About Patrick



Growing up in a regimented home run by a police officer and a doctor, I gained an early appreciation for discipline, education, and hard work. Since both careers required them to be out of the house at all hours of the day, I also learned to be very independent at an early age as a type of latchkey kid. It wasn’t uncommon for my brother, sister, and I to prepare ourselves for school, ride our bikes to and from, and then amuse ourselves in the afternoon until adult supervision arrived. We made our own meals and had to be self-starters in our school work. This was all before the age of ten.

Naturally, I took that family foundation and joined the military. My outlook solidified with Army basic training at Fr Knox, KY, continued through the regimentation of the Air Force Academy, and carried me through as an Air Force officer and eventual entrepreneur.

I have always been rules-oriented… I like to see things work the way they are intended. My professional life has spanned both public and private sectors; military and civilian cultures; spiritual and temporal matters. In all of them, one key focus is important: “remember who you serve.” I believe that most problems in this world would disappear if we would just keep our purpose foremost in our minds… our purpose is to serve. The challenge is to recognize who is served in every decision we make.




Defeating the Culture of Death: The Pro-Life Vote



Every year, we march to end abortion. Yet, when it comes time to vote in November, the sponsors of abortion can count on about half of the Catholic vote. It’s time we stand as one against evil in public policy by rejecting the advocates of those policies. President Trump will likely leave a 7-2 pro-life Supreme Court—he has done well with his appointments so far. If the Democrats control of the House, he will face impeachment for political differences. If they take the Senate, there will be no more pro-life judges.
Reach out to your deacons, priests, and bishops to encourage their voice against the sponsors of the culture of death. Abortion ends in America when the bishops say it ends.

Will life be affirmed in our laws? The votes of Christians will decide.




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Love and Fear

Every action begins with a thought. Every thought leads to a goal.

Negative emotions are generally manifestations of fear

Overcome negative emotions with positive actions and attitudes

The power of love as a primary motivation

Recognize the love and fear driving every decision


Overcoming Adversity

Failure isn’t fatal: Problems can be the beginning of new opportunities

Seize opportunities: Demonstrate resilience and integrity

The greater the challenge, the greater the glory

Success isn’t automatic: Keep moving forward




Power in Servant Leadership

Focus on the mission: Be purpose-driven

Share the vision: Communication is essential

Take care of your people: Leaders need followers and followers need leaders

Empower your people: Develop your people and cheer their success

Build on Success: Keep moving forward


Power of Faith

You’re not the center of the universe: You have neither the world on your shoulders nor at your feet

Recognize God’s perspective: We are all sinners in need of salvation

Who are you worshiping? (God, neighbor, wealth, community)

Am I at Church to worship God or be seen by others?

Did I choose a Church to serve God or because I want something from the community?

Trust God’s plan and be patient with Him


Defeating the Culture of Death

The world fears overpopulation. God says “be fruitful and multiply.”

Christ has overcome the world and Christians are His Hands and Feet

The Church must oppose evil in all manifestations

Opposing evil in public policy means taking a position on candidates and parties advocating for evil


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Recent Blogs



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    “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard…” Matt 20:1-16 It can be difficult to separate ourselves from our work. Work is the source of our income, our sustenance, even our self-worth and, for some, our identity. We want to be paid commensurate with […]

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    I don’t have to tell you how important this election is for the protection of human life in the womb—and for American culture as a whole. As great as our individual and collective efforts may be, they may not be enough. We need the big guns. There is one group who could change the course […]

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    Text: Dear Cardinal DiNardo, I appreciate your response to my letter and the book I sent you on August 9th. I would like to have a dialogue with you on the substance of your letter, if you don’t mind. There are a couple of areas where I think more conversation is beneficial to our efforts […]

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    While everyone feigns shock at the revelations out of Pennsylvania this past week, this isn’t news to the faithful in the pews.  We have been calling for accountability for years.  We all either know someone or of someone who has been a victim of abuse or targeted for such abuse.  When confronted, prelates turned a […]

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"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government." -- Thomas Jefferson
"The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God created all men equal; it is right [to do so].... There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the divine origin of man." -- G.K. Chesterton
"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them." -- Thomas Jefferson
“If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?” -- Frederic Bastiat
"Although all men are born free, slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorant—they have been cheated; asleep—they have been surprised; divided—the yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson? ... the people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government, they should watch over it ... It is universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be permanently free." -- James Madison
"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery." -- Thomas Jefferson
"I respect ordinary thieves more than I respect politicians. Ordinary thieves take my money without pretense. (They) don’t insult my intelligence by proclaiming that they’ll use the money that they steal from me to make my life better." -- Walter Williams
A democracy flirts with the danger of becoming a slave in direct ratio to the numbers of its citizens who work, but do not own / or who own, but do not work; or who distribute, as politicians do, but do not produce. The danger of the 'slave state' disappears in ratio to the numbers of people who own property and admit its attendant responsibilities under God. They can call their souls their own because they own and administer something other than their souls. Thus they are free." -- Archbishop Fulton Sheen
"A time will come when people will not listen to accurate teachings. Instead, they will follow their own desires and surround themselves with teachers who tell them what they want to hear." -- 2 Timothy 4:3
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