About Catherine Szeltner

Catherine currently resides in Washington, D.C. and works as a News Writer/ Producer for EWTN News Nightly. She is a proud graduate of Florida State University, where she majored in Communications-Advertising. Catherine is a cradle Catholic and has a strong devotion to the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, St. Therese of Lisieux, and the Holy Rosary. Catherine enjoys good conversation, her Seminole football, real sweet tea, and all things Catholic. @CatSzeltner

Posts by Catherine Szeltner:


The Loss of Leisure

I was forced to get summer jobs in high school, because my father didn’t want me to become a “lady of leisure.” My family places great emphasis on hard work, self-discipline and maintaining a competitive lifestyle –with the frequent “Your Opa immigrated here from Germany, worked night shifts at a steel factory, and supported his […]


All Eyes on the Supreme Court: HHS Mandate & Religious Freedom

    Today, March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the oral arguments for both the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius cases. Religious freedom is at the heart of the issue and we have a responsibility as Christians and Americans to closely pay attention. Let’s quickly revisit […]


My “January 1” is the Confessional Booth

The first week of January 2014 is wrapping up and my social media has been inundated with those New Year “fresh start” posts.  One of the more common ones is “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” Brad Paisley said that – or at least that’s what […]


The Case of the Human Mystery

I cringe at the question, “So, what do you like to do in your spare time?” I immediately rack my brain for the coolest response. Will my honest answer of “Well, I like to drink coffee, and read, and talk to my friends” make the cut? Perhaps it’s the advertising major in me, but I’m […]

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The Symphony of Silence

When I was in second grade, my Catholic schoolteacher would frequently remind the class, “Silence is Jesus’ language.” A brilliant technique to settle down some rowdy 8-year-olds, but it’s a simple message of truth that has stuck with me. My mornings certainly do not begin in silence. I am all-too-suddenly woken up by my iPhone alarm, […]

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