Category Archives for "Catholic Culture"

Sep 02

A Taste of Mexico

By From the Heart | Catholic Culture

Summers are a busy time of year for everybody, and that also includes seminarians. Whether we are working a job for the summer, helping out with Totus Tuus and Vocations Camps, or serving patients in hospital ministry, we definitely keep busy. This summer in particular, Patrick Hoeft, Brady Keller, David Trout, and I (Tom Skaja) […]

Aug 21

Surprised by God, a vocation story

By From the Heart | Catholic Culture

Have you ever been surprised? I have…sometimes by joy, sometimes by grief. Among life’s unexpected happenings, being surprised by God has opened me to experiences and perspectives I could have never even imagined. Here are a few musings from my journey of discernment, seeking peace and purpose in my life. Born in Forest Lake, Minnesota, […]

Jun 23

“Power In My Hands”

By From the Heart | Arts & Entertainment

“Power In My Hands” is a brand new film that uncovers the beauty and power of the rosary. The Rosary Evangelization Apostolate, a non-profit organization, have answered the pleas of the Popes from St. John Paul II to Pope Benedict XVI to Pope Francis to call upon humanity to turn to Jesus through the rosary. Through […]

Jun 15

Engaging Minds, Creating Saints

By From the Heart | Catholic Education

Catholic schools have been a staple of our country and communities for over 200 years.  The first Catholic school in the United States was created by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Maryland in 1809.  It is crucial for us to understand the history, role and challenges of our Catholic schools. My hope with this blog […]

Jun 01

A DAY IN THE LIFE: Father Doug Liebsch

By From the Heart | A Day in the Life

Father Doug Liebsch. Gosh there is so much to say about this guy! Father Doug is one of the youngest priests in the St. Cloud Diocese and has spent his first two years of the priesthood at St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Church of St. Augustine. I was fortunate enough to be able to interview […]

May 19

A DAY IN THE LIFE: Seminarian Rick Aubol

By From the Heart | A Day in the Life

Introducing a new monthly series called, “A Day in the Life.” This section will feature a day in the life of Catholic folks from around the diocese. This is the first in the series and features seminarian Rick Aubol, who is studying for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He is […]