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Approaching Communion with the Faith of a Child

This past weekend, my oldest daughter, Rose, received her First Holy Communion. My husband and I were primarily responsible for preparingRead more »

His Flesh Is True Food

“Take and eat; this is my body… Drink from [the cup], all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant…” (Matthew 26:26-27). TheseRead more »

7 Quick Takes – the Seven Sacraments

I was rolling quite a few ideas around in my head while the calendar days were being scratched off much more quickly than I cared to seeRead more »

Eucharist: A Journey of Transformation, Healing, and Discipleship

Shortly before the holidays, we were contacted by Dr. Mary Amore from Mayslake Ministries. She had a DVD she thought we might like toRead more »

First Communion, Every Communion

On All Saints Day, my lovely eight year old daughter received her First Holy Communion. I have been preparing for this day since the dayRead more »

Reflections on First Holy Communion

Approaching the big day, my daughter started her countdown. “Mom, this is the last Sunday that I won’t be able to receive Communion.”Read more »

A Chemist Believes in Transubstantiation

“I only wish that Catholics would really cherish the word ‘is’ even though science cannot say anything about it.”Read more »

When Religious Education Programs Thrive, We All Win

Today {May 5}, I am writing at the close of the day, a day in which we celebrated our third child’s First Holy Communion. A day whenRead more »

Wordless Wednesday

When we pitched the idea of sharing First Holy Communion pictures, you can imagine we didn’t have to twist too many arms to get aRead more »

Come, Holy Spirit, and Give Us Peace

This is the third of a 12-part, once-a-month series on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This month’s fruit is PEACE . Be sure to see previousRead 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 »

Groundhog Day

It’s February 2nd… again. Remember that fabulous Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell movie? Bill Murray’s characterRead more »

Merry Christmas!!

Today is the day our Lord is born – Alleluia!! Scripture for Christmas can be found at the USCCB’s website. In the same spiritRead more »

Salvation Army: Bells for Abortion?

Ring-a-ling-a-ling goes the bell as stalwart souls stand in the cold, next to the familiar red kettle beseeching passersby to give almsRead 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 »