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The Birth of Cana’s Vineyard, A Catholic Couples Group

IN THE BEGINNING One evening, in late spring two years ago, a friend and I sat outside her home chatting about the desire to do more asRead more »

A Personal Tribute to Mother Teresa: My Mystical Journey to Darjeeling

It happened one morning during my High School English class when I was asked to select and write about my role model. MotherRead more »

Code of Conduct

Our second son joined the Alaska Air National Guard and flew away to Texas for basic training last month. Before he left, he presented meRead more »

A Story of Love, Sex, and Sacrifice

In the past, those who promoted natural family planning (NFP) almost exclusively focused on the benefits it would bring to your marriage.Read 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 »

Our Rest from the Toil

While reading Genesis recently, I started pondering my family’s level of busyness and the copious amount of activity being undertakenRead more »

Unbound Sponsorship–A Love that Crosses Oceans

Shaliesh in 2004, as a child in India. It was shortly before Christmas 2003 that I heard of the Christian Foundation for Children andRead more »

Lord Have Mercy: Living Faith, Hope, and Love in the Year of Mercy

On December 8, 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Church will commence the jubilee year of Mercy. The order of theRead more »

9 Ways to Cultivate a Servant’s Heart in Your Child

A question I hear from time to time is how to raise your kids Catholic with the undertone of really, how do you get your kids to stayRead more »

The Lonely Road of the Church’s “New Minority”

A religious once said, “Being a missionary is like taking a pearl of inestimable value into a land where the people don’t want it,Read more »

Is Gambling A Sin? A Quick Visit with the Catechism

The NFL season is around the corner and with it is the even bigger and more lucrative sport: gambling. Fantasy football and office poolsRead more »

If Facebook Cost You, Would You Use It?

A friend recently posted a little meme, which, of course, I can’t find now, about Facebook: essentially, if Facebook cost money,Read more »

A Chaste Woman’s Hero: Jane Eyre

** spoiler alert ** If you haven’t read it and think you might, don’t read this review! This truly great book is filled withRead more »

Take Me to Church…the Mega-Church, That Is

My best female friend is a non-practicing Catholic. Like many lapsed Catholics, she attends Mass twice a year (Christmas and Easter).Read more »

Seven Things That Are (Way) Better as a Catholic

Having spent most of my life as an atheist (I converted just 13 years ago), I have a good basis of comparison for the difference betweenRead more »