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Theology of the Body Congress: Hope for a Broken World

There is no denying that our world is broken. We only have to turn on the television or read the news online or in print to knowRead more »

No, Son, You CAN’T Be Whatever You Want

One thing most loving parents say to their kids at one time or another is, “Honey, you can be anything you want to be when you grow up!”Read more »

Praying for Our Priests

Recently two reports were made public by the German Catholic Bishops’ Conference. In one, the results of a survey are presented claiming aRead 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 »

The Story of a Seminarian…From a Mom’s Point of View

When I first became a mom, I was not quite 23 years old. I lived 3 hours away from my parents and my friends, and I had no idea what I wasRead more »

Fostering a Culture of Vocations in 5 Easy Steps

We often associate the term “vocation” with our priests or those discerning a call to the priesthood. What we often overlook is that we allRead more »

So Your Priest Was Reassigned – Now What?

It happens. Especially for rookie priests fresh off of holy orders. They spend an average of two years at three different parishes beforeRead more »

7 Quick Takes Friday, no. 16: Prayer Intentions

The most important thing we can do as Catholics is pray. I’m sure we have all seen examples of the amazing power of prayer in our lives orRead more »

On That Day: From Agnostic Theist to Seminarian to Deacon

::Friends, we are excited to share with you the next installment in the ongoing story of Catholic Sistas friend Craig DeYoung, a formerRead more »

Smoke Watch – Being a Savvy Conclave Fan and Member of the Papa-ratzi

CONCLAVE updates at END No’pe = a contraction indicating that there is no pope. This type of humorous comment (thanks, Stacy T) – inRead more »

The Deacon’s Wife: Part 3: Navigating the Formation Process

[This is part 3 of The Deacon’s Wife. Don’t forget to check out part one and part two.] He called a child over, placed it inRead more »

Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Pope Benedict’s Retirement

The final Angelus – 24 February 2013. Handout photo provided by Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano.Read more »

Pope Benedict XVI to Step Down – Were the Signs There ?

The historic news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI came as a surprise to laity and Church leaders alike; he will be only the 5thRead more »

The Deacon’s Wife: Part 2: God Turns All Things Good

[This is part 2 of The Deacon’s Wife. Follow this link to check out part 1.] “Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church,Read more »

The Deacon’s Wife: Part 1: Finding My Way Home

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you realize that we will be judged more strictly, for we all fall short in manyRead more »