An Open Letter to My Godchildren

In June, I became a godmother for the fifth time. Upon hearing that I had another godchild, several people asked, “Do you have to take care of all of those kids if something happens to their parents?!” Not logistically, but as a godparent, my role is to care for my godchildren throughout their entire lives. …

The Crown of Thorns

The crown of thorns should not be beautiful. Thorns, after all, are the ugliest part of a rose bush. They prickle and cut. Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” (Matthew …

5 Takeaways from the First Annual FemCatholic Conference

Full disclosure: I am about to rave about a conference held by a website for which I am a contributing writer. Hopefully, that doesn’t diminish my credibility; the only thing that would have changed had I experienced the 2019 FemCatholic Conference not as a FemCatholic contributing writer is that I wouldn’t have experienced the feeling of pride …