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I am not brave.

Have you ever watched movies about heroic feats and actions of larger than life individuals who defeat the odds, brave adversity, andRead more »

Grump Cured by Scripture, Statues, and the Savior

Last weekend I was grumpy in church. Our family’s schedule forced us to attend separately so I sat down in my pew with three olderRead more »

Advent and 7 Quick Takes

First Sunday in Advent 2015 is the last Sunday of this month! I don’t know about you but I often find that Advent catches me byRead more »

Not Feeling Saintly

Earth, Purgatory, Heaven As I write this, it is All Saints’ Day, and I’m not feeling saintly.  My Facebook newsfeed todayRead more »

St. Maria Goretti: The Little Saint of Great Mercy

You know when you drive your kids on a five hour road trip to stand in line for two hours for a brief 15 second encounter withRead more »

Celebrating Pope St. John Paul II: Catholic Cootie Catcher

When I was thinking about what kind of activity that might be fun to celebrate the feast day of Pope St. John Paul II for some reason theRead more »

Seven Quick Takes: The Seven Sorrows of Mary

Earlier this week I began turning over my ideas for this month’s Seven Quick Takes and started thinking about titlingRead more »

Be Transformed by a Saint Book

Every morning, our homeschool day begins with me reading aloud to the kids from a book about a saint.  Oh, how rich these storiesRead more »

Is Gambling A Sin? A Quick Visit with the Catechism

The NFL season is around the corner and with it is the even bigger and more lucrative sport: gambling. Fantasy football and office poolsRead more »

Catholic Poetry

There are many things I love and one of them is poetry. I make my living and serve my vocation as an English teacher. My faith, however, isRead more »

Book Review–Smile of a Ragpicker: The Life of Satoko Kitahara

Japanese culture has always been close to our family. My husband was born in Tokyo; his Irish-American parents had settled in the mountainsRead more »

What’s Your Name Again?

Today is the memorial day of Blessed Chiara Bosatta. Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of this saintly woman. No? I hadn’t either untilRead more »

Dear 8 Pound 6 Ounce Newborn Infant Jesus

“Dear 8 pound 6 ounce newborn infant Jesus, don’t even know a word yet, just a little infant and so cuddly but still omnipotent, thank YouRead more »

Seven Quick Takes: Easter Traditions

Our forty days in the dessert are almost complete – today is Good Friday.  And while most of the Quick Takes this week will featureRead more »

Luck of the Irish

The secular world LOVES St. Patrick. His feast day is the focus of many celebrations, chiefly involving green beer and wearing greenRead more »

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