Category Archives: Prayer

Happy World Communications Day!

  Of course, the most important fact about this day is that it is Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, including my own mom in heaven and my wonderful wife Eileen, who is the world’s best mom to … Continue reading

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Mary Schmitt’s Award for Community Spirit

Mary Schmitt, our daughter who is studying business at The Catholic University of America, received an award at CUA’s 2018 Cardinal Leadership Celebration dinner on April 18. What a great time I had applauding her accomplishment and meeting many of … Continue reading

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You’ve Got to Hear–and Savor–This Song

You’ve got to hear this great new Christian worship song … an anthem of trust in God ‘s abundant mercy, making its national TV debut on the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday. (Huckabee might not have known that detail.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abZxjgz89Hk ….

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Oh My Podcast! We’re E-vangelizing!

  Today brings the debut of a podcast whose development has been a highlight of my communications career. Please check out the first episode in the initial nine-part series, titled “Got Joy?” Before you do that, let me thank my … Continue reading

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Marriage and Family: The Power Couple

Don’t miss the current episode of “Franciscan University Presents,” which is a most thought-provoking and grace-invoking discussion of the sacrament of marriage. The guest, Father John Riccardo, sets the stage in the first half hour with a discussion of the … Continue reading

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O Christmas Troy, O Christmas Troy

The Schmitts were once again in Troy, NY, to be part of a traditional big-family Christmas celebration with my wife Eileen’s siblings and the extended family. St. Augustine Parish has been a spiritual home to Eileen’s family for generations, and … Continue reading

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Tonight, Stephen welcomes…the Philippians!

If you haven’t completed your daily Scripture reading yet, you’re in luck. I can provide four profound Bible quotes, all from Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, pre-packaged in an entertaining video format. We can thank three slightly surprising sources–a politician, … Continue reading

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