Thomas Ackerman, Printer

Thomas Ackerman, Printer

By Joseph O’Brien   At a time when email, ebooks and iPhones seem to have eclipsed snail mail, paperbacks and anything in hard copy, owner and manager of Spirit Printing Services, Inc., of Chula Vista, CA, Thomas Ackerman (pictured left) has created an impressive paper trail to success. Having led the way in revolutionizing the printing…

Mexico: Children Rescued from Collapsed School Building

Mexico: Children Rescued from Collapsed School Building

God Bless Mexico!! In the aftermath of Tuesday’s powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake—as collapsed buildings, shock, devastation and the unimaginable pain of suddenly discovering the fate of lost loved ones transform parts of Mexico City and the surrounding region into chaos, prayers of gratitude, and even survival mode, nonetheless heroes and radical moments of selfless kindness…

ST. JOHN PAUL II LIFE CENTER AWARDED “CHRIST BRINGS HOPE” AWARD

ST. JOHN PAUL II LIFE CENTER AWARDED “CHRIST BRINGS HOPE” AWARD

The “Christ Brings Hope” Award is an award presented by Relevant Radio to an American Catholic who has worked with extraordinary dedication to bring the good news and hope of Christ to all souls.  This person exemplifies the virtues of charity, generosity, hope, apostolic zeal, and love for the Truth.

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE:  Joseph “Joe” Scheidler

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Joseph “Joe” Scheidler

Devout, good-spirited Catholic, former advertising man, and the man whom some dub “the Godfather of the pro-life movement,” Joseph Scheidler, passed away on January 18, 2021 at age 93. But his memory and the enormous good he tirelessly did for the unborn throughout his life will not be soon forgotten. May he be ushered into…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE & INSPIRATION: Learn what made Abby Johnson walk away from a lucrative career?

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE & INSPIRATION: Learn what made Abby Johnson walk away from a lucrative career?

Last week, along with 20,403 participants on the webcast, I “met” Abby Johnson, the young rising star at Planned Parenthood who made CNN headlines when she quit her job.  Here’s her story. On October 6, 2009, Abby resigned from Planned Parenthood in Bryan College Station, Texas.  Keep in mind, Abby was being groomed to be…

Totus Tuus: Pope Benedict XVI Remembers John Paul II

Totus Tuus: Pope Benedict XVI Remembers John Paul II

VATICAN CITY  (Zenit.org)— Below is a translation of the homily delivered by Pope Benedict XVI on April 2, at the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, to mark the fourth anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death. * * * [Translation from Italian:] Dear Brothers and Sisters! Four years ago, exactly today [April 2], my beloved…

New Bishop Named for Oakland Diocese

New Bishop Named for Oakland Diocese

 On March 23, Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, 52, who has served as auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of San Diego since 2002, as the fourth bishop for the Diocese of Oakland, Calif.. The installation will take place on May 5, in Oakland’s new Cathedral of Christ the Light. “I am grateful…

The Most Reverend Cirilo Flores: The Most Recent in Apostolic Succession

The Most Reverend Cirilo Flores: The Most Recent in Apostolic Succession

Mark McElrath, vice president of the clothing manufacturer DaRue of California, gives a gripping first-hand account of a rarely seen event in the United States, namely, the ordination of a bishop, the newly ordained Bishop Cirilo Flores (pictured above).. —ed. Since the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon those gathered in the…

Lead Like Christ: The remarkable story of one Catholic leader’s life-changing encounter with Pope John Paul II

Lead Like Christ: The remarkable story of one Catholic leader’s life-changing encounter with Pope John Paul II

When is the last time you took a quiet moment and allowed yourself the inner silence to listen to the whisper of the Holy Spirit?  To what were you invited—conflict resolution, another perspective, decisive action, compelling insight, inner peace, silence?  Did you follow the prompting?  This past Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King, such…