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Special Needs Mom Reflects: All are Welcome at the Feast

A week after Christmas, after months of preparation, my two youngest children received their First Holy Communion. I had always assumedRead more »

Finishing Lent with Intention

How is your Lent going?  Great?  Fantastic?  The best one yet?  Good for you!!!!  Or are you a little lackRead more »

How Catholic Crafting Brings Me Closer to Christ

Did you know you can buy lots of empty Altoids tins on eBay? Why would anyone buy empty Altoids tins?! I LOVE ALTOIDS! But I wouldRead more »

A Personal Tribute to Mother Teresa: My Mystical Journey to Darjeeling

It happened one morning during my High School English class when I was asked to select and write about my role model. MotherRead more »

What God has Joined Let No One Divide

Your Family was started on the day you got married, and after you took your vows.  The presider may have uttered words similar to theRead more »

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 »

Soul Ties: What Are They? Do I Have Them? Is That Good or Bad?

Have you ever wondered why some people can’t seem to stop thinking about their first love, even though decades have passed? Or whyRead more »

It Just Makes Sense (Even as a Protestant)

My family and I are approaching the five-year mark in the Catholic Church. While my wife may describe her experience differently, IRead more »

Being Formed

Being formed–it shapes us into who we become. God shapes us, and it is our choice though to cooperate with His will, being obedient,Read more »

Burying My Mother Alive

This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper. -T. S. Eliot Last year, I buried my mother. The hardest part is that she’sRead 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 »

Series Photo, Rome, Eternal City, St. Peter Basilica

Studying Abroad Part I: One Short Week in the Eternal City

Two Pairs of Toms and a Rosary Walk into the Pantheon: A Young Woman’s Study Abroad Experience I have been given the greatestRead more »

I Remember Mama: The Early Days

If stay-at-home moms were awarded senior superlatives, mine would have been voted “Most Likely to Save the World”. After a majorRead more »

23 Hours on a Bus

23 Hours on a Bus

I was seven when I first heard about abortion. I think we had passed a field of white crosses, and my older brother asked about it. MyRead 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 »