Giving Thanks Amidst the Pain

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As the world around us swirls in a frenzy of turkeys to be brined and pies to be baked… As we struggle to finish work so that we can walk away for a few days to feast with loved ones… As we anticipate how snow will potentially wreak havoc on travel plans… As we pause, [Read More...]

A Look Back at #GraceOfYesDay

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After a whirlwind of travel and amazing experiences sharing The Grace of Yes via Catholic media, I am back in my home office today and sorting mentally through all of the experiences of the past few weeks. I’ve had the chance to look at some of the amazing posts, photos and tweets from #graceofyesday, celebrated [Read More...]

The Generosity of a Widow, The Courage of 10,000+ Martyrs

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I love it when God grants me an especially fruitful prayer time on a busy Monday morning. In my world these days, a 24/7 workweek sometimes renders “Monday” insignificant. But this morning, my “office” actually has a desk and is in California! And today’s “to do” list has me digging myself out of a huge [Read More...]

A Still, Silent “Yes”–Sweet Tweets for 11/21/14

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At some point this month, I am going to find or make time to write a long post about my experience of spending five days in the convent with the Daughters of St. Paul in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. I really am. Now that I’ve moved along to a busy catechetical conference in Northern California and [Read More...]

Popple Records Theme Song for “The Grace of Yes”

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Just when you thought that the launch for “The Grace of Yes” couldn’t get any more fun and non-traditional (after this week’s amazing #graceofyesday viral campaign) I’m thrilled to share an awesome video recorded especially to celebrate your “Yes”! The genius musicians behind this are Kyle and Dan of Popple. They generously share their talents [Read More...]

Boston Friends: Join Me at the Pauline Book Store on Saturday

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For Boston-area friends, I hope you will accept my invitation to join me on Saturday afternoon, November 15 from 2 pm to 3:30 at the Pauline Book and Media Center in Dedham for an afternoon celebration of “The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living”. This will be a “meet and greet”, a chance [Read More...]

Sowing Dignity–Sweet Tweets for 11/14/15

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I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the diversity of our Church, about how her different people make up an amazing part of her complexity and her beauty. This week, I’ve found myself chatting with a young former marine turned security guard in Alabama, a front desk clerk at a Manhattan boutique hotel and [Read More...]

Join me on the @BustedHalo Show Tonight!

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Without me even having time to tell you about all of the amazing happenings yesterday at EWTN, my whirlwind book tour has me in New York City. Tonight at 8 pm Eastern, I will be live in studio with Father Dave Dwyer and the crew of the Busted Halo Show for a conversation about The [Read More...]

One Year after #Haiyan, Our Love and Prayers are Still Needed

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It’s hard to believe that we’re only a few days beyond the one year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan and that the news from the Philippines brings many stories of recovery and rebuilding. This stunning photo from our friends at Catholic Relief Services paints a vivid image: It hardly seems possible that so much cleanup and [Read More...]

Catholic Book Blogger MEGA Giveaway & Supporting Pete Socks

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If you’re a Catholic who loves reading Catholic books, you really need to run over to Pete Socks’ blog, The Catholic Book Blogger, here at Patheos and enter the contest he is running. Pete calls it the “CBB Mega Advent Giveaway”. Mega is right–one lucky winner will win 51 books!! Even more importantly, I want [Read More...]


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