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Your Handy Dandy List to an Intentional Advent

Have you made plans yet for Advent? Is Advent a spiritual time for you or is it all about shopping, decorating the houseRead more »

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For a Simpler Life, Get Rid of Your Soul-Sucking STUFF

You all know the drill–every December, stuff starts to find its way into your house. You throw a Christmas partyRead more »

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The Official 2014 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway!

It’s ALMOST the most wonderful time of the year – even though Christmas trees are up and Christmas music isRead more »

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First Communion, Every Communion

On All Saints Day, my lovely eight year old daughter received her First Holy Communion. I have been preparing for thisRead more »

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The Power of Prayer

There is much debate on whether or not prayer can help a person heal from a physical malady. There have been numerousRead more »

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{Catholic} Home Educating Journeys from Around the World, Part 1

This is a new series, entitled {Catholic} Homeschooling Journeys from Around the World where I have asked severalRead more »

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Three Deaths, Many Lessons

I’m sure that non-Catholics find it more than a little odd that we believe there can be merit to suffering. Read more »

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Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans’ Day is one day of the year where we can all pause and remember those who sacrifice lifestyle, family time,Read more »

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Happy Birthday to Rees and the USMC

Today is not only the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps (Semper fi!), it is also the 20th birthday of ourRead more »

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Seven Quick Takes Friday: Dealing with Dreary November

November, November, November… Such a dreary month in pretty much all the land. Summer is absolutely over; thereRead more »

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Suffer with Dignity: Our Journey to the Finish Line

We are a nation of contradictions.  Lining the streets, we cheer the struggling marathoner as she bleeds her last dropRead more »

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Humanum: Coming November 17-19, 2014

On the heels of the Synod of Bishops comes Humanum, a colloquium scheduled to start on November 17 and end on theRead more »

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As a Catholic American You Are Compelled to Vote Today

“I, as your pastor, am asking you therefore first of all to vote, which is your duty.  It is your duty as aRead more »

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Advocating for the Unborn: An Interview with Dr. Alveda King

I was recently blessed to interview Dr. Alveda King, daughter of Rev. A.D. King and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Read more »

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In Defense of Halloween

Amongst Christians there is a debate on whether it is fine or demonic to participate in Halloween. I’ve watched a fewRead more »

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