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New Report: What Catholic Women Think About Faith, Conscience, and Contraception

3,2,1…Get ready to talk numbers.   Remember last February when the Catholic Sistas conducted their own informal survey inRead more »

20 Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Large Families, But Were Afraid to Ask

Our family size has been the topic of many conversations.  People are always asking us various questions, some with genuine interest,Read more »

Sistas Weekly No. 1

Welcome to the recap of the Catholic Sistas blog for the week of August 27 – September 1! Hopefully you will find this new feature aRead more »

40 Days to Pray for The USA {Prayer Campaign}

It’s that time again for our Prayer Campaign and this time, as promised, we are going to pray for the USA. We invite you to help usRead more »

Do You Trust Me?

“There are places in the heart that do not yet exist; suffering has to enter in for them to come to be.” – Leon Bloy TheRead more »

On Loneliness

We live in a world of busyness, a bustling world filled with constant music and TVs and talking and noise, a world where we can communicateRead more »

Pushing Them through The Tears

Once in a while as parents, we have to do things we don’t like with our children in order to bring out a greater good. In my familyRead more »

The Farce of Reproductive Rights, or, How to Turn Personal Liberty into Slavery

To whomever composed this meme: …except that half of every human being comes from the father. …except that from theRead more »

Going AWOL Out of The Christian Civil War: How My Desire for Christian Unity Lead Me Home to The Catholic Church (Part 2))

In the first part of my “coming home” story, I described how my Christian life began and how, only a few years later, God began to place aRead more »

Holding Fast to My Feminine Dignity

For millions of women, fertility is inextricably linked to pain—painful menses, painful intercourse, and of course, painful childbirth.Read more »

The Trauma and Pain of Abortion after Rape

Much has been made of recent remarks about abortion and rape by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin. From President Obama to his opponentRead more »

How My Baby Brought Me to My Knees

The fussy, inconsolable Jake My 5 month old is a very cranky baby.  He’s often inconsolable and after hours of listening to him cry, I amRead more »

Silence in Music: God’s Lesson in Listening

Just this past Saturday I was chatting with a friend about the many distractions in our lives. The gist of the conversation was that weRead more »

The Case Against Teenage Dating

I have a confession to make. Several, actually. At least once a week, I’m too tired to cook so I let my kids “forage” forRead more »

Instilling Vocations and a Servant’s Heart

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Garbage in, garbage out. Birds of a feather flock together. What is the commonality ofRead more »