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.

Prayers for #NepalEarthquake


As news comes out this morning about the 7.9 earthquake in Nepal today, I ask you to join me in praying for the families impacted by this tragedy and for the aid workers who are rushing to provide relief. Catholic Relief Services has provided this prayer: Loving God, We pray for all those affected by [Read More...]

Top Catholic Tweets for 04/24/15

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  I’m grateful to my friend John Clem, O.F.S. for this week’s Top Catholic Tweets: Today, I have a feeling similar to waking up from a long, long nap. As I type this, I’m sitting in a high rise in Chicago. Yesterday at this time, I was riding on a Greyhound bus through rural Mississippi, [Read More...]

Top Catholic Tweets for 04/17/15

I apologize for the “radio silence” here at the blog. I’m on Day Five of sleeping at the hospital with my mom after her hip replacement surgery on Monday. Soon, I hope to have a post about all I’ve learned from this amazing week spent in her company and amidst so many compassionate health care [Read More...]

“A.D. The Bible Continues”–Set Your DVR!

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I just spent the last hour watching as sneak peek of Sunday’s premier of the new N.B.C. drama A.D. The Bible Continues. Following on the heals of their massive hit The Bible, Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett again combine forces to bring new dramatic life to timeless truths. A.D. debuts on Sunday and will [Read More...]

“Catholic Moments” with Sr. Jane Dominic and Msgr. Brian Bransfield


I’m happy to share the recording of this week’s episode of the all new “Catholic Moments”, which is now airing as a bi-weekly radio program on Radio Maria USA. In this episode, we were honored to feature the work of Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel of the Nashville Dominicans and Msgr. Brian Bransfield. Listen: Listen here [Read More...]

Has Your Lent Been “Life Changing”?

How could you not fall in love with these faces?

As I reflect back on the season of Lent this year, I marvel at the beautiful bounty the 40 days have reaped in my life this year. In the last week of January, I stood in the farm fields of Tanzania alongside men and women whose families are served by Catholic Relief Services‘ amazing Rice [Read More...]

Westminster Cardinal Welcomes Modern Slavery Act

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From Zenit comes the report of Cardinal Nicols of Westminster offering words of encouragement on the Modern Slavery Act of 2015: “I welcome the Modern Slavery Act 2015 as the Bill receives Royal Assent today. While no Act can cover everything in the serious criminal activity of human trafficking and modern slavery, which abuses vulnerable [Read More...]

When the News is A Call to Action: Top Catholic Tweets for 3/27/15

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As always, the news of the week leads me into prayer. There is something about these waning days of Lent which has my heart aligned so fully with those who are suffering and in pain. I recall as a young girl that at our Catholic school we used a Stations of the Cross booklet which [Read More...]

Homeless Receive Special Invite to Experience the Sistine Chapel

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From Vatican Radio today, a beautiful outreach to the poor of Rome. I have personally never had the chance to experience the Sistine Chapel, but it makes my heart smile to know that the Vatican will welcome 150 souls to have that special treat. The Office of Papal Charities has organized a special visit to [Read More...]

Start Using Those iPhone Earbuds to Their Full Potential


Discovered today on Business Insider: Wow, in shorter than two minutes, I learned 14 power lessons that will definitely come in handy! A question for you: How do you use your earbuds? [Read more...]