When I was a little girl, I loved funerals. Death meant family time, good food, and prayer. What more was there? Catholics have a special relationship with death because, in a way, we still get to know people after they die. … Continue readingFunerals, Their Charm, & Praying for the Dead
I don’t go to confession nearly as often as I’d like, but when I do, it’s always this image of the vast towering cross and Jesus that is before me as I kneel and rest back on my feet, confessing my sins and reconciling my relationship with Him. … Continue readingRunning Changed My View on Confession
I tried to imagine watching everything my boys did through Ben’s eyes, and suddenly the sting of deployment washed away. God was providing. Homecoming Day is here. … Continue readingHomecoming Day: The Long-Awaited Reward After a 7 Month Deployment
Boys whose fathers are addicted are more likely to display aggressive behavior than fathers who are not addicted.
Conversation tends toward one topic.
Inability to give up control.
Never sick. … Continue readingThe Addiction that Slowly Kills Families
Note: This is not an article about what the Church teaches about homosexuality or gay marriage. I’m just focusing on take-aways Catholics can have from the month of June as “Pride Month.” I believe very strongly that Catholics are called to acknowledge and affirm the … Continue readingSeven Things Catholics Can Learn from Pride