Impassibility of the Resurrected Body

Wow.  Trust me, you are not alone in wondering what the heck the title of this post means.  I don’t usually do this on Productive Catholic, but @HumanaeVitae suggested that I try this post last night when I got writer’s block and couldn’t think of a good post.  The question of impassibility is in various…

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Support a Catholic Speaker Month: Michael Cumbie

Matthew Warner over at the Fallible Blogma is sponsoring a cause to support various Catholic speakers.  Essentially, bloggers from around the world are encouraged to support a Catholic speaker and help them to get their name in the spotlight so they can better share their message.  Please head over to Fallible Blogma to check out…

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Getting It Done Like the Saints: Saint Therese

Last time, we saw how Saint Thomas More got most things done before we even had a chance to wake up. Now we are going toward the opposite spectrum. In honor of the feast day of Saint Therese (on October 1st), I thought it fitting to see how she got things done.  While her approach…

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You Really Should Outsource Your Church Staff…

I am sure you want to hurt me after reading such an inane title, but lately I have been thinking about how it would be possible to save money at parishes, while at the time improving the entire parish organization.  My solution would be to hire a staff with superior expertise in business administration, design…

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Make Your Own Holy Day of Obligation Reminder Widget

Tim Bartel from the fantastic Golden Arrow blog asked the following question on one of my WordPress plugin posts: Do you know where i can find a widget for inserting a U.S. Holy Days of Obligation reminder on my blog? Well Tim, I think I have just the thing for you.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t a…

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Who is the Best Catholic Speaker of 2009?

Matthew Warner, over at his blog Fallible Blogma, is having a poll to determine who is the best Catholic speaker of 2009.  Of course, it’s no contest that Peter Kreeft and Christopher West are the best. But for some reason they are running behind in the race.

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Help the Church by Tithing Smarter

What do you do when you see that your parish is wasting the money that you tithed on things that don’t effectively bring the gospel to those who need it?  How can you ensure that ministries that you support get the necessary funds to stay alive?  What if your parish is missing out on an…

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Simple To-Do Lists Don't Work (At Least for Men)

Imagine this: You just finish with one of the busiest days that you’ve had all month.  You studiously write all of your outstanding tasks neatly on lined paper so you won’t forget what you need to accomplish tomorrow, then you pack up and head out. The next morning you sit at your desk, pull out…

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How to Easily Add the Catholic Liturgical Calendar to Google Calendar

Updated for 2011! Big thank you to Catholic Faith Education for providing this update on their site: “Very easy to do indeed and in only a few clicks. Note that the Universalis Web site has been redesigned since this blog article was written and the link to the yearly calendar is now situated on the…

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6 Steps to Developing a Successful Youth Ministry Program

Nothing sparks a fire in the life of a parish quite like a thriving youth ministry program.  Unfortunately, many churches – although their heart may be in the right place – have no idea how to develop a lively program that lasts.  Well, if you are a youth leader, pastor, or a Catholic that wants…

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