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Do You Trust Me?

“There are places in the heart that do not yet exist; suffering has to enter in for them to come to be.” – Leon Bloy TheRead more »

The Trauma and Pain of Abortion after Rape

Much has been made of recent remarks about abortion and rape by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin. From President Obama to his opponentRead more »

Instilling Vocations and a Servant’s Heart

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Garbage in, garbage out. Birds of a feather flock together. What is the commonality ofRead more »

Crown of His Glory

Water babies. Soccer tots. Pee wee league. Club volleyball. Varsity football. March madness. Stanley Cup. Super Bowl. Olympics. From theRead more »

The Church Triumphant – Citizens of Heaven

If you are Catholic, you have heard the phrase “communion of saints” a lot, especially if you pray the rosary.  Have you ever stopped toRead more »

Practice What You Preach! Believe What You Profess!

The Diocese of Arlington, Virgina recently announced that, as part of the world wide celebration of a Year of Faith within the Church, theyRead more »

Here Comes the Judge!

“Judge not, that ye be not judged” (Matthew 7:1). We have all heard differing ideas about what judgment means. Being judgmental isRead more »

Recovering Catholics

In the past 50 years, the Catholic Church has struggled to properly catechize and evangelize many of its own members. I have met far tooRead more »

Purgatory – The Church Suffering

Being military, my family moves often. This comes with its advantages: we have seen different parts of the country; we have friendsRead more »

My Catholic Kid is Gay! Now What??

In a previous article, I detailed my ongoing struggle with same-sex attraction (SSA) as I live out my vocation as a Catholic wife andRead more »

“Dogma is the Killer of True Spirituality”

Sometimes a patent falsehood is repeated so often that it needs to be openly rebutted, in spite of its inanity. The title of this post isRead more »

Statements of Faith vs “I’m Catholic”

I noticed a staple amongst non-Catholic Christian blogs, group websites and church websites that is completely missing from their CatholicRead more »

Why You Don’t Have to Use NFP

{disclaimer: I realize that NFP is not always used to avoid pregnancy, but can also be used for medical awareness and to help achieveRead more »

Life after Lesbianism

In January, I wrote about my struggles with same-sex attraction (SSA), while living out my vocation as a Catholic wife and mother. TheRead more »

Bible 101: Beginning with a Beginner

Gospel of John Chapter 1, NAB “In the beginning…” Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 I’ve been attending Mass all my life, andRead more »