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.
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 was a part of our quirky and orthodox take on the daily acts that make up a Catholic life.