Speaking of Faith, the faith/religion program from American Public Radio, hosted by Krista Tippet, is seeking your views on Catholicism: Pope Benedict XVI will be making his first papal visit to the U.S. in April, to help revitalize and strengthen the U.S. church. He will be stopping in Washington D.C. and New York City to…

Peter Steinfels’ two cents about looming papal coverage: Is the pope Catholic? That used to be a sarcastic way of saying, could anything be more obvious? Is fire hot? Is water wet? Now, however, that nothing in the world is obvious, when Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the United States on April 15 there will…

Like anything else the institutionally-sponsored Catholic press has its limitations, but it has strengths, as well. One of the areas in which the Catholic press shows its value and even necessity is in the telling of stories of individual Catholics – their vocation journeys, their struggles, their pilgrimages and their transformations. Around this time, diocesan…

First, from Fr. Philip Powell OP’s blog: He took a group of UD students to Athens, GA, to help at the Oasis Católico Santa Rafaela . and lets us know that the Sisters need some assistance: I want to plug the sisters’ work at the Oasis in Athens, GA. The sisters there serve a large…

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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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