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Woman, YOU are a gift! Encouragement for women in the Washington Post: an article by yours truly…

Here’s  a snippet: Woman, you are a gift!   From the first presentation of woman to man in the Garden of Eden, the gift of who you are is nothing less than “wow!” Your dignity comes from the gift of your being, and the gift of your being created feminine.   Man saw your profound…

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Take three minutes and pray with me today, for life. Day #4 of the USCCB’s Nine Days of Prayer novena to build a culture of life (Prayers & links here)

Don’t feel bad if you are late to this novena. Just start it today… All prayers count! And remember God can work outside of time limitations! Get caught up on the Nine Days initiative here.  This is from the USCCB website… Intercession: For the doctors, nurses and counselors who now know they were wrong in cooperating with abortion:…

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Take three minutes and pray with me today, for life. Day #3 of the USCCB’s Nine Days of Prayer novena to build a culture of life (Prayers & links here)

Get caught up on the Nine Days initiative here. This is from the USCCB website… Intercession: For the parents who influenced their child’s choice to abort their grandchild: that they may have the humility and wisdom to see the wrong they’ve done and to seek forgiveness from God and from their child.   Our Father, 3 Hail Marys,…

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Take three minutes and pray with me today, for life. Day #2 of the USCCB’s Nine Days of Prayer novena to build a culture of life (Prayers & links here)

Get caught up on the Nine Days initiative here. This is from the USCCB website… Intercession: For the father whose child died with his cooperation and consent: that the Lord grant him the grace to repent and be reconciled with God. Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be   Reflection: Today’s memorial of St. Sebastian, the famous…

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Take three minutes and pray with me today, for life. Day #1 of the USCCB’s Nine Days of Prayer novena to build a culture of life (Prayers & links here)

You remember what a novena is, right? We’re praying this simple prayer for nine days, just like the Blessed Mother and the Apostles prayed for nine days in the Upper Room as they awaited the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Here’s our petition, as we join with other Catholics around the US and…

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The 7 Best Books for Women by Women (and one Priest) from 2012

(Okay, so that’s really an 8-book list.) If you listen my podcast, Among Women, you know I have a passion for three things: first, to encourage women to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and their Catholic faith; second, to celebrate the beauty and genius of their womanhood; and third, to call women to…

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Adventing… a microcosm of real life

So, my latest column at Patheos is the requisite nod to the liturgical calendar, but its more about ALL the comings of Christ in my experience… that the season of Advent really lights up an awareness of the sacred found in every day. Here’s a excerpt: Advent is not just a liturgical season, it’s a…

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Have you checked out the series on the Creed over at The Wine Dark Sea blog?

For the Year of Faith, longtime blogger Melanie Bettinelli, and friend of the Among Women podcast, is hosting a series of guest posts from bloggers around blogdom on the subject of the Creed. Your truly was happily assigned the gig for “The Father Almighty”. Here’s a snippet of my contribution… On the shelf above my…

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Among Women Podcast #150: The Rosary and Pregnancy — Perfect Together!

  This week’s AW is our 150th episode!! (Listen here.) Just how do the rosary and pregnancy go together? Well, they both nurture new life in us, both spiritually and biologically! This week, our “Blessed are They” segment is a departure from our usual discussions about a woman saint, as we open Rosarium Virginis Mariae, the Apostolic Letter…

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Thoughts on Faithful Citizenship

I was baptized a Catholic as an infant. That means no matter what my nationality or residence or circumstance, I’m already considered a citizen of heaven. That being said, my heavenly home may still be a ways off yet. So, for now, I’m also a Catholic who happens to have had the good fortune to be…

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