About me

Since seeing Pope John Paul II a few feet away at his final World Youth Day in 2002, I have felt called to spend my life building a culture of life and a civilization of love, following the words and example of John Paul II. This path has led me to delve into Theology of the Body and the Church's beautiful teachings concerning the meaning and value of the human person. Currently, I serve as Theology of the Body Education Coordinator at Ruah Woods in Cincinnati.

Unshakeable Hope began in November 2010 as a way to share pertinent news and reflections on topics related to Theology of the Body, a culture of life and a civilization of love, authentic femininity and masculinity, marriage and the family, and related topics.  

You can read a more formal bio here.

To contact me, send me an e-mail at emilymacke [at] ruahwoods.org.  (*** As I'm sure you know, be sure to replace the [at] with the real @ symbol.)


  1. Just read your "Divorce and Remarriage: changeable or not?" article in the _Messenger_. Very well said! Keep up the good work. God bless.

  2. Thank you, Fr. Rottman! Part Two on the same subject is coming soon.