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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 »

Defending Marriage

As Catholics, we all know the powerful spiritual nature of the Sacrament of Matrimony. In the Catechism we are taught: 1601 “TheRead more »

Confessions of an Alleged Mary Worshiper

If you’ve ever heard anything negative about Catholics, you’ve probably heard that we worship Mary above God. That goesRead more »

Come Holy Spirit

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have been riding in my car, walking in a store, talking to a friend, watching TV, looking atRead more »

Crown of His Glory

Water babies. Soccer tots. Pee wee league. Club volleyball. Varsity football. March madness. Stanley Cup. Super Bowl. Olympics. From theRead more »

Charting is For Faithless Sissies

Gregor Mendel – Father of Genetics, Meticulous Catholic Charter, and Faithless Sissy I’ve had it. I’m tired of all thisRead more »

The Red Convertible

I’m sitting in my car, a common occurrence, as my mother runs into the store for ‘just a second’. My mind is drifting as I wait, knowing itRead more »

The Church Triumphant – Citizens of Heaven

If you are Catholic, you have heard the phrase “communion of saints” a lot, especially if you pray the rosary.  Have you ever stopped toRead more »

Family Vacation: A Survivor’s Guide

Here we go! It’s packing day or, should I say, packing week, here at the our house.  We are getting ready for our annual familyRead more »

The Devil Went Down to Georgia

The devil went down to Georgia He was lookin’ for a soul to steal He was in a bind, he was way behind He was willin’ to make aRead more »

NFP Is Just the Beginning

During my early years as a Catholic, I worked primarily in the natural family planning (NFP) ministry, as a teacher and eventually as aRead more »

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