Explore: Authors & Bloggers

Connect with Catholic authors, writers, and bloggers in all niches.

Lexie Metzler4 The Love of Lexie

4 The Love of Lexie

I post about DIY projects, lifestyle, fashion, beauty reviews, and other inspirational things. I am targeting a secular audience in an effort to slip in messages of faith in my posts, gently evangelizing the Catholic faith. I do it this way in order to build trust with my audience and slide in messages of Christ rather than to be rejected from the start. My plan within the next few years is to God-willing turn it into a Catholic ministry for young women.

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A. K. Frailey Books

As an author and teacher with a degree in Elementary Education, Ann Frailey has written and published ten books, earned a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment, home schools, and maintains a rural homestead with her children and their numerous critters. She is definitely outnumbered.

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caitlynCaitlyn Anderson

Mrs. Andy, Anchored by Faith

I am Caitlyn Anderson, founder of Mrs. Andy, Anchored By Faith. I’m a blogger, fur-mama, Navy wife, and Catholic: in reverse order. I use my blog as a way to share my Catholic beliefs and how I use faith to navigate marriage, family, health, and military life! I do my best to link everything about my life- mind, body, and soul- back to my faith in God and my relationship with Jesus Christ. I hope that by sharing how the faith keeps me anchored in my crazy life as a young adult and military spouse, I can inspire others to anchor themselves in faith and face their temporal and spiritual storms knowing God is by their side. I am available for freelance writing opportunities and sponsored posts.

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Ally Brown Against All Hope.pngAllison Brown

Against All Hope

I am 35 and a mother of 12 children. 4 in heaven and 8 here on earth. My husband and I have been married 16 years this August 2018. As a family we have many struggles. We have 4 children on the Autism spectrum and I have on going chronic health issues and as recent, from my last pregnancy a serious illness. I have been sick since I was 12 with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia as well as other conditions associated to these illnesses. I have also had an eye disease which required me to have a cornea transplant in both eyes as I was going blind. In my younger years I use to question ” Why me?” in regards to being sick and suffering so much. But as my faith has grown I have realized there is a purpose in my suffering. That I still have a purpose in God’s plan. My faith and hope is what gets me through the hardest moments of suffering. God has given me a gift of being able to write. I write for God and to spread His word and teachings, as well as to spread faith and hope to others who are suffering as well.

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Católica Caótica

Jess is a wife, mother and blogger. She’s also a part time skydiver and full time communications pro. In her blog, CatolicaCaotica.com she writes anecdotes, thoughts and experiences of her journey as a Catholic redescovering her faith. Hablamos ESPAÑOL.

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El Arbol Menta

El Árbol Menta (The Mint Tree) is a place to grow in happiness and faith. We are a community of Catholic Women in every stage of their lives. We share our experiences from the faith perspective in a blog in Spanish and also resources to deepen our relationship with the Lord, and our Blessed Mother Mary. El Árbol Menta es un lugar para crecer en la alegría y en la fe. Somos una comunidad de Mujeres Católicas en diferentes etapas de la vida. Compartimos nuestras experiencias desde la perspectiva de la fe en un blog en español y también recursos para profundizar en nuestra relación con el Señor y nuestra Madre, María Santísima.

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The Average Catholic Mama

I’m Aubrey, just your average catholic mama looking to be a breath-of-fresh-air blogger, helping and/or entertaining women with my experiences as a catholic wife, mother, and overall woman!

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anni.pngA Beautiful Camouflaged Mess of a Life

A Beautiful Camouflaged Mess of a Life

Anni is a proud Army wife to her husband Chris and mother to their young children. She has a BA in History, a Masters in Social Work, and has worked with disabled veterans, troubled teens, and in early childhood intervention therapy. Since the birth of her children, she has dedicated her time to volunteering with several military chapel communities. She blogs about topics of Catholicism, parenting, and military life at A Beautiful Camouflaged Mess of a Life. You can also follow her on Instagram at beautifulcamouflagedmess, or on Facebook at A Beautiful, Camouflaged Mess of A Life.

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Sarah Carey headshot.pngSarah Carey

Quelpart

Sarah Carey is the founder and blogger at Quelpart. The unique name for her blog stems from the French name of the Korean island on which she taught English for a year. After years of admiring the beauty of Catholicism, in April 2017 she was confirmed in the Faith. Using Quelpart as her platform, Sarah discusses issues of religion and everyday living. She hopes that her writing will illuminate the beauty of Catholicism while drawing men and women closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In the past, Sarah’s writing has been featured in The Young Catholic Woman, The Fulbright Korea Infusion, The Catholic Millennial, and Pink Pangea (among other places). As of January 2018, she serves as a regular contributor at Catholic Stand.

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CatholicApps.com

CatholicApps.com was created in response to the call to evangelization from Saint John Paul II, and then continued on through Pope Benedict, and of course the call for deeper evangelization from Pope Francis. We aim to review, and share a lot of catholic apps that can help you deepen your own Catholic faith, or share unique Catholic apps that allow you to share and evangelize your faith with family, friends, and anyone you have a relationship with.

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Catholic Deals

Finding deals for families to fill their homes with quality Catholic and Christian products that will enhance their spiritual and family lives.

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Catholic-Link

Catholic-Link is a Catholic portal full of resources for the New Evangelization. We are more than 40 young professionals from around the world, putting our gifts to the service of The Church. This is our way of contributing to the apostleship of The Church. Evangelii Gaudium!

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Catholic Pilgrim

Amy Thomas is the founder of Catholic Pilgrim. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and a Master’s in Applied Behavioral Science where she focused on sexual violence crimes. She worked as a counselor/advocate at The Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center in Panama City, Fl. She has given talks in high schools, police departments, mental health facilities, hospitals, and churches on the topics of dating, domestic and sexual violence. In 2009, she converted to Catholicism and considers it one of the greatest blessings of her life. As one of her favorite Catholic writers, Matthew Kelly, says, “There is genius in Catholicism,” and she fully believes that this is true. Becoming Catholic has been like opening up a treasure chest and she loves sharing her faith. Catholic Pilgrim is a place for anyone who believes that there is more to life than what our culture offers us.

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annie.pngCatholic Wife, Catholic Life

Catholic Wife, Catholic Life

Pray More Novenas

Annie is a writer and producer. She runs a prayer ministry with her husband, called Pray More Novenas. She has a heart for the sick & suffering, and she writes about living with greater faith (hope & love, too) in this imperfect world as a Catholic wife on her blog, Catholic Wife, Catholic Life.

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Catholic Women Run

The mission of Catholic Women Run is to strengthen Catholic women’s understanding of their faith by training their minds and bodies. Our vision is that every Catholic woman will recognize that the Church is relevant to their search for health and happiness through physical fitness, good nutrition and meaningful personal and professional relationships.

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Sheila M Cronin.pngSheila M. Cronin

The Gift Counselor

I am a Chicago author and member of Old St. Pat’s parish. My self-published novel, The Gift Counselor, won the Beverly Hills Book Award and was a finalist in the UK Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The sequel, Best of All Gifts, is now available. Suitable for young adult readers and book club recommended. My stories have appeared in Woman’s World Magazine, Good Old Days Magazine and the University of Notre Dame’s online alum magazine. Sun-Maid raisins hired me to write “saying” for the front flaps of their lunch size boxes which continue to be published worldwide. I enjoy writing guest blogs and helping other writers intent on getting published. with proofing and editing. In addition, I like to draw and play piano by ear. I grew up in St. Philip Neri parish and try to emulate his saying: “Find joy in each day.”

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kristiKristi Denoy

The Hail Marry Blog

Kristi is a blogger, author, speaker, and podcaster at Hail Marry, an online community supporting marriage, motherhood, and living the Catholic life. She’s been featured on Blessed is She, A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras, Catholic Match, The Jennifer Fulwiler Show on Sirius XM, Spoken Bride, Not So Formulaic, and A Single Drop in the Ocean. She enjoys mom and pop coffee shops, reading, nutrition, and all things theatre. She’s happily married to her Catholic Match and a momma to two beautiful girls.

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Sara EstabrooksSara Estabrooks

To Jesus, Sincerely

Hi, I’m Sara!  A Catholic wife, mathematician, former teacher, sometimes artist, and mom of 3 who loves the mystery of the Holy Eucharist.  When I visit Jesus in Adoration, I write my prayers down to help me stay focused.  And then I bring it to you.  I’m here to open wide the doors of my heart and let you in on my joys, my struggles, my questions, and my life lessons.  I invite you to pray and reflect along with me.  Together, we can lift our mind and hearts to God, seeking to walk the path of holiness He sets before us.

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Taryn Oesch Everyday Roses.pngEveryday Roses

Everyday Roses

I am a Catholic writer living in Raleigh, NC. My blog is inspired by St. Therese’s Little Way and 1 THES 5:17, “Pray without ceasing.” I am also a content marketer available for Catholic organizations and parishes.

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Lisay Fahey Ministry.pngLisa Fahey

Lisa Fahey Ministry

Lisa Fahey is an author and speaker with over twenty years of experience working with youth, young adults and women in the Catholic Church. She is the author of two Bible studies that seek to inspire, encourage and empower readers in their journey with God. “Rise Up, Women of God” centers on helping women discover the true meaning of being a woman of God. In “Simply: A Women’s Study on Ecclesiastes”, Lisa draws on a wealth of real-life stories and moments with God to inspire and encourage others. At the young age of 21, Lisa lost her first husband and this forever changed her approach to God and His word. Through her work, she shares how God helped her to continue to grow and rise up as a woman of God even during the trials of life. Through her Bible studies and ministry work, Lisa has something for everyone to help encourage them in their relationship with God. By carefully crafting and designing engaging, interactive and spiritually rich talks and studies, Lisa aims to help women discover their identity in God. Her goal is to help create passionate, dedicated women that God and the church need them to be.

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FontSound

After 18 years of full-time parish work, I founded my own company to support priests, pastors, musicians, liturgists and peeps in the pew. I hold a B.A. in music from CUNY Queens College; an M.A. in Religious Studies from St. Joseph’s Seminary and a certificate in Church Management from Villanova/OSV.

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Brittany Fryman Everyday ThoughtsEveryday Thoughts

Everyday Thoughts

Googling my way through motherhood & blogging about the journey. Creating a community where motherhood, faith, books, food, travel, and the general musing of an unexpected housewife are always served with a touch of sarcasm and lots of love.

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Allison Gingras Profile Pic.pngAllison Gingras / Reconciled to You

Reconciled to You

Allison Gingras is the founder of ReconciledToYou.com – where she shares her Catholic Faith and Relationship with Jesus with laughter and honesty in the everyday, ordinary of life! Allison has been in Catholic ministry for over 10 years. Her blessings include a BLINK series on Catholic TV; hosted a daily live radio show, A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras (now a weekly podcast), and developed a daily devotional App called Words with Jesus. Her newest project is the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women and will be published with Gracewatch.Media in Fall, 2018. As an author she has contributed to A Special Parent is Born (Westbow) and A Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion (Ave Maria Press); as well as Good Enough Parenting (an Abbey Care Note). Allison offers retreats and presentations on Forgiveness; Turning Worry into Trust; The Blessed Mother as Model of Faith; and How to Build a Firm Foundation of Faith. Allison is a Social Media Consultant for Kennedy Brownrigg Group, Catholic Marketing Network, and WINE: Women in the New Evangelization. She has written for Catholicmom.com, Catholic Stand, New Evangelizers, Catholic Lane, CatholicVineyard.com, Shalom and Catechist magazines, and is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild.

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Mary GouletMary Goulet

Mary Goulet Media

Mary has been a radio host/podcaster for 15 years. She’s also had her own nationally syndicated cable TV show. She is an award-winning author of three books, and an engaging speaker. She’s been featured on The CBS Morning Show, Montel, and Dr. Phil three times and on fifty morning shows across the country. She’s been profiled in countless articles and interviewed on over 100 radio and morning shows. Devoted to Our Blessed Mother and Jesus she is known for teaching the power of the Rosary. She hosts a weekly podcast on going with your gut, listening to your soul, prayer and the beauty of staying calm, being kind, and having patience. Her show is titled The Mary Goulet Show; Cultivate a Rich Interior. Her podcast can be found on iTunes under The Mary Goulet Show and also posted on her website. Mary is a volunteer and lector at her local parish in Encinitas, CA. She is a mom to two teenage girls.

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GWMGracewatch Media

Gracewatch Media

Gracewatch Media is a Catholic micro-publisher leveraging new technologies to publish books and digital media that evangelize the world with beauty. Our primary imprint, Peanut Butter & Grace, publishes resources that help Catholic parents raise their kids in the faith. Starmaker Books is our juvenile and young adult fiction imprint. St. Gerard Books publishes resources related to pregnancy and childbirth from a Catholic perspective. And our MISSION:CHRISTIAN imprint focuses on journals and other resources that get kids ages 8-12 actively practicing their faith. The publisher of Gracewatch Media is Jerry Windley-Daoust, who hangs out in the CSMI Facebook group as often as possible. Steve Nagel, Regina Lordan, Jeanie Egolf, and Tracy Bua Smith are also associated with Gracewatch Media in different roles. What can we do for you? If your book fits with our mission and meets our standards of quality, we might be able to publish it for you…although generally we’re “booked” out up to a year. If you’d like to write a regular column for Peanut Butter & Grace and our Family Time! newsletter, contact us; if your focus fits, it could be a good source of publicity for you.

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Desiree Hausam.pngDesiree Hausam

Green Catholic Burrow

Hi, I’m Desiree. I’m a convert to the Catholic Church; I came into the Church at the Easter Vigil 2016 along with my husband Mark and our 8 children. I traveled a long road to come home to the Church. Along the way, I got my B.A. in Biblical Studies, while Mark earned a doctorate in Theology. I have been a “none,” a United Methodist, a Free Methodist, an Orthodox Presbyterian, and attempted to join the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Then, I finally found out where I had belonged all along. At The Green Catholic Burrow, I write about my own conversion to and new experiences in the Catholic Church. My focus is on creating resources to help other converts along the road home, as well as helping lifelong Catholics see their ancient faith through fresh eyes.

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Healing Heart of Jesus

Healing Heart of Jesus was created in a response to a calling to spread the message of the love of Jesus’ Most Sacred Heart and how Jesus desires to heals us with His love. The blogs posted include the author, Laura Durant’s, own personal experiences of being transformed by the love of His Most Sacred Heart, as well as prayers that come to her heart during meditation in front of the Blessed Eucharist. I’m very blessed to have been married to my husband of 10 years, as well as to be the mother of two fur babies, our bulldog Winston and sweet kitty, Jake. I am also a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites of the Oklahoma Province of St. Therese. Living Carmelite spiritually has transformed my prayer life and brought me to a greater love of Mary and Her Most Immaculate Heart and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I am humbled by the many blessings Our Lord has given my husband and I in order to allow us to spread His love, and I pray these blog posts and prayers bring anyone who reads them closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary and Her Most Immaculate Heart.

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Alex R. HeyAlex R. Hey

Alex R. Hey

Author/blogger/amateur poet Alex R. Hey has had his work featured on The Batman Universe, Catholic365, and Epic Pew and in The Eagle Democrat (Warren, AR) and The Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD). His books can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Originally from Maple Grove, MN, Mr. Hey has lived in Sioux Falls, SD since 1995. Outside of writing, his other interests include: Following hockey and Minnesota sports teams, Batman, detective stories, community theater, and improv. To read his writings and/or contact him to work with you or speak about Saint Eugène de Mazenod to your parish/organization, visit his website: alexrhey.com.

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Humanitarian Prayers

Humanitarian Prayers is a current events-focused blog designed to raise awareness of and encourage prayers for humanitarian crises.

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Heidi Indahl.pngHeidi Indahl

Work and Play Day by Day

Heidi is a former classroom teacher and program administrator, turned curriculum-designing homeschool mom of seven. Through the challenges of life, God drew Heidi and her husband into a fuller relationship with Him through the Catholic faith. Now instead of writing and speaking about education, she uses the platforms God gifted her with to share her experiences with motherhood, family-based catechesis, pregnancy & infant loss, and (occasionally) homeschooling. In addition to her personal website, she is a regular contributor at Peanut Butter & Grace and the author of Blessed Is The Fruit of Thy Womb: Rosary Reflections for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, & Infant Loss.

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Sterling JaquithSterling Jaquith

Coffee & Pearls

Sterling is a Catholic convert and evangelist. She puts out the Coffee & Pearls podcast every Tuesday. She blogs at www.sterlingjaquith.com. She is the creator of The Catholic Mom Challenge, which you can read about at www.catholicmomchallenge.com. She lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, their four children, and a lazy border collie. She loves speaking at conferences and retreats about her conversion story, spiritual dryness and how we can strive for sainthood in our everyday lives.

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ginnyGinny Kochis

Not So Formulaic

I’m Ginny – a passionately Catholic wife and homeschool mom to three from Northern Virginia. Professionally, I have 17 years of experience as a high school English teacher and adjunct professor with a Master of Arts in Teaching Writing and Literature. Personally, I’m a freelance writer and advocate for neurodivergent children, specifically for those who are gifted with special needs. Through my published writing and speaking engagements, I work to illuminate the true, the good, and the beautiful in everyday life. Please visit me at my online homes, Not So Formulaic (where I write about Catholic motherhood, homeschooling, and gifted and twice exceptional advocacy), and Writing Allowed (where I support families in their efforts to create a culture of writers at home). You can also find me at several other online outlets, including CatholicMom, BookShark, The Mighty, and Everyday Ediths.

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Melody Lyons.pngMelody Lyons

The Essential Mother

The Essential Mother is a resource for every woman who is caught between a passionate desire to serve and the need to heal, rest, and rise. As a homeschooling mom of 8 and a chronic illness survivor, I see a need to reach women who are seeking a restoration of joy and health (of mind and body) as they serve through their vocation. Having been a faith-based author, blogger (at Blossoming Joy), and speaker, for over a decade , I knew that I was blessed with a platform to help facilitate that healing… and The Essential Mother was born. All glory to God!

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Robert MaloneRobert Malone

The Malone Effect

Robert Malone is an Irish-born, American citizen. He is a public relations strategist, speaker, catechist, philosopher and blogger. Mr. Malone is a devout Roman Catholic on a mission to effect massive positive change in the world through the power of love. With man, this may be impossible but with God ALL things are possible.

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Mamie Coeuraimant – Storyteller

Alicia is a writer/storyteller of stories for the young and young at heart. She shares stories that she writes about life lessons, saints and the wonderful things God does in our lives. She also shares her pyrographic artwork which can be bought if interested by contacting her by email.

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Mary With You - SusannaMary With You

Mary With You

Our scapulars, rosary and bracelets are all easy to match, easy to wear around your wrist, for your daily activities. Stylish yet durable and you will be protected and never ever be without your rosary to remind you of Jesus in your daily activities. For you to have the Virgin Mary, near and present, to follow her example of love for Jesus. As our kind and loving Mother who protects you all the time.

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Cecilia Catholic Fit Moms for Life Mercy Runs on Love

Mercy Runs on Love

When the Call of Mercy comes knocking, you answer it with Love. Maria Cecilia heard the call at the end of Year of Mercy 2015 but took her 3 years to answer it.  Reconnecting her inner love for photos and her passion for the message of mercy, Maria Cecilia is using the power of social media to spreads God’s greatest love story; His Mercy. One will find simple, truth, and beauty along with the inspirational words of St.Faustina.

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Monica McConkey.pngMonica McConkey

Shop: Arma Dei

Site: Equipping Catholic Families

Our shoppe, ArmaDei.com offers Catechism, Saint, Sacrament and Prayer-packed paper craft kits (available as PDFs), unique and fun quizzing cards, innovative Prayer Journal Stamps, a craft book based on the Liturgical Calendar and a Faith Journal with thoughtful prompts on the seven Sacraments and a budding prayer life. Our blog, Equipping Catholic Families, features our Catholic products while offering free crafts, activities and traditions to celebrate the Catholic Faith at home.

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Jeanie Egolf Molly McBrideMolly McBride and the Purple Habit

Molly McBride and the Purple Habit

“Catholic kids young and old are following the antics of the spunky 5-year-old redhead who dreams of becoming a nun when she grows up.” Molly McBride series creator Jean Ann Schoonover-Egolf is a retired Internist-turned homeschooling mom/author/artist. She resides in Central Ohio (Go Bucks!) with her handsome hubby, 2 darling daughters, 1 rescued “Huskador” puppy, and a fluctuating number of frogs, fish, and equines. Dr. Jeanie’s art is for sale in galleries throughout Florida and Ohio and online at Zazzle.

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Mariette Rintoul Natural Catholic MomThe Natural Catholic Mom

The Natural Catholic Mom

Hello! I am Mariette from The Natural Catholic Mom. I met my husband, Ethan, on Catholic Match in the summer of 2013, and we were married a year to the day later. We spend our days chasing two beautiful little daughters, Philomena and Zelie. I have been passionate about real food, natural childbirth, thrifty living, and my glorious Catholic Faith for years, and one day the light bulb went off when someone in a Facebook group said, “do you have a blog?” That very day The Natural Catholic Mom was born. I hope you will check out my twice-weekly posts about pursuing health and holiness in my domestic church.

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Old Fashioned Girl

My name is Chloe Langr and I’m a Catholic stay-at-home wife and blogger. I blog about modern and vintage topics over at my blog, Old Fashioned Girl. There you’ll find that I’m a bibliophile who loves a good book review. I also recently started a podcast called ‘Letters to Women – Genius,’ where I get a chance to have heart-to-heart discussions with women about how they passionately live out the feminine genius in their own lives. You can find my writing on Aleteia, Epic Pew, Catholic Singles, and Project Illuminate as well!

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Carissa Pluta the Myth Retold.pngCarissa Pluta

The Myth Retold

Carissa Pluta graduated Franciscan University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Communication arts. She is the wife of a Catholic Missionary and the mother of a beautiful little girl. She enjoys hiking, reading, and drinking copious amounts of herbal tea. Carissa has a devotion to Mary under the title of the Mystical Rose and longs to reflect God’s beauty in everything she does. Her blog, The Myth Retold is for those searching for the Beauty in faith, family, fiction, and the other lovely things that make this life so sweet.

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Amy BrooksPrayer, Wine, Chocolate

Prayer, Wine, Chocolate

Amy is a wine and chocolate lover who finds great comfort, guidance and joy in her faith. For years Amy taught high school students, but when she and her husband were blessed with a son through adoption, she became a stay-at-home mom. Amy is a wife, mother and occasional runner. She feels passionate about adoption, prayer and yes, wine and chocolate too!

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Pray. Work. Motherhood.

Hey, y’all! I’m Wendy, aka “CajunTexasMom”, hailing from southeast Louisiana but living in the land of the Lone Star. Both states have my heart; both places are my home! I’m married to a military veteran and agnostic convert, and together we have five children. Our family dynamic is different than most: I am the primary breadwinner, and my husband works part-time (but is mostly a stay-at-home-Dad!) Our finances are tight, our small home is snug, and our faith is strong. As a practicing Catholic, I’m a work in progress who is fiercely loyal to the Magisterium and is captivated by the beauty of the Eucharist. Pray. Work. Motherhood. is my cozy little home on the web. Here you’ll find chats about Catholicism, children, coffee, and culture. I love John Paul II’s Letter to Women, St. Gianna, and St. Edith Stein. I believe that other than the example of the Holy Family, there is no blueprint for the perfect Catholic family – each family should embrace their unique set of circumstances and figure out how to use them for sanctification. Let me pour you some chicory coffee or sweet tea and let’s chat!

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Zip Rzeppa.pngZip Rzeppa

Mater Media

Zip Rzeppa inspires and entertains audiences through his incredible storytelling and his fascinating journey. Going to college with Bill O’Reilly and Howard Stern. Being healed from a double addiction. Against all odds, becoming the most colorful local TV sportscaster in America. Achieving fame and fortune. Then God took everything away. Job, fiancée, dad’s health, money, possessions. Gone! Unencumbered by the things of this world, Zip was called to serve. The poor and the needy. People with mental and physical disabilities. Suffering foster children. Ringing doorbells in dangerous areas to evangelize the Catholic faith. Writing and publishing books. Speaking for free. Emceeing events for charities. Organizing fundraisers. Sharing his story across the world. Bringing the love and the peace and the JOY of Jesus Christ to everyone he meets. He produces and appears in videos to evangelize the Catholic Faith. His recently released 6 CD series, Live the Joy, is available online. Author of the acclaimed autobiography, For A Greater Purpose, and the Catholic novel for teens, My Rock & Salvation, Zip excites and charms audiences with his heart-warming, humorous style.

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Christina Semmens.pngChristina Semmens

Christina Semmens

I am an author, speaker, mentor and guide (or teacher in traditional parlance), and am the person behind ChristinaSemmens.com. I write, speak and mentor about how to live a life of purpose, peace and abundance in the pursuit of holiness, with an occasional article or two about popular culture (particularly books and movies) and their influence upon us. My primary goal is to encourage, challenge and empower people to say yes to the life that they were created for each and every day of their lives.

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Leslie Sholly.pngLeslie Sholly

Life in Every Limb

I describe myself on my blog as Catholic and Southern, Wife and Mother, which gives a quick but accurate snapshot of who I am and what is important to me. I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, where I still live. I graduated from Georgetown University, majoring in Honors English and minoring in Theology. My husband and I met there, and we have been married for 28 years with five children aged 12-26. In addition to blogging, I work at home as my husband’s legal assistant, write grants and do editing for a non-profit run by my mother, and homeschool my youngest. In the past I’ve worked as correspondent for our Diocesan paper and I wrote a column on life issues for several years. I was a charter member and long-term chair of our Diocesan Respect Life Committee, via which I helped to design a pro-life CCD curriculum, sponsored a conference on end-of-life issues, and gave many talks on abortion. My blog is now my primary ministry. My niche is hard to define because I write about what I care about, which covers a lot of territory: Faith, Politics, Education, Parenting, Graveyards, Gardening, Hiking, and the occasional recipe or product review!

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Stumbling Toward Sainthood

Stumbling Toward Sainthood is a blog about the struggles we face as we strive to live authentically Catholic lives. I also review Christian books, promote ministries and businesses, and do guest posting.

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Surprised by Marriage

We’re Logan and Jen, high school sweethearts that married in the summer of 2009. After being surprised by all of the trials in marriage, we’ve also been surprised at how great marriage can be when we’re both putting forth the effort. Although we take our relationship seriously, we like to have fun in the process! We post videos on our YouTube channel and Jen writes on our blog. Our hope is to encourage others to make their marriage a priority. Join us as we share all the ways we’ve been Surprised by Marriage!

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Being Catholic… Really.

I started the blog Being Catholic … Really on ChicagoNow on November of 2010. The name came from conversations I would have with people. When I would tell them I was Catholic, they would say, “Really?” I converted to the Catholic faith as an adult over 30 years ago. My conversion story started when I sarcastically said to my Catholic boyfriend at the time, “I suppose if we were to get married, you would want me to convert.” He thought for a moment and said, “Well, I am worried about your soul.” And so the journey began …

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Spoken Bride

We’re here to spark something. To showcase wedding inspiration that fixes our eyes on the beauty of the Creator. To offer a resource for finding vendors who not only have a wealth of talent for their craft, but who are on fire for the sacrament of marriage. To help you plan for the biggest day of your life, yes, but also for a lifetime; a marriage free, faithful, total, and fruitful in every sense. To be a witness, galvanizing the culture with the goodness, truth, and beauty of Catholic marriage. We’re here for you, in community and sisterhood, and we are ultimately here to walk alongside you in living out authentic love between man and wife. The kind of love that makes people stop and take notice. The kind that’s set apart because it transcends this world.

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Strengthen My Heart

Bethany is a newlywed, expecting mother and married to her love, William. She graduated from Franciscan University with a bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Catholic Culture. She’s an Oregonian at heart, living in sunny California and learning how to live without much rain. She shares reflections on her blog about living out the faith and hopes to strengthen your heart through beauty and truth.

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Voices for Life Blog

Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. We cover issues from conception until natural death, as well as family life issues. We are a Christian publication which puts Christ at the forefront of our battle against the source of all the evils in our society. We strive to bring you the most insightful information about the abortion issue, articles and links to the many Crisis Pregnancy Centers and Homes, as well as articles on adoption and natural family planning. We are a voice for the unborn, the handicapped, the elderly, the disabled, family values and for all God’s children whose lives are in peril.

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The Joy Filled Catholic

Hi! I am Christie Walker, founder of The Joy Filled Catholic. I started my blog to evangelize and help families grow closer to God and experience the joy of the Catholic faith – together! I fell away from the Church, but returned, realizing that I never truly knew or understood the richness, beauty, and joy of the Catholic faith. As parents of 3 boys, it is important to my husband and I that they know and live their faith. Our goal as parents is to ensure our children will grow into young men who can charitably and articulately share the truths of the Catholic faith, and defend the sanctity of life, the Church, and Her teachings. At the Joy Filled Catholic, I share with you how we are doing that, and I provide resources to help other families too.

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Christy Wilkens

Faithful Not Successful

Christy is a full-time mother, part-time armchair philosopher. She is a wife and mom to six kids, all of whom are special (but some are specialer than others). She writes and speaks about special needs parenting, the interplay of faith and doubt, following God’s call to absurd and unlikely places, disability in the church, and sometimes tequila. Raised in Wisconsin and transplanted to Texas, Christy has a particular devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes and is a candidate for the Order of Malta, a lay order dedicated to caring for the poor and the sick.

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