Book Giveaway!

bookMany of you know I am a co-host on Catholic Weekend. Probably many more of you don’t! So here’s a little introduction to it — last Saturday’s show.

We usually end the shows with our picks of the week — sometimes serious suggestions, sometimes not-so-serious. Sarah has a hilarious one this week. And mine?

A book giveaway!

Last week I reviewed my friend Margaret Rose Realy’s book, A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac. This week I made it my pick of the week.

If you’d like to be entered in the book giveaway, which I’ll do live on the show this coming Saturday, leave me a comment here, or go over to the Catholic Weekend page and leave a comment there. I’ll send the winner a copy!

another train wreck at Catholic Weekend, and a review

Check out this week’s Catholic Weekend with the usual crew of friends, minus Steve, who was out galavanting at football homecomings. You’d think he was a bandgeek or something.

So many things to talk about in this week’s show, and one of them is for my nieces and nephews — a fun animated film that had me laughing, and I’m an old curmudgeon.

Most of today’s movie-going audience is primed for the blockbuster Pixar films, but there’s a place for simple story lines and cute animated characters. A good story engages children’s imaginations, and this movie, Under Wraps, will do it. That’s why it’s my Pick of the Week.

And just in time for Halloween, too, if you’re looking for something to stick with the scary theme, but not so scary that the little ones can’t watch.

wrapsUnder Wraps tells the story of a not-too-typical family of archeologists who happen to be struggling with some very typical family drama: a teen-aged daughter too connected to her cell phone to interact with the family, and an adventurous younger son who wants very much to fit in and prove that he can contribute to the family, but falters a little because of his clumsiness.

Add an unlikely villain, an accidental Mummy’s Curse — complete with hilarious Mummy King, and some zombie parents who keep losing body parts, and you’ve got about an hour’s worth of family entertainment.

Pass the popcorn.

Check out other family-friendly fare at Arc Entertainment.

DIRECTOR Gordon Crum
CAST Brooke Shields, Drake Bell, Matthew Lillard
STUDIO 2014 Arc Entertainment

Catholic Weekend is ready!

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Check out this week’s show with special guest Daniel Smrokowski from Special Chronicles Podcast. Daniel shares about a lot of things, but you’ll want to hear his perspective on how his disability has been a gift.

I’m in TWO places this week, well, three

Besides the usual train wreck at Catholic Weekend,

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click Tino the Cat

you can read my poetry at,

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click on the title to read the poem

and read about my Advent-fail at

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Click on the candles to read the piece at

Catholic Weekend 193

Another Saturday morning, another wacky and disjointed conversation at the Catholic water cooler. This week we talk about Buffalo. Not the city.

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Catholic Weekend 187 with Pat Gohn

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William Newton and I welcome Pat Gohn to this episode of Catholic Weekend, direct from a cozy porch down a country lane.

We catch up with Pat, and launch into discussions about Pope Francis’ encyclical, Lumen Fidei, and his recent comments about a theology of women.

Check out the show notes, listen to the podcast, or watch on the Catholic Weekend page.

Catholic Weekend. Is God a pink hippopotamus?


This week’s guest, Brandon Vogt, tells a great story about God’s saving grace. You guessed it: there’s a pink hippopotamus. Check out the fun at SQPN. Watch the video or download the podcast here.

Goodbye, Steve!

The silliness that is Catholic Weekend. This is what I do on Saturday mornings instead of cleaning the bathrooms.

I’ll do anything to get out of housework.

This special episode is a bigger trainwreck than usual as we try to get people on to say goodbye to our friend Steve who is heading out to Papua New Guinea!

Catholic Weekend #135: World of Giant Creepy Statues

As usual, we cut up, I forget to mute myself when I dissolve into the sillies…and the fine gentlemen on the panel, Jeff, Steve, and Billy, take over like the good guys they are.

Follow the link here to listen.