Author Archive: Bob Waruszewski

Bob Waruszewski is a cradle Catholic from Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from St. Vincent College with a bachelor’s degree in both mathematics and economics. Currently he works in the office of a natural gas distribution company in the Pittsburgh area and is enjoying life as a married man and as a new father to his daughter, Lucy Benedicta.

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The Laity’s Call to Gospel Poverty

The Laity’s Call to Gospel Poverty

[ 1 ] September 17, AD 2014 |

When we think about poverty, we usually think about starving children in the third world, the homeless, or the elderly living on fixed incomes. We may feel badly for these people and occasionally drop a donation for them in the collection basket or hand a beggar a few dollars. Rarely do we seek to help […]

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3 Lessons from My First 3 Months as a Dad

3 Lessons from My First 3 Months as a Dad

[ 3 ] August 20, AD 2014 |

This past May 31, our daughter, Lucy Benedicta, was born, changing our lives forever.  From learning how to hold a baby, to changing a diaper, to installing a car seat, I have had many new experiences as a first-time dad. So far, fatherhood has had its share of highs and lows, but mostly exhaustion in […]

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Where Two or Three are Gathered

Where Two or Three are Gathered

[ 0 ] July 23, AD 2014 |

Many Catholics walk the path of faith alone, without the support of fellow believers. Our parishes are filled with people who come to Mass every Sunday but have never personally experienced God’s love. God desires us to experience his love, yet sometimes it is hard for us to open ourselves up to Him. One way […]

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Do You Know Your Shepherd?

Do You Know Your Shepherd?

[ 4 ] June 25, AD 2014 |

Devout Catholics seek to learn more about God through various avenues, such as prayers, songs, spiritual reading, discussions, talks etc. Yet sometimes we forget that the study of our faith should lead us to an encounter with Christ. Last week my friend and I were reminded of this when we opened our hearts to God […]

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Catholic in the Cubicle: Setting up your Work Space

Catholic in the Cubicle: Setting up your Work Space

[ 2 ] April 30, AD 2014 |

The layout of a space matters. Just look at the time companies spend designing their headquarters. From cube farms to wide open areas, offices are designed to create a particular culture at a company. You too can create a specific culture focused on Christ within your work space. Since a typical office worker spends more time […]

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Catholic in the Cubicle: Asking the Right Questions

Catholic in the Cubicle: Asking the Right Questions

[ 6 ] April 2, AD 2014 |

I recently blew an opportunity to share my faith at work. It was a Friday afternoon and management bought pizza for the office to celebrate the successful completion of a major project. Naturally, I went for the cheese pizza since it was Lent. However, as I was eating my pizza, a co-worker sat down beside […]

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Three Ways to Be Catholic at the Cubicle

Three Ways to Be Catholic at the Cubicle

[ 22 ] March 5, AD 2014 |

A few weeks ago, I was reading an excerpt about how a man chose to serve as a missionary on a college campus following graduation. He said that he decided to become a missionary because he wanted to something meaningful with his life and not just push papers in an office.  As an office worker […]

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What’s Wrong with Our View of Sports

What’s Wrong with Our View of Sports

[ 2 ] February 5, AD 2014 |

The Super Bowl has become an enormous event in the United States. The parties, the media coverage, the commercials, and the analysis of the football game itself have grown to gigantic proportions. In fact, an estimated 111.5 million Americans watched the Super Bowl this past Sunday. People rearranged their lives to watch the game. In […]

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One Millennial’s Restlessness

One Millennial’s Restlessness

[ 3 ] January 8, AD 2014 |

Winter is a restless time of year for me. The cold days and dark nights can be depressing. I long for the warm days of summer filled with picnics, sports and other outdoor recreation. Sitting still in the house can make me feel restless. I want to go out and conquer the world, not just […]

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Joyful Waiting

Joyful Waiting

[ 9 ] December 11, AD 2013 |

Advent is a time of joyful waiting and expectation. Unfortunately, our culture teaches us to complain, rather than to be cheerful while we wait for things. In a world where everything is instant, waiting 11 minutes for something, let alone 11 months, can seem like an eternity. Recently, I have come to know of the great […]

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Finding Friends after College

Finding Friends after College

[ 7 ] November 13, AD 2013 |

I have written before about some of the challenges that face recent college graduates in the transition from school to the workforce. As the tedious parts of adulthood such as paying bills, finding a job, moving to a new apartment, etc., set in, many go through a mourning period of realizing that their post-college life will […]

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My Year Off – Looking Back at My First Year of Marriage

My Year Off – Looking Back at My First Year of Marriage

[ 1 ] October 16, AD 2013 |

Last year, in the days before my wedding, I wrote about Deuteronomy 24:5: “When a man is newly wed, he shall not go out on a military expedition, nor shall any duty be imposed on him. He shall be exempt for one year for the sake of his family, to bring joy to the wife he has […]

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A Journey Into the Wilderness with John Bradford

A Journey Into the Wilderness with John Bradford

[ 2 ] September 18, AD 2013 |

A few months ago, I posted about a Catholic men”s camping trip that I went on with the group Wilderness Outreach and the need for a renewal of authentic masculine spirituality in the Catholic Church. I had promised some more information on Wilderness Outreach and today I deliver that to you. John Bradford, the founder of […]

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Hey, We Have a Vocation Too!

Hey, We Have a Vocation Too!

[ 8 ] August 21, AD 2013 |

Three brothers, one a diocesan priest, one a Franciscan Friar TOR priest, and the other a married man, walk into a bar… Sounds like the start of Catholic joke, right?  However, this might indeed be my life in a few years.  You see, both my brothers are in formation to become priests.  Now you may […]

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How Do I Serve the Church?

How Do I Serve the Church?

[ 1 ] July 24, AD 2013 |

As the summer starts to wind down, I have begun to notice that there are a lot of goodbye parties on my calendar.  One is for my brother who is leaving Pittsburgh to join the Franciscans Friars TOR one is for a college friend who is joining the Franciscan Sisters TOR, one is for my […]

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Why Isn’t Men’s Ministry More Vibrant in the Church?

Why Isn’t Men’s Ministry More Vibrant in the Church?

[ 13 ] June 26, AD 2013 |

Recently, I had the opportunity to go on a weekend Catholic men’s camping trip. During our time in the wilderness we had the opportunity to discuss masculine spirituality as well as use cross-cut saws to cut away trees that had fallen on the state park’s hiking trails. My friend Mike and I left the weekend […]

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