Journey with Jesus through “Meditations for Lent”

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 the narrow door?  How do […]

A Real March for Life Demands We March to the Beat of a Different Drummer

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. Supreme Court decision that has […]

Ferris Bueller is the Problem

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 to spend the day in […]

Pursuing God’s Bucket List — An Interview with Teresa Tomeo

I have known Teresa Tomeo for almost four years and have watched the tremendous impact she has made in the Catholic world through her books, speaking, blogging and radio show.  Teresa is clearly on fire for the Catholic Faith and you rarely leave a conversation with her not feeling inspired.  With her newest book being released next week from Image […]

The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers and Devotions

“I knew nothing. I was nothing. For this reason God picked me out” (St. Catherine Labouré). To know God’s grace. To embrace God’s grace. To live God’s grace. St. Catherine was a model of God’s grace from her childhood – she knew God and the Blessed Mother and never wavered in her faith. What a glorious gift from God; would […]

Transformed in Love: A Few Words about a Great New Marriage Program

I am so excited to see the Transformed in Love program, developed by the Archdiocese of Boston, being released and supported by Pauline Books & Media. From the press release: Transformed in Love is the end product of over six years of collaboration among a bishop, judicial vicar, canon lawyers, theologians, psychologists, priests, deacons, religious sisters, and married couples and three […]

Talking with Karen Beattie about Rock-Bottom Blessings

A few weeks ago, I found myself reading the new book by Karen Beattie, Rock-Bottom Blessings: Discovering God’s Abundance When All Seems Lost. It’s a book that struck me in many ways, and I’ll never think of the word “rock” quite the same way again. The idea of seeing everything as a blessing is one that sounds good, and one that I have […]

Your Children are Watching YOU Watching TOO Much TV

It is always fascinating, as well as disappointing, how much time we adults spend with our technology verses each other.  This is so apparent to me as I travel frequently and have the opportunity to people-watch on a regular basis. We text. We tweet. We e-mail. We post.  We have our heads not in the clouds but in our lap […]

Dominican Sisters, Mater Eucharistiae, and Awesomeness

Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

I used to think it must be so boooooorrrrrriiiinnnnng to be a religious sister. I mean, what would you do for fun? Pray? I’ve come a long way since those days. Now, I struggle not to see religious life as so much better and holier than the messy chaos my life sometimes seems to embody hourly. And I try not […]

Motherhood Matters

Motherhood is one joy, one quandary after another.  The daily life of being  a Catholic mom involves moment-by-moment considerations. For instance,  what do you do when motherhood calls but you are coping with suffering?  Are you interested in reading books that offer answers to personal self-fulfillment but you question their value because they re not Catholic?  By chance do you […]