Jill Duggar Meets Her Fiance For the First Time: A Peek Into the World of Online Dating

Jill and Derick meet for the first time, with her father Jim Bob Duggar on hand

Perhaps you saw the news a couple of weeks ago that Jill Duggar, from the famed Duggar Family (19 Kids and Counting), had finally met her fiance Derick Dillard in person.  With the pair for their first face-to-face meeting in Nepal was Jill's father, Jim Bob Duggar.*     *     *     *     * It's an unusual love story, to be sure:  Jill and Derick met on-line.  They were introduced by Jill's father, Jim Bob, who thought they would be a perfect match for one another.When they first talke … [Read more...]

Can’t Get Enough of St. John Paul II? Want to Share His Story With Others?

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I know just how you feel.And now, the creative team over at Catholic-Link have created a digitally-animated video about the life of Saint John Paul II, in light of his canonization.  There are other videos available about his life, to be sure; but what this cartoon does in fewer than five minutes is explain WHY he is a saint.Garrett Johnson,  Catholic-Link's English page administrator who is also the writer and producer of the video, explains:  When considering such a powerful figure li … [Read more...]

BLOGGER SELFIE: Why I Write, What I Write, When I Write

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Here I am--participating in the #mywritingprocess blog tour!Elizabeth Duffy got me into this.  Well, actually, she tagged me, but she'd been tagged by someone else, who'd been tagged by someone else....  Check out the hashtag #mywritingprocess over on Twitter to see the long list of writers who have paused this week to chat about WHAT they write, WHY they write, and HOW they do it.Elizabeth, whose blog appears on Patheos' Catholic Channel,  got the ball rolling, answering four questions a … [Read more...]


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