Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Update on Catholic Mom's Cafe shows and contest wi...

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Update on Catholic Mom's Cafe shows and contest wi...: Hello! Did you see any of the shows last week in my new series Catholic Mom's Cafe ? Please share your thoughts in the comments below...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FREE e-book from Ignatius Press!


Ignatius Press is giving away a FREE e-book: Terrapin by T.M. Doran. Also included is his new short mystery story, The Linden Murder Case Mystery

This giveaway will be available until November 24. Here is a link to this limited time giveaway:


God bless!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Saturday at Catholic Mom's Cafe

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Saturday at Catholic Mom's Cafe: It's not too late to enter the contests, everyone! This past week many Moms have had their hands full, contending with all kinds of...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Wednesday on Catholic Mom's Cafe plus contests!

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Wednesday on Catholic Mom's Cafe plus contests!: Hello! Did you see yesterday's show: Kids and the Culture"? Did you like it? Tell me about in the comments below. Also, please t...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Tuesday's show: Kids and the Culture and CONTESTS!...

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Tuesday's show: Kids and the Culture and CONTESTS!...: Hello! Did you see yesterday's show: The Skinny of Catholic Fashion"? Did you like it? Tell me about in the comments below. Also...

Monday, November 3, 2014

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Here's the scoop on the contests this week

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Here's the scoop on the contests this week: Hello! So, there's lots of buzz going on with the launch of my new TV series on EWTN Catholic Mom's Cafe. I am running contests a...

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Catholic Mom's Cafe TV series launches TOMORROW an...

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Catholic Mom's Cafe TV series launches TOMORROW an...: My brand new television series Catholic Mom's Cafe will launch on EWTN tomorrow ! The first show will air at 3:00 AM ET and later...

Friday, October 31, 2014

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Are you ready for Friday BUNDLE contest?

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Are you ready for Friday BUNDLE contest?: I have been celebrating Catholic Moms and GrandMoms and all caregivers of children ALL month long! As you might know, my new EWTN TV series...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mary of Nazareth Blog Crawl: The Scourging at the Pillar


Mary of Nazareth is a stunning and inspiring movie--an epic film on the Mother of Christ. It moved me to tears. I have heartily endorsed this movie.




View from the Domestic Church is delighted to be a part of the MARY of NAZARETH Blog Tour/Rosary Crawl, along with many other inspiring bloggers. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

In this visit along the blog crawl we are focusing on the  Second Sorrowful Mystery: The scourging at the pillar.

Watch this newly released clip on the Scourging at the Pillar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAAN-FlN_vE

"Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him. And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple robe; they came up to him, saying, 'Hail, King of the Jews!' and struck him with their hands" (Jn 19:1-3).
"Jesus' sufferings took their historical, concrete form from the fact that he was 'rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes' (Mk 8:31 ), who 'handed him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified' (Mt 20:19)" (CCC, 572).
Our Father, 10 Hail Marys (contemplating the mystery), Glory be to the Father.

I encourage you to check out tomorrow’s clip at Family Theater Productions Blog. Angela Calabro will bring us the “Crucifixion”. 

I am confident that you will want to purchase this excellent movie for your family. To do so check it out here: http://www.ignatius.com/Products/MONA-M/mary-of-nazareth.aspx

God bless you!

May Mother Mary keep you close to Her Immaculate Heart!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Seven Saints for Seven Virtues



Jean Heimann
Blog Tour Interview with Jean Heimann, Author of  Seven Saints for Seven Virtues 

Donna-Marie: Jean, I've enjoyed your blog Catholic Fire for years. Now you have a book! Your book is beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. You have selected seven stellar saints to write about in your book, Seven Saints for Seven Virtues. Why did you select these specific saints?
Jean Heimann: Before I began writing my book, I prayed about which saints I should write about and the Holy Spirit guided me in their selection. I also had a personal relationship with the saints I write about in the book, that is, I communicate with them on a regular basis in my daily prayers and ask them to intercede in specific situations. These particular saints possess the virtues that I discuss in the book.  They are, in fact, heroic models of the virtues. 
Donna-Marie: What are the seven virtues you write about?
Jean: The seven virtues I discuss are: charity, chastity, diligence, humility, kindness, patience, and temperance.
Donna-Marie: Why did you select these particular virtues?
Jean: These seven virtues are known as the heavenly virtues, which are in opposition to the seven vices or the seven deadly sins. I wanted to show my readers that it is possible to turn away from the seven deadly sins – greed, lust, sloth, pride, envy, anger, and gluttony and to overcome them by practicing the virtues of charity, chastity, diligence, humility, kindness, patience, and temperance.
Donna-Marie: What audience did you have in mind when writing your book?
Jean: The book was written for adolescents and adults, both male and female, Catholic and non-Catholic who desire to develop virtues, to love God more in this life, and to spend their eternity with him in the next life. In other words, it is written for people who desire to grow in holiness.
Donna-Marie: Can you tell us a bout the format of your book?
Jean: Each chapter begins with a saint quote about the specific virtue to be discussed in that chapter. Then, I give a brief biography of the saint, discussing why that saint is a model of that virtue, including various examples of how the saint modeled that virtue in his or her life. I follow that with a definition of the virtues, explaining it thoroughly, and follow that with a modern day model of the virtue. Each chapter ends with a prayer.
Donna-Marie: What is the best way to describe the purpose of your book? 
Jean: The purpose of Seven Saints for Seven Virtues is to assist people who are interested in drawing closer to the Lord how to do that by providing them with saints to show them the way.  I explain how to concretely take the steps to acquire heavenly virtues and to help them through the example modern models, and with prayer – my prayers, their own prayers, and the prayers of the saints.
Donna-Marie: Can you share a modern day example who is a model of a specific virtue? 
Jean: In the chapter on chastity, my modern day model of chastity is Rebecca Dussault, a thirty-three year-old wife and mother of four, and an elite athlete, who modeled the virtue in her single life and who continues to model it as a married woman and mother. I show how chastity is possible for a lay person who is out in the world and that it is not just a virtue for religious who have taken a vow of celibacy.
Donna-Marie: Which groups would benefit from reading your book.
Jean: In a Catholic parish – RCIA groups, marriage preparation groups, youth groups, adult formation groups, book groups. Any person – Christian or non-Christian—who desires to grow in their spiritual life will benefit from reading this book.
Donna-Marie: Where did you get the idea for writing this book?
Jean: I have been interested in the saints since I was a child and renewed that interest when I returned to the Catholic Church after a long absence. In fact, the saints helped draw me back to my Faith.  I developed a deep admiration and devotion toward the saints who drew me closer to the Heart of Jesus.
Donna-Marie: What qualifies you to write a book on the saints and the virtues?
Jean: My deep devotion to the saints, my desire to guide others to grow in holiness, and my love for God are the best qualifiers I can think of.  I also have experience as a psychologist and educator, as a writer, and as a Catholic wife and mother, to lead others, in a gentle and compassionate way, down the narrow road to eternal life. My Master’s degree in Theology adds depth to my understanding of God and His great love for each one of us.
Donna-Marie: Thank you very much for sharing with us. May God bless all who read your book!














Monday, October 20, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Catholic Mom's Cafe: And the contests begin!

Catholic Mom's Cafe: And the contests begin!: Happy feast of Saint Therese! Today the month long contests begin to celebrate Catholic Moms and GrandMoms! All throughout the month of O...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Win, celebrate, win, celebrate, win!

Catholic Mom's Cafe: Win, celebrate, win, celebrate, win!: My Mom is in the center. Her Mom is on the left. I love to celebrate Moms and GrandMoms. They have always been the unsung heroes to t...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Chatting on the air waves this morning...


I discussed my upcoming new TV series on EWTN this morning on the Son Rise Morning Show. Here's the MP3 of the segment in which I announced the series and also some cool prizes!

God bless!

Friday, September 19, 2014

THE SONG movie debuting SOON!

Have you heard about THE SONG? It's a beautiful love story.

A scene from the film
Here's my endorsement of the film:

Captivating, gritty, and tender—The Song is a powerful faith-based movie about redeeming love. The foolishness and wisdom of Solomon are woven throughout each scene. Masterful acting portrays the messiness of real life temptations gone awry when greed and selfishness prevail and focus on faith in God is lost. The Song is guaranteed to impact lives.

Here's my conversation with the star Alan Powell. But, first a short description:

The Song is a romantic drama inspired by the Song of Solomon with a modern-day setting: today’s country music scene. Written and directed by Richard Ramsey and releasing nationwide on September 26 from Samuel Goldwyn Films and City On A Hill Studio, The Song addresses themes of love, sex, and the meaning of life (it is rated PG-13).
The film is about singer-songwriter Jed King, who is desperately struggling to get away from the ubiquitous specter of his country-music legend father and finally make a mark of his own. After reluctantly accepting a little gig at a local vineyard, everything changes for Jed and he falls madly in love. He marries, and among his grand romantic gestures is writing a hit love song inspired by his love for his bride. Though Jed was determined to stay true to God, his wife, and his music, the temptations abounding in the life of a famous singer-songwriter take their toll, and Jed falls from grace, only to see the redeeming power of faith and love assert itself in his life.

See the conversation here at Catholic World Report.

Would you like to win a super cool THE SONG shirt? I have TWO to give away! I happen to own one myself. I'd model it for you in this post, but then I'd have to go upstairs and get it and put it on and then take a picture and post it...well, you know. But, please take my word, it is a really nice shirt (and soft too!). 

To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post telling me in one or two lines why you want to see this movie. You don't have to be profound or witty. All entries will go into a random drawing. Please also leave your email address too so I can get in touch with you if you win. That's all! 

Please like THE SONG's facebook  page and follow them on twitter @SeetheSong

Don't forget to enter the fun THE SONG shirt contest! I'll look forward to your entries.

God bless!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rooted in Love!

Available at www.donnacooperoboyle.com


I just came across a review for my book Rooted in Love: Our Calling as Catholic Women. Here's the description from the publisher:

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, bestselling author and popular EWTN television and radio personality, accompanies Catholic women through the ups and downs of their lives, encouraging them to be reflections of Christ in all things.With warmth and candor, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle demonstrates why she is so beloved by her readers, viewers, and listeners. Through sometimes-unexpected stories from her own journey, she shows that being a faith-filled Catholic woman does not mean being perfect. Rather, in the midst of parenting difficulties, marital problems, economic hardships, and sickness--among other challenges--one finds strength in Christ and in the wisdom and community of the Church. She highlights how the sacraments, the virtues, prayer, Mary and the saints, the works of mercy, and various devotions and practices all offer women grace and guidance for their lives.
Here's the review. The reviewer says she is "not fully comfortable with Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle’s evangelical style." Nonetheless, here's her review: 


“Rooted in Love” has a very appealing cover. It gives a partial view of a woman walking through a field of what appear to be dandelions or buttercups. The layout, typesetting and soft, bright colors are pleasing. Even more pleasing is the connection between the feminine and the earth, and the representation of natural beauty. This book comes in an attractive “package.”
Can you judge a book a book by its cover? There are some parts I like in this book, other aspects that I don’t identify with. I am not fully comfortable with Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle’s evangelical style.
Nevertheless, I find enough good in the book to write about it. I was reading a chapter a day but did not get farther than three paragraphs on Day 5 before pausing to meditate. “How is Christ ‘my life’ at home?” the author asks.
As a professional family life minister, I know a lot about Christ in the home. But that day I needed to reflect on Christ being not just “in” my life but “being” my life at home. Once again I had to be present to Christ who reveals himself in the quotidian of the household.
The very next paragraph deserves highlighting. Cooper O’Boyle says, “For me, the greatest joy in my vocation is the awareness that I have been raising my five children in the faith all these years — thirty-five to be exact. I consider my home to be a ‘domestic church,’ a little church where amazing growth and transformation happen right within the nitty-gritty details of daily life.”
Her thinking is affirmed by “On the Family” (“Familiaris Consortio”), an apostolic exhortation Pope John Paul II wrote early in his pontificate, and by “Follow the Way of Love,” a 1993 pastoral statement written in ordinary language by the U.S. Catholic bishops...

God bless you and yours,