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5 Ways Amoris Laetitia Encouraged, Challenged, and Aggravated Me

Amoris Laetitia continues to be featured in a variety of writings, posts, books, and conversations in the wider Catholic world.Read more »

Lord Have Mercy: Living Faith, Hope, and Love in the Year of Mercy

On December 8, 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Church will commence the jubilee year of Mercy. The order of theRead more »

Life is Good

I like Life is Good T-shirts. A little expensive, but so charmingly simple and cheerfully fashionable; I find their designs irresistibleRead more »

10 Small Ways to Live Out Laudato Si

The internet is ripe with criticism of Pope Francis’s public speaking topics. “I wish he’d talk more about abortion.” “What aboutRead more »

A Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families

What is a Pilgrimage? Photo by jurvetson A pilgrimage is a spiritual journey to a destination of religious significance.  It is not aRead more »

Laudato Si with My Children

Reading Laudato Si was like falling in love. For my husband and me, it brought back memories of the exciting early mornings of twelve yearsRead more »

Extreme Mothering, Extreme Grace and Peace

Our eldest and youngest, both with cystic fibrosis. Pope Francis’ recent words about mothers are so precious to me, even as I’m driven toRead more »

Saved Through the Flesh

“Jesus Christ didn’t save us with an idea, with an intellectual program, no. He saved us with his flesh, with the concreteness of theRead more »

Humanum: Coming November 17-19, 2014

On the heels of the Synod of Bishops comes Humanum, a colloquium scheduled to start on November 17 and end on the 19th. What isRead more »

A Beloved Pope Becomes a Beloved Saint

This Sunday, on Divine Mercy Sunday, our beloved Pope John Paul II will be canonized as a saint. I doubt there was a single person whoRead more »

Bruised, Hurting, and Dirty… A Life Worth Living

After Mass the words of Pope Francis lingered in my mind… “I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has beenRead more »

The Head-Slapping Criticism of Pope Francis

The criticism coming from the self-identified “loyal opposition” Catholics in the media who feel obliged to fraternally correctRead 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 »

When A Child Responds to Pope Francis’ Call to Feed The Hungry

Recently, we were blessed and humbled to receive correspondence from a mother who is rightly and deeply touched by her young sonRead more »

If I Were Pope for A Day …

Real Life Radio, a Catholic Apostolate of the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, sponsors an annual “Real Life to Me” essay. We at CatholicRead more »