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Be Better

It’s that time of year, folks! Specifically, the end of the year… when we take stock of the past 365 days and look ahead to theRead more »

Protectors of Life or Threat??

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the Wise Men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children inRead more »

“And Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart…”

To ponder: to consider something deeply and thoroughly; to meditate. Whatever happened to pondering, anyway? Now, we do a whole lot ofRead more »

A Miraculous Birth

Flashback: December 23, 2001. I am frantic over my son, Charlie, who left our house unnoticed. Charlie has autism and back then he had aRead more »

Birthdays, Blocks and Mary

My son turned two the other day. Let the games begin! Ever since he was a newborn, and before the Catholic Church was even a blip on myRead more »

Idolatry and You! Part 1

If you’ve been Catholic for longer than 2 minutes, the chances are decent that you’ve been accused of idolatry. Idolatry being,Read more »

The sisterhood of the time traveling baptismal gown… or, why traditions are pretty darn awesome.

Our 4th child was recently baptized.  It was a beautiful ceremony done during Mass, which was unique from our other 3 children, whoseRead more »

A Call to Veil: The Mysterious Unfolds

When I look online for information about veiling at Mass (or anywhere in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament), it makes me sad to seeRead more »

Don’t Pull Your Sister’s Hair This Christmas

My husband and I are recent converts to the Catholic Faith.  We are passionate, we are excited, and we are the only Catholics in ourRead more »

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 »