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Here’s my guest slot on Catholic TV’s “This is the Day”…

I’ve long admired the work of Fr. Bob Reed, and enjoyed working with him and his team at Catholic TV a few years ago when I coordinated the first CNMC to come to Boston in 2010. Since then, I’ve watched the amazing growth of the Catholic TV network under Fr Reed’s leadership. With the release of…

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First Time in History… a world-wide holy hour with the Pope (It’s short notice for some, but maybe you can join in!)

A few days ago, Pope Francis announced he would lead a world-wide holy hour in honor of Corpus Christi Sunday. And while other Popes have offered holy hours regularly with large audiences on television, (such as at World Youth Day), a unified effort to invite all Catholics to a global holy hour is a first. It is…

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Come learn the catechesis behind the book, “Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious” — a webinar with me and Terry Polakovic of Endow.

I’m please to offer a webinar as part of the Ave Maria Press’ Professional Development Series, together with Terry Polakovic of Endow. It’s free!    Sign up here!  For book details, go here. 

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Mainstream Media: Cover the #Gosnell case!

There’s a movement on Twitter to help call out the mainstream media for ignoring the coverage surrounding abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Here’s an angle about media blackouts and censorship that comes from catechist, Peggy Clores, a former guest on Among Women, who wrote to me about this new story: Regardless of your viewpoint, every American should…

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An “office Mom’s” maternal gift brings compassion, nurture, mentoring, and dignity to the workplace

In my book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious,  one area of focus is the maternal gift that women bring to the world  based on their feminine nature. This maternal nature is part of God’s design of womanhood, as Blessed John Paul II taught, in that the human person is entrusted to women in a special way…

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A first in our lifetime… two living popes meet! (video from Rome Reports)

And, I love this headline… We are brothers. UPDATE: Some very informative commentary by Michael Barber.

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Pope Francis, Day One -“Among Women”-style: The gifts of Mary, womanhood, and the new evangelization

Last night, when he first met us from the balcony of St Peter’s, the new “Peter” — Pope Francis — told us his plan for today. Job One would be to bring this pontificate to Mary, the Mother of God, the woman who brings us all to Jesus. This kind of holy bow is a…

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Today’s readings and Pope Francis… “so that you may be amazed.” (John 5: 20)

I had a post today in my hometown diocesan newspaper, now an online journal, The Long Island Catholic. Look for it here, listed for March 13. Here’s a snippet: Waiting on the Lord’s timing and his mercy are so great a part of the Christian life. And Lent is not so much about tending to our will,…

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Some links to bookmark for the Conclave, plus an informative 5min video on the making of the pope

Now that the conclave will begin on Tuesday, let us continue to lift the Cardinals who will select our next pope in our prayers. There’s a few helpful links that you may wish to bookmark for the exciting days ahead listed below. Here’s a well-done video from Catholic News Service on the making of the…

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