On My Desk: Real Love Edition + A Giveaway

Full Catholic Desk

Happy Tuesday, friends! All sorts of great resources and articles piled up on our desk over the past couple weeks, which means we’ve got a whole heap of inspiration for you. Read on and follow the links throughout to learn more. At the end of the post, we’ll share how you can enter the GIVEAWAY!

Chris Stefanick Merchandise Close Up

First up, thank you to everyone who came out to the Chris Stefanick event in Waunakee on the 19th. It was a huge success with almost 1,100 folks coming out to hear his powerful message about chastity and the great love we are called to. Learn more about Chris and access more of his materials (like those pictured above) at www.reallifecatholic.com. Also, take note of the rockin’ volunteer t-shirts we had printed for the big event. Stay tuned! You could win one today here on the blog.

Bishop Morlino Column Marriage

We’re sure that many of you were following along with the happenings at the Extraordinary Synod over the past couple of weeks. If you’re looking for some of the best commentary out there on this topic of marriage and family, you have to look no further than our own Catholic Herald and Bishop Morlino’s comments on God’s unfailing mercy. Read along here.

Catechist Saint and Podcast

The quote for the week is inspired by our Book Club, where we’re reading Mentors for the New Evangelization by Sr. Johanna Paruch, FSGM. It is certainly calling us all to consider more carefully how we form ourselves interiorly to be the best catechists we can be.

In the midst of so many good things happening, we are so jazzed to also have the Freshly Brewed podcast taking up space on our desk. Since our launch on October 2, we are thrilled to share that we’ve passed the mark of 1,000 downloads. Over the past four weeks, there has been a copious amount of inspiration shared and we are happy to note that we have much more planned for the coming months. (Listen to the most recent episode here.) Spoiler alert: there is some super sweet Freshly Brewed merch being offered in our giveaway today!

American Catholic Almanac Book

Last up for today, we’ve got a book recommendation for you – The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States. As we head into a week of great feasts (the Solemnity of All Saints and the Commemoration of All Souls) and important elections, it would make for very appropriate reading material. If you don’t have time to pick up a copy this week, just tune into the podcast this Thursday where Topher, Sara and I will be chatting about the saints, patriotism and the legacy that young, American Catholics can leave behind.

Thanks for taking a peek at my desk today! We’d love for you to enter the giveaway below. – Lindsay

The Giveaway
In the comments section below, tell us what kind of topics or conversations you’d like to hear covered on the Freshly Brewed podcast in the coming months. This podcast is open to folks who have a connection with youth in the Madison Diocese (those who work with them, those who are youth in the Diocese, those who once were, those who pray for them often, etc.). Please comment by 9:59am on Saturday, November 1st. We will randomly select two winners on the afternoon of Saturday, November 1st to receive a BRAND NEW Freshly Brewed coffee mug and a sweet Real Love Is Demanding T-Shirt.

8 thoughts on “On My Desk: Real Love Edition + A Giveaway

  1. I, for one, would love to hear from some former teens in the Diocese (perhaps college aged now) on how their faith has impacted their college years, what it means to them, and how their faith in high school prepared them for ‘real life’.

  2. How bout a some “Catholic WI” coverage- I’m thinking great WI Catholics from our state’s history that we can come to know more about, Fr. Samuel Mazzachelli, Sr. Adele Briese, Jessica Powers, Vince Lombardi, etc.
    Or great Catholic places in our diocese and our state?

  3. I enjoy hearing stories where God has been encountered. Also, it would be interesting to listen to questions that are submitted and then answered.

  4. I would like some practical tips on how to convince parents and teens that their commitment to the Catholic Faith has a much bigger impact on the rest of the teens’ lives than weekend club sport has.

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