I will travel to Rome to report on the Synod on the Family, October 11-19. Please look for updates, helpful links and commmentary soon. Meanwhile, find me on Twitter, @maryjoanderson3   *… Read More


See also these Crisis articles: Common Core goes Global Common Core Sexualizes American School Children Parents and laity understand that when 132 prestigious Catholic professors from around the country take the unusual step of writing a very strong letter to protest the use of Common Core State Standards in our Catholic schools, that there is… Read More


Recently I taped four episodes at EWTN on the topic of Common Core with Johnette Benkovic of Women of Grace. The enormous interest in Common Core is exploding across the nation as parents realize what has happened to their neighborhood school–paid for with their tax dollars.   Why Common Core Doesn’t Add Up   For… Read More


Please  pray for our nation: The Novena to the Immaculate Conception, which can begin today, concludes on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December8th.  Our bishops have consecrated the country to The Immaculate Conception twice in our history–she is the patron of our nation. Pray that we recover our faith in God.     PRAYER… Read More


  November 4th, the Apostolic Nuncio for the USA,  Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò ,  addressed  a conference on Religious Liberty at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. His remarks included this statement: “As the papal nuncio to the United States, I realize that I speak from a distinguished podium at a great university. It… Read More


  There is little time to waste–four years passes quickly.  Catholics have an urgent mission.  The election wasn’t about who the next president would be. And, the election wasn’t about the economy, despite our fiscal peril. It was a massive culture clash; a fight cleverly picked by team Obama to force a cultural battle  on… Read More


  Archbishop John Carroll wrote this prayer for government in 1791, to be read in all churches. Today it is as relevant at it was then–perhaps more so. Please pray for America, one nation under God.   “We pray Thee O God of might, wisdom, and justice! Through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are… Read More


Thousands of Catholics have made sacrificial grassroots  efforts to persuade fellow Catholics that THIS election isn’t about being a Democrat or a Republican. It’s about being Catholic.   If ever an election required the Faithful to vote Catholic principles, this is the one.  The grassroots Catholics working to inspire other Catholics to vote Catholic  values… Read More


Bill Donohue of the Catholic League provides good background info on  the contraceptive issue in Obamacare. Of particular interest is how the president promised his Notre Dame audience that the rights of conscience would be protected. It has proved to be empty rhetoric.    … Read More


Look,  green shoots! I apologize–it’s been a long dormant period for this orphaned site and for my blog, Properly Scared. Briefly, my mother had a long illness before her death last year. It seems timely, now,  during this election cycle to dust of the site and to return to regular postings on issues of interest… Read More