If I had a penny for every time my spiritual director over the years has told me “all things Christ,” I would be a very rich woman indeed. Even after all the years of meeting for spiritual guidance, our sessions … Continue reading
Don’t Let Your Frustration With The Church Consume You
“Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” That famous line from Bette Davis’ feisty character in the classic 1950 film “All About Eve” can certainly be applied to what we’ve experienced and continue to experience in … Continue reading
2019: Moving Past Disappointment to Trusting God
It was a tough year, and there is no indication that we’re going to have it any easier in 2019. In just a matter of weeks, the abuse crisis in the Church will be as front and center as it … Continue reading
How To Be Grateful Even During The Church Crisis
A few months ago, after I posted information on an annual women’s pilgrimage to Italy, a trip I co-host each year, I read a very sad comment on my Facebook page. A woman said while a visit to Italy, and … Continue reading
Be Courageous! Stand Up To Spiritual Bullying
There have been a lot of important discussions and efforts taken in recent years regarding bullying, and for good reason. It’s a big problem: the National Center for Education Statistics reveals that close to 21 percent of students report being … Continue reading
Now Is The Perfect Time To Speak Up For The Truth
Several years ago, as a result of increasing concerns over terrorist attacks at home and abroad, the Department of Homeland Security began running a major public awareness campaign with the main message built around the statement, “If you see something, … Continue reading
Who Is Going To Save Our Church?
When I sat down about a year and a half ago to write my book, “Beyond Sunday: Becoming A 24/7 Catholic,” I had no idea how badly we would need to do just that. For years, I wanted to explain … Continue reading
Can They Hear Us Now?
Children’s stories can still have profound meaning for adults. One of my favorites, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Anderson, provides plenty of food for thought as to why the Church finds herself once again facing abuse scandals. Part … Continue reading
Is The Church Crisis Really That Bad?
As the “summer of suffering in the Church” continues to unfold, so too does the shocking reality that more Catholics, not just select bishops, are in denial. Some members of the laity want to pretend the crisis is an invention … Continue reading
Why Should We Stay in the Catholic Church?
Recently during one of my daily radio programs, I invited listeners to call in with their questions and concerns regarding the current scandals facing the Catholic Church. On the air with me that day to offer advice, perspective and Catholic … Continue reading