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Lent & Confession: Growing Closer to Christ

Lent & Confession: Growing Closer to Christ

by: Anni HarryI was once told to pray for the person I was struggling to like and respect. I didn’t want to pray for them, but IRead more »

The Art of Keeping it Classy Online

by: Martina KreitzerThe disconnect between who we are in real life and who we become online (as a society) has become so polarizing in andRead more »

TheDamagingEffectsofMakingExcuses

The Damaging Effects of Making Excuses

by: Martina KreitzerWas it coincidental that it came about when I decided to pray a 54 day novena to St. Joseph? Was it that God knew myRead more »

Exchanging Anger for Grace

Being angry with people is one of the leading reasons I land myself in Confession. Once, I had been offended by someone deeply, and feltRead more »

The Rigorous Road to Confession

I remember my first face-to-face confession in 2011 so vividly. I was at a youth conference with hundreds of others, and I felt moved in myRead more »

Confession in Layman’s Terms

I often find in conversations that people aren’t regularly attending confession. They have a lot of reasons. Sometimes its fear, sometimesRead more »

An Uncomfortable Truth

During a homily a couple years ago, the chaplain at the time shared a quote based on Pope Saint John XXIII’s Coat of Arms. The quote said,Read more »

Something Beautiful

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I have given up on most platforms. Twitter seems like a savage wasteland to me. PeopleRead more »

Lessons from Flynn

What is it about parenting that can make us too controlling? How do we find the happy medium between guiding children andRead more »

The Importance of Decluttering Your Soul

I stood at the doorway of my room, completely overwhelmed just looking at the piles I knew I finally had to deal with. I had been puttingRead more »

Saint Makers: Forgiving and Forgiveness

One of the biggest challenges I have undertaken was forgiving my ex-husband. I think most people who have walked this single parent roadRead more »

A Magnificat Year

My palms were sweating like crazy. It was only my second attempt at the Sacrament of Reconciliation since returning to the Catholic ChurchRead more »

Guarding our Hearts and Minds: We Become What We Think About

Since the time my children were little I have always told them that they will become the people they surround themselves with. This meansRead more »

The Picture of Dorian Gray – a Catholic novel?

I teach a high school literature course and one of the texts that is a favorite of students and a favorite of mine is The Picture ofRead more »

Remodeling Our Hearts for Christ

We have lived in our home for 18 years now. In those 18 years we have put a lot of wear and tear on it. To be honest, it wasn’t a qualityRead more »