Work, Life, Faith

Episode Two

How do you find balance in life's journeys?


F.L.O.W.cast producer Sister Beth Murphy talks with Liz Mitchell—Catholic convert, spouse, mom of two, and deputy spokesperson for the Illinois Senate Democrats—about the intersection of life, work and faith in this Labor Day weekend episode.


About our guests

“My family (husband, son and daughter) are the most important thing in my life,” Liz Mitchell says. “I also love my work, knowing that I get to be a part of an organization that makes life better for the people of Illinois is endlessly gratifying, and sometimes I still can’t believe I get to do it. My hobbies include baking, reading, traveling, watching my son’s baseball games and going to the movies with my family.”

Since 2020 Liz has worked as the deputy spokesperson for the office of Illinois Senate President Don Harmon. She studied journalism and political science as an undergraduate at Mercer University, Macon, Ga., and earned a masters’ in journalism at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.



  • Faith informs life. It shapes who we become, the values we hold, and the choices we make.
  • Involvement in civic life is a way of expressing our faith.
  • Couples benefit in the long term from conversations about values early in their relationship.
  • Imparting values to our children is best done by example.
  • We owe a debt of gratitude to laborers who 150 years ago organized and struggled for the right to safe working conditions, equitable pay, and a 40-hour work week.



Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Springfield, Ill.

How to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship

Learn about Catholic Social Teaching from Catholic Relief Services

More about Illinois’ Labor History

Visit Mother Jones’ burial site

The story of the Haymarket Riot

Liz’s playlist

Don’t Stop Believin’ —Journey (my husband and I’s song!)
Do You Realize? —The Flaming Lips
Time to Pretend—MGMT


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