About Lisa M. Hendey

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.

The Lord is Waiting — Sweet Tweets for 9/19/14


Doesn’t it seem like this week flew by? When John sent me these week’s STs, he remarked that it was a fast week. I feel the same way. My past few days have been a blur of commitments, both personal and professional, as we prepare to venture up to Oregon on Sunday to take our [Read More...]

Bishop Wester: “Protect the Internet…”

Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City

Today at the USCCB blog, it’s awesome to see an editorial by Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City arguing against the FCC’s proposed “two tier” system for the Internet: The Federal Communication Commission’s recent interest in creating a “two-tiered” Internet will impair for many Americans this basic need – fast, reliable access to [Read More...]

Bishop Tobin: “We’ve Got to Do Something”

Bishop Tobin

I LOVE the type of transparency and openness which is at the heart of today’s article from Bishop Tobin of Providence. In the piece, he expresses his concerns openly and with empathy as he addresses pastoral care for divorced and remarried Catholics. Bishop Tobin’s remarks point to a compelling dialogue which will likely unfold at [Read More...]

OSV & Bunson Offer Excellent Extraordinary Synod “101″ Help


You’ve been hearing about it, and if you’re Catholic you really should pay attention to the upcoming extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family to be held in Rome from October 5-19. Why does it matter if we pay attention? Because if past experiences hold true, the media will be filled during those opening days of [Read More...]

Summoning The Courage to Admit Our Sinful Nature


Not much time for a long reflection on this today, but I need to point you to Pope Francis’ homily for today’s gospel (Luke 7:36-50) and particularly one portion which has stayed with me all morning: “The privileged place to encounter Jesus Christ is in our sins”. Pope Francis observed that this may seem like [Read More...]

What “Love Never Fails” Looks Like

love never fails

This morning, as I prayed my way through 1st Corinthians chapters 12 and 13, I had four faces ringing in my heart. Today’s epistle continues from where we left off yesterday, pivoting into a passage that many of us proclaimed at our wedding ceremonies. At the heart of it are the words that stuck in [Read More...]

Striving for the Greatest Spiritual Gifts

Strive eagerlyfor the greatest spiritual (1)

I had some fruitful prayer time this morning not only with the day’s readings, but also with a manuscript for a terrific book that will be launching within the next several months. That reading time came after I’d already enjoyed my morning prayer time. One particular verse from 1st Corinthians 12 was stuck in my [Read More...]

Following the @USCCB #PeacePilgrimage Online


As a Catholic geek, I love the fact that when our Bishops do something as important as take a “Peace Pilgrimage” in the Holy Land, they go out of their way to share it with the faithful using the latest tools of technology. An overview of the trip is provided by the USCCB: This week, [Read More...]

Let’s Answer the Call to Fasting and Prayer for Peace


Recently, I received the following press release about an excellent event that is being held this month. I wondered at the fact that this is the 22nd “International Week of Prayer and Fasting”, but only my first time to know about it. The nine day event will be kicked with an international conference on September [Read More...]

Trusting in Jesus and His Mercy — Sweet Tweets for 9/13/14


If you could please spare a prayer, I am at a family funeral this weekend. As we gather to grieve the loss of a loved one, I am reminded how moments like this are at once filled with sorrow, and with tremendous grace. In the transitions of life, we also experience moments of great potential [Read More...]