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Splendid Sundays: Catholics and the Rapture

Today’s Mass Readings, with a reflection below. Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 154 Reading 1           WisRead more »

The Death Penalty Dilemma: Part 2

In our first article on capital punishment, we talked about how the truth about the inherent dignity of every human person must beRead more »

You just. don’t. know.

Have you ever had this happen to you? You sit down in the pew before Mass starts, you pull down the kneeler and begin to say your prayers.Read more »

Why We Love All These Saints

STOP! We know today is a Holy Day of Obligation, yes? Do not pass go, do not collect $200, get thee to Mass! Okay, moving on. Happy happyRead more »

Get thee to Mass tomorrow! All Saint’s is a Holy Day of Obligation…

A recent discussion in our group uncovered that one member’s church had advertised All Saint’s Day not as a Holy Day ofRead more »

That They May All Be One

Jesus prays we would be one before He is arrested. John 17:20-24 Jesus prayed that we would be one, with the same singularity of theRead more »

A Call to Mission

Howdy, Catholic Sistas readers. Lauren Garcia, here, a FOCUS Missionary at the University of Texas-Austin. I’m so happy to be contributingRead more »

Saints for Life

The Communion of Saints During this Respect Life month I started thinking about the saints and which ones I would most identify with theRead more »

PINK Betrayal

Erika and Birgit in post-chemo do’s I’m a cancer survivor. It’s a point of pride for me – and a badge of honor.Read more »

Sit down, shut your mouth, and maybe you’ll learn a little something about PATIENCE!

Have you ever felt a little… edgy? You know… when you clearly didn’t get enough any sleep, and the husband is obviouslyRead more »

It Is in Experiencing Bitterness, That One Can Fully Appreciate Sweetness.

The day that I am writing this, October 13, 2011, consisted of taking my youngest child Jack out for a very special lunch. What was theRead more »

The Miracle that is Mallory

A tiny life that changed mine: What is time? In the grand scheme of life, sometimes, it goes fast, sometimes slow. When you lose a child,Read more »

Dear Bill

My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage on Mother’s Day in 1999.  I had announced the pregnancy during Easter week, letting everyoneRead more »

The Death Penalty Dilemma

One prison's lethal injection room. For nearly 15 years, I’ve been married to a police officer. So I’ve grappled with the concept ofRead more »

When “I’m pro-life, except” really happens…

A B O R T I O N: The rationalizations are many… “Why have a baby born into a family who does not want ‘it’?” “What aboutRead more »