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Category Archives: Sacraments

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 »

Reflections on First Holy Communion

Approaching the big day, my daughter started her countdown. “Mom, this is the last Sunday that I won’t be able to receive Communion.”Read more »

Thank God Tobit is in the Bible

Tobit is one of ancient Israel’s holy books, full of romance, suffering, mystery, and rebellion all wrapped around passionate prayers andRead more »

50 Clever Ways to Announce a Pregnancy

I’ve been pregnant six times and only once announced the pregnancy to friends and family in a creative way. So in honor ofRead more »

The Dilemma and Joy of Being Single

I’m writing today to all the single Sistas. Girls, it is so hard to be single. It is hard because it can feel like there’s notRead more »

Walking the Line between Comfortable and Uncomfortable

Psalm 139 For the leader. A psalm of David. LORD, You have probed me, You know me: You know when I sit and stand; You understand myRead more »