Mary is married to John Walker, a wonderfully Catholic captain in the United States Air Force. She graduated from the George Washington University with a BA in political science and from the University of Dallas with a master’s degree in politics. She loves being involved with military spouse activities, playing violin and singing at Mass, and cooking. She also thoroughly enjoys reading and writing about theology, history, politics, feminism, and the U.S. Supreme Court. John and Mary currently reside in a little town called Rome, located in upstate New York.
Lately I’ve been reading Father James Martin’s book, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. I’ve found it to be a refreshing and enjoyable read, and I wanted to share the topic of the last chapter I read. The chapter focuses on how God guides our heart by giving us purposes and dreams that we’re motivated to work [...]
My entire childhood, I begged my parents to take my sister and I to a Disney amusement park. I was convinced that Snow White, Belle, and all of my favorite Disney princesses would be there! Even so, my parents refused to budge. I remember my mom insisting that she wasn’t spending her precious vacation time [...]
For those of us who have a little bit of trouble pulling ourselves out of bed in the morning… and staying awake once we’ve achieved that momentous step, it can be hard to choose something healthy in the morning. All you want is to feel yourself and have enough energy to conquer the day. There’s [...]
In this day and age, I think it’s pretty easy to let people know you’re religious. If you post Jesus-y things on your Facebook, retweet Pope Francis, or listen to Matt Maher, people probably get the idea that you have certain feelings about certain issues. I make it pretty obvious that I believe in the [...]
I define hipster as members of a subculture that shops at Urban Outfitters, prides themselves on being different (ironically, since they’re all pretty similar) and takes great pride in knowing what’s hip and the next big thing before the rest of the world does. Did you hear about the hipster who burnt his tongue? Yeah, he [...]
When my What to Expect app talks about pregnancy anxiety, they are referring to the anxiety that some women feel about becoming mothers and suddenly becoming responsible for a new life. Now, becoming a mother is a huge responsibility, but I’ve never felt anxiety about it. Loving your spouse so much that God uses you to create [...]
Today, Pope Francis tweeted the following: At this time of crisis it is important not to become closed in on oneself, but rather to be open and attentive towards others. In 2001, Robert Putnam published a book entitled, Bowling Alone. His basic thesis was that because average Americans spend their free time, for the most [...]Click here to read more articles from Mary...