Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Love for Laundry: Folding Hail Mary's!


Love for Laundry: Folding Hail Mary’s

Laundry: a never-ending task,
Looming over me, growing beside me,
Requiring my time and lots of energy.
How can a mother embrace this job?
Quietly, I pray.
Folding my family’s clothes,
I think of them and of you, Lord.
Thankful for this blessing;
The awesome privilege
Of caring for them!
Dear Lord, please grant me all of the graces I need to see the hidden treasure in housework and in caring for my family!

(excerpted from my book: Grace Cafe: Serving Up Recipes for Faithful Mothering)

Recent radio segment about Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa


Here is a recent radio segment that I did with Brian Patrick on the Son Rise Morning Show. We discussed my new book Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa and Mother Teresa too.

http://www.donnacooperoboyle.com/audio/DonnaMarieCooperOboyle_2-20-12.mp3

Enjoy!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Yikes - You Tube video blocked

'HOOKING KIDS ON SEX' EXPLODES ON INTERNET

[This is a preview. I will update later on today with links when they are available]

YouTube Blocks Video; ALL Responds with New

'Hooking Kids on Sex II'

Washington, D.C. - After just four days on YouTube, "Hooking Kids on Sex," an investigative report on Planned Parenthood sex education, exceeded 200,000 views. Then, an ex-intern of Planned Parenthood got the white-hot video blocked by YouTube. In place of the downed video, a message now appears: "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Jessica Faerman."

"Even people who thought they knew better were shocked by how Planned Parenthood promotes sex to youngsters," said Paul Rondeau, executive director at American Life League. "Remember when activists alleged that just the fact that Joe Camel was a cartoon character implied kids should smoke, so he was banned? Planned Parenthood cartoons directly tell children to have sex and show them how. These cartoons for ten-year-olds and teens are so sexually explicit that YouTube restricted our video about them to adult viewing only."

"Hooking Kids on Sex" shows that Planned Parenthood uses pornographic illustrations, contests, workshops, and even cartoons to encourage sexual activity at very early ages when sexual addiction can be a real concern. The report also documents "no pants sex parties" that are sponsored by Planned Parenthood and that offer free sex kits and free sex toys to college students.

"Now go read Obamacare," Rondeau continued. "In 'Hooking Kids on Sex II,' we show that Planned Parenthood's strategy is to restructure the family by changing how children view sex. This same stuff YouTube says is too explicit for a youngster is what Obamacare will pay Planned Parenthood to put in K-12 schools."

ALL leadership firmly believes that Planned Parenthood used Ms. Faerman's claim as a ploy to disrupt the viral explosion of the ALL Report. ALL will post the new video on private servers in addition to YouTube so that "Planned Parenthood cannot create disruptions with unsubstantiated claims." Further, ALL has engaged legal counsel, guaranteeing at the outset that the new video will not be taken down without a court order.

The new video report, "Hooking Kids on Sex II," can be seen here (link) on American Life League's YouTube channel and also here on ALL's private video server.

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Media inquiries, please contact Paul E. Rondeau at 540.659.4171 or prondeau@ALL.org.


American Life League, the oldest national Catholic pro-life organization in the United States, was co-founded by Judie Brown in 1979. Appointed twice by Pope John Paul II and again by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Academy for Life. Mrs. Brown's twelfth book, The Broken Path: How Catholic Bishops Got Lost in the Weeds of American Politics is now availble. For more information, please visit ALL.org or call 540-659-4171.



Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lean your head on Mary's heart: The power of Mary!

Lean your head on Mary's heart: The power of Mary!: "But the power of Mary over all the devils will especially shine forth in the latter times, when Satan will lay snares against her heel: th...

Friday, February 24, 2012

How's your Lent going?

So, how is Lent going so far in your domestic church? Would you like to share some of what you're doing to foster the spirit of almsgiving, fasting, and prayer?

I think Bl. Mother Teresa can help us on our Lenten journeys. So, I offer this video of my recent appearance on Fr. Benedict Groeschel's show on EWTN, "Sunday Night Prime." In it Fr. Benedict and I chat about dear Mother Teresa. I hope you enjoy it.

Lean your head on Mary's heart: We go to Jesus through Mary

Lean your head on Mary's heart: We go to Jesus through Mary: The more we honor the Blessed Virgin, the more we honor Jesus Christ, because we honor Mary only that we may the more perfectly honor Jesus,...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints | Catholic Homeschooling and Traditional Catholic: Lent Day One: Unplugged Living

Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints | Catholic Homeschooling and Traditional Catholic: Lent Day One: Unplugged Living: Lent Day One: Unplugged Living Our family is in the middle of packing for a big move across three states North of us so when I thought of...

Lean your head on Mary's heart: Our Mediatrix!

Lean your head on Mary's heart: Our Mediatrix!: Calling Mary a mediatrix might sound exotic and even daunting. But mediatrix simply means, according to the dictionary, a woman who is a med...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Inspiration for your family this Lent!

"Can you imagine spending Lent with Mother Teresa? A chance of a lifetime! Donna-Marie's book will do that exactly for you. Enjoy!"~Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.
Available at my website and only $2.50 each! www.donnacooperoboyle.com 

Making Lenten meals matter | SouthCoastToday.com

Making Lenten meals matter SouthCoastToday.com

Sunday, February 19, 2012

EWTN TV tonight, radio EWTN Monday morn

My interview with Fr. Benedict Groeschel aired this evening on EWTN television's "Sunday Night Prime." I'll post a link to the You Tube version when it is published by EWTN.

Tomorrow morning I'll be chatting on the radio. Here are the details:


Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick


EWTN Radio

Monday morning: 7:45 AM Eastern

Lean your head on Mary's heart: "You can never love her enough."

Lean your head on Mary's heart: "You can never love her enough.": "Do not be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her enough. And Jesus will be very happy, because the Blessed Vi...

Are you embracing your motherhood?



Available at my website: www.donnacooperoboyle.com (sent with a blessed medal and will be autographed).

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lean your head on Mary's heart: From Mary's hands to us.

Lean your head on Mary's heart: From Mary's hands to us.: Leo XIII says, "It may be affirmed that, according to God's will, nothing comes to us without going through Mary's hands. Just as no one can...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lean your head on Mary's heart: Hail, Holy Queen

Lean your head on Mary's heart: Hail, Holy Queen: Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Our life, our sweetness and our hope! To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to you do we send...

Lean your head on Mary's heart: A prayer from the Angel

Lean your head on Mary's heart: A prayer from the Angel: In his book, Fatima for Today , Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C. F. R. said, "The Body and Blood with which Jesus feeds us in the Most Blessed Sacra...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Lean your head on Mary's heart: First post: Lean your head on Mary's heart

Lean your head on Mary's heart: First post: Lean your head on Mary's heart: Just recently, a couple of days before the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, I told a friend who was traveling that if she was worried or couldn...

Lean your head on Mary's heart: First post: Lean your head on Mary's heart

Lean your head on Mary's heart: First post: Lean your head on Mary's heart: Just recently, a couple of days before the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, I told a friend who was traveling that if she was worried or couldn...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Recent Radio Interview with Brian Patrick

Here's a link to one of my recent radio segments regarding my new book, "Embracing Motherhood."

I hope you enjoy it!

 http://www.donnacooperoboyle.com/audio/Donna-Marie_2-8-12.mp3

God bless!

Donna-Marie




Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Radio tonight-talking about Embracing Motherhood!

I'll be on“The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer” tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern on the Catholic Channel at Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, channel 129.  www.siriusxm/thecatholicchannel.org and www.bustedhalo.com

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Endorsement from Fr. Benedict Groeschel

"Can you imagine spending Lent with Mother Teresa? A chance in a lifetime! Donna-Marie's book will do that exactly for you. Enjoy!"
~Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel CFR


Thank you, Fr. Benedict!


And by the way, Fr. Benedict just told me that the show we taped for EWTN's "Sunday Night Prime" will air on Sunday, February 19th. In it we chat about our mutual friend, Blessed Mother Teresa. Mark your calendars!



Embracing Motherhood: A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers Review

Embracing Motherhood: A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers Review

Review: Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa

Review from Karen Edmisten:

"Mom Donna" and Mother Teresa are both helpful Lenten companions, offering encouragement and creative ideas for family prayer, fasting, and almsgiving throughout this holy season. Though we already have loads of Lenten traditions in our family, I always take something new away from Donna-Marie's books. I love the "Reflections for Parents" in this book, as well as the stories from Mother Teresa's life.



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Thank you for your kind words, Karen. May Your Lent be very BLESSED!


God bless you and yours!
Donna-Marie

Friday, February 3, 2012

Endorsement from Archbishop Timothy Dolan

My new book Embracing Motherhood was endorsed by Archbishop (Cardinal Elect) Timothy Dolan. He said:


In this small volume, Embracing Motherhood, Ms. Cooper O'Boyle offers a sensitive reflection on what it means to tune into faith, hope, and charity, living out the vocation of raising children, passing on our Catholic faith, and providing our kids with the necessary roots and wings to live virtuously. Mothers and fathers too can grow spiritually from this book, and draw inspiration from her tender perspective. This is a substantive and practical gem as well as an ode of joy for God's gift of motherhood! --Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York


Autographed copies are available at my website: www.donnacooperoboyle.com
For busy or on-the-go Moms and GrandMoms, an AUDIO version is available too!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mother Teresa and Me Review


Mother Teresa and
Me: Ten Years of Friendship

by Donna Marie Cooper-O’Boyle                                                     


Review by Genevieve S. Kineke

There are many books about Mother Teresa - some written before her death, others after; some are observations by those who watched her in action, others are compilations of Blessed Teresa’s own words; and all inevitably contain wonder at the simplicity of her message. Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle’s account in Mother Teresa and Me includes all of the above – and adds a personal twist. The author explains how she took the remarkable nun’s words to heart and imitated her very gestures, proving that anyone can carry God’s love to the hidden and lonely corners of this world. It becomes clear from the earliest encounter that God wanted Donna-Marie and Mother Teresa to meet. And since both were attempting to live His will in their lives, theirs was a fruitful friendship in the making. Donna-Marie’s most recent book reveals Mother Teresa as a friend - faithful in her correspondence to an American wife and mother on the other side of the world, faithful in her prayers for the various needs of a middle-class family far removed from the streets of Calcutta, and faithful in her generous support of projects that would spread God’s love to anyone in need.

And while there are constant references to the uniqueness of that “living saint,” the real message was just the opposite – everyone can become a living saint, not just those who are called to bigger tasks. This book has wonderful accounts of prayers answered, miracles unfolding, and concrete examples of how to bring God’s love to others. It is practical in the same subtle way that God’s will reveals itself: trust, then act. The more recent revelations elsewhere about Mother Teresa and her long “dark night,” through which she suffered for
roughly fifty years only underscore the remarkable trust that she exercised. If she could step out daily in faith without spiritual consolations, then so can we.Donna-Marie shows us brilliantly that small gestures with great love will bear fruit. She studied the words and gestures of Mother Teresa and tried them herself - witnessing their power. The power wasn’t in the talisman of beads or novenas or medals, although each provided a channel of grace. The power was in the love they represented - the love of a faithful friend who gives, the love of the grateful heart who receives, and the perfect love of the God and Father of them both. Such witnesses are critical to providing us with the confidence and courage to act, but everyone can prove a faithful friend in this way. Using Mother Teresa’s excellent example, we find in this book the inspiration to use the subtle ways outlined by Donna-Marie on any given day - and the results will no doubt be the very miracles God intends to work through each of us. Trust, then act.

[From the Women of Grace Canticle Magazine}