SAY YES! Lisa Hendey Shows You How

The Grace of Yes

Okay, let's cut right to the chase: Lisa Hendey wants to be on Survivor. I mention this because it's that revelation in Lisa's new book, The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living, that caught me completely off guard and made me laugh out loud. Lisa is a busy evangelizer--writing, travelling, speaking, podcasting, running her website.  That she would aspire to spending 39 days on a desert island without coffee or WiFi, communing with the Cr … [Read more...]

Babette’s Feast: Pope Francis’ Favorite Film, and Mine

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Deacon Greg Kandra, over at The Deacon's Bench,  had this story:Gabriel Axel, the director whose 1987 film “Babette’s Feast,” received the first foreign-language Oscar awarded to a Danish motion picture — and heralded a growing popular interest in all things food — has died in Copenhagen at the age of 95.And according to the New York Times obituary, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, told journalists in 2010 that "Babette's Feast" was his favorite film.It's my favorite film, … [Read more...]

The Thorny Grace of It: Essays for Imperfect Catholics

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I’ve gotten completely lost in this book.  Picked it up, read three pages.  Put it down, turned out the light.  Turned on the light, read just two more pages….  Laughed out loud.  Really, I can’t stop reading, laughing, crying, can’t stop myself from sharing stories with my husband or whoever will listen.I’m talking about Brian Doyle’s newest book, The Thorny Grace of It: And Other Essays for Imperfect Catholics.  Not a weighty tome, it’s a carefree book of essays which meander through the ha … [Read more...]