Interview with Kevin Nealon

Kevin Nealon has been making people laugh for the past 40 years, as one of the longest-running stars on Saturday Night Live, as Doug Wilson in nearly 100 episodes of the hit Showtime series “Weeds,” in his current role on the CBS sitcom “Man With a Plan” with Matt Leblanc and throughout as a standup […]

Are Our Kids Lost?

“We respect your belief, Mom and Dad, but we’ve decided to live together.” “I don’t need to go to Mass. I have my own way of praying.” “I’m not even sure I believe in God anymore, Dad.” OUCH! What’s a Catholic parent (or grandparent) to do when the lack of a mature faith in their […]

Call Me Catholic – The Pilgrim’s Way

“If the bus gets a flat, The café has a rat, Remember YOU’RE A PILGRIM” My husband Jim and I recently returned from a pilgrimage to Poland.  Yup, there are some very holy places to visit in this small mighty Catholic country and I’m going to get to those specifics in my next blog.  But first, let’s […]


Call Me Catholic – When a Kiss is Not Just a Kiss

Are you ever slightly flummoxed by the proper execution of the kiss of peace during Mass?  I am. We kneel, stand, sit, respond and sing in conformity with the rest of the congregation during the liturgy, but when it comes to the kiss of peace, individual style and expression flourish. What ensues is often an awkward […]

Call Me Catholic: Lessons from the Moon

When Frank Sinatra recorded “Fly Me to the Moon” in l964, he was singing metaphorically, of course.   “Fly me to the moon And let me play among the stars Let me see what life is like On Jupiter and Mars. In other words, hold my hand In other words, baby, kiss me.”   He […]

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“Call Me Catholic” – The Dream that Went Downhill

Newly into my 65thyear, I can boast that I have made scant concessions to age.  Admittedly, my age has given me a blessedly convenient excuse for avoiding dubious fashion trends. And, I suppose the sleep patterns I used to take for granted are causalities I attribute to the aging process.  But, by and large, I […]

Lent and Pietra Fitness: An Invitation for Healing

During Lent, we engage in activities to heal our relationship with God and restore ourselves to the person that He created us to be. Pietra Fitness classes also allow us to restore and heal our bodies and souls and draw us closer to Christ and our true identity in Him. Lent and Pietra invite us […]

The Lenten Attraction

Lent is a great time to be Catholic.  Other faith traditions may steal our thunder at Christmas and Easter, but the media flock to Catholic churches when it wants to cover this ancient season of mortification.    Even closet Catholics line up to receive their ashes and for one day walk about this material world with […]

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Staying Silent No More

As the realization of getting older sinks in and with Lent fast approaching, I feel compelled to take a quick inventory of my life this past year.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt the urgency of days zooming by, the agony of praying and waiting for the Lord to step in and help […]

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Resolve to Improve Your Prayer Life in 2019

Another year gone by and you are hoping to energize 2019 with some great resolutions!  But wait, most people statistically abandon those resolutions within the first two weeks of January.  So what is going on?  Are we putting too many unrealistic expectations on ourselves or do we just lack the focus to get them done? […]