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Love Begins at Home

There are some days I wonder how I am going to make it through. The kids are fighting, the house is a mess, the bills need to be paid butRead more »

REVIEW: Loving Baby Louie – Hope in the Midst of Grief

Alison sent me a message on Facebook one morning, asking if I would be interested in doing a review of a children’s book her mom andRead more »

Why Is the Catholic Sex-Life Everyone’s Business?

“I hope you’re not planning on any more children. Tell Bradley to get snipped, he’s got enough kids. And you better be on some goodRead more »

Five Tips for a Long, Strong Marriage

On February 28, I will have been married for 18 years to a man who can still make my heart flutter when I look at him. (Except when heRead more »

Fat Tuesday: High School Groundhog Day?

When I remember high school, I remember hanging out in the halls before class started or basketball and football games that were a hugeRead more »

Messy Lent

With Ash Wednesday coming up in just two days, I spent this weekend panicking and making lists. Lists of what to memorize, what toRead more »

World Day for Consecrated Life: A Fitting End to the Year of Consecrated Life

Since 1997, the Church has celebrated the vocations of men and women religious with a special day of prayer. This World Day for ConsecratedRead more »

It Can’t Be Fixed with Two Aspirin: Mental Illness in Your Family

A “Brillant Madness” is how actress Patty Duke titled her autobiography in which she describes her life living with ManicRead more »

Courtship is not the Answer

I absolutely love the courtship approach to dating for my children, but it isn’t enough.  Courtship is the idea that youngRead more »

The Year of Consecrated Life: What Does it Mean to You?

In 2013, Pope Francis called for a Year of Consecrated Life to recognize the selfless work and inspiring lives of all men and womenRead more »

Good Shelter Work

I acted the devil’s advocate. “So here we are, driving to the animal shelter to volunteer when people are hungry. Shouldn’t we be helpingRead more »

Why the First of January is a Holy Day of Obligation

The Feast of the Nativity of our Lord has passed, and now we are in the thick of a joyous Christmas season! Hallelujah!    ButRead more »

Interview with Sr. Maria Gemma, OP: Year of Consecrated Life

Welcome to the 11th installment of our series for the Year of Consecrated Life. While I know everyone’s focus is starting to turn toRead more »

From Loathing to Loving the Rosary

One of the things I love about Advent and Christmas is the extra emphasis on the Blessed Mother. As a motherless Catholic, it’s beenRead more »

Resolve to Run~to Christ

“Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ!” That was our joyful processional prayer theRead more »

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