Florida Schools Distribute Satanic Coloring Books

satanic coloring bookCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

As a way to counter the distribution of Christian materials in public schools in Orange County, Florida, The Satanic Temple has received permission to hand out an illustrated children’s activity book entitled The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities.

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Wonder of Wonders…Women of Wonder!

Last weekend I had the great pleasure of being the keynote speaker at the Women of Wonder Conference in Cary, NC.  There were 300 plus women in attendance from across the country and it was truly a grace-filled time in the Lord!

During the conference, I was interviewed by Billy Atwell of the Diocese of Raleigh.  We discussed one of my absolute favorite topics, authentic femininity, and how God is using women to transform the world.

Thank you to the women of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and all who made this event a huge success. Here are some pictures that were shared with us by the local team.


Mountaintop Moments at Malvern!

The recently held 8th Annual Women of Grace Retreat at Malvern Retreat House and Benedicta Leadership Institute were an overwhelming success!

groupshotThere was a maximum capacity crowd of spirit-filled women who were excited and open to receive the grace that was poured out upon them by Our Lord.

Speakers included Johnnette Benkovic, Fr. Philip Scott, F.J., Patti Gallagher Mansfield, Susan Brinkmann, O.C.D.S. and Carol Marquardt who each gave wonderful messages of hope and inspiration, the fruits of which are still unfolding.  Our guests of highest honor were the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Holy Spirit who were present with us in palpable and life-changing ways throughout the weekend. Read the rest…

Does T25 Contain Yoga?

t25M asks: “I really need some guidance.  I recently purchased an exercise DVD series called T25. I think there might be some yoga postures included in the workouts especially the stretches.  I am really not familiar with yoga, as I have never practiced it.  I was wondering two things.  First are you familiar with this DVD and if so, is it safe to do?  Also, if it does contain some yoga, can I still do the workout but skip the yoga poses or alter them in some way?”

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French Coffee Cake

st therese childWhen I was a little girl, I was much more interested in reading, writing, and all things religious than I was in housekeeping or the culinary arts. However much my mother tried to impart to me the benefits of proper measuring and vacuuming-after- dusting, her efforts for the most part did little to arouse my interest or curiosity. But this in no way dampened her enthusiasm to engage me in the arcane sciences of domesticity. Read the rest…

Fun with the Women of EWTN!

I had the distinct pleasure this week of spending time with some of my favorite women, whom we have dubbed “The Women of EWTN.”

On set with me for a special production of the Women of Grace TV program were Teresa Tomeo (Catholic Connection & The View for Catholic Women), Michelle Laque Johnson (EWTN), Joy Pinto (At Home with Jim and Joy) and Elena Rodriguez (EWTN).  We selected from your questions and comments submitted through e-mail, Twitter and Facebook.  It was so much fun and I just wanted to share a few pictures from behind the scenes with you. Read the rest…