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Mary is a wife, mother of two girls and one boy, and a homeschooler. She has been a Catholic since her baptism as a baby, married for seven years, and a mom for six years. She loves studying theology and apologetics and is very passionate about our beautiful Faith.

Why settle for shades of grey?

Remember the scene in the movie The Passion of the Christ when the androgynous, almost-beautiful-but-not-quite Satan character is carryingRead more »

Just Like Mary

Advent. That beautiful time of year when Catholics join together in the solidarity of joyful preparation for the coming of the Savior. It’sRead more »

Seven ways to build a culture of life

It’s October, and that means that Respect Life Month is once again upon us. This is a time for us to be extra mindful of the ways in whichRead more »

It’s Not Always Easy to Love

Last weekend, my husband and I attended the wedding of one of his friends from college. It was not a Catholic wedding, but the couple isRead more »

(Mis)understanding the Hobby Lobby Ruling

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a controversial ruling exempting craft store Hobby Lobby (as well asRead more »

Owning Less, Appreciating More: A Catholic Discovers Minimalism

In March, I mentioned that I was going to participate in a decluttering challenge as one of my Lenten disciplines. Unfortunately, God hadRead more »


This is the fourth of a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi. Over the past few months we have been reflecting onRead more »

The Fruit of Fasting

Today is the second day of Lent, which hopefully means that most of us are still gung-ho about our Lenten commitments, and are excitedRead more »

Love Your Enemies

On Monday, late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of three counts of First Degree Murder for killing babies born alive whenRead more »

CDF and LCWR: Reform, Not Inquisition

This past week, the Vatican stated that Pope Francis fully supports reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), a groupRead more »

Now is the Time

I spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted to write about for this post. I had a lot of ideas swirling around in my head, butRead more »

Principles for a Peaceful, Pleasant Marriage

My husband came home from work the other day and told me that a younger, unmarried coworker asked him if he liked being married.  IRead more »