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Climbing Above the Crowd to See Jesus

Byzantine Catholics celebrated the Sunday of Zacchaeus this week, the first of five Sundays of preparation for the Great Fast. See LukeRead more »

The Travesty of Two Daddies

Every once in a while, I come across a story that stops me in my tracks. Like the Italian high court’s decision to overturn a pedophile’sRead more »

Our Catholic School Family

As Catholic Schools Week approaches in our diocese, I find myself reflecting on how we ended up choosing Catholic school for ourRead more »

Pay Attention!

Raising a Holy Family The importance of being engaged in family life is key to raising a holy family.  Our goal as parents should be toRead more »

Christmas Joy is a Choice, Not a Feeling

In early November, long before Thanksgiving, I started Christmas shopping. Not because I’m obsessed with my kids having the latestRead 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 »

Examining the Examen

Each year as Advent approaches, I look for new and more ways for our family to reflect and grow closer to God. We try to add prayer timesRead more »

Ten Liturgical Activities for Advent

This article would actually apply for any Catholic family, not just home educators as it deals with liturgical activities for Advent.Read more »

For a Simpler Life, Get Rid of Your Soul-Sucking STUFF

Does anyone REALLY need a 64-piece set of food storage containers? I think not. You all know the drill–every December, stuff startsRead more »

Honoring Our Veterans

Kyle serves our country currently as a Green Beret Veterans’ Day is one day of the year where we can all pause and remember those whoRead more »

Happy Birthday to Rees and the USMC

Today is not only the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps (Semper fi!), it is also the 20th birthday of our first child (YayRead more »

Nine Words We Must Say Everyday

When I was young child growing up in the 70’s,  I remember seeing greeting cards and cheesy home décor with the quote, “Love means neverRead more »

5 Things that Helped Me Become a Better Parent

Sometimes on the path to sainthood, being a parent can be a really really REALLY  hard thing to achieve. I mean…kids. Wow. I couldRead more »

My Journey through In Vitro Fertilization

It’s July 2008 and I’m strapped to a surgical table as a fertility doctor siphons three dozen eggs out of my ovaries through a long needle.Read more »

To the Mom Terrified of Having Irish Twins

You’ve just given birth. You are so in love with this tiny person who consumes every second of your time and attention. The sleepRead more »