The Holy Spirit Moves In Texas As Msgr. Sis appointed Bishop of San Angelo

Bishop Elect Mike Sis

For anyone who knows Msgr. Mike Sis it was always more of a question of “when” not “if” he would be named a Bishop in the Catholic Church.  I first met Father Mike when he was the head pastor of St. Mary’s in College Station and had the pleasure of serving him on the Parish […]

Father Chris Decker Speaking At St. Thomas More Oct 23rd at 7:15pm

Father Chris Decker

If you were able to attend last March’s SXSW event then you know all about Father Chris Decker from The Catholic Underground. If you weren’t able to attend here is your chance to hear him speak again. Father Christopher Decker will be in town visiting and will give a talk at St. Thomas More. He’ll […]

“Dream of a Home” Mike Mangione Concert Fundraiser

Dream of a Home

Austin, TX – Folk-rock singer/songwriter Mike Mangione will be performing at St. Edward’s University Jones Auditorium on July 19th at 8 p.m. with Paul Finley opening. Mike will be performing songs of his latest album, “Red-Winged Blackbird Man,” to hit stores September 3rd, in addition to his established repertoire. Tickets are $15 gen admission and […]

An Open Letter to Catholics For Choice

Photo provided by Catholics For Choice

Yesterday Catholics For Choice ran the following full page ad in the Austin American-Statesman. That led me to post the following comment on the Catholics For Choice Facebook page. It is very interesting that “Christ humbled himself becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross (Philippians 2:8)” yet this group of so called “Catholics” […]

What Do We Do Now That The Smoke Has Cleared?

Smoke Clearing

There has been a lot of back and forth over the past few days as it relates to subjects such as the defeat of SB5 in the Texas Senate and the SCOTUS’ ruling on Prop 8 and DOMA.  In a very simplistic fashion I’ve seen people shake out into a few different categories. People of […]

Lighting The Fire of Forgiveness

Coach Yelling

After the Spurs got blown out in game 2 of the NBA Finals, my wife asked me if I thought Coach Pop was going to chew out the team.  I told her that if he did, it wouldn’t be anything that they hadn’t heard before. They knew what they did wrong and what they have […]

Dominican Sisters and The American Bible Challenge

American Bible Challenge

As you might be aware of the Dominican Sisters of Mary have been contestants on this season’s “The American Bible Challenge” and will be appearing in the final at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT Thursday, May 23 on The Game Show Network. We had the opportunity to ask Sr. Maria Suso some questions about her and her follow Sister’s […]

How Serious Are We About The New Evangelization?

I have a question for you

Last week over at my Being Saint Joseph Podcast I talked about Zach Braff’s new Kickstarter to support “Wish I Was Here” his follow-up to “Garden State”, which is billed as a sequel in tone but not story. In a little over three days Zach managed to raise over 2 million dollars and is still […]

What I learned This Lent


Hi everyone! We have a Guest Blogger pinch hitting for me today, please welcome Laurelin Ontai. Laurelin is a cradle Catholic and is currently a junior at UT majoring in advertising with a minor in business. She is social media obsessed and a lover of corgis. She doesn’t know what she wants to do with […]

Super Mario and the Spiritual Life

Super Mario and the Spiritual Life

Growing up I spent many hours in front of the TV or down at the local arcade with my good friend Mario and his brother Luigi.  I would play until my hands cramped up and my quarters ran dry. With my oldest in Kindergarden I felt it was time for her to learn to appreciate […]