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A Reflection on the Life of Mother Angelica

God’s timing is something else, or as Mother Angelica would often say, “God’s timing is always perfect.” Her passing on Easter Sunday, the Feast of Feasts, is somewhat perfect. For a woman who did so much to bring the Good News to the world, to die on the day that marks that supreme Good News…well…that is pretty great timing.

If you are like me, I was never fortunate enough to meet Mother Angelica and yet she lives one with a feeling like I personally knew her. Her personality was so tangible even through a television set. Her impact on our personal lives, for many of us, perhaps cannot be measured. 

Here I just want to share a few of my memories of Mother and the profound impact she had on me. 


Evangelize like a Duck Commander

by Chris Stewart

My family and I were watching an episode of the A&E hit show “Duck Dynasty.” Most people by now are familiar with the bearded family of West Monroe, LA that have turned the business of making duck calls into a multi-million dollar phenomena.

While the Robertson clan’s sense of humor may not be entertaining to all people or there ‘controversial’ moral stances have pushed some away, they have built up a loyal base of support by holding to traditional American values of God, family and country. Their signature ending of each episode (a family meal beginning with a prayer in which they’re not afraid to use the name of Jesus) is why my family has been fans from the beginning.

This past week we watched the season nine episode “Heroes’ Welcome.” It was an episode that showcased all the virtues we have come to love about the Robertson family.


Evangelist Hector Molina named CEO of Casting Nets


Casting Nets Ministries is thrilled to announce the addition to its staff of internationally renowned Catholic speaker and evangelist, Hector Molina.

Mr. Molina, a native of Brooklyn (New York), has been engaged in professional full-time ministry and evangelization for over 25 years and widely regarded as one of the most dynamic and sought after bilingual Catholic speakers in the country.

Mr. Molina began his ministerial career in his home Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, where he served as a pastoral associate for over a decade before relocating to the Archdiocese of St. Louis where he directed the Offices for Hispanic Ministry and the New Evangelization. He most recently served as an apologist and speaker for Catholic Answers, the largest lay-run apologetics apostolate in North America.


Casting Nets: The Book!

We are excited to announce the release of "Casting Nets: Grow Your Faith by Sharing Your Faith", written by Casting Nets Ministries co-founders Chris Stewart and Tony Brandt, and published by Our Sunday Visitor.


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About Casting Nets

We are a team of lay Catholic evangelists. We conduct dynamic and highly effective missions, retreats, and evangelization trainings for parishes, schools, and Dioceses aimed at leading souls to Christ and forming the laity for missionary discipleship.

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