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Soul Ties: What Are They? Do I Have Them? Is That Good or Bad?

Have you ever wondered why some people can’t seem to stop thinking about their first love, even though decades have passed? Or whyRead more »

Being Vulnerable for the Sake of Her Soul

A week ago, I shared with my 14-year-old daughter that I live with same-sex attraction (SSA). Why? Because despite receiving thoroughRead more »

Being Formed

Being formed–it shapes us into who we become. God shapes us, and it is our choice though to cooperate with His will, being obedient,Read more »

Burying My Mother Alive

This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper. -T. S. Eliot Last year, I buried my mother. The hardest part is that she’sRead more »

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Studying Abroad Part I: One Short Week in the Eternal City

Two Pairs of Toms and a Rosary Walk into the Pantheon: A Young Woman’s Study Abroad Experience I have been given the greatestRead more »

I Remember Mama: The Early Days

If stay-at-home moms were awarded senior superlatives, mine would have been voted “Most Likely to Save the World”. After a majorRead more »

It Can’t Be Fixed with Two Aspirin: Mental Illness in Your Family

A “Brillant Madness” is how actress Patty Duke titled her autobiography in which she describes her life living with ManicRead more »

23 Hours on a Bus

23 Hours on a Bus

I was seven when I first heard about abortion. I think we had passed a field of white crosses, and my older brother asked about it. MyRead more »

Craft: Presentation of Mary Picture Puzzles

Today, guest writer Janalin Hood returns to share a fun craft to do with the kiddos, Presentation of Mary Picture Puzzles. On SaturdayRead more »

St. Maria Goretti: The Little Saint of Great Mercy

You know when you drive your kids on a five hour road trip to stand in line for two hours for a brief 15 second encounter withRead more »

Celebrating Pope St. John Paul II: Catholic Cootie Catcher

When I was thinking about what kind of activity that might be fun to celebrate the feast day of Pope St. John Paul II for some reason theRead 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 »

The Real Problem with Gay Scouts and Leaders (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of a two-part series on the Boy Scouts of America. In this article, we’ll discuss the policy to include gay teensRead more »

Changing Hearts, Saving Lives

“Hey hey! Ho ho! Roe v. Wade has got to go!” This catchy chant lodged itself in my brain as I marched down Constitution Avenue lastRead more »

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 drop of sweat andRead more »