Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Whodunit Series by a Lady Who Would Know

 I don’t read fiction. Usually. Getting wrapped up in a gripping novel that I can’t put down is time away from my life as a Catholic writer and from the stacks of non-fiction books I have yet to read. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

St. Joseph: The Holiest Man on Earth


I was just contemplating that St. Joseph had to be the holiest man that ever walked the earth. He lived under the same roof with God and the Mother of God.  Imagine that!
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective,” James 5:16. So prayers to St. Joseph must be very powerful and effective. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

12 Christian Suggestions for Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin’s ISIS-styled photo holding a mock decapitated head of the President of the United States met with repulsion and outrage. When she was chastised from all sides, she apologized, but 3 days later took the offensive at a press conference claiming she’s the victim of bullying from the Trump family.
Rather than leave the wound alone, Griffin  is picking at it before it even has a chance to scab over so it’s only getting worse. In the event she might be searching for suggestions on healing, I’m offering some Christian advice.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Some Notre Dame Graduates Flee Their Ceremony


Nothing says higher learning these days like plugging your ears and running away. This past weekend around 150 graduating seniors from the University of Notre Dame ran—well, walked at a serious clipfrom their own graduation ceremony as commencement speaker Vice-President Mike Pence took the stage.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The 21-year Wait for Mother's Day


Carrie Olson originally told this story about her renewed marriage and then a 21-year wait for motherhood in Amazing Grace for Mothers. Here is an adaptation of it.

When Carrie Olson played baby dolls as a little girl, she never doubted that one day it would be for real. But shortly after her marriage to Bob, she stopped thinking about having children. Instead, she wondered, “What have I done?”
Married at eighteen to a 23-year-old alcoholic, her life became a nightmare. Many nights were spent home alone since she was not old enough to accompany him to the bar. After four years, she finally left him.

Friday, May 5, 2017

10 Ways to Reduce Distractions During Prayer


“A hungry man does not have to be reminded to eat.”  Those were the words of my pastor after I confessed that I often allow myself to be distracted.  “If you hunger for God more, you will be distracted less,” he said.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Weapons for Our Time: Divine Mercy and The Blessed Mother

For such a time as this, we have all we need. God has actually increased our spiritual riches during the last century through the messages of Fatima and the Divine Mercy devotion.
Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, and Tony Mullen, founder oMyConsecration.org, will explain how we can tap into the gifts that God showers upon us and how to be a part of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary this Divine Mercy Sunday, at 7-8:45 PM Eastern. The live broadcast of “Divine Mercy and the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary” in Stockbridge, MA, can be watched by going here.

MOTHER TERESA'S HUMILTIY LIST


 
1. Speak as little as possible about yourself.

2. Keep busy with your own affairs.

3. Do not interfere in the affairs of others.

4. Accept small irritations with good humor.

5. Do not dwell on the faults of others.

6. Accept censures even if unmerited.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Do You Let Jesus be God?


“The Pharisees would not let Jesus be God,” the priest said during a homily this morning referring to the Gospel of John 8: 51-59
“Jesus said: "Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day; he saw it and was glad.”
“You are not yet fifty years old and you have seen Abraham?” the Pharisees responded. Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.” So they picked up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid and went out of the temple area.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Stigmatist Priest, Father Dolindo Ruotolo


 "It is the duty of every Catholic to contribute to the salvation of souls," -Fr. Ruotolo.
St. Francis and St. Padre Pio are two much loved saints that bore the wounds of Christ.  But how many know about Father Don Dolindo Ruotolo, a contemporary of Padre Pio?