Author Archive for Lisa Hendey

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul. Lisa hosts the Catholic Moments Podcast, a weekly interview format Internet radio show highlighting the work of Catholic authors, musicians, and newsmakers. Additionally, Lisa hosts “Catholic Mom,” a short format television program aired multiple times per week on KNXT-TV.

The Miraculous Medal: Author Interview with Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle
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The Miraculous Medal: Author Interview with Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

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Today I’m very happy to share my recent interview with my friend and mentor Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle. We congratulate Donna-Marie on the release of her newest book, The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers and Devotions. Enjoy! Q: Please briefly introduce yourself and your family to our readers. Hello, Lisa. Thank you very much for your interest […]

<i>Man of Steel</i>: Three Faith Takeaways
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Man of Steel: Three Faith Takeaways

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I’m likely late to the party in writing about Man of Steel, but since I’ve been on the road so much lately I just saw the film this week. The PG-13 rated film ranks an AIII (for adults) from Catholic News Service and a less-than-glowing review from Fr. Robert Barron. My take: I sort of loved […]

Slouching Toward Adulthood
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Slouching Toward Adulthood

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I recently received an interesting book for review, the softcover edition of Sally Koslow’s Slouching Toward Adulthood: How to Let Go So Your Kids Can Grow Up. Let me underscore up front that this is in no way a “Catholic” or even a religious book, although it does touch upon spiritual issues. Here’s the primary […]

The Great Gatsby: Four Faith Takeaways
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The Great Gatsby: Four Faith Takeaways

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With the most sincere of apologies to my AP English teacher Brother Aquinas, I never read The Great Gatsby. And owing to old age, any knowledge that I had of the plot from my perusal of the Cliff Notes version has been lost through the years. So I went into today’s viewing of Baz Luhrmann’s […]

What I Love About You, Mom
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What I Love About You, Mom

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Imagine giving your mother a gift that is born of the emotions in your own heart and hand-created simply for her, to share not only the love you feel, but the many ways in which she has touched and shaped your life. You may think you’re not creative enough to come up with such a […]

Understanding Sunday Mass - A Kid's View
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Understanding Sunday Mass – A Kid’s View

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How many times have you — as a parent — sat in Mass and not heard a word the priest said because you were playing referee, peacekeeper, or bad cop in the pew? Since I can answer that question in the triple digits, I was thrilled to learn about the new DVD “Understanding Sunday Mass: A […]

Why Your Annual Appointment Matters to Your Domestic Church
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Why Your Annual Appointment Matters to Your Domestic Church

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I spent this morning at my OB/GYN’s office having that joyful annual experience — my gynecological exam. Oversharing? Perhaps. But I’m willing to risk personal embarrassment and immodesty if this post will help one of my fellow moms get off the dime and make the doctor’s appointment you’ve been procrastinating over for the past several months (or […]

Alliance for Catholic Education - Service through Teaching
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Alliance for Catholic Education – Service through Teaching

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Today, I’m happy to feature the fantastic “ACE” program at the University of Notre Dame. The Alliance for Catholic Education is a true model for service in Christ to others. In this part of our feature, we share a recent conversation with Amy Wyskochil, Director of Operations for ACE, as we cover a basic introduction […]

Cravings: The Strength of Surrender
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Cravings: The Strength of Surrender

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Every once in a while, a book lands in your hands at the perfect time. For me, that happened this month when I received my lovely review copy of Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God by my friend and fellow writer Mary DeTurris Poust. The book arrived just in time for me […]

5 Ways to Keep the Christmas Spirit Alive in Your Heart
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5 Ways to Keep the Christmas Spirit Alive in Your Heart

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The calendar reads December 27th. Secular society has us fully ensconced in “after-Christmas” sales and is already prepared to move us along to Valentine’s Day. And yet we Catholics know that in terms of the liturgical season of Christmas, we’re just getting started. Some of you may fall prey to the “after Christmas blues” that […]

 Theresa Preston: Mom, Screenwriter, Novelist
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Theresa Preston: Mom, Screenwriter, Novelist

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One of my favorite films in recent months was the wonderful movie October Baby. Today, I’m happy to share my recent interview with Theresa Preston in celebration of the release of October Baby: A Novel. Enjoy! Q: Theresa, thank you so much for your time. Would you kindly begin by introducing yourself and your family to […]

Eliminating Political Vitriol Online
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Eliminating Political Vitriol Online

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As we prepare for the critical November elections, I find myself increasingly frustrated whenever I enter my social networking venues online. A trip to Facebook or Twitter these days often feels like a running of the gauntlet as I dodge nasty comments, unkind graphics, and attack oriented posts on both ends of the political spectrum. […]

Mother Teresa at 100: The Life and Work of a Modern Saint
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Mother Teresa at 100: The Life and Work of a Modern Saint

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In recent weeks, as we’ve celebrated her feast day and the 101st celebration of her birth,  we’ve been pondering the life and amazing contributions of a tiny woman who made a huge impact on our world. While the Church refers to her as Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, many of us already believe her to […]

Marian Tech Resources to Help Know, Love & Share the Blessed Mother
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Marian Tech Resources to Help Know, Love & Share the Blessed Mother

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As we celebrate September, a month dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, we observe three feasts this month that call us into a more devoted relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary. This month, we celebrate: September 8 – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary September 12 – The Most Holy Name of Mary September […]

Interview with Woodeene Koenig-Bricker on <i>Facing Adversity with Grace: Lessons from the Saints</i>
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Interview with Woodeene Koenig-Bricker on Facing Adversity with Grace: Lessons from the Saints

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When I reflect back on my days a younger Catholic mom, one of my fondest memories is the role that the magazine Catholic Parent played in our Domestic Church. I remember reading Editor Woodeene Koenig-Bricker’s reflections each month and feeling not only inspired, but also completely supported in my vocation. And I needed a lot […]

<i>Beyond the Birds and the Bees</i> by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak
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Beyond the Birds and the Bees by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak

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For the past few months, I’ve had the great pleasure of a biweekly radio chat with Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, Directors of the Pastoral Solutions Institute and authors of Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Raising Sexually Whole and Holy Kids. As a major fan of Dr. Greg and Lisa’s work, their writing, and […]

#MarchForLife — Social Media Spreads The Message Of The March For Life
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#MarchForLife — Social Media Spreads The Message Of The March For Life

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This weekend, close to half a million souls will descend upon Washington D.C. Teens will stay up all night Saturday, praying and praising in our national Shrine. Housewives from the south will stand next to University presidents from the north in the freezing cold, while businessmen from the east mingle with college students from the west, […]

Tech Tools to Help Your Body and Soul Goals
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Tech Tools to Help Your Body and Soul Goals

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As we turn the page on another new calendar year, many of us have the desired goal of “getting in shape” for the New Year. This is definitely the case in my own life, but the more I ponder my motivations, the more I find that I’m not simply looking for physical changes in my […]

My Digital Resolutions for the New Year
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My Digital Resolutions for the New Year

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These first few days of 2012 find me returning to my desk and computer after a nice long break over the Christmas holiday to savor time with family and friends. The excitement and busyness of the past few years, with the growth of this website, my speaking engagements around the country and the publications of […]

Cyber Shop With Safety & Soul This Christmas
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Cyber Shop With Safety & Soul This Christmas

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Even in the midst of our Advent preparations, many families are contemplating the annual Christmas gifting season. This year, there are ample opportunities to take advantage of online shopping resources in ways that will uplift your loved ones and at the same time support Catholic causes and merchants. It’s important when shopping online to always […]

Fitting In Fitness
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Fitting In Fitness

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It’s Monday, the day I normally wake up and recommit to leading a fit and healthy lifestyle. Today, my kids are off school, so I lingered in bed a bit longer than usual, lapping up the luxury of having teens who like to sleep in. Part of my mental wandering as I hit the snooze […]

Confession: A Roman Catholic App
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Confession: A Roman Catholic App

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I’m so happy to share the good news about  ”Confession” a great Catholic app for your iPhone and iPad – and to share that this app is not only wonderfully helpful, but also 100% reliable, having earned the imprimatur from Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes of the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend. You may […]

Is Your Email Address Helping You?
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Is Your Email Address Helping You?

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At a college fair event some time ago, I collected students’ names and email addresses to notify them about an upcoming Notre Dame Information Night.  My mother, who wasvisiting me that week, kindly volunteered to input the names and email addresses into a database for me.  Not only was it  quite a challenge deciphering some of […]

Review of the Children's Book <i>Joseph's Hands</i>
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Review of the Children’s Book Joseph’s Hands

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God makes every one of us unique, giving us each special gifts and talents. In the newly released book Joseph’s Hands (Bezalel Books, April 2007, paperback, 36 pages), author Kety Sabatini shares a compelling tale which aptly illustrates God’s love and creativity. Beautifully illustrated by Marie Sabatini, Joseph’s Hands is the story of six year […]

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