Category Archives: Catholic woman

The Catholic Mom’s Guide to (sort of) Keeping It Together

Every September, Catholic moms brace themselves for the beginning of what seems like non-stop activity: kids in school, extracurricular activities, professional and volunteer commitments. As women and as moms we fill our lives with activities that put other people’s needs … Continue reading

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St. Gianna: the modern woman’s saint

Also posted at Catholic Insight It is said that God gives us the saints we need in our time. Saints who, by their lives rooted in self-surrendering, self-sacrificing love show us how to conquer the darkness of the world in … Continue reading

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“Look at Him, even just for a moment”

Life is extremely busy. I’m taking another parish nursing online course and my days are filled with family/work/school/volunteer commitments. There’s never enough time. When the calendar is overflowing, it’s easy to rush through prayer, or worse, stop spending time in … Continue reading

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Bl. Pope Paul VI’s Message to Women

Below is the full text of Bl. Pope Paul VI’s message to women as part of the  speeches and messages at the close of the Second Vatican Council,  December 8, 1965. You can read the entire text of the closing … Continue reading

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What – Why – How I Write #MyWritingProcess

Last month, author and blogger,  Connie Rossini at Contemplative Homeschool tagged me in a post about her writing process. Connie is one of the bloggers involved in an ongoing blog tour where bloggers talk about what, why, and how they … Continue reading

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Catholic without compromise

Posted at Catholic Insight “You have eight kids?!” the man exclaimed, his eyes nearly bulging out of his head in surprise. “So, do you really like kids or are you just a good Catholic?” he added with a smirk. I … Continue reading

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The Gift of Motherhood

The Catholic Register, Canada’s Catholic news source,  asked me to submit a short reflection for their Mother’s Day feature. Here is the text of my article:   When I was twenty years old, I self-assuredly told all my friends that … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Dynamic Women of Faith

There are days that stick out in your mind as being some  of the best, most soul-inspiring, validating, joyful days you have ever witnessed. On the Saturday before Palm Sunday, I was given God’s generous gift of one such day … Continue reading

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A Feminine Genius Responds to Jimmy Carter

Posted at Catholic Insight Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States, is making the rounds of the major media outlets and talk shows pedaling his new book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power. The description … Continue reading

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We are dynamic women of faith

Also posted at Catholic Insight In 1972, singer Helen Reddy exploded onto the pop charts with the song that became the anthem for the young women of my generation and for our older sisters. I Am Woman Hear Me Roar … Continue reading

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