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REVIEW: Can We Be Friends?

Book Review: Can We Be Friends?

by: Mandi Welmanfriendships are an absolutely beautiful and necessary part of life. In a culture that seems to increasingly isolateRead more »

Beyond Sunday - Becoming a 24:7 Catholic

REVIEW: Beyond Sunday by Teresa Tomeo

Most people likely know Teresa Tomeo as the intelligent, inquisitive, straight-talking host of the Catholic Connections radio program andRead more »

Confession in Layman’s Terms

I often find in conversations that people aren’t regularly attending confession. They have a lot of reasons. Sometimes its fear, sometimesRead more »

Summertime Sadness

*some quick ways to cure summertime boredom and blues*   This is my first year as a teacher, and it’s wild that as someone whose outRead more »

Summer Boredom Busters

Summer Boredom Busters

by: Maurisa MayerleI have a love/hate relationship with summer break. I love having freedom from planning and writing weekly lesson plansRead more »

10 Great Ways to Make Your Priest's Father's Day ROCK!

10 Great Ways to Make Your Priest’s Father’s Day ROCK!

by: Martina KreitzerThey definitely need all the prayers we can send their way! When I had an emergency appendectomy, both Father Dean andRead more »

Kingdom of Happiness

REVIEW: Kingdom of Happiness

by: Mary Beth WeisenburgerHappiness—it seems so elusive in our everyday lives, doesn’t it? This is likely not because it doesn’t existRead more »

Keep to Basics: In Life as well as in the Spiritual Life

I thought my car sounded funny as I was pulling out of my driveway. There was a large truck barreling down the gravel road, so I thoughtRead more »

Thirteen Years of {Catholic} Homeschooling ~ Thirteen Simply Great Ideas

13 Years of {Catholic} Homeschooling ~ 13 Simply Great Ideas

My firstborn graduated from a high school course of study accepted by the state of Alaska and is now attending college (paid for byRead more »

Hello, Depression, My Old Friend

Hello Depression, My Old Friend…

Welcome to this installment in the series REAL AND RAW – SOUL-STIRRING STORIES, a series focused on taking a candid look at theRead more »

Friday Abstinence All Year Round?

Friday Abstinence All Year Round?

Did you know Catholics in this country are still encouraged to forgo meat on Fridays, not just during Lent, but throughout the year? TheRead more »

Anxiety, Change, and a Whole Lot of Trust

Not too long ago, I was surveying the to-do list of what seems a million things as my family adjusts to our newborn, my postpartum medicalRead more »

Woman, Why Are You Weeping?

“Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” asks Jesus of Mary Magdalen at the tomb. How often in my life has Jesus asked thisRead more »

Improving My Relationship with the Real Presence

Improving My Relationship with the Real Presence

by: Stephanie RothMy pursuit to be an authentic believer was noble. The problem is that I placed myself at the center of my pursuitRead more »

psychocline:a faith-filled business

Pycnocline: A Faith-Filled Business

I have been eyeing these gorgeous t-shirts from pycnocline for a while, so when I had the chance to review one and interview Megan, IRead more »