We’re off. Wish me luck. We’ll be back tomorrow evening (birthday party sleepover at Mona’s), and I’ll leave the comments open, but please, please, please, no ilk-tossing. And if you don’t mind, hold the email. There’s nothing more dispiriting than returning home and finding 74 emails waiting for you. Unless it’s coming home and finding…

Some strange fight about something she said about terrorists which then some (not she) applied to abortion rights marchers… Ponnuru in NRO I don’t think an apology is due from either one of them. Hughes denies that she was comparing supporters of legal abortion to terrorists. The most that can fairly be said is that…

Greg Popcak was there Considering the nature of the event, neither I nor anyone else had an opportunity to ask Santorum why, in the name of all things Holy, he agreed to be complicit in the re-election of a completely odious pro-abortion Senator. However, the consensus of many gathered, including one Republican congressman who sat…

As an Air Force Chaplain In the latest chapter of his turbulent career, Father Doyle was quietly removed from his job as an Air Force chaplain in a clash with his archbishop over pastoral issues. He lost his endorsement as a chaplain from the Archdiocese of Military Services in September, a decision that until now…


Amy Welborn

Amy Welborn was born in 1960, the only child of a now-retired professor of political science, a teacher-librarian-artist mother,deceased since 2001, was a teacher, librarian and artist. The Catholicism comes from her side.

Amy grew up in a number of places - Indiana - Washington, DC - Lubbock Texas - Arlington, Virginia - DeKalb, Illinois - Lawrence, Kansas - and Knoxville, Tennessee, where the family settled in 1973. She attended Knoxville Catholic High School, then the University of Tennessee where she majored in history. She received an MA in Church History from Vanderbilt University, where she wrote a thesis on the changing role of women in 19th century American Protestantism, and the ways Scripture was used to justify those changes.

She worked as as a teacher in Catholic high schools and a Parish Director of Religious Education and started writing for the diocesan press - the Florida Catholic - in 1988. Amy has written columns for Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic News Service at times over the past twenty years. Her articles have been published in venues ranging from Our Sunday Visitor to the New York Times to Commonweal. She has written 17 books. 18, if you included the as yet tragically unpublished novel.

Amy has five children, ranging in age from 26 to 4 and was married to Michael Dubruiel, who died unexpectedly in February 2009. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

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