The Essential Pregnancy Companion for Catholic Moms

Sarah Reinhard

Elizabeth Scalia called her a “tiny, dynamic ball of energy smarts”; and so she is.  Sarah Reinhard—Catholic author extraordinaire, wife and mother of three—blows into a room laughing and pouting and ad libbing and telling mommy stories, and you are captured by her wit and her self-deprecating humor.  I’ve met Sarah a few times at Catholic Writers Guild conferences; but last August I really got to watch her in action when we, both in Texas for the Catholic New Media Conference, found ourselves at … [Read more...]

St. Marianne Cope, Pray for Us

Mother Marianne Cope

Reverend Sister Marianne Matron of the Bishop Home, KalaupapaTo see the infinite pity of this place, The mangled limb, the devastated face, The innocent sufferers smiling at the rod, A fool were tempted to deny his God.He sees, and shrinks; but if he look again, Lo, beauty springing from the breast of pain!— He marks the sisters on the painful shores, And even a fool is silent and adores. Robert Louis Stevenson Kalawao, May 22, 1889* * * * * Mother Marianne Cope is o … [Read more...]

Hi. I’m Art Buchwald, and I Just Died.

A year after Steve Jobs’ untimely death in October 2011, and as the feast of All Souls nears, I’ve been thinking about How We Die. *   *   *   *   * You remember Art Buchwald:  He was an American political satirist and commentator best known for his long-running syndicated column, which originated at The Washington Post.  In 1982 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Commentary, and in 1986 he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.Buchwald was a c … [Read more...]