How I Spent My (Sorta, Kinda) Winter Vacation….

Kathy with Lisa Hendey 2

Blogging's been light over at Chez Schiffer in the last week!That's because I've been a bit of an itinerant--not traveling the globe, like fellow Patheosi Lisa Hendey who's recently home from Tanzania and Hawaii, but moving around the South, with stops in Atlanta, Georgia and Greenville, South Carolina. *     *     *     *     * In Atlanta, I visited the set of the upcoming movie "90 Minutes in Heaven" which is scheduled to hit theaters next Fall.  The movie is based on Don Piper's  … [Read more...]

Powerball Winner: “First I’m Going to Pay My Tithes…”

Powerball winner

"First I'm going to pay my tithes, because I wouldn't have none of it if it wasn't for God."  Marie Holmes, a 26-year-old single mother who is one of the winners of this week's $188 million Powerball jackpot, told WECT-TV that she plans to put first things first when deciding how to spend her winnings.The 26-year-old single mother of four recently quit her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children, one of whom has cerebral palsy.She revealed that she doesn't play … [Read more...]

COUNTDOWN: My Top Ten Catholic News Stories from 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR! In a few hours, 2014 will be a happy memory and we'll be jotting down our New Years Resolutions for 2015.I'm not going to tell you that I'm always right--that I always report on the biggest and best Catholic stories on the Internet.What I will say, though, is that I covered a lot of news--and looking back, I can see which of my reports my readers liked the best.  So just in case you missed it, here's my "TOP TEN" COUNTDOWN of the biggest stories to appear on Seasons of Gr … [Read more...]