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CatholicMatch Onesies Coming To A Nursery Near You

Sep 22nd, 2011

This summer we designed a special gift to celebrate all the beautiful babies born to faith-filled CatholicMatch couples: a onesie that colorfully proclaims CatholicMatch Baby. We will ship them out to CatholicMatch parents for no charge, asking only that you email us a picture of your little ...

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CatholicMatch Launches Pet Contest

Sep 10th, 2011

We were pleased to learn that 60 percent of CatholicMatch members own a pet, and because of this finding, were planning a special photo gallery in honor of St. Francis of Assisis upcoming feast day. But we need your help! Send us a picture of your Catholic pet and deck him or her out to ...

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A Year Of CatholicMatch Blogging: My Relationship Archive

Sep 2nd, 2011

Nearly one year ago, I began blogging for Faith, Hope & Love, the official blog for CatholicMatch. When I signed on for this project, I was concerned that I wouldnt have the depth of dating experience or enough story ideas to generate six blogs a month. Surprisingly, my year as a ...

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New Onesie Designed For All The CatholicMatch Babies

Jul 31st, 2011

CatholicMatch is proud to claim so many success stories, couples who meet on our site and later marry. We know our current members find inspiration and hope in reading their romantic tales, one of the most popular features of “Faith, Hope & Love.” But the lesser chronicled ...

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CatholicMatch Lobbies For Singles Coverage In Media

Jul 7th, 2011

Brian summed it up well when he told a few editors he was there as a lobbyist for single Catholics. Lobby, he did and quite persuasively. The two of us were invited by the Catholic Press Association to give an hour and a half presentation this June at its annual gathering, which was held ...

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12 Years Of Blessings: Happy Birthday, CatholicMatch!

Jun 30th, 2011

Its hard to believe that 12 years ago today roommates Brian Barcaro and Jason LaFosse launched CatholicMatch.com. Back then it was called StRaphael.net and it acquired the nickname SRN among members. Brian and Jason operated the site in their apartment and, soon joined by Mike Lloyd, they ...

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Q&A: The Back Story On The New Homepage

Jun 12th, 2011

I sat down with Brian Barcaro to get the back story on the new homepage CatholicMatch unveiled early May.   What inspired the new homepage? We wanted to make CatholicMatch more social. Theres a tremendous amount of activity both directly and indirectly related to dating that many ...

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Snap A Photo At The Singles Movie Nite & We’ll Publish It

May 6th, 2011

Tonight is the one-of-a-kind singles movie nite for the premiere of the epic movie There Be Dragons. Theaters in 28 major U.S. cities will soon open their chairs exclusively to singles, who will watch the film together and then enjoy an after-party. The event is sponsored by CatholicMatch. ...

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40 Lenten Reflections & 1 Free Kindle (Coming Soon!)

Apr 24th, 2011

Wow! What an incredible response to our call for reflections on Lent and single life. We received hundreds of reflections. They were heartfelt, honest and wise. We had a heck of a time choosing just 40 to publish. Many excellent posts went unpublished. You can read our 40 finalists here. ...

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Submit A Lenten Reflection To CatholicMatch & Win!

Mar 5th, 2011

We’re inviting CatholicMatch members to send us a spiritual reflection on single life and Lent. Well publish the best 40 one every day of Lent on our high-traffic blog, “Faith, Hope & Love.” Your reflection should be no more than 300 words, so be concise. Be sure to focus ...

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New Member Home Page Coming Soon

Jan 27th, 2011

Beginning in February, youll be seeing the first phase of our new user home page. While there will be some aesthetic changes, were primarily focusing on significant upgrades to communication, matching and a new feature called Connections. We feel these changes will dramatically improve the ...

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CatholicMatch Founder: We Will Be More Mobile In 2011

Dec 29th, 2010

I recently chatted with Brian Barcaro, a co-founder of CatholicMatch, to hear his thoughts on 2010 and his plans for 2011. Heres a glimpse inside his always-active mind. Its been a successful year with record growth. How do you account for that? Despite a lot of headwinds in the online dating ...

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