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Have you seen your doctor lately?

OK, public confession: I hate going to the doctor. I think it’s a waste of time and money. Sitting on the awkward paper-covered table andRead more »

Bible 101: Beginning with a Beginner

Gospel of John Chapter 1, NAB “In the beginning…” Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 I’ve been attending Mass all my life, andRead more »

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

The Lord’s Prayer, as taught to us by our Savior, seems simplistic on the surface – yet is profound and multi-faceted in its message. OneRead 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 »

Cinderella Story?

Cinderella story? Well, sort of… Love at first sight? Maybe. All I know is the first night I met my husband I was smitten. We talked forRead more »

Thanksgiving in the Eucharist: Reflections on the Gospel of John 6

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the mass The word Eucharist literally means “thanksgiving” and since tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in theRead more »

Splendid Sundays: Saving our Spouses

Today’s Mass Readings, with a reflection below. The marriage of Mary and Joseph.   Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary:Read more »

Five Things I Think Are Cool About the Church That You Should Think Are Cool, Too.

I can’t believe it’s October already. This year has gone by at warp speed. I realized the other day that a year ago- lastRead more »

The Gift of Baptism

I was raised by a mother who understood love best in giving and receiving gifts.  Each treasure was meticulously chosen, prepared, and, atRead more »

Mercy and Justice -or- My Perfect Confession

+JMJ+ I’m Catholic and have been since birth.  My faith has always been part of the definition of me.  That being said, in May 2010Read more »