I recently had the opportunity to share a bit in writing and on a podcast about our transition to Los Angeles and how it impacted my spiritual life. In case you missed it, I thought I'd share those features here. As I wrote in this article, our big move happened at sort of a pivotal time in our … [Read more...] about Sharing My Faith Journey at America Magazine
These days, I am far too often tempted to fear. Fear awakens me in the middle of the night and nags at me in the quiet moments of my days. The fear of helping care for my parents has become too pervasive. For me, caregiving is a balancing act shared with my siblings. Right now, as I'm temporarily … [Read more...] about Choosing Hope over Fear
"Has my Lent been enough this year?" That's the question I found myself pondering this morning as I prayed my way through today's Gospel from John's account of Jesus' passion and death on the cross. Have I prayed enough? Have I fasted sufficiently? Have I given alms with generosity and … [Read more...] about Has My Lent Been “Enough”?
CatholicMom.com is now part of the Family – Holy Cross Family Ministries, that is. The popular website for Catholic parents, is now part of the ministry founded by sainthood candidate Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., well-known for his famous slogan, “The family that prays together stays … [Read more...] about Catholic Mom joins Holy Cross Family Ministries
I have happy news, and my friends at CatholicTV will be helping me bring that news to you LIVE tomorrow at 10:30 AM Eastern! Tune in to CatholicTV's "This is the Day" with Bishop Robert Reed, Jay Fadden and Kevin Nelson tomorrow (Tuesday, June 20) where I'll present a very special CatholicMom.com … [Read more...] about Join Lisa on CatholicTV’s This Is The Day on 6/20/17
Life has been so full of non-stop action these past few months that I'm just finding time to share my impressions of a long-held dream: the chance to appear on EWTN's "Women of Grace" with its amazing host, Johnnette Benkovic. For years, I have enjoyed Johnnette's work in radio and television and … [Read more...] about Women of Grace: My Dream of Meeting Johnnette Benkovic Comes True
I was very honored to participate in a special project being shared this week by Catholic Relief Services' CRS Rice Bowl program. Their Stations of the Cross retreat features one-minute video reflections on each of the stations by Catholic leaders such as Fr. James Martin, Cardinal O’Malley, Bishop … [Read more...] about CRS Rice Bowl Stations a Beautiful Holy Week Retreat
It was a true delight to be a part of this project created by Catholic Relief Services! CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching. Learn from Lisa Hendey, Msgr. Ray East, and Jonathan Reyes as they discuss the call … [Read more...] about CST 101: Call to Family, Community and Participation
As we embark on the Year of Mercy, I'm very happy to be a small part of a special project recently created by Catholic Relief Services. This summer, while in New York, I did some filming that yielded a few different projects, including this brief look at what "mercy" means to … [Read more...] about CRS Opens Year of Mercy with Resources
Arise! Shine, for your light has come, the glory of the LORD has dawned upon you. Though darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds, the peoples, Upon you the LORD will dawn, and over you his glory will be seen. Based on Isaiah 60: 1-2 I'm thrilled to share the good news that I'll be joining … [Read more...] about Arise Retreat Tickets Selling Quickly – Act Today to Join Us!