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Hero Mothers in {Catholic} Home Education

Are you a hero mother? I bet you are. This week we completed our ninth week of school.  A small victory for anyone who teaches, butRead more »

Liturgical Seasons Wheel DIY

Many years ago when my older kids first started with their CCD classes, I made a Liturgical year wheel out of poster board and cut upRead more »


What are your thoughts on the use of Latin in our Catholic Masses? In the ninetieth century, Fr. Michael Muller defended the use ofRead more »

Whose Life Do We Fight For?

October is Respect Life month. Often when we think about respecting life we first think of the fight to save babies and to end abortion.Read more »

Seven Quick Takes Friday: 7 Marian Hymns & the Rosary

Given that the month of October is dedicated to the beauty of the rosary which was given to us through St Dominic in 2006, I have decidedRead more »

The Joy of the Gospel of Life

When I was about middle school age, I participated in a life chain with my mom. We lined up shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of otherRead more »

You Did it to Me: To Bury the Dead

Welcome to the series “You did it to me” where we will be discussing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. This will be aRead more »

10 Small Ways to Live Out Laudato Si

The internet is ripe with criticism of Pope Francis’s public speaking topics. “I wish he’d talk more about abortion.” “What aboutRead more »

Celebrating the Feast of the Archangels

Today we feature a guest post by reader Janalin Hood. She is a stay-at-home-momma to three and one on the way! She homeschools herRead more »

With the Pope…but Weirdly.

Two years ago, when I first heard about the possibility of the Pope visiting America, I took for granted that we would be there. Of courseRead more »

A Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families

What is a Pilgrimage? Photo by jurvetson A pilgrimage is a spiritual journey to a destination of religious significance.  It is not aRead more »

See You in Philadephia… Or Not

I have something to confess; I am sad that I am not getting to attend the World Meeting of Families that begins in Philadelphia tomorrow.Read more »

Interview with Fr. Meinrad Brune, OSB: Year of Consecrated Life

I was pleased to have Fr. Meinrad Brune, OSB agree to an interview for this series in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life. Fr.Read more »

You Did It to Me: Pray for the Living and the Dead

Welcome to the series “YOU DID IT TO ME” where we will be discussing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. This will be a twice aRead more »

On being a Catholic school teacher

I have been in Catholic education since 1996– actually since 1977, when I started first grade at St. Mary’s Catholic School andRead more »