Guest Post: Sampling Local Drinks in Cuba

Note from Sarah: Maria Johnson is an amazing woman. She’s become one of my dearest friends and a spiritual big sister / aunt to me in so many ways. She has a fun blog and a book coming out really soon called My Badass Book of Saints (go forth and pre-order now). She offered to write a guest post about her journey home to Cuba to visit with family … and see/meet/take a selfie with Pope Francis. Please enjoy this joyful reflection.

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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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Guest Post: Reviewing Karbach Brewing Co.

Note from Sarah: One of my favorite parts about my presence on social media is that I get to network with all sorts of wonderful people. Today, I want to share with you a post written by my new friend Father Ryan Higdon. Father Ryan is a passionate, holy young priest who also shares a love for malty beverages. He recently visited Karbach Brewing Co. in Houston, TX and wrote a review. Check it out and say hi to Fr. Ryan on Twitter.



As a priest I don’t get that many chances to embrace my love of beer, so when a crew of homebrewers asked me to join them for a tour of a local brewery, how could say no? Add the fact that they were going to one of my new favorite breweries for a personal tour with the owner … Yes, please.

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Guest Post: Why I Homebrew

Recently I was talking with a friend of mine who homebrews and also happens to be a fantastic priest. I thought it would be interesting to have Father Kyle Schnippel give us his take on the glory that is homebrewing. Father Kyle was ordained in 2004 and serves as the Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. You can find him on Twitter @fatherschnippel.

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Hello!  Don’t change that channel, your regular host will be back shortly, but Sarah was kind enough to allow me to fill in a ‘guest post’ over here at Catholic Drinkie. I’m honored to be asked!

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Wine to Cheer Men’s Hearts

Deacon Kyle Sanders (I like to affectionately call him Almost-Father since he will be ordained this summer God-willing) asked me if he could write a post about a wine as a symbol of divine love. He’s an incredible man of God so of course I agreed. I had no idea when he sent this over that it would MOVE MY HEART as much as it did. Thank you, Deacon, for your beautiful witness in all that you do. I’m praying for you as you approach ordination. Your friendship means a lot to me! Cheers.

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