Amy Morris-Young lives in the San Juan Islands with husband Dan Morris-Young and son Nick. Dan and Amy have a combined family of six kids and eight grandkids, the youngest of whom made her a Nonna. Amy is a product of 16 years of Catholic education, culminating at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She is one of those bleeding-heart liberal Catholics. It is in her DNA to bring you lasagna when you are sick.

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It is never truly enough

Column: I try to do what I can when I can for those I perceive as vulnerable and dehumanized. I go to Mass. I pray. I donate some money. I donate some stuff. I sign some petitions. I share information on social media. I vote. But I truly fear it will be not enough.


I got the whole wide world in my hands

I heartily joined conversations with others of my generation who discreetly pointed and scoffed at younger folks in restaurants who seemed to focus on their cell phones at the expense of conversing with each other. And then, because it was totally different, I would reach into my purse and show my dinner companions the most recent photos of my grandkids.


What would Jesus drive?

Now, I fancy myself a pretty calm gal. But I dare anyone to drive two-hours-plus, each way, in gnarly urban traffic and stay completely One With Rama. I started out each day with the best intentions and love for my fellow man. But, dang!


I guard my minutes and hours almost as ferociously as Nonna did

My Italian grandmother wouldn't give up two hours for a movie, but she gave every waking minute of every day to action, for her family, and for others.