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The Texas Heartbeat Law Needs Follow-Through

The Texas Heartbeat Law Needs Follow-through

September 8, 2021

The Supreme Court has taken a big step in rebuffing legal challenges to the Texas Heartbeat law that outlaws most abortions in Texas after about six weeks from conception. We need the Court to follow through later this year by overturning the so-called constitutional "right" to abortion when it hears the case of Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a retired Santa Rosa, CA-based attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and tax law. He may be reached...

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Free Speech and Social Media – Does Big Tech Work for the Government?

Free Speech And Social Media – Does Big Tech Work For The Government?

September 2, 2021

President Trump has filed lawsuits against Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accusing them of working with the government to censor free speech. His lawsuits raise two points: The big internet platforms are violating the First Amendment by colluding with government officials to censor unapproved ideas. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is unconstitutional in granting those companies legal immunity to...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a retired Santa Rosa, CA-based attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and tax law. He may be reached...

Ceo Learnings: 

Spirituality at the Intersection of a Career Transition and the Discernment of One’s Purpose

Spirituality At The Intersection Of A Career Transition And The Discernment Of One’s Purpose

August 20, 2021

A Review of Joe Murphy’s Spiritual Lifeboat. I was introduced to author Joe Murphy by Mary Jo Potter, the former Dignity Health Board Chair and a recent guest on my radio show, THE MENTORS RADIO. Mary Jo suggested we meet due to my work over 20 years helping more than 6,000 professionals navigate their career transition through a parish ministry...


Thomas M. Loarie

(CEO, Bryologyx)

View Articles Thomas M. Loarie is a popular host of The Mentors Radio Show, the founder and CEO of BryoLogyx Inc. (BryoLogyx.com), and a seasoned corporate...

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Forward Movement and Inspiration from the Holy Spirit

Forward Movement And Inspiration From The Holy Spirit

August 18, 2021

I am so thankful that the Catholic Bishops voted overwhelmingly to approve drafting a paper for consideration at their November 2021, in person, United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) meeting. The damage to the Catholic Church laity caused by a small number of outspoken Cardinals and Bishops who publicly oppose Christ’s teachings is significant. These Church leaders publicly express...


Tim Von Dohlen

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China and the Vatican

China And The Vatican

August 17, 2021

Father Paul Mariani, S.J., professor at Santa Clara University, gave a fascinating talk at the Napa Institute Summer Conference on the subject of China and the Vatican. Father Mariani's presentation centered on a 2018 "provisional accord" between China and the Vatican that was apparently designed to work toward normalizing relations and resolving issues over the appointment of Chinese bishops. Father...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a retired Santa Rosa, CA-based attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and tax law. He may be reached...

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FASTING: Something concrete and powerful we can do while the world goes crazy

Fasting: Something Concrete And Powerful We Can Do While The World Goes Crazy

August 1, 2021

The Eleventh Annual Napa Catholic Conference included a practical but very profound talk on the subject of fasting by Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., O.P., of The Busch School of Business at Catholic University of America. The Bible is full of references to fasting, especially at critical times during a person's life, especially necessary along with prayer and penance during these...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a retired Santa Rosa, CA-based attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and tax law. He may be reached...

Donner's Pass: 

Risks of Social Media: Advice from Fr. Norbert at St. Michael’s Abbey

Risks Of Social Media: Advice From Fr. Norbert At St. Michael’s Abbey

July 27, 2021

From St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County, Fr. Norbert Wood, O.Praem, recently warned of some dangers we face in today’s avalanche of social media, and how to manage these risks in a worthwhile contemporary human life. Focus on what's important in life Fr. Norbert emphasized that the overwhelming use of social media makes it very difficult to focus on what...


Al Donner

Al Donner worked as a professional journalist for several decades, first in Sacramento, covering Jerry and Willie Brown in the Capitol and California state agencies. He...

" Al Donner is a professional journalist, and a Catholic, with an interesting history of assignments and experience ...... "

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All Things Made New: Napa Institute Summer Conference Overview

All Things Made New: Napa Institute Summer Conference Overview

July 26, 2021

The Eleventh Annual Napa Catholic Conference was held July 22-24, 2021, with an impressive lineup of Catholic speakers on the theme "All Things Made New." The conference included Mass and a wide range of talks, including religious and spiritual topics, lots of commentary on current Church and world events, apologetics and some very practical subjects like fasting and a legal...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a retired Santa Rosa, CA-based attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and tax law. He may be reached...

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Sanctuary Cities For The Unborn- Abortion Illegal in 33 Cities (and the number is increasing)

Sanctuary Cities For The Unborn- Abortion Illegal In 33 Cities (and The Number Is Increasing)

July 14, 2021

A growing number of cities in America are taking steps to outlaw abortion, sending a strong message to the abortion industry that they are not welcome. "Sanctuary Cities For The Unborn" include 33 cities as of July 12, 2021, in Texas, Ohio and Nebraska that have passed ordinances fining and imposing legal liability on abortion clinics and anyone aiding or...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a retired Santa Rosa, CA-based attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and tax law. He may be reached...

Ceo Learnings: 

BOOK REVIEW: Understanding Demons and Miracles; Keys to Wisdom and Reducing Spiritual Vulnerability

Book Review: Understanding Demons And Miracles; Keys To Wisdom And Reducing Spiritual Vulnerability

July 6, 2021

Book reviews of “The Catholic Guide to Miracles” and the “Diary of an American Exorcist” I fully embrace the reality of a spiritual dimension to life. It cannot be proven with science, but it can be observed and for some, experienced. I am grateful for having numerous spiritual guides and experiences over many years that have provided me not only...


Thomas M. Loarie

(CEO, Bryologyx)

View Articles Thomas M. Loarie is a popular host of The Mentors Radio Show, the founder and CEO of BryoLogyx Inc. (BryoLogyx.com), and a seasoned corporate...

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Perhaps...: 

Terrific FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT:  Canonization of Saint Junipero Serra

Terrific First-hand Account: Canonization Of Saint Junipero Serra

July 1, 2021

(originally posted Oct 13, 2015)—Well, as my T-shirt proclaims, “Pope Francis in America…. I WAS THERE.”  I was specifically there for the canonization of Fr. Serra, an old family friend so to speak.  Serra and I go way back–I knew him even before he was venerable.  One of the happy sources of this connection was my mom, who told me...


Isaiah

(monk of the New Camaldoli Hermitage)

" Fr. Isaiah Teichert, O.S.B., is a monk at the New Camaldoli Hermitage (Immaculate Heart Hermitage) in Big Sur, CA. "

Perhaps...: 

Is Anything Too Wonderful for the Lord?

Is Anything Too Wonderful For The Lord?

June 26, 2021

There’s a lot of laughter around the conception of Isaac…some  of it is subtle, and some of it is falling-on-the-floor-laughter laughing. In yesterday’s reading, Abraham falls down laughing when God yet again promises him a son through Sarah.  And if you think about it, you could see why that would be very funny. For years God has been telling Abraham...


Isaiah

(monk of the New Camaldoli Hermitage)

" Fr. Isaiah Teichert, O.S.B., is a monk at the New Camaldoli Hermitage (Immaculate Heart Hermitage) in Big Sur, CA. "

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Is Roe v. Wade on a Collision Course in the Supreme Court? 

Is Roe V. Wade On A Collision Course In The Supreme Court? 

June 7, 2021

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor famously stated in 1983 that  Roe v. Wade is "on a collision course with itself” considering ongoing advances in medical science. Roe contains the seeds of its own destruction since the Court's basic premise, that abortions should be allowed before the baby is "viable" outside the womb, disintegrates over time with advances in medical...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a retired Santa Rosa, CA-based attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and tax law. He may be reached...

A Plea to Catholic Bishops at the Crossroads

A Plea To Catholic Bishops At The Crossroads

June 2, 2021

I am like so many lay Catholics, regular parishioners in pews and parishes throughout the United States, who respectfully yearn to hear the voice of our bishops amid today's various shades of increasing social upheaval and confusion—a voice anchored profoundly in the truths of Christ, His Teachings, and His Church that has safeguarded those teachings for more than 2,000 years....


Tim Von Dohlen

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Better Life, Better Business: 

How Long-Term Thinking Improves Short-Term Decision-Making

How Long-term Thinking Improves Short-term Decision-making

May 26, 2021

All successful people think long-term when planning their goals and deciding on daily tasks. That’s how they manage time successfully, avoid time wasters, stop doing low level time consuming activities and maximize results. Superior thinkers have the ability to accurately predict the consequences of doing or not doing a task. Before taking action, we need to know how important a...


Christoph Nauer

(Business Coach)

Christoph Nauer is a certified business coach, helping business owners to increase their productivity, profits, and to improve their personal lives. He coaches business owners to...

" Christoph Nauer is a Brian Tracy certified business coach and the founder of Balance6 "

Ceo Learnings: 

BOOK REVIEWS:  Dark Agenda and Stranger in a Strange Land

Book Reviews: Dark Agenda And Stranger In A Strange Land

May 10, 2021

Two books layout today’s cosmic battle between Good and Evil and a Path Forward for Strength, Joy and Peace exceptionally well, as you'll see below. Over the past year, Archbishop Carlo Vigano wrote a series of powerful letters addressing the evolving global formation of two opposing sides that he characterized as biblical, identifying the sides as: The children of light...


Thomas M. Loarie

(CEO, Bryologyx)

View Articles Thomas M. Loarie is a popular host of The Mentors Radio Show, the founder and CEO of BryoLogyx Inc. (BryoLogyx.com), and a seasoned corporate...

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Are Pro-Abortion Politicians excommunicated?

Are Pro-abortion Politicians Excommunicated?

May 4, 2021

Cardinal Bishop Raymond Burke, a prominent Church prelate and Canon lawyer, issued a statement on April 7, 2021 explaining that politicians who publicly support abortion and other intrinsic evils contrary to Church teaching should not receive Holy Communion. He based this, in part, on the fact that those politicians may be automatically excommunicated. Cardinal Burke does not mention Joe Biden...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a retired Santa Rosa, CA-based attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and tax law. He may be reached...

Ceo Learnings: 

BOOK REVIEW: Finding Vigano: The Man Behind the Testimony that Shook the Church and the World

Book Review: Finding Vigano: The Man Behind The Testimony That Shook The Church And The World

April 25, 2021

Just who is this Archbishop Carlo Vigano? Who is this man who released a Testimony that shook the Catholic Church and the World? Who is this man who wrote two open letters to former President Trump—one before and one after the 2016 election—in which he warned we were witnessing the formation of two opposing forces. Who is this man who...


Thomas M. Loarie

(CEO, Bryologyx)

View Articles Thomas M. Loarie is a popular host of The Mentors Radio Show, the founder and CEO of BryoLogyx Inc. (BryoLogyx.com), and a seasoned corporate...

" Thomas Loarie is CEO of Bryologyx, a radio host of The Mentors Radio Show, and the former, seasoned and pioneering CEO of life science... "
We Christians Face a Difficult Road Ahead

We Christians Face A Difficult Road Ahead

April 24, 2021

If someone were to tell you there is a new religion sweeping across America and the west, would you be surprised? What if that person could show you this has been in discussion since the early 20th century, would that make you start to listen? What’s Happening Has Been Planned for More than a Century In fact, this started in...


Tim Von Dohlen

View Articles If you’ve met Tim, you know that his life was shaped by good values that were imparted to him by his parents and he...

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