Category Archives: New Evangelization

What the Pope Taught Me About Food, Sex, and God

When I was 19, I stopped eating. Not entirely. Just mostly. For the better part of six years, I survived on lettuce, tuna, and frozen yogurt. It’s not a diet I recommend, but at the time, it made me feel safe and in control. I hated my body back then. I hated its softness, its [...]

Reflections On My Time Away

 [Editor Note: The CV family continues to pray for the speedy recovery of Thomas Peters.  We know that Thomas and Natalie are both grateful for all of your prayers, love, and support.  While Thomas' condition continues to improve, he is not expected to return to CV as a regular contributor immediately.  The following post was [...]

A Rosary For The Rest of Us

  While the rosary is not a requirement for practicing the Catholic faith, the importance of this Marian devotion to the faithful is profound. With praying the Rosary come graces, indulgences and a powerful weapon against the Devil. What faithful son or daughter of the Church wouldn’t want to pray the rosary every single day? [...]

The Secret to Mark Wahlberg’s Success

I love Mark Wahlberg! But, let’s be honest… who doesn’t? Mark Wahlberg started out as a model and then went on to become the rockin’ awesome rapper Mark-y-Mark. As the years went on, Mark began acting and producing, and found massive success in the film industry. Throughout the years, there is one thing that remained [...]

Bishop Paprocki: Saying the Rosary for Gay Marriage is Blasphemy

  Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, IL has already demonstrated his ability to stand tall against hostile advocates of gay marriage. Maybe it’s a certain toughness bred from his experience as a hockey goalie.  More likely it’s a rock-solid commitment, born out of love for Christ and his Church, to defend the souls he is [...]

Hear Pope Francis Speaking English

Via Rocco de Palma: For all the waves the 266th Bishop of Rome has made across the Anglophone world these last seven months, perhaps the most remarkable thing is that all of it’s happened without Papa Bergoglio speaking a single word in English. Late last week, that changed when Pope Francis delivered a video message [...]

13 Things About Your Yard That Say You’re Catholic

  1.   The statue of Mary.  Required by canon law.                                   2.  Toys…lots of toys…new toys, old toys, big toys, little toys, inside toys, outside toys, broken toys, and…seriously, where did all these toys come from?       [...]

Real Pope Francis vs. Media Pope Francis

Everyone is talking about the Big Interview that Pope Francis gave last week. Catholic blogs are abuzz. My news feed on The Facebook is full of a mix of inspiring quotes and frustrations with the media response.  On that last point, it’s helpful to look at what Pope Francis really said. Therefore, we present for your viewing [...]

The LOVE Revolution

WYA Revolution is a project started by a young man named Jon Jorgenson.  Over the weekend a bunch of my friends sent me the link to two of Jon’s videos in the Anima Series. Now, they don’t have millions of views (yet), but they must be catching on because a bunch of people sent me [...]

The Cardinal & Colbert

Last night, Cardinal Dolan brought joy, youthfulness, and humor to Catholicism in a big mainstream way. He sat down and talked to well-known Catholic comedian Stephen Colbert about his new e-book, Praying in Rome: Reflections on the Conclave and Electing Pope Francis, and Pope Francis’ comments about homosexuality. It seems that Cardinal Dolan is leading when [...]


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