Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer, Lent

Hearts, Wine and Time: Your Ultimate Guide for Lent 2019

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

Lent

What does your soul NEED this year?

Have you asked God what you should do in order to know Him more deeply, love Him more dearly and serve Him more joyfully? Continue reading “Hearts, Wine and Time: Your Ultimate Guide for Lent 2019”

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Don’t Give Up These Facebook Pages For Lent!

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

Don't give up these Facebook pages for Lent

Facebook can be a great escape from our endless to-do lists

It can also be a place where we see hot issues become real personal, real fast.

Most of us go on social media to escape drama – not find it.

Which is probably why it’s not uncommon for many Catholics to give it up for Lent.  It can be a distraction.

However, we have 10 Facebook pages we suggest you follow in order to make your Lent holier and help you grow closer to the Lord all year round! Continue reading “Don’t Give Up These Facebook Pages For Lent!”

Catholic Life, Social Media

Insta-Grammies: 15 Award Worthy Catholic Instagram Accounts

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

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In today’s world, everyone is an “influencer”.

So many people have a “platform” and many have A LOT to say about anything and everything.

From diet tips to fashion trends, you can find almost anything on Instagram. Continue reading “Insta-Grammies: 15 Award Worthy Catholic Instagram Accounts”

Catholic Life

Marching in Spirit: Supporting the March for Life from Afar

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

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The March for Life is a beautiful witness to God’s love.  Many Catholics and non-Catholics will travel to D.C. on January 18th this year to demonstrate the need for compassionate laws – for both women and the unborn.

But, some of us can’t make it.

We all have different reasons.  Personally, I just can not bring my 1 year old twins.

But, I want to show my support.  Not only on January 18th, but every day of the year.

If you want to support the March for Life, but can not attend, here are 3 things you can do to “March in Spirit”: Continue reading “Marching in Spirit: Supporting the March for Life from Afar”

Advent, Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer, Shopping Guide

27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Catholics (Plus a Giveaway or 3!)

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

Gift Guide and Giveaway

Jesus’ birthday will be here before we know it.

Our busy lives will get even busier during Advent.  We will see the busyness in our own homes and outside in the hustle and bustle of traffic patterns and crowded stores.

Most of us will do some amount of Christmas shopping.

As prayerful Catholics, it is nice to give a loved one a present that reminds the receiver of not only our love, but God’s love too. Continue reading “27 Christmas Gift Ideas for Catholics (Plus a Giveaway or 3!)”

Catholic Life, Free Resources, Social Media, Uncategorized

3 Reasons Why You Should Enter That Giveaway

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

Enter That Giveaway

Are you scrolling through social media and seeing “giveaway posts”?

Are you wondering if you should enter one or if it’s shady?

Most giveaway posts on social media are free and totally safe!  Giveaways help bloggers and small businesses market their content and products inexpensively.  Entering a giveaway is a great way to support small businesses, ministries and artists.

Here are 3 Reasons We Encourage You to Enter that Giveaway! Continue reading “3 Reasons Why You Should Enter That Giveaway”

Catholic Life, Faith and Prayer, Free Resources, Social Media

21 Free Resources from Catholics Online

Your Ultimate Guide to Free Catholic Stuff from Amy Brooks, founder of CatholicsOnline.net

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With countless websites and resources in this day and age it can be tough for a blogger or a small business to get readers and customers.

One marketing tip to those with websites is to offer something for free in exchange for an email address. Owners of websites encourage visitors to their sites to sign up for a newsletter so they can keep in touch, announce sales and develop a following.

Catholic websites are no exception. Continue reading “21 Free Resources from Catholics Online”

Faith and Prayer

11 Ways to Quit Making Excuses and Pray the Rosary

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author of the blog Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

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Confession: I don’t pray the Rosary every day.  I am pretty sure if I did, I’d be happy about it, but I am the queen of excuses.

I am busy.

I don’t have a 20 minute chunk of time. 

My family needs me.  Continue reading “11 Ways to Quit Making Excuses and Pray the Rosary”

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11 Catholic Products Sold on Etsy that Might Surprise You

This post is written by Amy Brooks, author at Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, and founder of Catholics Online.

11 Things Sold on Etsy that Might Surprise You

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “Etsy shop”?

On Etsy, the Catholic consumer can shop for a person from the moment of birth until after one has passed to the next life!

Did you know you could purchase . . . Continue reading “11 Catholic Products Sold on Etsy that Might Surprise You”