Am I a Follower?


As they were proceeding on their journey someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”  Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.” And to another he said, “Follow me.”  But he replied, “Lord, let me [Read More...]

Who Do I Say that He Is?

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Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”  Luke 9:18 The Sunday bulletin at my parish often contains a few brief reflection questions related to the Sunday Liturgy of the Word. If I have my act together and arrive [Read More...]

When Helping is Messy

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I’ve been praying about an email I received early this week. The digital missive was a cry for help. Behind the simple question the writer asked were a series of complex issues, like layers on an onion. It sat in my inbox unanswered for a few days. “I’m busy,” I thought. “I’ll reply later…” Two [Read More...]

Applauding Google’s “No Porn” Stance for Glass

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My radio segment today on The Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick broached the topic of Google’s recent decision to ban a particular adult-oriented (read “pornography”) “Glassware” application on the new Google Glass device. If you’re looking at that sentence and have no idea what I’m saying, here are a few basics: Google Glass is [Read More...]

When Evangelism is Offensive

When Evangelism is Offensive

I’m still mulling over a treadmill “conference” I had with a dear friend this morning at the gym. This particular person is very religious, but not Christian. My friend shared the recent experience of being invited to a “dedication” (Baptism type ceremony) for a friend’s newborn child. The ceremony occurred within the context of the regular Sunday [Read More...]

Join Us for a FREE Webinar on New Media & the New Evangelization

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I’m so excited to be a part of a terrific, and FREE, webinar being sponsored by our friends at Ave Maria Press! I’ll include all of the details below – I do hope you can join us! Parishes, New Media, and the New Evangelization: A Roundtable Discussion In this edition of the Ave Maria Press [Read More...]

Blessed John Paul II, Pray for Us! My View from the Beatification


It’s nearly impossible for me to watch this stunning Rome Reports video recapping the Beatification of Blessed John Paul II, held two years ago today in Rome, and not cry overwhelmed tears of gratitude and awe. Truthfully, it’s good to re-watch this “up close” video, because my vantage point that day was far from the spot where [Read More...]

Out of Step?

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On an increasing basis, I find myself feeling “out of step”. I look at the world around me — a world I love and engage with and wouldn’t change if I could — and feel somehow out of sync. When I get this feeling, I’m reminded of my days as a high school “flag girl”. [Read More...]

My Trip to EWTN

In the studio at EWTN

I’m waking up this morning in a sort of dream-like state. As I look out my window, I can see a beautiful grove of trees. Just beyond it sits the brown, brick studio where Mother Angelica began a global television station — EWTN, the Eternal Word Television Network — out of a garage. I am [Read More...]