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...]

Watch Donna-Marie (and me!) Tonight on EWTN

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Last year, I was honored to visit EWTN and be a part of a very special project hosted by my good friend Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle. “Catholic Moms Cafe” is a five part series that has been airing all week, twice per day. The reviews for the show have been excellent, which is not surprising given [Read More...]

Join Danielle Bean & Me for a Free Webinar Tonight!

Set your alarm & join me with the amazing Danielle Bean at 4 pm PT/ 7 pm ET for a free webinar on family, life and work issues!!  “Parenting challenges don’t end just because kids get older! Danielle Bean is joined by Lisa Hendey, founder of CatholicMom.com, to talk about parenting your kids through college, [Read More...]

#Synod14 Day 3 Recap from @SaltandLightTV

For a great recap of Day 3 (Wednesday) of the Synod, including a recap of the Holy Father’s Wednesday Audience, we turn to our friends at Salt and Light TV: Video link Testimony of married couple Jeff and Alice Heinzen (diocese of La Crosse, USA): “Marriage, a Life Journey of Authentic Love” My husband and I [Read More...]

#Synod14 Day 2 Recap from @SaltandLightTV

I am truly enjoying the work being done by Salt and Light TV at the Synod. To find out the highlights of what happened today, take fifteen minutes and watch this video. It includes a fascinating conversation with Cardinal Pell and a review of the day’s testimonies. Sebastian Gomes shares with us highlights from Day [Read More...]

#Synod14: Why I Care & What I’m Watching

I did a radio segment this morning about the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, currently ongoing at the Vatican. In preparation for the segment, I reached out to a few groups of friends both online and in “real life” to ask if they were watching the Synod. I was a bit surprised by their answers. [Read More...]

Pro-Life Group’s Billboards Repeatedly Defaced

Click on images to view in full detail From the Bay Area, news about a very sad series of attacks on a Pro-life organization’s tools: Billboards featuring a baby alongside a fetal development fact have been repeatedly vandalized and damaged, according to Mary Ann Kuharski, Director of PROLIFE Across AMERICA, the group sponsoring the pro-life [Read More...]

Even if You’re Not in ND or TN, Pay Attention to This Legislation

From Patti Armstrong this week at National Catholic Register comes important information on legislations in that states of Tennessee and North Dakota which could quickly establish unrestricted abortion in those states. Armstrong writes in part: Tennessee and North Dakota are launching a counteroffensive in the battle for life that could reverberate across the country. Both have [Read More...]

Inside the Synod — Meet the Salt + Light Team

I am a HUGE fan of the work of Father Thomas M. Rosica, CSB who is the Chief Executive Officer and (in my mind) heart and soul of Salt + Light Television. Not only is Father Rosica a gifted and tireless communicator for the Church and a brilliant man, my experience of his is that he is [Read More...]

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

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...]


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