John Paul II, I’m a Better Catholic Because of You!

Santo Subito! I was so happy to learn that a beatification date was set for John Paul II last Friday! During my college years I had a reawakening of my Catholic faith and John Paul II’s incredible papacy was a huge part of that. (You can read more about the beatification announcement here.) One of the...

The Ongoing Sex-abuse Crisis

Nearly every month since Dallas in 2002 when the U.S. bishops undertook a concerted effort to address the crisis of clergy sex-abuse, I have been covering it in some way, shape or form for St. Anthony Messenger magazine. I have written editorials, rants as a mom in Faith-filled Family, reports on various...

Martin Luther King Lives Online

Monday, our nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. In my city, there are many events to honor King and his civil rights leadership. King was a spiritual hero because his insistence on a peaceful resistance was rooted in his Christian faith. His peaceful leadership inspires leaders today. King...

What Does a Grandparent Do?

Grandparenting is a role I never thought a lot about me playing. In the midst of a heavy work and travel schedule and being present in the lives of adult children and parents – as a card-carrying member of the “sandwich generation” – I just assumed grandparenting would be something that would come as...

What Are We Working On Today?

What are we working on today?  I don’t consider myself a worrier. My mom is a worrier. When I was young she was so protective of her children. Yet, over time, she has learned that worrying doesn’t change the outcome of any situation.  She taught me the phrase: “Let Go and Let...

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