Taking a break to tackle new projects

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Anna Keating

When my mother and I started dreaming up this project four years ago, my oldest son could still fit on the back of my bike. Now he’s 5 and has a 2 1/2 year old sister. I’ve updated this site during that time every single day (including the day I gave birth!). I designed this blog with our book in mind and by word of mouth and thanks to all of you it grew. Thecatholiccatalogue.com went from a couple of readers, mostly family and friends, to a peak of over 70,000 followers on Facebook and elsewhere. One year ago this month our book came out with Random House (Image) and since then we’ve been busy doing lots of speaking and general promotion, and we have been flattered by all the good and kind things people have had to say about our work. But it’s time to start new writing projects. I can feel it, and that means taking a blogging break. We’ll keep the site online so you can still search it (upper right hand corner) as well as the content on Pinterest, Spotify, Goodreads, FB, and Twitter, and we will be canceling the Paypal subscriptions of our generous donors. I will provide occasional updates, for example, to let you know when new projects are coming out.

Mary Garden by Chau Nguyen

In the meantime, if you need your Catholic Catalogue fix, and want to have a more meaningful Lent and Easter, please buy the book, or invite us to come speak at your parish or school. (I just did a candle making talk and workshop as part of my new position as Catholic chaplain at Colorado College, and it was so much fun.) I know you will all keep living this beautiful life and fighting for a better world. And again, thanks to everyone who a part of our quirky and orthodox take on the daily acts that make up a Catholic life.


Anna Keating

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TCC Playlist: Stand for Something by Keida

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People today get their morality from their political party and the state. This is inadequate. We need to have our consciences formed by Christ, to be taught how to love what is good and avoid what is evil. Listen to reggae jam “Stand for Something” by Keida and more after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Life Away From the Garden by Damien Jurado

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Damien Jurado

“When in doubt I put my hand in Your side.”

In “Life Away From the Garden” Damien Jurado sings about our fallenness and tendency to sin, and the desire to be once again childlike, “light and free.” Jurado is a Christian and religious themes often appear in his cryptic and sometimes psychedelic catalogue. Listen after the jump:

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US Catholic Bishops on Refugee Ban

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refugee child

The Lord Jesus fled the tyranny of Herod.

Read the USCCB on President Trump’s refugee ban: USCCB on Refugee Ban. Be cautious of Catholics who claim to be more Catholic than the Pope. Many American Catholics seem to think Pope Francis is a fool, but we’re all called to be fools for Christ, so perhaps there are worse things.

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