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.
When I was growing up, our parish priest would talk often about how men needed to be good fathers and to be active presences in their homes. He would usually start out talking about how if you want to love your kids, the most important thing you have to do first is to love your […]
The blog Truth and Charity has always been a running commentary on living the tenets of Catholicism amidst the hustle and bustle of American life. All of the contributors come from different backgrounds, different areas of the country, different vocations, but we read the same readings every Sunday. We have the same love of Catholicism, allegiance to […]
I ask myself this question often. What makes sitting in front of my computer and organizing my thoughts a productive use of my time when the alternative activities for baby’s nap time (aka my recess) are: dishes, cleaning, sleep, a few episodes of The Office, reading, or catching up with a friend? What drives me to give my very precious […]
I’ll be honest, before I got married I thought being a wife looked pretty easy from the outside. How hard could planning one meal every evening, grocery shopping, cleaning, respecting the man you love and chose to be with, and getting him into heaven, possibly be? …uhhhh, as it turns out, it’s actually pretty challenging, […]
It’s incredible to me the number of times I’ll be talking to a friend and they’ll admit to doing something wrong and then spend the next ten minutes expounding upon why it was ultimately a good thing that they chose the wrong action instead of pursuing righteousness. Friends who are guilty of sexual immorality, cheating, […]
For centuries, a small minority of men have used women’s bodies for their own physical pleasure. Through a multitude of sexual sin, such as rape and prostitution, wicked men used and continue to use women as physical objects with complete disregard for their personhood along with their emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing. There was a […]
Yesterday, the highest court in the land (second only to the basketball court that is on it’s roof) ruled that the government cannot force the people who own corporations to provide abortifacent drugs to their employees… …and then social media exploded. So here’s my thing. This week we’re also celebrating the 4th of July. This […]Click here to read more articles from Mary...