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Catholicism – Appearances can be Deceiving

The saying, “the devil is in the details” seems to be more relevant these days. The Great Deceiver consistently works to detour our courseRead more »

I am Barabbas

I remember the day as if it was yesterday and yet it was many, many years ago.  I stood with the rest of the congregation for the readingRead more »

The {Catholic} Homeschooling Socialization Myth

A couple of years ago, in my local newspaper, there was a nice article about a homeschooling family with five children. They quoted theRead more »

Ignorance Demands Charity and Patience

Shortly after Benedict XVI, Emeritus Pope, declared his resignation from the Papacy, I happened to hear a talk radio program in which aRead more »

Dishpan Hands and a Servant’s Heart

There are few chores I loathe more from my childhood than hand washing and drying dishes. Sticking your hand in a dirty sink full of waterRead more »

Smoke Watch – Being a Savvy Conclave Fan and Member of the Papa-ratzi

CONCLAVE updates at END No’pe = a contraction indicating that there is no pope. This type of humorous comment (thanks, Stacy T) – inRead more »

The Deacon’s Wife: Part 3: Navigating the Formation Process

[This is part 3 of The Deacon’s Wife. Don’t forget to check out part one and part two.] He called a child over, placed it inRead more »

Raising Heaven-Bound Children: Dumb Saints Instead of Brilliant Sinners

That’s right, I would rather raise a dumb saint than a brilliant sinner.  Why?  Because I am raising my children to be heaven-bound.Read more »

Apples of Gold

 The grocery store clerk leaned forward, voice lowered, eyes narrowed.  “Is it . . .religious?” she asked when I answered herRead more »

Of Toilet Paper and Fortitude

I have often found that our best virtues can also be our worse vices. What makes us ‘good’ can also present quite the trial for our soulsRead more »

Great New Site Answers Questions about The Papacy and Have You Adopted a Cardinal Yet?

Since Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, many in the Catholic blogosphere scrambled to share thoughts andRead more »

Lent: A Time of True Change and Hope

Three years ago on March 2, 2010 we were experiencing blizzard-like conditions here in Georgia.  I remember vividly driving into Atlanta,Read more »

abortion and contraception are always immoral according to the Catholic Church.

Emergency Contraception: Science and Morals

Recently the news contained two slightly misleading headlines: “German bishops say morning-after pill is ok in rape cases,” and “TopRead more »

Homeschooling Methods 101

If you have been following our series, I first wrote about the 10 Steps to Start Catholic Homeschooling and then on Goal Setting in theRead more »

Come, Holy Spirit, and Give Us Patience

This is the fourth of a 12-part, once-a-month series on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This month’s fruit is PATIENCE. Be sure to seeRead more »

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