Guest Post: iTune Him Out

Note from Sarah: John recently reached out to me on on Twitter and it’s been really great getting to know him. We are kindred spirits in this generation of millennials  I wanted to share with y’all this poignant post about the importance of silence in our busy busy lives. John Canale is young, Catholic voice with much to offer. Be sure to give him a follow on Twitter.


So every day I pretty much stick to the same routine.

I wake up at around 6:30, walk to the train station, and take an hour trip to the city for work, at which time I take my fully-charged iPhone and plug in my super comfortable headphones and just listen to my iTunes playlist.

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Classic Cocktail Series: Tom Collins

I have a confession. Tom Collins are my jam this summer. I haven’t been drinking beer, but rather when I have a drink it’s been a Tom Collins (or sparkling rose). Gin is a hot commodity in the cocktail market this summer so if you haven’t been adventurous yet, now is the time. For those who say they don’t care for gin due to its “Christmas-tree flavor,” I encourage you to give this drink a chance. It will change your stance on gin.

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Why I Remain a Catholic When my Peers Don’t

I’ve seen the call-out, the challenge, to many prominent web-based Catholics to explain why they remain Catholic spread across the Internet today. Thanks to the lovely and intelligent Elizabeth Scalia for challenging the Catholic online world to this exercise. So as a borderline-millennial (born in 1983, so I can be grouped sometimes into Gen X & sometimes into Gen Y), I feel the need to chime in with my 2 c.

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Win my book on Goodreads & on-air with Lino Rulli

Wow, guys. It’s June and we are just days away from my book finishing up at the printer for release. I know it’s a little tardy, but my publisher is taking some extra steps to make the book cover extra-special for y’all so it’s going to be worth the wait!

Meantime, I wanted to share with you an opportunity to win one of 10 copies of the book over at

Click here for a chance to win a free copy of my book The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Homebrewed Evangelism

Also, if you are a fan of Lino Rulli, I’ll be live on The Catholic Guy Show on Sirius/XM’s The Catholic Channel on Thursday, June 4 sometime between 5-7pm ET. I’m taking Lino some beers to do a live tasting on air. Should be fun! Let me know if you want me to talk about anything special.

Thanks as always for your friendship.

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