Lisa M. (Bartholomy) Hendey ‘85 is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. Serving as Editor-at-Large with Ave Maria Press, Lisa’s partnership with Ave has resulted in the CatholicMom.com book imprint, which recently published its ninth book in the series aimed at supporting and uplifting women in their vocations. Lisa recently co-edited The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion along with 80 co-authors. Her newest project, the “Chime Travelers” fiction for elementary school readers, is based upon the lives of the saints and includes five books being read in Catholic elementary schools and homes nationwide.
As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN, CNN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and serves as the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show and a monthly correspondent on Relevant Radio. Her articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor.
Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and the Catholic Press Association tour of Israel as a guest of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. She has traveled worldwide with and written about the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound to support their humanitarian missions.
Hendey resides in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles where her husband and fellow University of Notre Dame graduate Gregory Hendey serves as the Chair of Emergency Medicine at UCLA. Greg and Lisa are the parents of Eric and Adam and actively serve in their parish and community.