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My Love Affair with the Pope

What is it about an elderly man ascending to the Chair of Peter that causes me, an old Baptist girl, to swoon?  I swell with pride, myRead more »

Of Toilet Paper and Fortitude

I have often found that our best virtues can also be our worse vices. What makes us ‘good’ can also present quite the trial for our soulsRead more »

Giving Up Greeley

“The lukewarm do not embrace the cross, they merely drag it along.” St. Teresa of Avila Eight years ago, my family left Greeley, Colorado.Read more »

Loneliness seems worse…

I went to a funeral a few weeks ago.  A close friend of mine from high school and college lost her father after a sudden stroke.  My momRead more »

I Know I Believe in the Real Presence

As I read and sweat my way through Church teachings, referencing and verifying as I considered what She taught and why, the Real PresenceRead more »

Carrying the Cross Into Battle

A cradle Catholic, I chose to write about abortion for a high school English assignment. Bold and confident, I stood at the front of theRead more »

The Baptism of our Lord: the Reason Baptismal Regeneration is True

    In the spirit of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which was celebrated yesterday, my heart has been on this first baptism and theRead more »

The Challenges of a Non-Catholic Family

My husband and I decided to hold off on telling our families that we were becoming Catholic until we were 100% sure it was something weRead more »

How Christ Modeled Contrition, Penance and Reparation for Us

Catholics… we are very particular creatures. Those of us who try, every day, a little bit harder, to be that which we are called toRead more »

Fasting for Freedom

It’s the Christmas season: a time of feasting that we anticipate all year.  As much as I want to savor this time, I find myselfRead more »

Come, Holy Spirit, and Give Us Charity

This is the first of a 12-part, once-a-month series on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This month’s fruit is CHARITY. Check back nextRead more »

New Show Minor Revisions Makes Major Splash among Conversion Diary Fans

**UPDATE: Thanks to an update from Brandon Vogt, the entire first episode is now available on YouTube for viewing OR scroll to the bottomRead more »

Catholic Bible Stories

I was recently speaking to a friend after Mass. This mother of five was raised Methodist but is now Catholic, and said she believesRead more »

Barack Obama as Lord and Savior

A painting in a college art gallery that depicts President Barack Obama as Jesus Christ. Actor and musician Jamie Foxx recently made aRead more »

Love Can Be Hated

  I woke up this morning and read this quote from Pope Benedict this morning: “God is love, but love can be hated when itRead more »

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