Category: Musings with Mother

“Joyful Credible Witnesses of Jesus Christ” | Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan

Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan: That’s why I guess joy is so important to me as a charism of living the Faith because if it’s authentic, if you really enjoy what you’re doing, if that love of God is touching your life, then it is going to show and I could see it, I could […]

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Most Reverend Daniel Thomas, Bishop of Toledo

Enjoy this delightful conversation between friends, Mother Assumpta, O.P. and Most Reverend Bishop Daniel Thomas of the Diocese of Toledo, OH. Raised in Philadelphia in a Catholic neighborhood (Manayunk) by two beautifully Catholic parents, His Excellency shares his journey to becoming the eighth bishop of Toledo, OH. Mother Assumpta: We’re so blessed to have Bishop […]

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From Foster Homes to the Board Room: Tom Monaghan’s Journey in Faith

Mother Assumpta: We’re so privileged to have Tom Monaghan with us today. You’ve been a friend over all these years, and you need no introduction. You’ve done more in a lifetime than a person should do. So tell us about your childhood.  Tom Monaghan: My parents were poor. My dad died at the age of twenty-nine; I […]

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Doing His Work

Mother Assumpta: We are so delighted to have Father Peter John Cameron with us today. Father, you have so many accomplishments; the Dominicans must have seen your talents because you have done so many things in the Dominican Order. What fascinates me are the theatrical accomplishments.  Fr. Cameron: It’s a great joy to be with you, Mother. […]

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The Beauty of Art: Transcending Culture

Liz Lev, an art historian based in Rome, Italy, shares her thoughts on the influence art has to enlighten the world around us. From Michelangelo and Caravaggio to art throughout the world, Liz finds that beauty in art as something that can ultimately lead anyone to God. Mother Assumpta: We’re privileged today to have Liz […]

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Influencing Our Culture: Dr. Mary Rice Hasson

Dr. Mary Rice Hasson, Kate O’Beirne Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, shares her background growing up and how her early formation in the Catholic Faith influences her today as she strives to influence public policy positively in favor of the family and faith. Mother Assumpta Long:  We are tremendously privileged to have […]

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Hope for the Pro-Life Generation: Mother Assumpta interviews Mother Agnes Donovan of The Sisters of Life

Mother Agnes Mary Donovan of the Sisters of Life shares the foundation story of her order, propelled by Cardinal O’Connor, and gives an in-depth look at the good work she and her sisters do to help women and men across the country, especially young mothers looking for a way to bear and raise their children […]

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Ministering to Young Adults | Joey McCoy

Joey McCoy, an advocate with i.d.9:16, took a moment to speak with Mother Assumpta about the organization and how he came to be involved. i.d.9:16 ministers to young adults, encouraging them to live out their Faith and to seek community with others. We must bring back the traditional communities if the Faith is to survive […]

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Moderation and the Virtue of Temperance | John Dejak

John DeJak took a moment to speak with Mother Assumpta about the virtue of Temperance. Often, we learn best by example, and John chose the story of Father Ciszek, a Jesuit priest who spent many years in concentration camps and the Gulag in Russia, as a prime example of learning the virtue of Temperance. Father […]

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Love the One in Front of You. Mother Assumpta sits down with Catholic-Convert Debbie Herbeck.

Debbie Herbeck, born and raised a faithful Jew, converted to Catholicism in college and has since gone on to evangelize hundreds of young women, seeking to show them that they are loved and valued. Debbie’s evangelization efforts seek to teach girls as young as eight years old that they have innate value and to ignore […]

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