My writing elsewhere

I’m over at the WINE Blog… talking about the fantastic… the infinite…

Women In the New Evangelization = that’s WINE! I’m happy to be contributing to their blog this week! Catholics believe in the fantastic, the miraculous, and the infinite! God. Love. Forgiveness. Friendship. Heaven. Friendship with God of the universe! Joy for eternity! Truly, this is the stuff of celebration! I’m a wine drinker – and…

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This makes me think… quotes from St Philip Neri

Short effective prayers of St Philip Neri: “Jesus, be a Jesus to me.”  “I cannot love you unless you help me, my Jesus.”  “My Jesus, if you want me, cut the fetters that keep me from you.” Good advice from him: “Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life. Therefore, the…

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I didn’t know!  I do a lot of writing for Catholic Digest. Please subscribe using this link below and thank an author today!

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God Became Man – my latest article at Catholic Digest

Belief in the true Incarnation of the Son of God is the distinctive sign of Christian faith.” (CCC, 463) As Catholics, we profess our belief in the Incarnation in the Nicene Creed: Jesus Christ “came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.” The Incarnation is…

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The Pink Candle and other Musings – from my Patheos archives…

To the uninitiated, that pink candle at church makes no sense from a decorating point of view. It throws off the symmetry of the other three purple candles in the Advent wreath. Yet, it immediately draws attention. A common sight in Advent, the pink or rose candle lit on the Third Sunday is a harbinger,…

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I write for Catholic Digest; Make this your easiest-to-give Christmas present…

For a few years now, I’ve been privileged to be a columnist in the Catholic Digest. My space is “From the Catechism”. (I always thought it should be called “The Pat in the Cat” — but I’m grateful to my editor, not only for the work each month, but for her good taste in not…

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I’m over at CatholicMom.com today… with 3 Reasons to Offer Things Up

Here’s an excerpt from “3 Reasons to Intentionally Pray: Jesus, I Offer This to You”… from CatholicMom.com When I was growing up and going through some trial, well-meaning Catholics would tell me to “offer it up.” For a very long time, I didn’t understand what benefit that might bring until I learned that my offering…

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Patheos is 5 years young! Thanks to @TheAnchoress for the growth of @PatheosCatholic!

I’m grateful for Elizabeth Scalia’s suggestion back in 2010 that I do a little writing on Patheos in a column called ” A Word in Season”. It’s not the only place I write, and despite my current hiatus as I deal with some family needs and my life/writing balance, I’m still very grateful for my…

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Raising Them for Jesus – 3 influences your kids need today to have faith tomorrow

I’m over at CatholicMom.com this week, sharing a post on parenting… The young bride-to-be, a good friend’s daughter, sent me a thank you note for my gift and my attendance at her bridal shower. She wrote: “Thank you for being a ‘second mother’ in my life. I am blessed to have grown up with role…

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I’m cooking up something for St Patty’s Day at The Practicing Catholic today

Today I’m sharing a little recipe for St Patrick Cheddar Soup, along with some of my musings about the my favorite prayer of St Patrick, at The Practicing Catholic blog. It’s Soup and Stories: a clever idea that combines favorite soup recipes with the penitential season of Lent. Here’s a taste… I was born in New…

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