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Category Archives: Sacraments

Five secrets to a strong marriage

Recently, I had the privilege to interview Gil and Sandra Cragen, honored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter as the longest-married coupleRead more »

His Flesh Is True Food

“Take and eat; this is my body… Drink from [the cup], all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant…” (Matthew 26:26-27). TheseRead more »

Movie Review: “Old Fashioned” Is a Beautiful Modern Love Story

Old Fashioned tells the story of Clay and Amber, two very flawed people trying to find their beloved God’s way this time. It’sRead more »

7 Quick Takes – the Seven Sacraments

I was rolling quite a few ideas around in my head while the calendar days were being scratched off much more quickly than I cared to seeRead more »

Eucharist: A Journey of Transformation, Healing, and Discipleship

Shortly before the holidays, we were contacted by Dr. Mary Amore from Mayslake Ministries. She had a DVD she thought we might like toRead more »

On the 5th Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me….light.  On this 5th day of Christmas, I am challenged to seek the light that Christ gave us for Christmas.Read more »

Answers to Your Questions about IVF

In October, Catholic Sistas ran a heartrending and powerful story about one couple’s experience with in vitro fertilization (IVF). InRead more »

First Communion, Every Communion

On All Saints Day, my lovely eight year old daughter received her First Holy Communion. I have been preparing for this day since the dayRead more »

Why on Earth Would You Follow Him?

“Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”  Jesus does not offer his disciplesRead more »

Why we DON’T use Birth Control

Yesterday, the popular website, Buzzfeed, gathered 22 female employees for an article highlighting why the women use contraception. OtherRead more »

Dear June Bride: A Love Letter to the Catholic Brides of Summer

…And Fall, Winter, and Spring brides,too. For various reasons, June is known as the month of weddings. Wedded bliss has been on my mindRead more »

Marriage: A Catholic Understanding

Marriage is one of the cornerstones of our Catholic faith. Marriage is the union of one man and one woman. This partnership brings man andRead more »

Do You Believe in Magic?

Magic is defined by inexplicability and the seeming impossible is possible. Mystery is the unknowable. One of the aspects of CatholicismRead more »

College, Marriage, Babies… But Not In That Order?

My husband and I have been married for almost 6 years. We have 4 small children. And last week, we both graduated from college. We bothRead more »

The Catechism at Random: The One God and Savior

Last October I wrote a post under this same title: The Catechism at Random. It’s an interesting exercise to use the random number generatorRead more »