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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 »

Fostering a Culture of Vocations in 5 Easy Steps

We often associate the term “vocation” with our priests or those discerning a call to the priesthood. What we often overlook is that we allRead more »

7 Quick Takes Friday, No. 18: Catholic Catechesis

Let’s have a little catechtical fun for this installment of 7 Quick Takes!! I asked the other ink slingers to help me identify 7Read more »

A Chemist Believes in Transubstantiation

“I only wish that Catholics would really cherish the word ‘is’ even though science cannot say anything about it.”Read more »

How Marriage Will Get Us To Heaven – or, Why I Change the Toilet Paper Roll

::Pulled from the Catholic Sistas archives, this post originally featured on August 22, 2011:: “What was the best day of your life?” It’s aRead more »

That Grace May Become Ordinary

Being an individual can be fun, but God asks us to worship in common. Maybe it was just me. But as a Protestant, I squirmed when it cameRead more »