On Sunday, July 30, Patricia Heaton, star of ABC’s hit sitcom “The Middle,” had a confession to make on Twitter:
Then, the next day, she read the account of Christian Joni Earekson Tada, speaking 50 years after injuries from a diving accident put her in a wheelchair.
Struck by the woman’s comments, Heaton tweeted the below:
The conversation continued at her Twitter page.
Heaton’s spiritual journey has a few twists and turns, from being a cradle Catholic to drifting away after divorce, to Protestant communities, and eventually back to the Church, annulment and reconciliation.
In June, I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful Catholic conference in the Diocese of Orange, sponsored by the Orange Catholic Foundation, and Heaton gave the hilarious and moving keynote address.
Her story resonates with a Catholic revert like me, and will touch cradles, reverts and converts alike. Enjoy:
BTW, ABC has just announced that the upcoming ninth season of “The Middle” will be its last. Learn more here.
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