About Lisa M. Hendey

Lisa Hendey is the founder and webmaster of CatholicMom.com and the author of The Grace of YesA Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and is a frequent television and radio guest and host. Visit her at LisaHendey.com and connect with her at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

Every Life Is A Gift: #MarchForLife2015 — Sweet Tweets for 01/23/15

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This was a terrific week for Catholic news watchers! From Pope Francis’ journey to the Philippines (and yes, “bunny-gate” to) to the March for Life, there was so much to view, engage in, and discuss. I have to say that one of my favorite bits of news was the announcement of Blessed Junipero Serra’s upcoming [Read More...]

From Rice Bowls Boxes to Soybean Fields: #CRSMedia Mission to Tanzania Begins Tomorrow!

1,800 Rice Bowls--Ready to Change Some Lives! Image by Lisa M. Hendey

By this time tomorrow, I will have begun the first leg of my adventure to Tanzania. My first flight, to Seattle, leaves early tomorrow morning. I’m overcompensating on my departure from home to try to beat Fresno’s famous fog. God willing, I’ll have a bit of time to goof off in the Emerald City before [Read More...]

Sr. Caroline Advises Me on Catholic Life in Tanzania in Anticipation of #CRSMedia Mission

Sr.  Caroline, Mercyline, Edreen, Rose Mary and Emmanuela - Photo courtesy of Sr. Caroline, Paulines Africa

On my “to do” list today are things like “learn how to say ‘please’ in Kiswahili” and “buy heavy duty bug spray”. Yes, our Tanzania mission with Catholic Relief Services is only days away! To help with my preparations, I reached out to Sr. Caroline Njeru a Daughter of St. Paul currently serving the Church in Dar [Read More...]

Discern, Decide, Do–Your Yes for 2015: Day 15

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Welcome to Day 15 of our “Your Yes for 2015″ Adventure. If you’re joining us today for the first time, find the index of all of the days here. Wow! Seriously, wow! When we embarked on this fifteen day challenge on January 5th, I had no idea what I was really doing. In all honesty, [Read More...]

Filming Inside the Vatican Library–Insights from 60 Minutes

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I’m tardy sharing this, but I found this video from 60 Minutes Overtime to be fascinating. It profiles the efforts of CBS Producer Sabina Castelfranco to film at the Vatican. If you’re into Church and the media, you’ll want to enjoy this four-minute inside perspective. Learn more here. Image Link [Read more...]

Gospel Inspiration for Your Yes–Your Yes for 2015: Day 14

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Welcome to Day 14 of our “Your Yes for 2015″ Adventure. If you’re joining us today for the first time, find the index of all of the days here. I’ve been praying for the past few days about how I would round out our fifteen day challenge. We’ve done a lot of work over the [Read More...]

Time in the Desert–Your Yes for 2015: Day 13

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Welcome to Day 13 of our “Your Yes for 2015″ Adventure. If you’re joining us today for the first time, find the index of all of the days here. As I write today, I am looking out a window that offers me a soaring view of the Arizona desert. I’ve always loved the mystery of [Read More...]

Mourning Kristel Padasas and Celebrating #PopeFrancisPH – Sweet Tweets for 01/17/15

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I was prepared this morning to write about how wonderful it has been to watch Pope Francis’ visits this past week to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. What a blessing to see the joy with which he has been greeted by people whose faith is so alive and vibrant. Certainly there has been news this [Read More...]

#CRSMedia Mission to Tanzania–One Week Away

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Next week at this time, I will be aboard the first of my three flights to Tanzania! Today, Catholic Relief Services shared the official press release about our trip. Somehow, seeing it in “ink” excites me even more! Here are some of the details, as well as the names and platforms of my fellow travelers: [Read More...]

Surrendering Our Needs–Your Yes for 2015: Day 12

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Welcome to Day 12 of our “Your Yes for 2015″ Adventure. If you’re joining us today for the first time, find the index of all of the days here. Now that we have walked through our initial assessment and the eight virtues, I want to spend our remaining time together giving you a few tools [Read More...]


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