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The 2018 Handy Dandy List of Lenten Sacrifices

Lent is coming up fast (in one week actually) so if you haven’t given any thought to your Lenten sacrifices for the upcomingRead more »

Scripture and the Beauty of Understanding

I think we can get into dangerous waters very quickly when we try to interpret things on our own. It’s like misunderstanding song lyrics.Read more »

Father’s Day Liturgy: Cheerios, Tears, and Prayer

Mass with a five year old and a two year old. It’s a beautiful, chaotic, maddening, complicated adventure, isn’t it? The longest hour ofRead more »

CDs and Handshakes

There’s something about getting and listening to a new album that makes me think about the way I was able to appreciate Mass lastRead more »


We have all been there – sitting in Mass with our children and just waiting for that moment when we may have to step in and distract,Read more »

Grump Cured by Scripture, Statues, and the Savior

Last weekend I was grumpy in church. Our family’s schedule forced us to attend separately so I sat down in my pew with three olderRead more »

Jesus’ Door

I have always been pro-life, and so when we were faced with an unexpected diagnosis with our 5th daughter at her 19 week scan, there was noRead more »

Confessions from the Pew

I have a confession to make. I cringe when I think about taking our toddler to church. He loves church. He especially loves all-schoolRead more »

Mass and Eyebrow Language

When parents are accustomed to dropping off their kids in nurseries and children’s churches on Sunday mornings, the move to making itRead 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 »

Be ready!

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is 1 Peter 3:15. …always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reasonRead more »

Mothers with Muscle Memory

We’ve made it to mid-Lent. How is it going for you? As always, it starts with a gusto and, at least for me, becomes so much moreRead more »

Combat Liturgy

The tradition of the Church, and of the Goorchenko family, is to celebrate the great feasts of the Nativity and Pascha with a late nightRead more »

Daily Mass and the Acts 2 Church

The Upper Room of the Last Supper and Pentecost in Jeruselem There is a phrase that runs around non-Catholic Christian circles, whereRead more »

From the Limelight to Christ’s Light

My name is Brad Fischetti.   I am a believer, Catholic, a husband, and a father. I am Pro-life.  It’s the Catholic andRead more »