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Latest Catholic Free Press Column – Lessons learned from crazy cat people

Latest Catholic Free Press Column – Lessons learned from crazy cat people

This is my latest monthly column for The Catholic Free Press. I have now admitted in print that I am a crazy cat lady! :-) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * […]

Love begets love: how can something you love to do spread love to others?

Love begets love: how can something you love to do spread love to others?

This past Tuesday I did something I love doing. We are fortunate in Massachusetts to have several chapters of WINGS, an organization dedicated to gathering together women of faith in an effort to support and deepen that faith. I was pleased to be invited to speak this past Tuesday at Christ the King Parish in […]

Dealing with the problems in our country: One person, one step at a time

Dealing with the problems in our country: One person, one step at a time

This is my most recent column in The Catholic Free Press: Our son called the other day to share a lovely story about a former student. Until recently Stephen had been a pre-school teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Although he had neither experience nor background in education, he took the job because he was desperate, having […]

The divine flavor of love: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel John 15:9-17 by Father Steven LaBaire

The divine flavor of love: Reflections on the Sunday Gospel John 15:9-17 by Father Steven LaBaire

I am pleased to present this guest post from Father Steven LaBaire, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA. In preparation for mass this Sunday: “This is my commandment: Love one another as I love you.”  (John 15:9-17) I once knew a marriage therapist who used to say to couples: “Love is less about […]

From Kitten Cam to Granny Cam: The beauty of seniors

From Kitten Cam to Granny Cam: The beauty of seniors

Foster Dad John has a new foster—meet Peaches Chutney. She is not a kitten but a beautiful elder calico. At thirteen she (along with four other older cats) was surrendered to a shelter. All five cats have hyperthyroidism, a common condition for older cats that requires treatment. Adopted by a community Foster Dad John’s shelter, […]

Book Review: Unsaid by Neil Abramson – the moving story of a husband’s grief journey and how he honors his wife’s life and love of animals

Book Review: Unsaid by Neil Abramson – the moving story of a husband’s grief journey and how he honors his wife’s life and love of animals

Unsaid was recommended to me by a friend whom I know to be thoughtful. We are both animal lovers and she warned me to “have the tissues ready.” While the idea of reading about animals drew me in, I was also curious about the lead character’s grief journey since I have journaled extensively about my […]

A passion for birding brings joy in the midst of darkness (and unlocks a powerful memory)

A passion for birding brings joy in the midst of darkness (and unlocks a powerful memory)

I am a lifelong bird watcher. My mother was passionate about it and got my New York City-raisedfather hooked on it too. They used to take elder hostel trips to sanctuaries to watch bird migrations. Their favorite was a trip to the Audubon sanctuary on Hog Island in Maine with the “rock stars” of the […]

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