Showing posts from September, 2021

Simply Holy 070: Finding Clean Catholic Fiction

Clean Catholic fiction seems like a paradox. Is it possible to write compelling fiction that is void of risqué innuendos, sensational violence, or occult characters? It certainly is possible, and award-winning author Amanda Lauer has done it with skill and finesse. Lauer has written a trilogy of young adult historical fiction that became so popular that a fourth book in the series will be published October 7, 2021. And there’s a fifth book in the works right behind it! In addition, she’s an accomplished journalist, screen writer, actress and model. Listen as Lauer shares about both her professional and spiritual journey, shows us how good Catholic fiction can be an instrument of holiness for readers, and what holiness means to her. To find Lauer online, go to

Simply Holy 069: Is God Asking Too Much of You?

Do you feel as though God is asking too much of you? Are you having trouble meeting the demands and needs placed on you? There’s a valuable lesson for you in the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand with five barley loaves and two fish. The little boy in the story doesn’t have much, but he gives everything he has to Jesus. From his meager gift, Jesus miraculously feeds more than five thousand people – with twelve baskets of leftovers! If you bring your basket of fish and loaves to Jesus, he will do the same for you. Here’s how.

Simply Holy 068: Avoiding Dangerous Philosophies

St. Paul tells us, “See to it that no one captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophy according to the tradition of men, according to the elemental powers of the world and not according to Christ.” There are a host of dangerous philosophies hovering out there, waiting to entrap us. They endanger our spiritual and physical well-being and are of man, not God. What’s more, our hearts radiate an electromagnetic energy that reflects the state of our hearts affect the states of other people’s heart. Simply by changing our own hearts, we can change the hearts of others and turn the tides away from empty, seductive philosophies. Here’s how to stand strong in Christ.