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How Christ Modeled Contrition, Penance and Reparation for Us

Catholics… we are very particular creatures. Those of us who try, every day, a little bit harder, to be that which we are called toRead more »

Holy Mother of God: A Litany for Women

For the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God, January 1, 2013. For Carla, because she showed us how to follow the Blessed VirginRead more »

Fasting for Freedom

It’s the Christmas season: a time of feasting that we anticipate all year.  As much as I want to savor this time, I find myselfRead more »

#FishFriday – It’s Not Just for Lent

If you’ve heard the buzz lately, you know that the bishops plan to readdress and reemphasize that the faithful abstain from meat onRead more »

Election 2012 – Where do the Faithful Go from Here?

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, weRead more »

Redemptive Suffering: The Ultimate Act of Love

As we walked back into my homeroom classroom and my seventh graders marched in the door to their seats, they knew my mood had changed.Read more »

Sistas Weekly No. 5

Welcome to the recap of the Catholic Sistas blog for the week of September 24 – September 29! Hopefully you will find this newRead more »

The Sorrowful Mysteries… Everyday Style

I will admit the Sorrowful Mysteries are the most difficult for me to pray.  I must contemplate my own sinfulness and meditate upon loss inRead more »

How to Die

I met my friend Melissa about 14 years ago at a Mom’s bible study sponsored by my diocese. She was an outgoing and vivacious womanRead more »

God is Not a Cosmic Bubble Gum Machine – Pray Like a Grownup!

Pray like a grownup! Recently I had the privilege of attending a Marian Conference featuring several dynamic speakers. Tim Staples, ofRead more »

Do You Trust Me?

“There are places in the heart that do not yet exist; suffering has to enter in for them to come to be.” – Leon Bloy TheRead more »

On Loneliness

We live in a world of busyness, a bustling world filled with constant music and TVs and talking and noise, a world where we can communicateRead more »

How My Baby Brought Me to My Knees

The fussy, inconsolable Jake My 5 month old is a very cranky baby.  He’s often inconsolable and after hours of listening to him cry, I amRead more »

Charting is For Faithless Sissies

Gregor Mendel – Father of Genetics, Meticulous Catholic Charter, and Faithless Sissy I’ve had it. I’m tired of all thisRead more »

The Red Convertible

I’m sitting in my car, a common occurrence, as my mother runs into the store for ‘just a second’. My mind is drifting as I wait, knowing itRead more »