Monthly Archives: July 2017

Catholic Radio Interview Audio File

  For those who are interested here is the audio file from my interview with John Harper on Morning Air this morning. I start at about 16:25. Pax.   http://relevantradio.streamguys.us/MA%20Archive/MA20170726a.mp3

Catholic Radio Interview Wednesday July 26th

Hi all, I will be interviewed by John Harper on Morning Air at 715am ET on Wednesday July 26th. We will be discussing my most recent Catholic Exchange piece on envy and suffering. Pax, Constance

My Husband’s Diagnosis

My husband’s lung biopsy results came in late yesterday afternoon. It is as we feared. He has a rare form of pulmonary vasculitis. We knew it in our guts already, but my first response was “dammit” and a lot of tears. The disease is Wegener’s-Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis. It is an auto-immune disease that attacks the […]

Catholic Exchange: Mary and the Intolerable Gift of Waiting

The Church has an entire season dedicated to waiting: Advent. This season not only reflects the waiting for the coming of Our Savior and the hope of the Paschal Mystery, but the reality that much of this life contains periods of waiting. This waiting may be something joyful, such as waiting for the birth of […]

God Frequently Gives Us More Than We Can Handle

For whatever reason–one that remains mysterious to many writers–I tend to write more when I experience a period of profound suffering. My heart is cut open again and as the infectious blood tainted by sin and attachment to this world that Our Lord works to clean out of me spills forth, words rush out in […]

Catholic Exchange: Confronting Death in a Culture of Avoidance

Death comes to us all. It is a hard reality, but it is a reality that we can face with hope through our faith in Christ Jesus. Meanwhile, we live in a culture that largely ignores death. We hear mantras such as “You only live once” or “Live today like it is your last”, but these […]

Sporadic Writing Due to Husband’s Medical Issues

My writing will remain sporadic for the foreseeable future and I may not return to grad school this year. My husband has developed a serious disease and keeps coughing up a lot of blood. All common causes have been ruled out. Cavities i.e. Holes keep forming in his lungs. He must now have a thoracic […]