Thoughts after reading Night’s Bright Darkness by Sally Read

Who else loves a good conversion story? I’ve known many, but found it a great grace to begin the year reading Sally Read’s memoir of her conversion, Night’s Bright Darkness. At the end of 2010 she was confirmed and received her first Holy Communion in the chapel of Santa Marta in Rome after a dramatic…

How writing a regular column has changed my life

Over the last couple of weeks in spare moments I’ve been making an inventory of my Catholic Weekly columns, entitled Pitter Patter. I started writing it when I was five months pregnant with my first child at the suggestion of the then-managing editor, Kerry Myers. That little bean on the ultrasound imaging machine I described…

Just for fun, the Frankie and Slow magazines

I’m not really a buyer of women’s magazines since 99% of them annoy me immensely, and have done since I was 17. But every now and then I like to pick up a copy of Frankie magazine (not to be confused with the Frankly magazine I help to produce). It’s been around for a while…