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Category Archives: Sacraments

When Religious Education Programs Thrive, We All Win

Today {May 5}, I am writing at the close of the day, a day in which we celebrated our third child’s First Holy Communion. A day whenRead more »

Wordless Wednesday

When we pitched the idea of sharing First Holy Communion pictures, you can imagine we didn’t have to twist too many arms to get aRead more »

10 Facts About Sacred Matrimony

Matrimony is the Sacrament which makes a Christian man and a Christian woman husband and wife.  Holy Mother Church, in Her infinite wisdomRead more »

Recognizing God’s Gift

NOTE: This story was written while the author was still in the midst of her journey to Catholicism. She had not yet embraced the CatholicRead more »

Your Handy-Dandy List to Matrimony Resources

We are so excited about our next prayer campaign, which is set to begin on May 1! The title of the campaign is 40 Days for SacredRead more »

They Just Don’t Get It…

They Just Don’t Get It… Marriage I used to wonder if it has always been like this.  Has it always been so intense?  Has it always been inRead more »

Forgive and Forget? To Forgive is Divine?

There are so many clichés when it comes to forgiving and forgiveness, probably because it is such a common experience and desiredRead more »

Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Pope Benedict’s Retirement

The final Angelus – 24 February 2013. Handout photo provided by Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano.Read more »

A Letter to my Christian Friends

I am a Cradle Catholic. From the moment I was conceived, I was meant to be Catholic and I feel very fortunate because of this. Having saidRead more »

Crammed with Heaven

Earth’s crammed with heaven And every common brush afire with God; But only he who see takes off his shoes. The rest sitRead more »

A Penitent Heart

Have you ever wondered how God can love you so much even though you are a sinner?  It’s hard to imagine someone loving us even when we’veRead more »

Come, Holy Spirit, and Give Us Peace

This is the third of a 12-part, once-a-month series on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This month’s fruit is PEACE . Be sure to see previousRead more »

Soul-Searching Valentine’s Day – Mourning Motherhood

I am in mourning. No, no one close to me has died, there has been no divorce – no loss of home or means of income. My loss relates to myRead more »

I Know I Believe in the Real Presence

As I read and sweat my way through Church teachings, referencing and verifying as I considered what She taught and why, the Real PresenceRead more »

Falling In Love

It’s February… the month where as a society we “celebrate” love.   Of course society’s version of love and our Catholic understanding ofRead more »