Sr. Blandina, Pray for Lauren

Lauren Hill is a student at my alma mater Mount St. Joseph University. She plays on the basketball team. And she is battling inoperable brain cancer. Doctors have said she doesn’t have long to live. You can watch her story here. But Lauren is determined to make the most of that time. On November 2, she...

The Blessings of My Crazy Life

If you’re looking for me on any given week, here’s my schedule to help you out: Monday is gymnastics. Tuesday is soccer and dance. Wednesday is more soccer. Thursday repeats Tuesday. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are more of the same. In between there are lunches to be packed, carpools to be...

Advice from Pope Francis

It seems that daily we are surrounded with tons of reasons NOT to be happy. But Pope Francis thinks there are a lot of things we can do to bring happiness back into our lives. In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly Viva July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to...

Because I’m Happy!

The song “Happy” from the movie Despicable Me 2 was a huge hit last year. It was even nominated for an Oscar. But as catchy as the tune is, there were/are tons of people who detest it. I’m not one of them. I’m not because I think we need more focus on being happy–even if the...

Behold the Ark

Last year, I had the opportunity to travel to New York with fellow journalists to get a glimpse of director Darren Aronofsky’s vision for his film Noah, which hits theaters March 28. One evening, we made a visit to Long Island to see a replica of the ark and meet with Aronofsky. (We also had a brief...

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