Catholic Moments #144 - Catholic Fiction with Ellen Gable


cm144Ellen Gable is a wife and mother, freelance writer, author of two novels – Emily’s Hope and In Name Only – and is a columnist for Amazing  She and her husband, James Hrkach, have been certified NFP teachers for the Couple to Couple League since 1984.  They create Catholic family cartoons and live with their five sons in Pakenham, Ontario Canada.  Be sure to enter our current contest to win a copy of one of Ellen’s two books.


Does Deacon Tom have a Smiley Face on today? You’d think so. God is Good!

Avery ( shares a meditation on a line from the song “Hold Us Together” by Matt Maher ( about God’s grace and forgiveness.  Lisa Mladnich advises us to enjoy studying and learning when we endeavor to teach the Faith.

Sarah Reinhard gives you an opportunity to send your ideas and suggestions for upcoming Mary Moments and shares a quote from Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical On the Rosary. Special thanks to Susan Bailey, who graciously agreed to let us use her Ave Maria music.

This episode of Catholic Moments is sponsored by, the Leading Catholic Singles Community.  Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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