Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Gargoyle Code

I am still reading "The Cloister Walk"  by Kathleen Norris for lent and have added "The Gargoyle Code" by Fr. Dwight Longenecker. It's written in the tradition of "The Screwtape Letters" by C. S. Lewis and is from a Catholic perspective.
This is specifically written for Lent with a meditation each day beginning with
Shrove Tuesday through Easter Sunday. It could be read anytime but may be more effective if read during Lent.
It can be purchased through Fr. Longenecker's website: If you can wait, it is much cheaper to order it through his website than Amazon or Ebay. It has helped me in my lenten journey by reminding me that I am in a spiritual battle with the enemy. It seems
that the Lord is probing me to learn more about Satan, not to delve into the religion of Satanism or have a fascination with exorcisms, but to realize the more I grow closer to God and grow in my faith, the harder Satan is going to try and tempt me. Part of a great warrior is studying and learning about your enemy. Be Gone Satan! Long Live God! May God Bless You on your Lenten Journey!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Catholic Media Day! March 15th

Here is a list of my favorite Catholic media: Podcasts, websites, blogs ,etc.
Podcasts: 1) The Break with Fr. Roderick Vonhogen. 2) The Catholic Hack with Joe McClane. 3) The Rosary by the Rosary Army (Greg and Jeniifer Willits). All can be found via Itunes.
Websites: 1)SQPN @ 2) Catholic Media Guild @
Catholic TV @
Blogs: Happy Catholic @ 2) Ecletic Catholic @ 3) Jeff Miller @
Authors: 1) Fr. Larry Richards. 2) Scott Hahn 3) Kathleen Norris
Musicians/ Artists: 1) John Michael Talbot. 2) Vince Ambrosetti 3. Renee Bondi.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lent = 40 days!

Here is a great lenten reflection as we begin this 40 day journey! May God bless you!

Monday, March 7, 2011


I hope your Catholic journey is going well as you make preparations for lent. In recent years I have taken more of an "active" approach than one of sacrifice or "giving something up". Most of the time it involves reading something "Catholic" and/ or "spiritual". This year I have decided to read "The Cloister Walk" By Kathleen Norris.
A brief history of "lent" with traditions and suggestions can be found at
On the right hand, under blog posts click "Your guide to a Catholic Lent". What are your lenten practices and traditions? Are they the same every year or do they change?
Hope you grow in your Catholic Faith during this Lent.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Welcome to Eclectic Catholic!

Michael Card sings "There is joy in the journey"! I hope to inspire you in your Catholic faith and share with you my Catholic journey! Enjoy!