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Love As Christ Loved (Part 2): Recognizing Our Spouse Through the Eyes of Christ

I previously wrote about how we should love ourselves as Christ loved us on the Cross. He recognizes our inherent worth and beauty,Read more »

A Fork in the Catholic Homeschool Road

A Fork in the Catholic Homeschool Road

by: Martina KreitzerSo, imagine my surprise on the heels of seven years of homeschooling last year when I seemingly made a hasty decisionRead more »

“You Shall Not Pass!”

I read this past year (I do not recall where) that mercy is that love that keeps evil at bay. Mercy does not permit evil to progressRead more »

The Eyes of Suffering

The Eyes of Suffering

by: Alison WaggonerWe see suffering in the eyes of the mother of a stillborn, the father of an addict, the scared abandon child, theRead more »

The Answer is Always the Same

The Answer is Always the Same

by: Mary Beth WeisenburgerIt could be posed in my prayer journal. It could be in the form of a petition during Mass. Or it could beRead more »

A Little “Light” Reading: Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross

A Little “Light” Reading: Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross

by: Stephanie RothBut…I’m starting to finally get it…the purpose of this liturgical season, the reason for it occurring every year, itsRead more »

A Letter to My Daughter on Her First Holy Communion

A Letter to My Daughter on Her First Holy Communion

Dear Daughter, I remember my First Holy Communion like it was yesterday. I remember the warm May day, the excitement of putting on myRead more »

The Missing Component of the #MeToo Movement

The Missing Component of the #MeToo Movement

by: Anni HarryAnger, one of the many emotions we may feel on a daily basis, can be used as a tool. It can be a catalyst for change. InRead more »

My Kid Drinks Juice in Mass - Sorry (Not Sorry) If That Offends You.

My Kid Drinks Juice during Mass – Sorry (Not Sorry) If That Offends You.

The title is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Please let me explain. THE JUICE INCIDENT My son’s iPod rings several times from his pocket. He pullsRead more »

When They Leave the Faith

When They Leave the Faith

by: guestHave your adult children stopped practicing the Catholic Faith? This story will hit close to home. Journey with our author as sheRead more »

Uniting to Christ's Life-Giving Suffering

Uniting to Christ’s Life-Giving Suffering

by: Sarah AntonioGod’s perfect original plan did not include all of this suffering. In the same way, His original plan did notRead more »

Coupon Codes and Gift Ideas to Rock Your Little One's Easter Basket in 2018

Coupon Codes and Gift Ideas to Rock Your Little One’s Easter Basket in 2018

Have you planned out Easter baskets for your kiddos yet? Or are you like me and it hasn’t even crossed your mind –Read more »

The Frazzled Catholic Mom's Guide to Getting through Mass Mostly in One Piece

The Frazzled Catholic Mom’s Guide to Getting through Mass (Mostly) in One Piece

by: Martina KreitzerGet the experience of being the frazzled Catholic mom {and dad, too!} in the pew! If you’re a parent who bringsRead more »

Beyond the Darkness

Beyond the Darkness

I wrote this post last year after a dark season of Lent.  If you entered the Lenten season with a heavy heart, where fears and doubtsRead more »

God's Little Miracles: What Great Grandma Called Them

God’s Little Miracles: What Great Grandma Called Them

We are approaching a special time of year in Southern Indiana: mushroom season. My great grandmother always called them God’s littleRead more »