Tech Talk: Why Bother Reading This?


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I received another slew of messages in my email inbox. Too many. There were companies trying to offer me “deals that end today,” other writers needing reviews, Bible verses, work emails, and emails I had subscribed to that are supposed to be my fun, encouraging read for the day. It was too much. Inundated, I moved on to social media where I was again solicited, messaged, and overwhelmed. When did a form of communication I loved become a source of stress? It is time to reevaluate my subscriptions!

If I am feeling this way, how do others feel who must choose which sites and articles they click on? Why should they choose I spent much of the evening pondering this question and I wanted to share my five reasons for picking this site as one I did not want to delete.

1/Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. and Holy Cross Family Ministries
This year, became a part of Holy Cross Family Ministries. As such, we have a farther reach, broader issues, and amazing wisdom from Father Willy. We have more resources and information for our readers than ever before.

2/The Contributors
The contributors are like YOU, the reader. We are Catholic, wives, moms, daughters, sisters, alone or with a spouse, struggling and rejoicing! We are moms of toddlers, tweens, teens, adults and we are grandmothers. We have special-needs kids, gifted kids, diabetic kids, average kids, sick kids, healthy kids — and every size, shape, and color of kid! We have been where you are, and we are trying to get to heaven … together.

3/Lisa and Barb
We are so blessed to have an amazing founder, Lisa Hendey, and editor, Barb Szyszkiewicz! Blogs are well-written, edited, concise and authentically Catholic. You can trust what you find on; the blogs are raw and honest.

At, you will find Catholic principles that are Catholic, not political. Blogs focus on social justice issues, Church teaching, and overall morality. You will not have to cringe when you glance at the blogs here, and you will be challenged to live a vibrant Catholic life. Readers are soothed when they are hurting and find someone to walk with them on their faith and life journey.

5/We pray for our readers and, dear readers, we hope you pray for us as well. God bless and Happy New Year!

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Copyright 2018 Mary Lou Rosien


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Mary Lou Rosien is a Catholic wife, mom to seven, educator, writer, and speaker. She is the author of several books including Three Things Divorced Catholics need to Know and The Joy-Filled Broken Heart. She is known for her love of all things cooking and baking, especially “Friday cookies.” Visit her at


  1. Prov31wannabe on

    Yeah! Let me be the first to say, “Yeah! I’m sticking with CatholicMom!” For all the reasons cited above, and more! (I’m not familiar with the Fr. Willey #1 reason, will have to check into that one!) Sometimes I’m almost afraid to enter the zone that is CM, b/c there is always SO MUCH to feed me, I may never rise and tend to my List for the day! I love knowing I can trust every word I read and that there will always be something to feed my hunger. Thank you to all the Contributors! I need a Like button for almost every article!

    • Dear Prov31Wannabe (great nickname, by the way!), thank you so much for commenting and for being an enthusiastic member of our community of readers! You’ll get to know Father Willy, who is the president of Holy Cross Family Ministries and who frequently shares Sunday reflections and weekday homilies here, including video format. These videos take less than 5 minutes to watch and are very encouraging to families. And this article was written before Danielle Bean joined our team as brand manager — Danielle’s mission has always been about encouraging moms in all facets of our faith and parenting. It’s so wonderful to have both of them as part of the CatholicMom team.

    • So glad you are sticking with us! Me too! I get as much from reading all the great content from my co-contributors as I do from being a part of this amazing team. Thanks for the feed back. We are glad you are here!

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