I Met the "Catholic Mom!"

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa Hendey, founder and Webmaster of www.CatholicMom.com. She happened to be in Chicago and visited Loyola Press at the invitation of Sr. Julie Vieira, IHM, a member of our staff who blogs about being a nun in today’s world (www.ANunsLife.org).

Lisa’s site celebrates Catholic motherhood and focuses on learning and sharing about topics related to faith and family.  She has many resources that are of great value to catechists. I told her that what I like about her site is the positive focus that she maintains. Too many Catholic Web sites create a lot of negative energy with biting, cynical criticisms of fellow Catholics who don’t live up to the standards of the Web site hosts. Lisa holds fast to her love of the Church and to traditional Catholicism without deeming it necessary to attack those whose Catholicism is perhaps less traditional. Kudos to Lisa for “lighting candles” instead of “cursing the darkness.” Be sure to visit her site to find a wonderful variety of resources for faith formation.

About Joe Paprocki 2352 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

1 Comment on I Met the "Catholic Mom!"

  1. I visit Catholic Mom constantly! It’s a wonderful site, full of resources, coloring pages, ideas, and general good cheer. I rely on it year in and year out in my catechetical ministry. There is an excellent Color and Pray the Rosary coloring page that I use every year, and since October is rosary month, you all might want to take a look at it!

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