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.
Forget parachuting or haunted houses for chills. If you want scary, try walking into a pro-choice demonstration and saying a few “Our Fathers.” Last spring, some friends and I crashed a rally advocating for the right to abort babies. I wrote an article about it, “Crashing an Abortion Rally,” and received some nasty comments. But […]
I do not want to meet Jesus on my deathbed. I want him to already be close so that death is something we do together, just as in life. Jesus told us to strive to enter eternity by the narrow door (Luke 13:24). That directive can leave us fearful. Is our life leading us to […]
Some pro-lifers that will arrive in Washington D.C. on January 22 for the March for Life, don’t understand that in spite of their passion for the unborn, they are part of the culture that brings us the tragedy of abortion. Hundreds of thousands will come to protest the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. […]
It took me twenty-seven years to finally watch the classic coming of age 1986 comedy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The only thing I missed by waiting so long was a clearer understanding as to why hedonism is so mainstream. The film follows Ferris Bueller, a high school senior who fakes being sick and skips school […]
I want to walk with Jesus. I would also love to walk where he walked; to breath in the air of the Gospels and step into the sand that once dusted the straps of our Savior’s sandals. In the Holy Land, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. His presence is felt even today […]
“I should have been a better mother,“ St. Monica said to Bishop Ambrose about her son Augustine. “If Augustine had been an easier child, God would not have given him a mother like you,” he responded. –Dialogue from the movie RESTLESS HEART: The Confessions of St. Augustine. Such a perspective is balm to a parent’s […]
A Father struggles with the birth of his Downs Syndrome daughter, “’If she dies as a result of her surgery the pain will be over for all of us,’ we thought.” “It’s a girl!” The nurse announced. After the birth of seven healthy sons, those words should have brought great joy. Under different circumstances, I would […]
The government has our backs when it comes to product recalls. When it comes to car seats, those things are recalled so often, it makes me wonder how anyone has survived to adulthood having sat in one. I’m not complaining. Of course anything that is not 100 percent safe for our precious babies should be […]
When talent goes from obscurity to stardom, a collective cheer goes up. It is the stuff of Hollywood movies and the basis of the wildly popular TV shows such as America’s Got Talent, and American Idol. And it is also the scenario in the movie Grace Unplugged, in theaters October 4. Except in this case, […]