Tammy Peterson to enter the Church next Easter

Tammy Peterson to enter the Church next Easter

In the long months of Tammy Peterson’s ordeal, marked by painful physical suffering, Jordan Peterson’s wife found that the daily practice of the Rosary, discovered during a hospital stay, became a sanctuary from which she drew comfort and the strength to keep her gaze on Christ. NCR—The daily practice of the Rosary is not always…

Obit and Funeral Details for Catholic Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan dies at 92

Obit and Funeral Details for Catholic Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan dies at 92

Richard Joseph Riordan was the first Catholic to serve as Mayor of Los Angeles in the modern era,  serving as mayor from 1993 to 2001. He is largely credited for guiding the city in the aftermath of the 1992 L.A. Riots and the 1994 Northridge earthquake. “Tough enough to turn L.A. around” As a successful…

Vin Scully, Devout Catholic, Legendary Dodgers Broadcaster, Dead at 94

Vin Scully, Devout Catholic, Legendary Dodgers Broadcaster, Dead at 94

Vince “Vin” Scully, devout Catholic, famed sportscaster and legendary MLB broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 years straight, dead today—August 2, 2022—at the age of 94. George Weigel summed up the famous sportscaster’s life well, in an article (First Things, June 15, 2016): “Vin Scully has lived through tragedies that would have crushed…

Business and faith – they work in tandem

Business and faith – they work in tandem

I have often been asked, “Can you be a good Catholic and successful in business?” The question is posed as if there is a contradiction between the two, assuming that to be successful in America, a CEO has to compromise his faith or morals. I believe that not only are the two not mutually exclusive,…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Catholic Business Journal Columnist and The Mentors Radio Host Tom Loarie and his Wife Patty Featured on Cover of Blackhawk Living

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Catholic Business Journal Columnist and The Mentors Radio Host Tom Loarie and his Wife Patty Featured on Cover of Blackhawk Living

Blackhawk Living—If you’ve never met Thomas Loarie, there’s a chance you might recognize his voice. He co-hosts a radio show called The Mentors Radio, which airs Saturdays on the Salem Radio Network in California (KTRB AM860) and worldwide, on iHeart Radio. “We are now in our fifth year,” says Loarie. “We feature guests from all…

Catholic Business Leaders in Hong Kong, China: Absolute Inspiration!

Catholic Business Leaders in Hong Kong, China: Absolute Inspiration!

Catholics make up only 12% of the population in Hong Kong. Yet these 12% are making a big difference for the sake of the greater good in the once free and thriving city, now oppressed by Communist China’s rule. You may not know their names or faces, but among this 12%, there are countless Catholic…

Meet The Self-Made Billionaire Who Is Sacrificing It All For God

Meet The Self-Made Billionaire Who Is Sacrificing It All For God

The Federalist—In Hong Kong right now, Jimmy Lai is sacrificing all — his fortune and possibly his life — for his God, his fellow man, and for freedom. Lai is a billionaire, although he wasn’t always one. Born two years before the Communists defeated the nationalists in China’s civil war, his father fled and his…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Nick Thomm

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Nick Thomm

Everything about Nick Thomm exudes the principle: Do what you love, anchored in Christ! In the case of this unique Catholic Business Profile, the much-loved, devout Catholic, understated and ever positive Nicholas Alexander Thomm, former executive producer at Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, died November 24, 2020, after a 14-year battle with brain…

Anchorage, Alaska: Ed and Cathy Rasmuson Awarded Papal Benemerenti Medal

Anchorage, Alaska: Ed and Cathy Rasmuson Awarded Papal Benemerenti Medal

The North Star Catholic—On May 17, Archbishop Bellisario presented the Benemerenti Medal to Ed and Cathy Rasmuson during vespers at Holy Family Old Cathedral in Anchorage. It was a special recognition bestowed by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, to the Rasmusons for their lasting and exceptional service to the Catholic Church and the people of…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Ken Strottman, A Career in Making Toys

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Ken Strottman, A Career in Making Toys

California-based Ken Strottman, founder and chairman of Strottman International, is a proud alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and has been a faithful, practicing Catholic all his life. This weekend on THE MENTORS RADIO, another faithful life-long Catholic, Host Ric Brutocao, talks with Ken Strottman about Strottman’s unexpected journey into founding the unique marketing…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Young Catholic Professional Jeremy Vinluan inspires others in ways you’d never imagine in this tech-heavy era

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Young Catholic Professional Jeremy Vinluan inspires others in ways you’d never imagine in this tech-heavy era

Photo: Jeremy G. Vinluan with Bishop Nelson Perez of the Diocese of Cleveland at a Theology on Tap event in West Cleveland. In an age of enlightened tech communications, when is the last time you received a handwritten letter? For younger readers, the likely answer to that question is “Never.” But what if you were…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Tim and Pat Von Dohlen

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Tim and Pat Von Dohlen

Texas native Tim VonDohlen, a long-time Catholic Business Journal columnist, is known as much for his business savvy and significant success as for his profound Catholic faith. That said, life has not always been smooth-sailing for Tim, nor for his wife, even though to meet either of them you would never know. Pat Von Dohlen…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Catholic School Principal Kenneth Farr

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Catholic School Principal Kenneth Farr

In the words of the American writer William Arthur Ward, ”The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The wise teacher inspires.” Kenneth Farr, M.A., the new principal at St. David Catholic School in Richmond, CA, as of July 1, inspires. To become principal at age 26, after just five years…

Christopher Columbus: A Catholic businessman of his day?!

Christopher Columbus: A Catholic businessman of his day?!

OK, I might get some heat for this one, but it seems to me — before all the secularist, anti-Christian, anti-Judeo-Christian history revisionists rooted themselves in the re-writing of school history textbooks, in mainstream newsrooms, and as college professors and Google algorythm coders — that Christopher Columbus was a good guy, a respected leader and…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Andrew Newland—President, Hercules Industries

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Andrew Newland—President, Hercules Industries

Every cause needs a hero, and when it comes defending religious liberty, it is only fitting that one of the heroes of this cause is named Hercules. Like its namesake muscleman of Greek myths, Hercules Industries of Denver, CO, a Catholic family steel manufacturing company, led by its president Andrew (“Andy”) Newland (pictured left), has triumphed in…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Dan McClory—International Banker, Boustead Securities

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Dan McClory—International Banker, Boustead Securities

Having been a cross-country runner in high school and college, Dan McClory (pictured left) knows that going the distance is the most important part of any athletic endeavor. As managing director, head of equity capital markets and head of China markets at Boustead Securities, McClory knows the same is true in international banking. Since 2016, McClory…

Catholic Business Profile: THIS Man models what it means to Transform Culture

Catholic Business Profile: THIS Man models what it means to Transform Culture

In this Catholic Business Profile, we could not imagine a better example of the vocation of a Catholic business leader—a person who daily lives and models for us the habits of servant leadership, complete trust and abandonment to Divine Providence, constant prayer even in work, attention to excellence in product content and delivery, humility, building…

Catholic Business Profile: Eliud Kipchoge humbly smashes Marathon World Record, says it’s “heart and mind” that win the race

Catholic Business Profile: Eliud Kipchoge humbly smashes Marathon World Record, says it’s “heart and mind” that win the race

Eliud Kipchoge broke the marathon world record in Berlin in September with a time of  2:01:39. That’s TWO hours and slightly over one minute!  To put it it into perspective, in the same amount of time it took you to drive two hours away, Kipchoge RAN 26.2 miles without stopping!  He didn’t even look tired…

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