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Catholic Double Barrel Names You Are Gonna Love

Catholic Double Barrel Names You Are Gonna Love

One of the tricky things about naming kiddos has often been finding a unique combination of names – first and middle – thatRead more »

On the Choosing, Keeping, and Caring of Catholic Godparents

On the Choosing, Keeping, and Caring of Catholic Godparents

Choosing good godparents is an important part of planning a Catholic baptism. A godparent must be a Catholic in good standing; being atRead more »

Of Note–September 2019

Fall is in the air! Are you feeling it yet? We sure are in Utah. The days are growing shorter. The weather is much cooler. Soon the leavesRead more »

There's No Denying It

There’s No Denying It

While awaiting the verdict that the was to be handed down regarding Jesus, Peter denied him in three separate exchanges. He had threeRead more »

Happy New, New Year!

Happy New, New Year: Trying an Autumn Reset

My resolutions were carefully written down, organized by theme, and numbered by the order in which I would tackle each. Now that I thinkRead more »

Funerals, Their Charm, & Praying for the Dead

When I was a little girl, I loved funerals. Death meant family time, good food, and prayer. What more was there? Catholics have a specialRead more »

God Always Provides

As I scrolled through Facebook the other day, I stumbled upon  a piece about large families. It was an outline of things you shouldRead more »

9 Ways Two Isms can Coexist in Your Large Family

9 Ways Two ‘Isms’ can Coexist in Your Large Family: Catholicism and Minimalism

…having a large family doesn’t mean you have to own all. the. things. Learn some easy ways your large family can keep what youRead more »

Community, Detachment, and Military Moves

The military is a beautiful, unique vocation.  We have lots of military Ink Slingers who share beautiful insights of their experiencesRead more »

Why I'm a Visible Catholic in the United Kingdom

Why I’m a Visible Catholic in the United Kingdom

Until the Catholic Relief Act in 1829 many rights and choices were restricted to us, and even today visible Catholics are barred from theRead more »

50 States 51 Marian Pilgrimages

50 States 51 Marian Pilgrimages

“On a pilgrimage you step outside your comfort zone. You see the world from a fresh perspective.” Unfortunately, pilgrimagesRead more »

The Plan after Unplanned

The Plan after Unplanned

I was no stranger to the Planned Parenthood controversy before entering the theater. I used to listen to Lila Rose podcasts, of herRead more »

Making Room For Disability

We need to make room for people with disabilities In our lives, schools, and church communities. Society will continue toRead more »

Happy Feast of the Assumption!

When I taught high school theology, it was one of many vocabulary words that students got confused: Assumption, Ascension, Annunciation. ToRead more »

We Need to Talk

We Need to Talk

No, I don’t want to break up with Jesus! The last thing I want is to be apart from Him, but our relationship needed work. It felt a littleRead more »

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