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Four Myths About Catholicism Even Catholics Believe

As Catholics, we encounter a lot of misunderstanding about our beliefs from people outside the faith. Many think we worship statues, seeRead more »

An Introvert’s Guide to Evangelization

Several months ago, my husband became involved with a ministry called St. Paul Street Evangelization. He goes out into the community andRead more »

Done is Better than Perfect

My nine year old daughter spent the last week asking me what I thought she should give up for Lent. No doubt she was trying to come upRead more »

If Abortion Were Illegal

With the inauguration of President Trump, the subsequent Women’s March, and the annual March for Life, abortion has been a hot topic onRead more »

Financial Stewardship: Creating A Family Budget

Happy 2017! The new year means that people are thinking about ways to change and fix all the things about their lives that need changingRead more »

When You Question God’s Love, Prayer is the Answer

I went to a different parish than usual this weekend. The priest’s homily focused on the question “Is God Here?” The priest acknowledgedRead more »

12 Scripture Verses for Difficult Moments

It’s an unfortunate fact that many Catholics are ignorant of Scripture. We recognize that private interpretation of Scripture is notRead more »

Approaching Communion with the Faith of a Child

This past weekend, my oldest daughter, Rose, received her First Holy Communion. My husband and I were primarily responsible for preparingRead more »

True Mercy

One of my sisters-in-law is an elementary teacher in a public school. She once told me that one of the ways she subtly spreads aRead more »

Four Reasons I’m Welcoming a Fourth Baby

I came out on Facebook last week. Came out as practically-a-Duggar, that is.  More specifically, I revealed that I am having aRead more »

Surrender

Last week on New Year’s Eve, when most of the country was drinking and socializing with friends, I was home alone in my pajamas, inRead more »

A Guide to Intentional Christmas Giving

A few years ago, I started making an effort to do my all my Christmas shopping before the start of Advent. I wanted to be free duringRead more »

HOMESCHOOL REVIEW: CATECHISMCLASS.COM {GRADE 2}

PRODUCT CATECHISMCLASS.COM’S 2nd GRADERead more »

The Joy of the Gospel of Life

When I was about middle school age, I participated in a life chain with my mom. We lined up shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of otherRead more »

Back-to-School Reflections From a Homeschooling Mom

The school year began in the local public schools last week. As I watched the bus drive down the street and saw all the back-to-schoolRead more »