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The Sacramentality of Shoes

The Sacramentality of Shoes

by: Allison WelchJust like that. The diaper bags and car seats are gone. The baby gates and playpens are put away.  I don’t own a singleRead more »

Confession in Layman’s Terms

I often find in conversations that people aren’t regularly attending confession. They have a lot of reasons. Sometimes its fear, sometimesRead more »

Summer Boredom Busters

Summer Boredom Busters

by: Maurisa MayerleI have a love/hate relationship with summer break. I love having freedom from planning and writing weekly lesson plansRead more »

10 Great Ways to Make Your Priest's Father's Day ROCK!

10 Great Ways to Make Your Priest’s Father’s Day ROCK!

by: Martina KreitzerThey definitely need all the prayers we can send their way! When I had an emergency appendectomy, both Father Dean andRead more »

Keep to Basics: In Life as well as in the Spiritual Life

I thought my car sounded funny as I was pulling out of my driveway. There was a large truck barreling down the gravel road, so I thoughtRead more »

Thirteen Years of {Catholic} Homeschooling ~ Thirteen Simply Great Ideas

13 Years of {Catholic} Homeschooling ~ 13 Simply Great Ideas

My firstborn graduated from a high school course of study accepted by the state of Alaska and is now attending college (paid for byRead more »

Hello, Depression, My Old Friend

Hello Depression, My Old Friend…

Welcome to this installment in the series REAL AND RAW – SOUL-STIRRING STORIES, a series focused on taking a candid look at theRead more »

Anxiety, Change, and a Whole Lot of Trust

Not too long ago, I was surveying the to-do list of what seems a million things as my family adjusts to our newborn, my postpartum medicalRead more »

Improving My Relationship with the Real Presence

Improving My Relationship with the Real Presence

by: Stephanie RothMy pursuit to be an authentic believer was noble. The problem is that I placed myself at the center of my pursuitRead more »

Sanctifying the Ordinary

Sanctifying the Ordinary

I have been changing diapers for the last 14 years of my life- a task that I first approached with a mix of apprehension and excitement asRead more »

Refrigerator Catechism: Saint Teresa Magnets

Refrigerator Catechism {Saint Teresa Magnets}

Saint Teresa!  Can you believe it’s official?!?!!!  Even before I was Catholic I admired the person that Mother Teresa wasRead more »

Swimsuits and Son Bathing

Well, it’s here again. That wonderful season where bathing beauties fill the covers of our favorite magazines announcing the latest andRead more »

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The Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Part 2

In part one of “The Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration,” I laid out the fascinating history behind the practice ofRead more »

The Guiding Light of Mary: Inspiration for Deepening Our Relationship with Christ

The month of May is one of two months devoted to Mary, the mother of God. This past Lent, I found myself reflecting on the ways in whichRead more »

The Beginner's Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Part 1

The Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Part I

by: Maurisa MayerleI boldly raised my hand and asked, “Do we have to believe that it is truly His body and blood to be Catholic?” HisRead more »