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Our Lady of Guadalupe: More than an oversized truck decal

Disclaimer: The reference to the truck decal is not an admonishment of the use of the truck decal.  It is by my own personal experienceRead more »

The Death Penalty Dilemma–Part 3

In my second article on capital punishment, I explored why death penalty alternatives for the intractably violent do not work. LifeRead more »

St. Hannah Pray for Us

I am going to take this opportunity to introduce you to a saint that I have developed a special devotion to, St. Hannah. St. Hannah is theRead more »

My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord

And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.  Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Based in both Sacred Scripture andRead more »

No MisConception, Here!

Imagine for a moment that you could choose your mother. Unrestricted by time, out of all the women in the world, you can handpick the womanRead more »

Angelic Faces for your Tree!

As I mentioned in a previous post, today (December 6) is the Feast of St. Nicholas. According to the St. Nicholas Center, one of theRead more »

CHRISTmas Traditions: keeping Jesus at the center

Germany has long been on the forefront when it comes to Christmas traditions. From composing Silent Night (“Stille Nacht! HeiligeRead more »

A Bitter Pill, Indeed

“Ignorance is not so damnable as humbug, but when it prescribes pills it may happen to do more harm.” –George Eliot In 1968, PopeRead more »

It’s a MYSTERY…

Think back to when we were kids – waaayyy back for some of us {{cough, cough… ahem}} – and try to remember what the wordRead more »

Cinderella Story?

Cinderella story? Well, sort of… Love at first sight? Maybe. All I know is the first night I met my husband I was smitten. We talked forRead more »

Bearing False Witness

Election season is upon us. We’ve already been treated to debates among the potential Republican nominees and poorly-veiled campaigning byRead more »

Trust in the Lord

Advent starts tomorrow. Advent is the season of waiting for Christ’s birth and it’s the New Year in the Church calendar so it’s naturalRead more »

Thanksgiving in the Eucharist: Reflections on the Gospel of John 6

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the mass The word Eucharist literally means “thanksgiving” and since tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in theRead more »

Give Thanks, Give Your Life

It’s November! And while the air is filled with the smell of pumpkin spice, falling leaves and pigskin footballs, we, along with our familyRead more »

Can You BELIEVE She Did That!?

As Martina wrote in her post about rash judgment from a few weeks ago, often when we think about the 8th Commandment, we assume itRead more »