99 Balloons

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In a week where our country will recognize a giant of civil rights, inaugurate a historic president, and march for life, I am reminded that our prayers and hope are more important than ever.  I’ve seen this video before, but ran across it again today and wanted to share it with you. I’m sure that Eliot’s mom and dad were every bit as proud and in love with her son as were the families of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Elect Obama. I thank them for sharing Eliot’s story with us, for opening their hearts to life, and for reminding me that God’s blessings are ever bountiful. Enjoy!


99 Balloons from Catholic Media House on Vimeo.


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com 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 www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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