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AdrienneAdrienne (102)

Adrienne is a cradle Catholic married to a devout Evangelical Christian. They have been married eleven years and have three beautiful blessings, one boy and two girls. She spends her days homesechooling the kiddos and enjoys Catholic apologetics and photography. As a former Software Engineer, writing in the English language is not her strong suit, but she’s trying her best at Catholic Sistas, well, because they let her.

Linking Confession and Purgatory [Part 2]
AlessandraAlessandra (28)

Though I am a cradle Catholic, I was a little lost sheep for sometime. Thankfully, I found my way in December of my Junior year of High school. I now write from the NE USA, where I live with my husband, a convert, and five young children. I have a Master of Science in Reading Education. In 2008, after more than fifteen years in the education field, I “retired” to begin a new career as full time mommy and home educator--a world I felt so foreign to--but now have embraced it as a total lifestyle for my clan.

September 11th, Finding Hope
Allen HebertAllen Hebert (19)

Allen Hébert works in the Information Technology field. Allen and his wife Denae, have been married for over 25 years and they have been blessed with nine children. In 2013, Allen and his wife Denae, founded Your Holy Family ministries to promote God's plan for family life through family retreats, workshops and family fun days. More information on their ministry can be found at www.YourHolyFamily.com

What God has Joined Let No One Divide
Allison H.Allison H. (71)

Allison is a 40-something mother of seven, living in Alaska, accepted into the Church (together with her husband, thank God) in 2004. She spends her days homeschooling and packaging meat that her menfolk hunt and bring home. She cannot garden to save her life but picks wild blueberries like a champ. She has been published in an edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul and keeps a blog at www.northerncffamily.blogspot.com, writing about living out the Faith with children with cystic fibrosis.

Was the Eucharist Ever a Little Snack?
AmeliaAmelia (5)

Amelia is a chatty cradle Catholic who has been married to her strong, silent cradle Catholic husband for ten years. They have four gorgeous children, with number five on the way and live a semi-nomadic military life. She is a professional kid-wrangler and wannabe wordsmith who spends her days homeschooling, changing diapers, and learning from her children how to be a better child of God

The Church Triumphant – Citizens of Heaven
Amy M.Amy M. (55)

Amy is a “cradle” Catholic who is trying to learn more about God and her faith every day. She is a wife and mom, trying to raise her children to know God. She works part-time as a pharmacist and leads a moms’ group and bible study at her church.

Be Still
AndreaAndrea (9)

As a baby Andrea was baptized in the Catholic Church, but thereafter raised Protestant- until the grace of her baptism called her back home. She is a wife, a mom, and a student. You can check out her personal blog (Tiber Tourist) to keep up with her conversion.

It’s Good to Feel Dusty Sometimes
AnnMarieAnnMarie (8)

Ann Marie is the wife of a retired 20 year Navy veteran and mother of seven blessings on Earth and one born into Heaven. Although not a bibliophile in the classic sense, AnnMarie loves to read, but passes on her books when she is finished so that others may enjoy them too. AnnMarie enjoys anything crafty, from crochet to sewing. When she is not working on a project, you can find her browsing her favorite fabric shop.

The Gray View From My Window
AnnMarie C.AnnMarie C. (11)

AnnMarie is a wife and mom of five children; one of whom has autism. Her family home schools, and so much of their days are spent discussing crazy things like whether or not Aragorn has Elvish blood in his ancestry, and other such nonsense. Just for the record, they also do math and grammar. The majority of her time is spent cooking, teaching, doing laundry and avoiding stepping on Legos with bare feet. Her favorite part of the day is any time she can make her children laugh. In all of her luxurious spare time, she writes. Her first novel is Angela's Song, a Catholic romance. She is currently working on a second. Other interests include her Catholic faith, reading and, of course, spending time with her husband, children and all of the good friends and family God has blessed her with.

Line-By-Line Prayer Reflection: Anima Christi, Part VIII
BirgitJBirgitJ (58)

Birgit is a 50-something cradle Catholic who is passionate about the pro-life movement. She enthusiastically serves on the Diocesan Gospel of Life Committee where she chairs pro-life events and writes pro-life articles. Birgit has been married to her Catholic convert husband, Rick, for 37 years. They have four children and seven grandchildren (all age eight and under). Their frequent visits eliminate any fear of an empty nest! Her vibrant Catholic faith colors every aspect of her life. She also sings in the church choir with her husband and daughter. Other interests include politics, as they relate to ‘Life’, and Church liturgy as well as photography, cooking, and gardening. She can also be found on her personal blog, Designs by Birgit.

Forgiveness: Is Someone You Love Poison for Your Soul?
Brantly MilleganBrantly Millegan (5)

Brantly Millegan is studying for a MA in Theology at the St Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St Paul, MN, is a Co-Founder and Co-Editor of the online journal Second Nature, and is an Assistant Editor for Aleteia. He and his lovely wife Krista live in South St Paul, MN with their two small children, Elijah and Adelaide. His personal website is brantlymillegan.com

4 Reasons Getting Married and Starting a Family at Age 21 Was a Great Decision
Celeste BowenCeleste Bowen (12)

Celeste calls California's wine country home. She is a mother of four, artist, blogger, and special needs advocate.

Remembering Our Lady’s Sorrows
CharlaCharla (63)

Charla is a life-long Catholic, married since 1995. She has three children who attend Catholic school and university. Charla has been teaching high school English literature at the same Catholic high school she attended for over 15 years. She has Bachelor of Arts degrees in English, Latin American Studies, and Secondary Education, as well as a Masters degree in Education. Charla has served as a lector and Eucharistic minister at her parish and school. She enjoys reading, cooking, running, and all activities involving her children. Her special devotions are to the Blessed Mother, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Catherine of Alexandria, and the Holy Rosary.

The Picture of Dorian Gray – a Catholic novel?
ChristiChristi (33)

Christi Gareis is a homeschooling mother of thirteen, with eight children still at home. Her youngest child can boast that she was an aunt before she was born. Christi has been blogging since 2005 and has three blogs. In addition to blogging, Christi has been published on Catholicmom.com as well as in CCL’s magazine Family Foundations. She also wrote the section on How to ‘Prepare Your Child for First Reconciliation’ in the book '101 Stories of Reconciliation' by Sister Patricia Proctor.

Diary of a Homeschool Mum part 4 – BURNOUT
ColleenColleen (27)

Colleen is wife to her wonderful husband and Mommy to three little boys and a baby girl. She spends her days sweeping Cheerios, reading stories, and building with Legos. She enjoys sharing her Catholic Faith with others, and trying her best to live out her vocation generously, graciously, fully. She loves the Traditional Mass. She also appreciates anything crafty or chocolatey, and is blessed to reside in the great state of Kansas, which actually is not all black-and-white – she has the red shoes to prove it.

The Official 2016 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway!
Deirdre CooperDeirdre Cooper (8)

Deirdre Cooper and her husband live in Tennessee with their four children and one on the way. She is a public policy analyst for Texas Alliance for Life, one of the leading pro-life organizations in Texas, where she has successfully lobbied for the sonogram law, Choose Life license plate, defunding Planned Parenthood, and HB 2. She is also a board member for And Then There Were None Pro-Life Outreach. She enjoys coffee, soccer, home schooling her children and playing board games with her family.

Bring Them a Meal!
DevinDevin (7)

Software developer by day, apologist by night, Devin blogs at St. Joseph's Vanguard and wrote a book to help reconcile Protestant Christians with the Catholic Church called If Protestantism is True.

The Church Lumbers On
EmilyEmily (77)

Emily is a cradle Catholic, wife of over 12 years to her hilarious husband, and a mother of 4 kids. Emily loves all things Catholic and stays busy volunteering at her children's Catholic School and parish. She also works full time as an Electrical Design Engineer.

Splendid Sundays – June 30, 2013
ErikaErika (31)

Erika V. is a thirty-something mother of two (with four saints in heaven). With a degree in molecular biology, she works for her state’s police crime lab; although her dream is to stay home with her children and homeschool them. Her newly converted husband is a sometime auto mechanic and primarily a stay-at-home dad. Passionate about pro-life issues and science, she is a survivor of breast cancer while pregnant. At 20 weeks pregnant with her daughter (pregnancy number six), she was diagnosed with BRCA1 stage II breast cancer. When local doctors we stumped with the diagnosis, she traveled to MDAnderson where chemotherapy on pregnant women has been done for over twenty years. After delivering her baby girl and undergoing more chemotherapy, Erika has had a whirlwind of surgeries to combat the cancer as well as the complications of cancer treatments. Three years and eight surgeries later, she continues to be passionate about pro-life endeavors, even winning the local Right to Life group’s Life Award and serving on their working board of directors. She authors two blogs, one a mommy blog Biology Brain-Simon Says and one a breast cancer while pregnant blog Erika’s Miracle Journey. Blog posts are often filled with pro-life references, including medical journal articles supporting the pro-life position. While there isn’t often time, she also enjoys horses, reading, gardening, and KY bourbon.

Why It Matters
FOCUSFOCUS (7)
Sisters of Life Liven Up Texas
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The Cross of Infertility
HannahHannah (13)

Hannah is a cradle Catholic who happens to be most at home in the kitchen. She’s been married three years, but has only just started her job as a stay-at-home-wife and is investing her time in learning to sew and improving her housekeeping skills. She is the mother of two, Rita in Heaven and Edmund on Earth. She’s also an import to the States – originally from Canada – and she doesn’t miss the snow.

Come Holy Spirit, Give Us Goodness
Hannah M.Hannah M. (6)

Hannah is a stay-at-home mom to Emma, (12-09-08) and Silas, (03-07-12). She lives in Central Texas, but both her and her husband consider the Central Coast of California to be their true home. In the little amount of spare time she has, Hannah loves to knit, sew (poorly) and try new recipes. However, her favorite pastimes are playing with her children and spending time with her husband. Her family is currently on their journey to join the Catholic Church, and they love learning more about the faith every day.

Celebrating Lent with A Homemade Candle
HeidiHeidi (7)

Heidi is a convert to Catholicism, confirmed with her husband in August of 2011. She is a teacher turned homeschooling mom to five children on earth and a beautiful baby girl named Kenna who was stillborn in 2007. You can read more about Heidi and her family at Work and Play Day by Day.

Not This Family
JaclynJaclyn (5)

Jaclyn spends her days playing jester to her three-year-old princess and 18 month old female gymnast. She has one more daughter in heaven who is her youngest daughter’s twin who died when they were five weeks old. She loves to sing, especially classical, spiritual and Broadway music. Her sweet husband must want to be a saint because he has been married to her for five years.

Walking the Way of the Cross without Samantha
Janalin HoodJanalin Hood (25)
In the Eye of the Storm
JeanneJeanne (6)

Jeanne is a happily married wife (to Ryan, July 2008) and mama of two beautiful biological children (Maximus 2009 & Caroline 2011). In 2014, Jeanne and Ryan finalized the adoption of Harlei (2012) into their family. As a “Cradle Catholic,” she spent years going through the motions before she actually came to understand and fall in love with our beautiful faith. Now, she enjoys discussing it with others, trying her best to live it.

Why we DON’T use Birth Control
KarenKaren (24)

Karen is a Catholic stay at home mom to three kids and wife to handsome hubby, J. Since getting married in 2010, Karen and J have lived in four different towns spread across three states and have had two daughters and a son. When not chasing a baby, toddler, and preschooler, Karen enjoys reading, learning new facts and hobbies (sewing and crocheting are the latest hobby crafts), and diving into homeschooling the oldest kiddo, while trying to keep Jesus and Mary at the center of daily life.

October- The Most Holy Rosary
KatieKatie (7)

Katie spent her girlhood in a cult, where she was sexually wounded and nearly crushed by sorrow. Katie is here today because she belongs to a Father who turns tears into dancing and darkness into light. She earned her undergraduate degree in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, which is also the place where she met Jesus in the Eucharist and took Pope John Paul II as her spiritual father. Katie ministered at a Honduran orphanage, had her heart pierced in India, and served as a pro-life lobbyist before marrying and becoming a full-time mother. Amidst her days of washing dishes, chasing chickens, and kissing babies, Katie is earning her Master of Arts in Theology at the Augustine Institute. The mother of two precious toddlers and three babies who have run ahead to heaven, Katie lives with her beloved husband, Devin, on a farm outside Austin, Texas, and serves as the co-director of Feminine Genius, Inc.

Career or Kids? What’s a Girl To Do?
Kerri BaunachKerri Baunach (112)

Kerri Baunach is a Catholic wife and mother of three boys (plus three in heaven). She and her family live in beautiful central Kentucky where she is active in her church, a member of Cursillo, and a Benedictine Oblate. Kerri often writes on her Catholic faith, pregnancy loss, her kids, and pro-life issues. Kerri is a former music librarian (16 years) now stay-at-home mom, was a musician for over 20 years, loves taking her kids to the library (and loves that they love it), is passionately pro-life, can’t cook, and has lived in six states. In additional to writing at Catholic Sistas you can also find Kerri on her own blog at Journal of a Nobody.

Lectio Divina: Third Sunday of Lent (2017)
LeticiaLeticia (14)

Leticia is a 35 year old Catholic wife and mother. She has four kids of her own and three step kids. In the last two years her family has been on a amazing journey into the Catholic Church. She and her kids were received into the Church Easter of 2010. In October of that same year, she and her husband were married in the Church and he was Confirmed that November. The following May her three step sons were fully initiated into the Church and they became a family of nine fully Catholic people. They have learned a lot about God and their Faith in the last two years. She hopes to share some of what she has learned with anyone who is willing to listen.

Where is the Cry to Ban Porn?
Liz S.Liz S. (12)

Liz Schleicher is a Midwestern Catholic wife and working mama of one. Mental illness has visited her family to the third and fourth generation, and she battles to see the truth and beauty of each day. She blogs at St. Dymphna's Daughter and leads the conversation on Facebook at Catholics with Depression.

The Danger of Being “Fine”
LynneLynne (13)

We can never know where God's amazing plans for our life will take us, and Lynne is a perfect example. Growing up, she was a Baptist girl in deep East Texas. After college, she married, converted to Catholicism and spent the next fifteen years growing in faith in the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado. Now, she lives with her husband and seven children on a farm in a tiny Midwestern town. Though twenty years have passed since her conversion, she still feels like she's only scratched the surface of the glorious riches of the Church. She has a special love for Teresa of Avila and Blessed John Paul II.

Lean on Me
MarieMarie (15)
A Wave of Light, A Wave of Love
Martina KreitzerMartina Kreitzer (238)

Martina is a cradle Catholic, wife to Neil, and mother to six kiddos here {and three in heaven}– 4/96-6/12. She decided to homeschool the kiddos in 2010 after many years in public schools. She is the creator of Catholic Sistas which focuses on a feminine perspective of the Catholic Faith. The website was the result of an existing camaraderie by the contributors in a Catholic women’s group she created. She is also a Seal of Approval evaluator for the Catholic Writers Guild. Lest you think she spends all her time online, Martina has enjoyed getting out into the community by serving on the Pastoral Council from 2010-2013. She is constantly on the lookout to make her parish as welcoming as the small town she grew up in East Texas. This task is not easy given that St. William is the largest parish in the Austin diocese, serving well over twenty thousand parishioners. She loves Jesus, coffee, bacon, chocolate, photography, more bacon, evangelizing, and the company of those unafraid to use their sense of humor.

There Is Suffering and Then There Is SUFFERING
MaryMary (29)

Mary is a lifelong Catholic, a wife to an incredible man, and a homeschooling mother of two girls and two boys. She loves studying theology and apologetics and is very passionate about our beautiful Faith.

Done is Better than Perfect
Mary SMary S (5)

I am happily married to a wonderful man and mommy to three great rambunctious kids. I am blessed to stay home with my kids and also work from home doing sewing. As a cradle Catholic, I grew up in the Church and went to 12 years of Catholic school, but may have learned even more about my faith in the four years of liberal colleges surrounded by people who challenged my beliefs and sent me to research what I believed, and more importantly, WHY! I love reading and learning about just about anything, but also love just sitting back and tickling my kids until none of us can breathe!!

You did it to me: Visit the Prisoner
Michelle FritzMichelle Fritz (140)

Michelle Fritz is a daughter of God, a cradle Catholic, a devoted wife of 20+ years to amazing husband Mike, eclectic homeschooling mother to eleven wonderful children. She has experienced the loss of 13 babies in her call to be open to life, but knows that God is always loving and always gracious. She and her husband know that they have an army of Saints already in heaven! They try to show their faith in everything they do and hope that all who come to know their family, also come to know the Lord.

Encouragement for When You are Surrounded by Homeschooling Naysayers
MindyMindy (18)

Mindy Goorchenko lives in Eagle River, Alaska with her husband and seven children, as well as foster children who may be living with them at any given time. Her favorite subjects to write about are Catholicism, adoption, foster care, and parenting.

Our Rest from the Toil
MistyMisty (88)

Misty converted to Catholicism from atheism 13 years ago, just a week after becoming a mother to her first child. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, she worked full-time as a magazine writer and editor. She has been married to her best friend for nearly 20 years and looks forward to many more decades by his side. Her days are now spent cooking, doing laundry, freelance writing, and homeschooling her five children. After spending so much of her life in spiritual darkness, she revels in the joy of being Catholic. Without a doubt, the Lord’s greatest gift to her has been saving her from a life without Him.

Viral Photos Change the Sacred to the Profane
Molly GMolly G (11)

Molly is a cradle Catholic, wife, and mother of 6 girls. Besides staying at home to be wife and mom, Molly works in the music programs of local high schools, helps teach Irish dance at a local studio, and spends time tending to the special needs of one of their daughters, who was born with severe congenital Hydrocephalus. You can follow their journey at http://pricelesslittlepearl.blogspot.com. Molly has always loved writing, so the opportunity to contribute to this blog and combine that love with the passion she has for her Catholic faith has been a welcomed opportunity.

Seeing Faith: Believing as a Special Needs Parent
NatalieNatalie (7)

Natalie is a 22 year old Catholic wife and mama to two boys, Augustine and Ignatius. She met her husband Stephen through catholicmatch.com and they’ve been married since June 4th 2009. She is a cradle Catholic and comes from a family of 12 (seven brothers and two sisters) and considers herself a “natural” mama, or “crunchy” as some say. She loves to make sure the lifestyle of her family is as healthy, organic and natural as possible. She absolutely loves her vocation of wife and mother more than anything. She is also crafty and enjoys creating things with her hands. Her favorite hobby is playing her lever harp and creating music videos. Every time she plays, it reminds her of angels in heaven!

In Honor of St. Joseph: Our Guide, Our Intercessor, Our Friend
NicoleNicole (5)
Mary, did you know?
Patty StulcPatty Stulc (10)

Patty is a cradle Catholic RN partial to the Traditional Latin mass, wife to an amazing farmer/rancher, the mother of 7 children ranging in age from 15 months to 26. I went from being a 'city girl' to country wife in a very short period of time in 2010. Instead of enjoying coffee shops, sushi and local shopping I now delight in managing my dairy herd including both goats and cows. Then there are the 50 or so beef cows, the chickens, cats, dogs, pigs and a blooming population of adorable but annoying field mice.

Unbound Sponsorship–A Love that Crosses Oceans
Rachel MRachel M (16)

Rachel is a stay-at-home mother to five beautiful children ages 4, 3, 2, 1, and her newest blessing, born in October. By the grace of God, she converted to Catholicism in 2004, and soon thereafter married her high school sweetheart. She strives every day to do the little things, as St. Thérèse did, and to live her life pleasing to Him.

Ode to Feminine Genius: An Industrious Woman
RaisingSaintsRaisingSaints (30)

RaisingSaints is a group of Catholic Mothers throughout the United States that chose to bring their children home to educate them. "Catholic homeschooling is the planned and organized teaching and training of children at home, for their peaceful and effective life in this world, and for their eternal salvation in the world to come." ~Father John Hardon

{Catholic} Homeschooling Series: Looking Back
ShielaShiela (26)

Shiela is a 40-something mother of five children from elementary to High school. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and art therapist but her primary vocation is to be a mom. She discovered apologetics while cruising around social networks and finding her faith under attack. She approaches apologetics with humor and everyday stories and hopes to ignite a fire of joyful catholic culture that will spread throughout the world.

Raising Pro-Life Leaders: #whywemarch
Sistas WeekSistas Week (5)

As part of our blogging schedule we have agreed as a group that we will not be doing individual blog posts on Sundays. Our Sistas Weekly is set to auto-post so that we can keep holy the Sabbath and spend time with our families.

Sistas Weekly No. 5
Stacy TrasancosStacy Trasancos (28)

Stacy Trasancos, Ph.D. is a scientist turned homemaker raising seven children with her husband in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She is pursuing a MA in Theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, and she is Editor-in-Chief at Ignitum Today and Catholic Stand, and a Senior Editor at Catholic Lane. She writes about popular science, dogmatic theology, and mountain life at her website.

Angelic Fallacies: Why Science is Hard to Learn
Tiffany PTiffany P (12)

Tiffany P. is a 23 year old wife and Mommy to two babies born 16 months apart. Tiffany’s relationship with God began when she was 14, where she was baptized at a large Baptist church in her Texas hometown. She spent the next five years growing closer to God through daily prayer, Scripture meditation, and her active membership in her Baptist youth group, where she made lifelong friendships. At 18, a burden was placed on her heart for the lack of unity in the Body of the Christ, as evidenced through the existence of multiple Christian denominations. Thus began a search for Truth through a re-evaluation of Scripture and history, and she found that the fullness of Truth is found in the original Church established by Christ Himself. On April 11, 2009 at 19 years of age, Tiffany took the next step in her 5 year-old Christian journey by receiving the sacraments of confirmation and Eucharist, entering into full communion with the Holy Catholic Church. Her passion is to see all Christian brothers and sisters reconciled and unified once again.

Defending the Canon of the Bible–All 73 Books, Part 2

 

  • Janalin Hood - I would like to see a post about setting up a home alter (or church). My background is in interior design and I am new to the faith… I need some ideas and sources if you have any to share!

    Thank you for your wonderful blog and all you do! xo JanalinNovember 28, 2012 – 4:41 pmReplyCancel

  • Kimberley Dierdorf - I am part of a ministry that makes prayer quilts for those who need them- How would I get a prayer quilt to Jenifer Fulwiler?January 9, 2013 – 9:58 amReplyCancel

  • Theresa Rosen - Hi everyone. I’m glad to have met you all through our FB webpage. I just turned 70, live in Wisconsin by the Mississippi River, had 3 sons, have 6 grandchildren. I’m presently helping one son care for his children. I would like to ask that you all pray for the return of my children and their families to the Catholic faith, as well as my “lost” friends and other family members. I grew up Catholic, went to Catholic schools, had about 3 years college, maybe four, but not in one place, so it was difficult to get the degree. I am pro-life, and a real Catholic, that is, I believe in what the Church teaches.February 1, 2013 – 10:19 amReplyCancel

  • Janine Gonya - Hello all,
    It was such a blessing to come upon this site. I am a 46 yr old cradle Catholic mother to 16 living and 2 in Heaven. I am married to my best friend for 25yrs and our first grandchild is due any day now. Please pray for my Erin, that she has a beautiful delivery and her child is healthy. I am so happy to find such great blogs from women that share our beautiful Faith. God Bless you all.
    Janine GonyaFebruary 5, 2013 – 11:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Renee Baranek - Worn out mom of four who homeschooled for years before life got too crazy. Orthodox Catholic, not feeling very much like a powerhouse of prayer recently. Inspired by wee little examples of your daily reaches Heaven-word.February 7, 2013 – 12:35 amReplyCancel

  • sarah amigo - Such is the grace of God that am having browsing and loo.am in your website…am catholic from the philippines am sarah 49yrs. old …got 3 grown up children and 1 beautiful and smart grandchild she s 6yrs old now..please pray for us and my family we would like to come back again in catholic faith…I desired it and pray for our protection against all evil intentions…were recently fire victim we lost our home last year and pray we can build our own home again…thank you for your prayer assistance…March 3, 2013 – 1:50 amReplyCancel

  • Stefanie Herman - Would it be possible to request a book review of a Catholic fantasy that was written to evangelize pop culture? It’s called League Of Angels and can be found as an ebook here:http://www.amazon.com/LEAGUE-OF-ANGELS-Thomas-Tan-ebook/dp/B00DV07Y32/ref=cm_cr-mr-img

    Why bring this to your attention? Because beyond apologetics, theology and traditional Catholic literature, the truths of Christianity should also permeate pop culture. There are sufficient tomes written to inspire the human heart and mind, but not enough written to evangelize the imagination.

    And yet, it’s pop culture that influences many people today, through comics, movies, and lifestyle choices. In recent times, Marvel and DC Comics caved in to social pressure and celebrated gay superheroes getting married in their storylines. Given this culture war, shouldn’t popular fiction also be redeemed by faith, dignity and holiness without losing the cool that makes pop culture so fun?

    League Of Angels celebrates the wisdom of saints, the rituals of the Church, and the heroism of faith, and draws readers who might not otherwise pick up a Catholic book to discover the awesome coolness of the Catholic faith. In terms of styling and concept, this book straddles the mystical graphic world of comics like Constantine with movies like The Matrix, with the depth and intensity of supernatural faith. It also conjures a climate not too different from our own in its religious, political and cultural crisis.

    I enjoyed it very much and thought it would be great if you could introduce it to more Catholics as well. Thanks.November 15, 2013 – 10:01 amReplyCancel

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  • Cynthia Hauris - Introduction
    My name is Cynthia Hauris. I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as oldest of ten children. I am a cradle Catholic and was devoted to the Eucharist and Blessed Mother as a child. I became disillusioned with the adults in my life as a teenager and began to search for my own way. I ended up making a big circle that ended with the Catholic Charismatic movement. Jesus wanted to have a personal relationship with me and I with Him. I am not a mistake and I can find who I am and my destiny only in Jesus. In praising and thanking God for everything that comes my way, my misery is replaced with joy. When I forgive, I am healed. It has been a long, healing and wonderful spiritual journey with Jesus, Mary, Holy Spirit, Father God, angels and saints. I attend Mass and receive the Eucharist as often as I can. I find healing and hope in saying a daily rosary and chaplet and reading Magnificat, Bible, and other spiritual reading. I build community in Spirit of Love Prayer Group, Contemporary Choir and Al-Anon.
    My husband and I have resided in Manassas, Virginia for the last 37 years. We have raised five children (Four of our children miscarried) and worshipped at All Saints Parish. I have worked as a registered dietitian and substitute teacher. We homeschooled for nine years and were able to give children good foundation. Our children are now grown and we have seven grandchildren. God is doing a new thing in my life as I daily renew my consecration to Jesus through Mary, and discern God’s Will for me as an empty nester.
    My favorite author is Rev. Peter John Cameron who edits Magnificat. I also love the work of Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, Matthew Kelly, Dr. Greg Popcak and Bishop Robert Barron. I love Catholic worship music by Julie Carrick, Connie Salazar, Lynn Cooper, Donna Cori Gibson, Mark Forrest and Matt Maher. I listen to Our Lady of Guadaloupe Radio and especially like the shows Women of Grace, More to Life, The Doctor is In, Al Kresta in the Afternoon, Catholic Answers Live.
    I keep a journal, but do not have a blog or website. I am very interested in promoting healthy lifestyles, recipes and the New Evangelism. I love to write about the Rosary and how relevant the mysteries are to the modern woman’s dilemmas. I enjoy reading Catholic Sistas!May 11, 2016 – 12:43 pmReplyCancel

    • Martina Kreitzer - Welcome, Cynthia!

      I lived in Manassas for a short time and we went to All Saints as well. 🙂May 11, 2016 – 1:03 pmReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Hauris - I have discovered that in praising and thanking God for everything that comes my way, my misery is replaced with joy. When I forgive, I am healed. I find healing and hope in saying a daily rosary and chaplet and reading Magnificat, Bible, and other spiritual reading. I build community in Spirit of Love Prayer Group, Contemporary Choir and Al-Anon.

    My favorite author is Rev. Peter John Cameron who edits Magnificat. I also love the work of Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, Matthew Kelly, Dr. Greg Popcak and Bishop Robert Barron. I love Catholic worship music by Julie Carrick, Connie Salazar, Lynn Cooper, Donna Cori Gibson, Mark Forrest and Matt Maher. I listen to Our Lady of Guadalupe Radio and especially like the shows Women of Grace, More to Life, The Doctor is In, Al Kresta in the Afternoon, Catholic Answers Live. It is such a difficult time in human history to live, but God in His mercy has provided much inspiring media to educate us in faith and inspire us to participate in the New Evangelization.May 11, 2016 – 12:51 pmReplyCancel

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