activities are appropriate and effective.

But subtler ways to be a Christian witness with non-Christian or non-Catholic co-workers can have more impact.

Here are 8 strategies to evangelize in your workplace. Continue reading “8 Ways to Live the Beatitudes in the Workplace”

Catholic Life, Social Media

5 Resources You Need in the Wake of the Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal

This article is contributed by Sara Estabrooks, Author at To Jesus, Sincerely, and Tech Assistant at Catholics Online.

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Five Resources to help you in the midst of the Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal. Continue reading “5 Resources You Need in the Wake of the Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal”

Faith and Prayer

Jesus Was a Refugee and other Biblical reasons to stand with refugees

This post is written by Fouad Abou-Rizk, author of Humanitarian Prayers.

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Why Standing With Refugees is Very Biblical was originally published in full on Humanitarian Prayers.

In this article, Fouad gives examples of Biblical refugees, including Jesus, that inspire us to stand with refugees in 2018. Continue reading “Jesus Was a Refugee and other Biblical reasons to stand with refugees”

Catholic Life

Can Catholics Marry Non-Catholics?

This article is written by Amy Thomas, author of the blog: Catholic Pilgrim.

Amy Thomas Can Catholics Marry Non Catholics

Amy Thomas, author and founder of Catholic Pilgrim, shares what the Catholic Church teaches about interfaith marriage.

She follows up official teaching with observations from her personal experience.

Amy gives wise warnings, sage advice, and examples from an array of mixed-religion marriages. Continue reading “Can Catholics Marry Non-Catholics?”