Author Archives | Michael Pytleski
August 4, 2014
A woman and her co-workers prayed over a meal at a diner in North Carolina. When it was time for the check she found that she had received a “praying in public” discount. As any sane modern person would do, she posted the receipt on Facebook and it became a viral phenomenon.
July 24, 2014
It’s taken over profile pics everywhere. What does it mean?
In the tradition of stealing pejorative words and symbols from the opposition it is now being used in solidarity with the Christians in Iraq who are being forced out of their homes.
There is also a story at National Review Online: A Christian Genocide Symbolized by One Letter
July 10, 2014
As people all over the internet are claiming to have predicted, the final of this year’s World Cup will be contested by the home countries of our two living popes. This is far too tempting to pass up!
Here is a sampling of what’s out there:
— Relevant Radio (@relevantradio) July 9, 2014
— Luzmila (@luzmilaxfloress) July 10, 2014
February 7, 2014
The track is being constructed. Follow along with photos of the construction on The Catholic Spirit’s Facebook page. The Crashed Ice competition will take place February 22 at the Cathedral of St. Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul.
January 28, 2014
A little over a year after Matt Birk and the Baltimore Ravens emerged victorious in the Super Bowl, Matt will be back home in the Twin Cities signing copies of his new book All-Pro Wisdom.
Birk, a former player for the Minnesota Vikings and graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul is a committed Catholic and active in the pro-life, pro-marriage and religious freedom movements.
When: 10:30 – Noon, February 8
Where: St. Patrick’s Guild
154 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
January 17, 2014
- App for iPhone or Android
- Daily text messages
- Daily emails
- Online novena page
To sign up for any or all of these, visit the 9daysforlife website.
More about 9 Days for Life
9 Days for Life: Get your information here! Kathy Schneeman on what’s going on locally
A day to march for the unborn and a culture of life Archbishop Kurtz of Louisville, Ky on the pro-life efforts of the Church nationally
Nine days of prayer part of Roe v. Wade anniversary General information from Catholic News Service
November 1, 2013
August 27, 2013
Apparently Pope Francis is calling people in Italy. He’s not having his people make the call mind you. He’s just picking up the phone and making a personal call.
So what do you say if you get the call?
Telephone etiquette for ‘the cold-call pope’ (NCR)
August 12, 2013
If you haven’t had an opportunity to hear this yet you really should.
From the Rediscover website:
Singer-songwriter Eliot Morris has been recording since 2002 and toured nationally with acts including James Taylor, Nickel Creek, John Mayer and Counting Crows. After years of witnessing the ups and downs of the music industry, as well as a brief but frightening health crisis, Eliot reassessed both his music and his life with a deeper sense of urgency.
The song may be heard here.
An interview with Eliot on The Rediscover: Hour radio show may be heard here at about 27 minutes into the show.
If you would like to learn more about Eliot, his story and the story behind his song please watch for an interview in the upcoming August 15 issue of The Catholic Spirit and TheCatholicSpirit.com.