Patti Maguire Armstrong

Patti Maguire Armstrong is a correspondent for the National Catholic Register and OSV newspaper. She is an award-winning author and was the managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’ bestselling Amazing Grace series. Her latest book is Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families. She has appeared on EWTN, Catholic TV, Fox & Friends, and numerous radio programs across the country. Patti studied a year of journalism at University of Detroit, has a B.A. in social work and an M.A. in public administration, and worked in both those fields before staying home as a freelance writer. She and her husband met in the Peace Corps and are still raising the tail end of their 10 children. Follow Patti at Twitter and like her Facebook pages at Dear God Books, Big Hearted Families, and Catholic News & Inspiration.

Articles By Patti Maguire Armstrong

How to Help a Seminarian

Know a seminarian? Know one being ordained soon? Patti Maguire Armstrong shares really helpful hints for gifts which can make a difference!


Fasting is Not a Diet

What is the difference between fasting and dieting? Patti Maguire Armstrong explains…just in time to make a difference in our Lenten observance this year!


Contemplating Jesus through Mary of Nazareth

Contemplating Jesus Through Mary of Nazareth   Oh to be a mother—so many reasons to both worry and rejoice from pregnancy onward. But to be the Mother of the Savior…who can imagine it? Every mother contemplating the Christmas story surely must consider what it would have been like to have an angel announce our pregnancy


Why Porn and Marriage Don’t Mix

Why Porn and Marriage Don’t Mix Even the non-religious world is coming to understand that pornography is not good for anyone. In the [TED] talk The Great Porn Experiment, Gary Wilson presents studies and images of the brain to clearly show how damaging it is. In spite of these revelations, it’s being promoted in unexpected

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Using the Catholic Faith as Part of Recovery

Using the Catholic Faith As Part of Recovery Being Catholic is a walk with resolutions. Every confession and examination of conscious ends with the resolve to do better. Although real changes don’t come easy, we rely on God’s mercy and begin again after each fall. But add in an addiction and failing becomes habitual and


Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen on Politics

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen on Politics Editor’s Note: Today, one day before the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, Patti Maguire Armstrong reminds us of the words of wisdom Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen published in the 1940s and how they still ring true today. … Sheen: A Lesson on Politics Regarding


My Message from Heaven to Stay Awake and Pray the Rosary

Editor’s Note: October is the month dedicated to the rosary. This month we are pleased to offer you two posts which may give you a better appreciation for the rosary. Today, read how Patti Maguire Armstrong came to be instructed on how important it is to pray the rosary. My Message from Heaven to Stay

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