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I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Family feasts, opening presents, heading to Mass together; these are the stuff of family gatherings at Christmas. Along with imagery ofRead more »

No Room At the Inn

Last year, exactly a year ago, I gave birth to our son in the emergency waiting room at our local hospital.  After begging over and overRead more »

Experiencing Advent: The J.O.Y. Box

“But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.” Matthew 6:33 With excitementRead more »

“He Guides the Humble in Righteousness”

Yesterday at Mass, we lit the fourth candle on the Advent wreath. That means that Advent is almost over – we’re in the home stretch! SoonRead more »

Splendid Sundays: The Arks of the Covenants

4th Sunday of Advent Lectionary 1 First Reading ~ 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 Responsorial Psalm ~ Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29 SecondRead more »

Birthdays, Blocks and Mary

My son turned two the other day. Let the games begin! Ever since he was a newborn, and before the Catholic Church was even a blip on myRead more »

Idolatry and You! Part 1

If you’ve been Catholic for longer than 2 minutes, the chances are decent that you’ve been accused of idolatry. Idolatry being,Read more »

The sisterhood of the time traveling baptismal gown… or, why traditions are pretty darn awesome.

Our 4th child was recently baptized.  It was a beautiful ceremony done during Mass, which was unique from our other 3 children, whoseRead more »

A Call to Veil: The Mysterious Unfolds

When I look online for information about veiling at Mass (or anywhere in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament), it makes me sad to seeRead more »

Don’t Pull Your Sister’s Hair This Christmas

My husband and I are recent converts to the Catholic Faith.  We are passionate, we are excited, and we are the only Catholics in ourRead more »

Our Lady of Guadalupe: More than an oversized truck decal

Disclaimer: The reference to the truck decal is not an admonishment of the use of the truck decal.  It is by my own personal experienceRead more »

Splendid Sundays

Did you know that through Sunday Mass, nearly the entire Bible is covered in the three year cycle of readings? As part of our bloggingRead more »

The Bible for (abortion) Profit?!

(NOTE: read an important update at the end of this post!) The Bible, the holy word of God, and prayerful concern for victims of breastRead more »

The Death Penalty Dilemma–Part 3

In my second article on capital punishment, I explored why death penalty alternatives for the intractably violent do not work. LifeRead more »

St. Hannah Pray for Us

I am going to take this opportunity to introduce you to a saint that I have developed a special devotion to, St. Hannah. St. Hannah is theRead more »