Bud Light, Target, haven’t the Dodgers learned anything? As a sports team owner, I know better

Bud Light, Target, haven’t the Dodgers learned anything? As a sports team owner, I know better

Will the Los Angeles Dodgers ever be the same? I doubt it. One of the most-storied sports brands in history is reeling. It’s the result of management’s foolish decision to invite an anti-Catholic hate group to an LGBT Pride night, then rescind the invitation after criticism from the right, only to re-invite the group after blowback from the left.…

A Kiss and a Wave

A Kiss and a Wave

There are times when you observe things that simply take you aback; knock you for a loop. Actions or occurrences in our everyday lives that hit a nerve; sometimes for the good, like a gratuitous kindness, and sometimes for the bad, like palpable selfishness. These lived reminders are usually stark memorable and instructive – they…

WATCH LIVE: Los Angeles Sheriff with Archbishop Gomez—news briefing after arrest of suspect in murder of bishop in California

WATCH LIVE: Los Angeles Sheriff with Archbishop Gomez—news briefing after arrest of suspect in murder of bishop in California

In scouring reports of the shocking, heart-wrenching murder of Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Auxiliary Bishop David (“Dave”) O’Connell, 69, a native of Ireland who had served as a priest for 45 years, we found the most accurate and focused report to be the news briefing led by Los Angeles Sheriff Robert Luna on February 20, 2023. …

Lead by Example: Four Chaplains, selfless heroes of WWII, honored on 80th anniversary of their deaths

Lead by Example: Four Chaplains, selfless heroes of WWII, honored on 80th anniversary of their deaths

CNA, CBJ—“Most of us will never die a hero’s death… But all of us are called by the idea of faith, day in and day out, to give of ourselves,” said Newark Auxiliary Bishop Gregory J. Studerus, who presided over the Four Chaplains 80th Anniversary Mass at St. Stephen’s parish in Kearny, New Jersey, on…

Benedictine Sisters Build “Spiritual Oasis in the Modern Desert”

Benedictine Sisters Build “Spiritual Oasis in the Modern Desert”

The contemplative is the stay-at-home mother within the Church,” reflects Sr. Mary Josefa (Kathleen ’07) Holcomb, O.S.B.. “The stay-at-home mother has a role that is not seen, and probably not appreciated, by many in the world … but how many families need that mother’s presence! The Church is a family, too. It needs the presence…

Against the odds? Finding Faith at Harvard

Against the odds? Finding Faith at Harvard

CNA—One convert’s journey to Catholicism began with an invitation to an ice-cream social. Another says he instantly believed in the Real Presence the moment someone explained what the round object was that everyone was staring at during Eucharistic Adoration. For a third, the poems of T.S. Eliot — and a seemingly random encounter with a…

Victimhood is Not a Virtue: Defending true womanhood, marriage and the family

Victimhood is Not a Virtue: Defending true womanhood, marriage and the family

A quarter of 2022 has passed, and time is racing on. We are in Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter remind us of the 40 days that Jesus fasted in the desert before He came to Jerusalem to die on a cross, giving His life for each of us. Two excellent organizations providing…

This Catholic Doctor Lost Everything in the Nagasaki Bombing, Except Faith, Hope and Love

This Catholic Doctor Lost Everything in the Nagasaki Bombing, Except Faith, Hope and Love

Dr. Takashi Nagai’s work to help survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bombing and to console his devastated Japanese Catholic community is an unusual example of live-giving love and faith amid desolation and death, various speakers said at the New York Encounter on Sunday. “There was nothing, nothing anymore around him. He had completely lost everything,”…

Can A Warning From The Past Give Us An Answer For The Present?

Can A Warning From The Past Give Us An Answer For The Present?

So much has happened over the last 30 days and we have so many blessings for which to be grateful. Even so, inner anxiety and pressure to get things done can trigger unfortunate conflicts even among those we love the most.  Wiser heads and hearts than ours, and examples from Church history, give us some…

Saving More Babies’ Lives—A Remarkable New Opportunity: This is what happens when Catholic leaders lead with faith and business-savvy

Saving More Babies’ Lives—A Remarkable New Opportunity: This is what happens when Catholic leaders lead with faith and business-savvy

CBJ editor note:  At Catholic Business Journal we are committed to showcasing Catholic business men and women who vibrantly live their Catholic faith in business, at work, in their family and in their daily lives.  We are so proud to have long featured the articles and thoughts of Catholic businessman extraordinaire, Tim Von Dohlen, who…

Catholic football coach fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, lawyer alleges anti-religious animus

Catholic football coach fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, lawyer alleges anti-religious animus

CNA—The former Washington State University football coach, a Catholic, intends to sue the school after he was refused a religious exemption to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and was subsequently fired for not getting vaccinated. Nick Rolovich, a Catholic, had previously announced in July that he would not be receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, but would…

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

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…

Archbishop Cordileone ‘deeply grieved’ by attempts to delay consideration of Eucharistic teaching document

Archbishop Cordileone ‘deeply grieved’ by attempts to delay consideration of Eucharistic teaching document

CNA— Two U.S. archbishops on Tuesday responded to attempts by other U.S. bishops to delay consideration of a teaching document on the Eucharist by the full conference. “I’m deeply grieved by the rising public acrimony among bishops and the adoption of behind-closed-doors maneuvers to interfere with the accepted, normal, agreed-upon procedures of the USCCB,” Archbishop…

We missed this one in December, but worth showcasing now: McDonald’s Franchise Owners Keep Priorities Clear and Simple

We missed this one in December, but worth showcasing now: McDonald’s Franchise Owners Keep Priorities Clear and Simple

We at Catholic Business Journal missed this one in December but feel it is worth showcasing as a reminder at the start of the new year. Consider this simple Faith at Work story encouragement for keeping our FAITH principles top-of-mind in every decision we make, every action we do, including at work and in the…

What do you think?  Chick-Fil-A changes charitable donations but not core principles

What do you think? Chick-Fil-A changes charitable donations but not core principles

CNA—American fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A has announced it will stop donating to two large faith-based charitable organizations, after years of criticism from LGBT groups. On Monday, the Chick-Fil-A Foundation announced the organizations it would donate to in 2020. Notably, the foundation will no longer donate to the Salvation Army or to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.…

Meet the quiet Catholic money manager who’s comfortably beating the market

Meet the quiet Catholic money manager who’s comfortably beating the market

MarketWatch—More than 30 years ago, Philadelphia stockbroker Mark Mulholland bought a sandwich for a homeless man and it changed his life. “He said to me, ‘Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine you did unto me,’” Mulholland recalls. “Then he said, ‘That is Matthew, 25.’” He pulled a bible…

CA Business professionals: Tracing the Footsteps of Saint Junipero Serra: 21 Missions in 21 Days

CA Business professionals: Tracing the Footsteps of Saint Junipero Serra: 21 Missions in 21 Days

Pro-active Catholic business professionals in California, some of them connected with The Year of Prayer, partnered with seasoned Catholic organizations—Knights of Columbus, Blue Army, Knights of Columbus of California, Catholic Action for Faith and Family, to name a few— to jointly sponsor and coordinate and promote not only a year of prayer but more immediately…

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