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April 13, 2017
I’m Not Going to Church Tomorrow. I Have Other Plans.
Bright and early tomorrow morning, my husband and I will head to the hospital for...
January 20, 2017
Pray with Pope Francis. Pray His Prayer Intention for January.
Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for January will probably challenge at least a few of American Catholics....
January 18, 2017
Do You Forget to Pray Until You’re in Trouble? Pray Anyway.
Do you forget to pray until you're in trouble? You're not alone. A lot of...
December 05, 2016
Come Out of the Cold This Advent
I need Advent this year. I think we all do. I wrote this post, concerning...
December 05, 2016
I Want You to Stop and Think for a Moment About How Much God Loves You
Note: I'm re-publishing this because it didn't come through in its entirely the first time...
August 18, 2016
Cancer has Taught Me the Cure: We Have to Follow Christ.
I wrote this last week for the National Catholic Register. I’ve been trying to...
September 15, 2015
It was a Mama Kind of Weekend.
My family and I had a rough weekend with Mama. Here's a summary of part...
August 11, 2015
Converting the World, Ending Abortion, the Jesus Way
Mama is scheduled to come home from the hospital today. It's a new reality. Most...
July 06, 2015
10 Things You can Do to Save Your Family and Change the World
I'm going to launch into the political ramifications of the Supreme Court Decision destroying marriage...
June 06, 2015
Westboro Baptist Church Will Demonstrate at Beau Biden’s Funeral
The church that Christian-bashers try to equate with all 2 billion Christians plans to demonstrate...
June 01, 2015
I’m Triaging My Life for Thriving, Not Just Surviving
I volunteered to host my book club at my house tonight. Then, life piled on...
May 22, 2015
I Left the Legislature a Year Ago and Nothing Has Gone as Planned.
A year ago tomorrow, I cast my last vote ... ... and walked out of...
May 18, 2015
We Need Caregiving for Caregivers of Parents with Dementia
A few days ago, I had someone praise me for my "witness." This person was...
April 14, 2015
Nigerians Pray for Missing Girls
Boko Haram kidnapped 200 Nigerian school girls a year ago. They've also kidnapped 100s of...
April 11, 2015
Divine Mercy Novena: Praying for Those Who are Neither Hot nor Cold
You say you are rich and need nothing. You don't realize that you are wretched,...
April 10, 2015
Divine Mercy Novena, Praying for Those in Purgatory, Where We are Made Fit for a King
I pray a Rosary every Sunday for people in Purgatory. It takes quite a while,...
April 09, 2015
Blessed are the Merciful, the Living Images of Jesus’ Compassionate Heart
Blessed are the Merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Forgive us our trespasses as we...
April 08, 2015
Praying the Divine Mercy in an Age of Exploitation and Murder of Innocents
If you do not become be converted and become as a little child, you shall...
April 06, 2015
Divine Mercy Novena: Praying for Unbelievers
Jesus told us that when a lost soul repents, there is abounding joy in heaven. I...
April 03, 2015
Praying the Divine Mercy Novena in a Time of Christian Persecution
I am not going to write about this week's events until after Easter. But I...
March 31, 2015
Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law and Holy Week
Indiana's governor is at the center of a firestorm because he signed a religious freedom...
March 20, 2015
Help Me to Confront My Own Transgressions
This Lenten Prayer of St Ephrem goes back to the 4th century.
February 25, 2015
Novena for the Persecuted Church, Day 1
Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and...
February 24, 2015
Holy Martyrs of ISIS, Pray for Us
As they now stand amid the white-robed multitudes, and behold the Throne of the Almighty...
February 11, 2015
Darrell Waltrip’s Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast
This is a video for Darrell Waltrip's full speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last week.
February 11, 2015
Pope Francis and Me: Praying to St Thomas More
Pope Francis and I have something in common. He asks St Thomas More to pray...
October 28, 2014
When I was at the Catholic Writer's Conference last summer, I picked up a...
September 22, 2014
Oklahoma’s Black Mass Backfires. Opens the Doorway to Christ.
Nuns Off a Bus. Sisters, arriving at the Benediction. I don’t know what to...
September 16, 2014
Our Sorrowful Mother: Ndi Nyina wa Jambo
Ndi Nyina wa Jambo — I am the Mother of the Word Today is...
August 28, 2014
If You Don’t Like Black People, You’d Better not Plan on Going to Heaven, Because There’s Going to be a Lot of Them There
Opio Toure Opio Toure was my friend. We knew one another before either...
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