For Just $5, Get Professional Graphics for Your Parish or Ministry


I’ve written before about how awesome Parish Designer is. Chances are, your parish or ministry can’t afford to hire a full-time graphic designer. But thanks to Parish Designer, you can get two or three custom design packages every month for a low price. They take away the stress of designing flyers, creating posters, and choosing the right fonts so you can focus on doing what you really want to do: ministry.

The Saint Who Punched a Heretic


Today marks the feast of St. Nicholas, a saint remembered by most for his association with Santa Claus, some for his commendable charity, but a small number for his famous punch against a third-century heretic.

As the story goes, during the First Ecumenical Council of Nicea (AD 325) there was a big argument over the divinity of Christ. Arius, a heretical bishop, believed that Christ was not divine, but rather just a creature. The Council challenged him to defend his claims in front of his brother bishops, including jolly old St. Nicholas.

Learning from an Unlikely, but Hugely Successful Evangelist

Today we continue our regular series called “Learning from the Saints.” Our guide is expert Bert Ghezzi, a dear friend of mine and the author of numerous books including Voices of the SaintsSaints at Heartand Discover Christ: Developing a Personal Relationship with Jesus.

His more recent books are The Heart of Catholicism and Prayers to the Holy Spirit. You can learn more about Bert and his work at

Today, Bert profiles St. Francis Xavier, perhaps the greatest Catholic evangelist of all time.

Cyber Monday Deals for Catholics


Cyber Monday, held annually on the Monday after Thanksgiving, has quickly become the biggest online shopping day of the year. Many online stores offer their best deals on this day to encourage early Christmas shopping. While there are many places you can go online to find deals on electronics and other big-ticket items, I wanted to provide a place for Catholic stores and ministries to make their deals known to Catholics who are trying to kick-start their Christmas shopping.