Roxane Salonen answers the question first posed by Elizabeth Scalia on Patheos regarding the draw of Catholicism, and ends up discovering something special about her own journey, just in time for Father’s Day.
Author Roxane Salonen
Roxane Salonen never had a chance to meet her paternal grandmother, but she’s come to know her – and the compelling nature of faith – through her Grandma Mary just the same.
We all have stories that drive our life’s directions. As the writer of “Redeemed by Grace: A Catholic Woman’s Journey to Planned Parenthood and Back,” Roxane Salonen has delved deeply into story of the author, Ramona Trevino, and has recalled some of her own, earlier experiences that made her question Planned Parenthood’s true motives.
What could make the release of a new book even more so? How about a song written in the middle of the writing of said book, by the author and her daughter, and performed by her daughter? Hear the debut of this mother-daughter creation in whole here, for the first time; “Only You,” written by Ramona Trevino and her daughter, Lorena, during the writing of “Redeemed by Grace: A Catholic Woman’s Journey to Planned Parenthood and Back.”
What happens when a dozen couples don the zaniest head gear possible and convene at Christmas time to celebrate their “yes” to one another? Roxane Salonen gives an account of why the annual wig and nog and glog event is, though silly on the surface, significant at its core.
Roxane Salonen introduces readers to the great Catholic writer, Flannery O’Connor, and invites them on a spiritual journey to Flannery’s former digs in Georgia through her personal blog. Grab a mint julep or lemonade and come along to the South with her and her fellow Catholic writer pilgrims this week!
Roxane Salonen shares her reaction to learning of the “turning to Rome” of a Swedish evangelical pastor and his wife, viewing the news as reason enough to do a little happy dance, Lent and all.