Author Archive: Patti Maguire Armstrong
Patti Maguire Armstrong and her husband have ten children. She is a writer with Teresa Tomeo Communications, an award-winning author, and was managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’s Amazing Grace Series. She has appeared on TV and radio stations across the country. Her latest books, Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families and children’s book, Dear God, I Don't Get It (available for pre-order now!) will both be released May.
From living a life that ignored Catholic teachings to becoming a Catholic writer and speaker, Patti Maguire Armstrong was transformed after she began to learn and embrace her Catholic faith. She lives in North Dakota with her husband Mark. They are the parents of ten children, eight boys and two girls, including two adopted AIDS orphans from Kenya.
Patti has a degree in social work with a minor in psychology and a master’s in public administration. She worked in these fields before staying home full-time to raise her children.
Patti has been a guest on EWTN Television's "Live" program with Father Mitch Pacwa and twice on Doug Keck's "Bookmark" program and on Catholic Radio programs around the country.
She contributes articles to the Integrated Catholic Life eMagazine with a focus on faith and family.
There has been an outcry against the media silence of perhaps one of the most horrific, under-reported story in modern times: Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his abortion clinic now known as “The House of Horrors.” The only national TV source has been Fox News while the three major networks, ABC, NBC, and CBS continue to [...]
The challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last week was about a complaint by a woman who was not able to get a federal marriage estate tax exemption when her partner died and had to pay taxes on more than a $363,000 inheritance. They had married in [...]
You can fight to save the whales, dolphins, and baby sea turtles, but if you fight to save traditional marriage, you will be called a “bigot” and be compared with hate groups. Thus, we should expect the names to fly on Tuesday, March 26th during the “March for Marriage” in Washington, D.C. The event is [...]
Sometimes it seems as though teenagers are not from this planet. No offense. I was once a teen myself. And at one point, five of our ten children were teens all at once. Fun times. As any parent knows, teens’ friends influence them. That is why it’s good to acquaint them with friends who really [...]
I just read a news story praising a Nashville-based literary agency that represents “top progressive Christian authors.” It stated that many of the authors have been influenced by Phyllis Tickle, who penned, The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why. Such a book smacks of the differences between Protestants and Catholics. Whereas they talk about changing, [...]
In my parish, our associate pastor often serves Mass while his mother looks on from the congregation. Last week, he went to Rome to defend his doctoral dissertation and was awarded the highest honor, summa cum laude. He is brilliant, speaks seven languages, and yet, is gentle, kind-hearted, and down-to-earth. This priest’s mother spoke publicly for the [...]
How can something be both immense and minute at the same time? Something upon which all of human history depends, yet, it is fragile and almost non-existent to the eye? It is the union of an egg and sperm—an embryo. Such is God’s way. He takes something smaller than a mustard seed and brings forth [...]
How about giving up sin for your New Year’s resolution.? That’s as highly desirable as it is improbable, so I purpose the second best thing in 2013: pray more. It can be a stand-alone resolution or a complement to any other. More exercise? Pray for incentive and pray during exercise. Dieting? Pray for resolve. Giving [...]
At Mass last Saturday morning, the priest stated during his homily: “We are experiencing the decline of Western Civilization.” Sunday’s Gospel reading continued the end-of time theme warning of the return of Christ. “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring [...]
The spiritual battle rages, day by day. In the bigger picture it’s obvious–heaven vs. hell; God, his angels, and saints vs. the devil. In the mundane however, it often escapes us. There’s no question we want to one day be with God in heaven for all eternity, but getting there is a moment-by-moment journey, and [...]