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Eucharistic Adoration

It was a bright spring day in May. Only two weeks left before summer vacation, and my first overnight school trip with my oldest was laterRead more »

The Fruit of Fasting

Today is the second day of Lent, which hopefully means that most of us are still gung-ho about our Lenten commitments, and are excitedRead more »

#WhatWomenNeed

Cecile Richards is at it again, friends. What I wouldn’t give for a sit-down with her, given that she is often seen around my neck ofRead more »

The Paradox of Motherhood

The Feast of the Solemnity of the Blessed Mother, a Holy Day of Obligation, is celebrated on January 1.  At Mass that morning, IRead more »

Confessions of a Prideful Idiot

Christmas in Ice with 30 preschoolers: another chance to make God laugh. I live in interior Alaska and today was fairly brisk at 20 degreesRead more »

Ten Ways to Grow in Holiness Today

1. Give God the start and/or the end of your day. Make a decision to get up 30 minutes earlier in the morning to pray and read yourRead more »

“I hate waiting”

                My all-time favorite movie is The Princess Bride. I have very fond memories of reciting entire scenes with my family.Read more »

Suffering at the Hands of Family: A Personal Invitation and a Gift {Part 1}

I’m reading through threads on social media today and am thinking that if I had a nickel for every thread I read about the hurtRead more »

Word-FILLED Wednesday: They Chanted HAIL SATAN

Ah, the raging liberal stereotypes were alive and well at the Capitol in Austin, Texas yesterday {and the day before} in response to theRead more »

Spiritual Advice for Chicken Little

Dear Chicken Little (AKA Henny Penny, AKA All Christians today), I know you are screaming, “The sky is falling!  The sky isRead more »

Come, Holy Spirit and Give Us Forbearance

This is the next in a 12-part, once-a-month series on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This month’s fruit is FORBEARANCE orRead more »

40 Days for Conscience: July 1st to August 9th

Click to download and use as your profile pic Consciences formed in accord with Holy Mother Church, the Church that Christ HimselfRead more »

The Storm

A couple summers ago, a microburst hit part of our city. In a matter of minutes, trees were downed; sheds were blown to pieces, and streetsRead more »

Why It Matters

You never know. A seemingly innocent remark wounds a friend. Callous words from bystanders injure fragile survivors. A stranger is believedRead more »

I’m Catholic. I’m Gay. Now What? (Part 1)

This is the first in a 2-part series. The second part will be published next Thursday, May 10. Fleshing out the teachings of the CatholicRead more »