Category Archives: Catholic Insight Magazine

Transforming weak Catholic families

Also posted at Catholic Insight. When you teach two classes of First Reconciliation and First Communion candidates on most Saturday mornings, you learn a lot about other families’ prayer lives. It doesn’t take long to see who prays at home … Continue reading

Posted in blog about large family, Catholic, Catholic family, Catholic Insight Magazine, faith, family, large family blog, parenting, prayer | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Reparation to the Sacred Heart: a prayer for troubled times

It is understandable to feel concern, uncertainty, confusion, and anxiety in these troubled times. Jesus, it seems, is asleep as our little boat continues to be tossed amidst the storms that rage within the Catholic Church and throughout the world. … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Catholic Church, Catholic Insight Magazine, Christianity, faith, prayer | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Eight suggestions for surviving the Synod hype

Are you overwhelmed by all the media coverage of the Synod? I am. While being informed about the events in Rome is necessary and even a duty of responsible Catholics, it is too easy to get swept along by all … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Catholic Church, Catholic family, Catholic Insight Magazine, faith, Mother of God, prayer, rosary | Tagged | 15 Comments

St. Gianna and Pietro Molla: model for the Synod on the Family

This past summer I wrote a book review of The Journey of Our Love: The Letters of Saint Gianna Beretta and Pietro Molla, for the October issue of Catholic Insight (magazine). The book, a compilation of 70 letters, cards and … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Catholic family, Catholic Insight Magazine, faith | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Holy Communion on the tongue

In 2008, Bishop Athanasius Schneider penned a short book on his thoughts regarding the reception of Holy Communion in the hand while in a standing position and why this is a form of liturgical abuse. Dominus Est – It is … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Catholic Church, Catholic Insight Magazine, prayer | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Islam, the Rosary, and the Battle of Lepanto

The Battle of Lepanto was a decisive conflict fought between the outnumbered European fleet and the advancing Islamic Ottoman Turks on October 7, 1571. Pope Pius V armed the entire European fleet with rosaries and named them the Holy League. … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Catholic Insight Magazine, Christianity, faith, rosary, Virgin Mary | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

I am Nazarene

I had not planned on writing a blog post for a couple of weeks since I am on vacation with my husband and some of our children. But after watching and reading the news coverage of the genocide in northern … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Catholic Church, Catholic Insight Magazine, Christian, Christianity, faith, prayer | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Divine beauty and the providence of sin

Posted at Catholic Insight Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M. begins The Evidential Power of Beauty with this sentence: “Every human person is drawn to beauty.” We are stirred by all manifestations of beauty: a majestic piece of music, breathtaking scenery, a … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Catholic Insight Magazine, Christian, Christianity, faith, prayer | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

The Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne

Today marks the 220th anniversary of the martyrdom of sixteen French Carmelite Sisters who were executed because they would not renounce the Catholic Church during the French Revolution. They remain powerful witnesses and models of  heroic virtue and faith as … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Catholic Church, Catholic Insight Magazine, faith, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Giving it all to Jesus through Mary

Posted at Catholic Insight Earlier this year I made the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. I had known about the Total Consecration for a few years through friends who had completed it. I even had the book, Preparation for … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Catholic Insight Magazine, faith, Mother of God, prayer, spiritual direction, Virgin Mary | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments