Reject Racism, But Know What You Are Supporting

Reject Racism, But Know What You Are Supporting

There’s nothing like sitting outside on the 4th of July, the birthday of the United States, listening to great patriotic music and hearing a new Lee Greenwood song. Yes, I missed watching the traditional parade due to Covid-19 concerns, but I find myself thinking of all the blessings that my family and I enjoy; things…

Ohio AG: Abortion Clinics Can’t Use Resources Needed for Coronavirus Fight

Ohio AG: Abortion Clinics Can’t Use Resources Needed for Coronavirus Fight

This will be another one for the history books, sadly. Amid near nationwide lockdown in a radical attempt to stem the tide of coronavirus infections, daily rising coronavirus cases in the U.S., and the critical need for all spare facemasks, gowns and medical-personnel protection that is in short supply and needed for those treating severe…

LOOKING AHEAD – Be Positive, Take Risks, Take Action

LOOKING AHEAD – Be Positive, Take Risks, Take Action

I still believe in New Year’s Resolutions. There are those who say don’t worry about New Year’s Resolutions because you don’t keep them anyway. My view is (1) even if you do not keep them they have caused you to think about where you need improvement in your life, and (2) whatever positive outcome occurs…

The Mentors Radio Program expands to greater Dallas-Fort Worth region

The Mentors Radio Program expands to greater Dallas-Fort Worth region

Now entering its Fourth Year, The Mentors Radio program expands broadcast into the greater Dallas-Forth Worth region beginning January 4, 2020, on the Salem Radio Network. The Mentors Radio Show features three ethical and successful CEO hosts—Tom Loarie, Ric Brutocao, and John Phillips—who engage in lively, in-depth interviews with top ethical business leaders from a wide…

The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas

Christmas is my favorite holiday and season of the year. Music adds so much to the magic of Christmas. We know that the first Christmas was the miracle of Christ’s birth to the Virgin Mary for the salvation of souls – God’s gift to the whole world of His only son Jesus Christ. Music lifts…

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…

How A Vision Can Become A Reality

How A Vision Can Become A Reality

In my last article we looked at forming and accomplishing your vision, more on that later, and not worrying about being a people-pleaser. This month we look at someone whose actions demonstrate she cares more about the truth and doing what is right rather than worrying about what someone will think or say about her…

Summer Sharing, Amazing Future and Proven Predictions

Summer Sharing, Amazing Future and Proven Predictions

It appears the long hot, really hot, Texas summer is over. Can’t believe we have had nearly two weeks of near continuous rain. Pat and I have done our best to establish a few traditions during our 12 years of marriage to each other. One of those is providing funds for summer camp to each…

CAN PROPAGANDA BE OVERCOME – WILL PROPAGANDA RULE OUR LIVES?

CAN PROPAGANDA BE OVERCOME – WILL PROPAGANDA RULE OUR LIVES?

Award-winning journalist Sue Ellen Browder opened her presentation at this year’s Legatus Summit by saying, “If you don’t tell your story—no one else will.”  Her topic, “How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement,” was both eye-opening and alarming as she revealed how propaganda has driven the outcome on the abortion issue, including the U.S.

TRAVEL WITH GRANDSONS, GOOD PRO-LFE PROGRESS AND ALERT FOR DADS

TRAVEL WITH GRANDSONS, GOOD PRO-LFE PROGRESS AND ALERT FOR DADS

Pat and I have just returned from a week-long trip with two high school graduate grandsons – Trey and Patrick Von Dohlen.  Both graduated with academic recognition.  We went to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.  It was very unusual to be in snow on June 15 and the Snake River was raging from the…

Travels, Easter and Family Activities

Travels, Easter and Family Activities

It was a great Lenten season.  Aided by the suggestions in the book 40 Days, 40 Ways by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Pat and I selected the ways we were going to participate daily and throughout Lent.  What was unusual was that we had planned a trip to South America that had us away on Easter. We were in Trevelin, Argentina on

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.

Easter, Jesus, and A Holy Year in Rome

Easter, Jesus, and A Holy Year in Rome

We experienced a wonderful Easter getting to have all the Von Dohlen clan together on Easter Saturday as Pat fed all 21.  The grandchildrens’ excitement was elevated by getting to enjoy a candy packed piñata finally opened by several of the older grandchildren for all to scramble for the candy.  It was a wonderful day…

TWO POPES AS SAINTS, TWO POPES PRESENT

TWO POPES AS SAINTS, TWO POPES PRESENT

My wife, Pat, and I were recently in Rome to attend the Canonizations of Saint John Paul II and Saint John XXIII. This trip was also a Pilgrimage to expand and enrich our Catholic faith by visiting historical sites and viewing relics, paintings and mosaics that tell parts of the Church’s amazing history. It was made even more meaningful because each of these Saints lived in our lifetime.

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