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Hendey calls wise use of technology important part of ‘Sacred Balancing Act’

Someone uses a cellphone inside a Catholic chapel. The use of technology was part of Lisa Hendey's presentation to parents at St. Mary of Lourdes in Germantown Hills Feb. 8. (CNS file photo)

GERMANTOWN HILLS — Lisa Hendey is the first one to say that she’s an advocate for the positive uses of technology by children of all ages. The key word here is “positive.” “With anything to do with technology, my main line of defense is always to try to form their consciences, so that when I […]

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Blogger and author visits area parishes, schools to discuss ‘Sacred Balancing Act’

Lisa Hendey signs copies of books from her "Chime Travelers" series for Deanna Casey of St. Mary of Lourdes Parish in Germantown Hills. She said she came to Hendey's presentation on balancing busy lives and family spirituality to "kickstart" her Lent in new and different ways. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

GERMANTOWN HILLS — Saints-in-the-making of all ages heard words of encouragement — and a few challenges — when nationally known blogger and author Lisa Hendey recently visited central Illinois. While she was in the area from Feb. 8 to 10, she talked to the students at St. Patrick School in Washington and St. Mary School […]

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Parishes hosting film to help parents start conversations about tech impact

“Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age,” a documentary aimed at helping parents get the conversation started with their children about the impact of technology on their day-to-day lives, is being made available for viewing at Catholic schools and parishes in central Illinois. “Some of it is very sobering,” cautioned Michelle Marcinak, a parent at […]

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