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Video: I am “among women” who speak for themselves with respect to the HHS mandate’s curtailing of religious freedom.

I’m happy to add my voice to the women who are opposing the HHS Mandate in America… and you’ll see my face in this video at 2:06-2:09 (lower right side of the screen). Here’s to a more thoughtful, more complete vision of women’s freedom… and to a stronger reception of religious liberty in America than we…

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This makes me think… about being deliberate about turning my good intentions into actions.

Thoughtfulness is the beginning of great sanctity. If you learn this art of being thoughtful, you will become more and more Christ-like, for his heart was meek and he always thought of others. Our vocation, to be beautiful, must be full of thought for others. Jesus went about doing good. Our Lady did nothing else…

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Does my faith ignite others to believe? — my column at Patheos this week.

The deepest identity of the Catholic Church is that she exists to evangelize… therein lies a challenge for the Catholics of the world. Where are we on the evangelization continuum? Are we closer to “here I am, Lord, send me”? Or closer to “I don’t even know if I can spell the word — evangelization…

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The F.U.N. Quotient… the joy of kids at a wedding…

A little boy, at a wedding looks at his mom and says, “Mommy, why does the bride wear white?” His mom replies, “The bride is in white because she’s happy and this is the happiest day of her life.” The boys thinks about this, and then says, “Well then why is the groom wearing black…”…

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Among Women 144: The Single Life Survival Guide

This week, on Among Women, we look at the lives of two single women who are separated by a few centuries. In the “Blessed Are They” segment, we meet St. Catherine of Siena, a Dominican tertiary, in her words of The Dialogue, and get a look inside the heart of a saint. In our “Among Women” segment we…

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I’m at CatholicMom.com. Here’s “Spiritual Growth Within a Catholic Family,” Part 2.

Bob and I have been parents for over 25 years. (Gosh, we’re pretty young there^.) Yet, we’ve learned a few things along the way. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in my column today at CatholicMom.com… The context for spiritual growth of children presumes that the parents enjoy a relationship with Christ and his…

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This makes me think… about a woman’s tears.

Christ promises that in heaven all tears will be dried, and Kierkegaard comments about the sad condition of those who have never shed a tear. We should cry over the daily offenses to God, cry over our sins, cry over the ingratitude of man. the most holy of all women, Mary, is called the mater…

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Happy Birthday Mary!

How do you say “happy birthday” to a saint? How do you thank them for their years of guidance and love and intercession? How do you show your gratitude for their inspiration, and all the sacrifices that they made in their lives unto God and other people — known only to God Himself — but…

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A First Look at Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

drumroll please…. For those of you in-the-know, I’m still on hiatus…. and will return with podcasts and blog posts (right here!) after Labor Day weekend. But I couldn’t resist sharing this news with you!  

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