Why I’m a Left Shark who plans to fake a haunting

We did it! I survived the week of two-hour daily radio shows on SiriusXM last week (with much help from my fabulous producer and the Catholic Channel team), and I only had to pull a sleeping bag over my head to muffle bizarre kid-related background noises once. It was definitely an intense week, but it was more fun than I thought it would be ....more

A week of daily radio shows — here we go!

Exciting news! SiriusXM and I decided that it would be fun to...more

7 Quick Takes about my surprise 2015 patron saint, mourning a great loss, and your new favorite drink recipe

— 1 — It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to check in here on the blog, which means it’s past time for a 7 Quick Takes post! — 2 — As you may already know if you follow me on Facebook...more

New tickets! Audrey! SiriusXM! — I’ll try not to pass out from excitement as I type this update about the 2015 Edel Gathering

When I walked into the ballroom on Saturday afternoon at last year’s Edel Gathering, I was surprised to see a woman sitting in the back row, dabbing tears out of her eyes with a crumpled Kleenex. Soon, almost all the women in attendance would be weeping openly in response to Marion Fernandez-Cueto’s heartfelt talk, but at this point the Saturday event had barely begun. “Are you okay?” I asked ....more

Girl on Fire: How I learned that being a “good Christian” means being truly yourself

Happy Epiphany! Happy New Year! I just got back from Nashville, where I was at the mind-blowing SEEK 2015 conference ....more

Your patron saint for 2015!

It’s that time of year again! I spent hours this weekend adding wonderful new saints to the list and updating the code, so the Saint’s Name Generator is cleaned up and ready to go. Click here to get your patron saint for 2015! ...more

Who was your 2014 angel?

The other day I came across a clip from the end of It’s a Wonderful Life, a movie which has a surprising ability to turn me into a mushy, sentimental mess. I got all teary-eyed to see how the imperfect angel, Clarence Odbody, gave George a new lease on life by coming to him in his darkest hour. I think one of the reasons I find that scene so touching is because I’ve had so many Clarence Odbodys in my own life ....more

7 Quick Takes about eating bugs at Ivy League Christmas parties and the sounds of Lino Rulli’s homeschool takeover

— 1 — We still don’t have a Christmas tree. I just walked by a broken Advent candle in the toy pile next to a naked Barbie. But it’s all good, because I GOT MY CHRISTMAS CARDS DONE! ...more

The secret to an intentional Christmas

Kendra Tierney I was surprised by...more