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Got Irish Saints?
Plans are in the making for a Faith of the Irish Pilgrimage to the Land of Saints & Scholars
September 10 - 21, 2013
in conjunction, so far, with St. Mary of the Mills Parish, Laurel, Maryland
the Catholic Advance Newspaper group from Wichita, KS,
in cooperation with the fine, well-traveled people at
Care to join us to share in the
legends, lives, lore, and lessons of the great Irish Saints?
Then please do email me for details
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Got Catholic Questions? Get Catholic Answers.
I've done interviews on five of my books over the years on Catholic Answers Live, and I'm happy to say that Catholic Answers will be publishing my memory book sequel:
Memorize the Reasons!
The Catholic Art of Memory for Apologetics.
We are editing the book right now. I suppose it will be out in Spring, 2013. In the meanwhile, if you'd care to learn a little more about Memorize the Faith!, Fit for Eternal Life, Unearthing Your Ten Talents, From Atheism to Catholicism, or St. Albert the Great, (and if you'd like a chance to enjoy the humor and wisdom of Jerry Usher, Patrick Coffin, and Matt Swaim) then pleaase, be my guest, just give a click and a listen.
LIVE TALKS, RADIO, TELEVISION: 2011 & 2012
Please see the What's New (& Old) page for a history of past and upcoming events. Please also search my name on YouTube for episodes of EWTN's Bookmark with Doug Keck, The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi, and check out Johnnette Benkovic's Women of Grace website for links to my shows with Johnnette.
I am by training, vocation and avocation a psychologist, disability adjudication administrator, former college professor, American Mensa Research Review Committee member, weightlifting instructor, competitive powerlifter, Highland Games Heavy Events competitor, church lector, fast food fries and drinks man (a few decades back), who was raised Catholic, turned atheist for a brief spell of almost two-and-a-half decades, who returned to Christ and His Church and now writes for four Catholic publishers, and who does a lot of radio and live speaking engagements to spread the good news of the gospels and the Catholic Church, in particular, how it embodies the fullness of truth, synthesizing and perfecting along the way the graces of reason and faith, the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian heritages, and who, when unrestrained by a professional editor, loves to write exceedingly long sentences. Not always though. (Todd, Bert, George, and Cheryl forgive me.)
Perhaps Latinists, or those who have studied law or economics, will recognize the phrase caveat emptor -- "let the buyer beware" (lest he be bamboozled)! Well, those who would be "flexors" (exercises) should keep some caveats (forewarnings) in mind. The fitness-related information on this web site is intended for healthy individuals and is not intended to replace your doctor's advice. Anyone with or without known health problems should consult with a treating physician before embarking on significant changes in exercise or diet. We will strive to become fit for eternal life, but we don't want to start the eternal part prematurely!