"Motherhood Matters" by Dorothy Pilarski

Pilarski MotherhoodMattersHailed as thought-provoking, inspirational passionate and honest, Motherhood Matters by Dorothy Pilarski is a straight-talking guide for Catholic mothers trying to cope in today's hectic world.

Pilarski, a mother of two teenagers, has lovingly compiled a personal collection of touching stories, letters, prayers and quotes that she has been sharing with her Mother's Group for many years. TV talk show host Colleen Hammond calls the finished product "thought provoking and "jam-packed with inspiration."

Pilarski tackles a breath-taking range of topics: working moms, child-rearing, faith, marriage, attending Mass, public morality, holiday celebrations, education, friendship and such important Catholic themes as faith, hope and charity. The finished product is a book full of courage, wit and grace that author Lisa Hendey calls a "terrific compilation of writings about the triumphs and tragedies of being a mother in today's world."

- Click here to read an extract from the book - "Sunday Do’s and Dont’s"

160 pages / Paperback / $12.00 plus S&H / ISBN: 978-0-9784389-5-1 / © 2011 Catholic Register Books

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About the Author

DorothyPilarskiHeadshotJuly2011Dorothy Pilarski is a Catholic mother, writer, television personality, speaker and consultant.

Her energetic entrepreneurial style has been the driving force behind the success of her company Communicate Creative Services. She has co-developed a successful television series, Mothering, Full of Grace, that airs on Salt + Light Television and her columns frequently appear in The Catholic Register.

Dorothy is the founder of Dynamic Women of Faith, an outreach ministry that organizes inspirational Catholic conferences, and for several years has hosted a Catholic mothers group and a Rosary club while maintaining her own blog, Gutsy Catholic Mom.

She lives outside Toronto with her husband and two children.


Praise for Motherhood Matters


“This is an excellent source of home-spun wisdom for mothers, their daughters and all women of faith. Dorothy has a great style that is folksy but at the same time she delivers solid truth with passion and humour.”

~ Sister Ann Shields, S.G.L., of Renewal Ministries is radio host of Food for the Journey and author of Deeper Conversions, To Be Like Jesus and other books on Catholic Spirituality.


“In grammar school, when I learned that Esau had sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, I thought he was very silly. How could an intelligent person give up a precious gift for a passing gratification? Dorothy Pilarski’s book is a must read for women who have become ‘female Esaus.’ Satan’s greatest victory since original sin is to have convinced women that their ‘knighthood’ is a prison. This book offers a precious counter poison. Tolle, lege.”

~ Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, Catholic philosopher and theologian, and author of The Privilege of Being a Woman.


“This thought-provoking book is jam-packed with inspiration, hope and practical tools that will comfort and inspire women of every age.”

~ Colleen Hammond, TV talk-show host, radio personality and best selling author of Dressing With Dignity and The Gossip Guide.


“This is a passionate and compelling book. Dorothy has lovingly woven together a collection of articles, letters, quotes and prayers that are guaranteed to stir a Catholic mother’s heart.”

~ Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, host of EWTN’s Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms and best-selling author of Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers.


“Honest, personal, inspiring and timely. A delightful book, with much to say to all of us who care about truth, the Church and the meaning of holiness.”

~ Michael Coren, TV host and best-selling author of Why Catholics are Right.


"This is a terrific compilation of writings about the triumphs and tragedies of being a mother in today's world. Dorothy provides concrete suggestions and inspirational vignettes that will encourage any woman in her mothering journey."

~ Lisa M. Hendey, author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.


"Dorothy Pilarski writes with profundity and wit about matters practical and divine. Full of anecdotes and humour, this book makes us take an honest look at the lives of women today and helps us to focus on what matters most."

~ Elena Maria Vidal, author of Trianon


"The author mines personal epiphanies to extract practical nuggets of gold relevant to all Catholic mothers. They’ll want to attach the essay ‘Raising Catholic Kids’ to the refrigerator door!"

~ Josephine Nobisso, speaker, writing consultant and author of more than 40 books, including three novels and several children's books.


"Dorothy Pilarski is a voice in the wilderness. Full of courage, wit and grace, her candid book is a sincere invitation to discover, or perhaps re-discover, the rich universal treasures of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic faith."

~Sharon DiCecco, host on HMWN Radio Maria.