New Year, New Post

So, it’s been a couple of months since I have written here.  I’d like to say this was a planned sabbatical of sorts, but it wasn’t.  My mind was just cluttered with some holiday projects for home and church, plus a general sleepiness I get in the dreariness of winter.  Am I awake now?  Only

#MondayMercy: Visit the Sick

I realize it’s Tuesday, but this #MondayMercy post was stuck, unfinished, in my head for the last 24 hours.  Time to sort out the many thoughts I have for this work of mercy:  Visit the Sick.  I knew I wanted to relate it to this month of Pregnancy & Infant Loss, so I decided to

Back to School Evangelization

Today, my fourth (and final) Called to Witness column was published in The Catholic Post.  I have enjoyed this writing project, and might pick it up again in the future. However, at this time, I am getting ready to serve as the President of the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.  With my added duties,

#WorthRevisit: “The Hug”

Today is Wednesday, and I am participating in the #WorthRevisit Link-up again.  This week, teens and young adults from around the globe are gathered in Poland for World Youth Day.  Today, Pope Francis arrives to preach, to bless, and to inspire!  I have a young friend, a recent college graduate, who is there participating in

The Blood of Martyrs

This morning I was shocked and saddened to read of the brutal killing of Father Jacques Hamel, a Catholic priest in France.  Father Hamel was assisting at a small rural parish while the pastor was on vacation.  While saying Mass, Islamic terrorists entered the Church, forced him to his knees, and slit his throat reportedly

Summertime Evangelization!

Yesterday, my third installment of Called to Witness was published in The Catholic Post.  This is a continuation of my project to connect parishes with the evangelizaton efforts of the National Council of Catholic Women. This time, I focused on ways to share our faith during the hectic summer season.  You can check out the