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Lectio Divina: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2016)

This coming Sunday’s Gospel reading is a familiar story. One of the things I most like about lectio divina is the chance to read and prayRead more »

Lectio Divina: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (2016)

This coming Sunday’s Gospel passage can be found at the USCCB website HERE. Have it handy and read along with this post. If you need aRead more »

Lectio Divina: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (2016)

Lectio divina is a beautiful way of encountering Jesus in Scripture and is an ancient tradition of the Church. To learn more about it,Read more »

Catholic Monster Spray

Are your kids afraid of the dark?  Do they think there is a monster under the bed?  My boys are going through this stage rightRead more »

Celebrating the Feast of the Archangels

Today we feature a guest post by reader Janalin Hood. She is a stay-at-home-momma to three and one on the way! She homeschools herRead more »

The Happy Catholic: A Summer Resource Guide

We are living in some crazy times. The headlines can be very discouraging to the devout. Suddenly, it seems we are living in a parallelRead more »

Mass and Eyebrow Language

When parents are accustomed to dropping off their kids in nurseries and children’s churches on Sunday mornings, the move to making itRead more »

Climbing Above the Crowd to See Jesus

Byzantine Catholics celebrated the Sunday of Zacchaeus this week, the first of five Sundays of preparation for the Great Fast. See LukeRead more »

Walking the Line between Comfortable and Uncomfortable

Psalm 139 For the leader. A psalm of David. LORD, You have probed me, You know me: You know when I sit and stand; You understand myRead more »

Thirty Ways to Love Your Mother

Autumn brings cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and plenty of Marian feast days! We just celebrated Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary onRead more »

The Black Squirrel

On vacation this week, my husband and I made it a goal to run each day. The weather cooperated beautifully and thanks to family, we wereRead more »

An Open Letter to Our Beloved Papa

Of all the Popes in a long while, Pope Benedict stands out for very different reasons than the others did.  Rising up as Pope with the riseRead more »

Happy Catholic New Year!

The season of Advent began this weekend.  At our Masses we noticed the colors on the altar and on our priests were changed to purple.  WeRead more »

#FishFriday – It’s Not Just for Lent

If you’ve heard the buzz lately, you know that the bishops plan to readdress and reemphasize that the faithful abstain from meat onRead more »

Saints Remind Us to Choose Joy

The first All Saints Day I celebrated was also my most memorable: I gave birth to our firstborn child, Honor. It had been a harrowing,Read more »