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Two Hearts Bond: The Sacred and the Immaculate

There exists an incredible bond between the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, something that I had never reallyRead more »

Wordless Wednesday

When we pitched the idea of sharing First Holy Communion pictures, you can imagine we didn’t have to twist too many arms to get aRead more »

How to Write a Blog Post

I’ll probably never write a book, or at least I don’t think I have one in me right now, but I’ve spent years writingRead more »

At the Foot of the Cross

Many years ago, when I had many small children and no one to really help me through Mass, I was blessed one Sunday to be able to attendRead more »

Teaching Religion in the {Catholic} Homeschool

Quite often I am asked about how I deal with teaching religion in our homeschool. My thoughts on this have evolved over our 15+ years ofRead more »

I’m Catholic. I’m Gay. Now What? (Part 2)

I said in Part 1 of this article that at the root of same-sex attraction (SSA) is the same desire that’s at the bottom ofRead more »

Why It Matters

You never know. A seemingly innocent remark wounds a friend. Callous words from bystanders injure fragile survivors. A stranger is believedRead more »

No, We Don’t Worship Mary: What The Differences Really Are

The first rule of debate is to be sure you correctly understand the position of your interlocutor. Any Catholic who has engaged inRead more »

We Need the Magisterium

When Jesus explained to His twelve apostles that when He left, the Holy Spirit would guide them into all truth (John 16:13), He meant AllRead more »

10 Facts About Sacred Matrimony

Matrimony is the Sacrament which makes a Christian man and a Christian woman husband and wife.  Holy Mother Church, in Her infinite wisdomRead more »

I’m Catholic. I’m Gay. Now What? (Part 1)

This is the first in a 2-part series. The second part will be published next Thursday, May 10. Fleshing out the teachings of the CatholicRead more »

Mary Diorama

My kids attend public school right now, and so they get less faith formation than I’d hope for. But I still try to integrate ourRead more »

Young, Evangelical, and Catholic

Every person’s faith comes from another. Growing up, my parents took me and my siblingsRead more »

Transitions

I have been an avid horseman* for as long as I can remember. After turning her back on me for a moment as a toddler, my mother found meRead more »

Enough Is Enough?

What is “enough?”  Enough food, enough clothing, enough stuff – there are limits for sure.  Enough children?  Is that possible?  God has aRead more »

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