Loyola Press to publish English translation of Pope Francis book

I guess I’ll have to share the Loyola Press author spot light with some upstart author! ūüôā (Check out the story in the Chicago Tribune) Seriously, this is such exciting news! Loyola Press has beat out the nation’s top publishing houses for the rights to produce the North American English translation of the first collection of Pope Francis‚Äô words since he became pope. Congrats to Joe Durepos, our Acquisitions Editor, for discovering this “new talent” […]

More Positive Reviews for Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox!

I am grateful for 2 more very positive reviews of Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox,¬†from people I highly respect! First, here’s a review from Jonathan Sullivan, the Director of Catechetical Services for the Diocese of Springfield, IL. He is also the chair of the¬† National Conference for Catechetical Leadership‚Äės Technology Committee and ¬†host of the Catechetical Leader podcast. Jonathan is one of the finest minds in the country with relation to the effective use of technology […]

More Positive Reviews for 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness!

The positive reviews for my book, 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness, continue to roll in! I was delighted to read the following 2 great reviews. The first is by Heidi Schlumpf (National Catholic Reporter, 7/20)… Antdote to Spiritual Sickness …and the second is from RTJ’s (Religion Teachers Journal)¬†Creative Catechist. 7 Keys Review in Creative Catechist

Local Paper Features My 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness

Among the many joys of Easter Sunday was the realization that a local newspaper, the Daily Southtown Star, published a story about my book¬†7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness. I had completely forgotten about the interview which took place a week and a half earlier. When I picked up my Mom to go to our family Easter celebration, she congratulated me on the nice article in the paper! I quickly did a u-turn and headed to […]

Start the New Year Right: Get SPIRITUALLY Fit!

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions that include getting physically fit. Nothing wrong with that! However, there’s another kind of fitness that is equally if not more important: spiritual fitness. Why not make a commitment this New Year to pay attention to your spiritual wellness? With that in mind, I’m happy to announce the publication of my new book: 7 KEYS TO SPIRITUAL WELLNESS: ENRICHING YOUR FAITH BY STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH OF YOUR SOUL […]

Books, Books, Books!

I found the following article to be very interesting. Basically, it is saying that kids who grow up surrounded by lots of books grow up smarter! http://www.salon.com/books/laura_miller/2010/06/02/summer_book_giveaway/ As always, I think of the ramifications for religious education. I wonder what we could do to expose our students to more age-appropriate books about the Catholic faith to help them be smarter Catholics. For example, wouldn’t it be cool if¬† we catechists had access to a box […]

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