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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

“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… [Read More]

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”… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

Our Story, Our Voice: Why ACNM Is Needed


On my way to work on Wednesday morning I heard a story on the radio that almost made me drive off the road. Apparently the majority of American Catholics want a younger, hipper, more liberal Pope. As you can imagine this was news to me. According to the story… 54 percent – would like the… [Read More]

Join ACNM for SXSW… Unofficially


Last Friday Cristobal talked about ACNM’s continued growth and expansion. Today I’m thrilled to announce the next phase in our mission. Last year during SXSW we held an expanded Q1 meetup to coincide with the Interactive Festival. This year we are taking it to the next level. Pope Benedict XVI calls the world of social media a… [Read More]

2013 Statesman Social Media Awards


Hi everyone! It’s that time of year again and we’ve been nominated for the “Statesman Social Media Awards”. Here’s a little about the award. Do you know a social media rock star living in Central Texas? Who do you follow? Where do you turn for your social media socializations? Whose updates make you want to… [Read More]

Texas Catholic Pro-Life Day – Saturday January 26th


With the 40th anniversary of Roe vs Wade this week and all the things happening this weekend to celebrate life. I thought I would use my time this week to highlight a few of them. Saturday January 26th is Texas Catholic Pro-life Day. A day full of events to celebrate life capped off with the Texas Rally… [Read More]

Celebrating Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin


We got news of a really cool event that is coming up as part of “Celebrating Catholic Schools Week”. If you are a fan of Catholic schools, the Food Network, The Catholic Channel then this is for you. If you’re not a fan of any of those then I’m sure this event might just make… [Read More]

ACNM Year in Review


As the year quickly comes to an end I wanted to use this time to say “thank you” to all of our wonderful contributors and our audience. We’ve grown a lot over the past year, adding a number of great contributors and syndicated blogs. With each contributor we add a new voice and perspective to… [Read More]

And The Winners Are!!


Thanks to everyone who has been participating in ACNM’s first Advent Challenge via the site, Twitter and Facebook. We lots of great feedback this week and we’ve selected two winners via random drawing to receive a copy of “The Greatest Miracle” provided to use by the Maximus Group. And the winners are: Rod R and Ricky… [Read More]

Is Robert Griffin III Catholic? Why This Question Matters.

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Everytime the Washington Redskins play a nationally televised game our organic search results go through the roof because of this very question. Are all the people who are searching for “Is RGIII Catholic”, necessarly all that interested in his faith life? Probably not, but seeing someone cross themselves(as RGIII is known to do) is a… [Read More]

Jennifer Fulwiler: Minor Revisions Interview


Chris, Cristina and I got to sit down with Jennifer Fulwiler to talk about her new show ‘Minor Revisions’ that premires tonight at 7 PM (CST) on the NET network. We had lots of fun recording this interview and can’t wait for the show, everyone needs to make sure they check it out. Minor Revisions…. [Read More]

Advent Challenge and The Greatest Miracle DVD Giveaway


I hope everyone is enjoying ACNM’s first Advent Challenge and all the cool ideas that are coming from it. I’m here today to sweeten the pot a bit as it comes to our Challenge and post comments in general. Our friends over at the Maximus Group provided us with two copies of “The Greatest Miracle” to… [Read More]