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?
The culture doesnâ€™t just have to change by revolutions. Lots of Catholic conservatives are up in arms these days. If it isn’t over Bishop Blaire expressing concerns about Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, it’s probably over Cardinal Dolan inviting President Obama to the Alfred E. Smith Dinner. “How dare they?!” we cry. When things don’t seem … [Read more…]
Is a domesticÂ pilgrimageÂ in your future? While visiting family in Wisconsin last week, we made a pilgrimage to Holy Hill, a national basilica and shrine that has welcomed pilgrims since the late 1800s. The site welcomes over 500,000 pilgrims a year, making it one of the most popular shrines in the United States. In fact,Â Timothy Cardinal … [Read more…]
— 1 — I made my writing debut for CatholicMom.com this week and will be contributing there every first and third Tuesday. I greatly admire Lisa Hendey, theÂ feminineÂ genius behind CatholicMom, and am tickled pink to beÂ collaboratingÂ with her. This week I write about Radio Apps and the New Evangelization. — 2 — For Facebook users, CatholicMom.com … [Read more…]
Obama administration empowers dissident Catholics to represent the Church, tries to shift conversation from religious freedom to contraception. â€œClick, click.â€ Did you hear that? Itâ€™s the sound of the Obama administration taking aim at the Catholic Church. Iâ€™m sure there are some who disagree with me, who want me to just relax and stop with … [Read more…]