If ever an occasion called for festive new clothes, Easter Sunday is it! If you’ve tuned in to Catholic Women Now lately, you’ve heard Julie and me talking about spring fashions. We’ve put some of those fashion tips into practice and show you here. And we want to hear from you, too! Show us your Easter best and be entered to win a fab prize!
Archives for March 2013
What do Julie and I talk about this week on Catholic Women Now? We highlight some terrific Holy Week activities, and we unveil a really (really!) cool way to get you, our listeners, engaged in the show. Check it out — we’re Catholic Women Now, heard only on Iowa Catholic Radio; streaming online, too.
Each week my good friend Julie Nelson and I explore the depth, breadth, and strength of the Catholic Church through a feminine lens on our new radio show Catholic Women Now. Julie writes show summaries each week, and until we’re able to archive the audio on iTunes, I’ll share the written highlights here. So what was our topic this week? FASHION! And what are women wearing this spring? Tami Smith, owner of Fashion by The Hall Tree, joined us in studio and took us down the catwalk of trendy styles. Lots of great tips here!
It’s the 7 Quick Takes: All Things Green Edition! From St. Patrick’s Day crafts and food, to a bathroom re-do project, to yet another photo of my mom’s Rome adventures that has me green with envy (this one hurt more than the others!), and a couple cute photos of the kids thrown in for good measure.
If you’ve been following along, you know my mom is having quite the time in Rome this week. Here was her “view from the pew” as Papa Francesco passed by in the popemobile at his Inauguration Mass.
Have you checked out Catholic Stand, a website dedicated to providing perspectives and education on Church teachings? We contribute one column per month, always on the third Saturday of each month, and our latest just came out a few days ago. This month’s post explores marital unity and discuss the Four Goods of Marriage – partnership, permanence, fidelity, and fruitfulness.
Today’s blog bits include some great photos of my mom with Timothy Cardinal Dolan over in Rome. Meanwhile back in Des Moines, we experienced a most festive and celebratory proclamation at Mass for our new Holy Father Pope Francis. How about you? What did you hear or see at Mass regarding the selection of our new Holy Father?
I had fun yesterday with my Twitter buddies trying to get the phrase “Love Him Already” trending on Twitter. By him, we’re talking about our new Holy Father Pope Francis. Given I had so much fun learning about then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, I wanted to collect my thoughts here, too. Why do I #lovehimalready? I present a few reasons here and would love to hear why you #lovehimalready too.
This is what happens when my eyes are glued to the conclave chimney/Twitter/Facebook/Vatican live feed/EWTN/NBC while my ears are tuned to SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel waiting for history to unfold. Sorry kid!
Today’s all-things Conclave/who’s the next pope/Rome/Catholic media craziness must-read of the day —> how a guy who leads Catholic pilgrimages named Mountain slipped past security with only an iPhone and no press credentials during Cardinal Dolan’s last presser before the Conclave. Not only that, Mountain spoke to Cardinal Dolan and asked his Eminence to greet the pilgrims traveling with him. And the good cardinal did just that.
And this is why we will only travel on pilgrimage with The Catholic Traveler!