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Our Children are Leaving the Church. Here’s What We Can Do About It

by: guestDon’t most Catholic children live in Catholic homes with Catholic parents? Shouldn’t that be enough? If we want our kids toRead more »

RezodelNino

Rezo del Niño

by: guestHoy en día cuesta mucho encontrar familias que quieran preservar estas tradiciones pero para nosotros es parte fundamental deRead more »

NavigatingMarriageAtItsWorst

Navigating Marriage at its Worst

by: guestHow had we gotten to where we were? Why did two people so in love fall so far apart? And the love we once had for each other wasRead more »

True Love Wins

This post is a part of our Real and Raw series.   Aunt #1: “I heard they chose green and lavender as their colors.” Aunt #2: “WhereRead more »

If Only I Hadn’t _________

by: guest“If only I hadn’t _____.”  How many of us have said that – days, months, years, decades, after?  Remorse, guilt, shame,Read more »

MyChildStruggleswithMentalIllness

My Child Struggles with Mental Illness

Welcome to this installment in the series Real and Raw – Soul-Stirring Stories, a series focused on taking a candid look at theRead more »

We Are the Warriors Reflections on Anxiety

We Are the Warriors: Reflections on Anxiety

Welcome to this installment in the series Real and Raw – Soul-Stirring Stories, a series focused on taking a candid look atRead more »

When They Leave the Faith

When They Leave the Faith

by: guestHave your adult children stopped practicing the Catholic Faith? This story will hit close to home. Journey with our author as sheRead more »

Special Needs Mom Reflects: All are Welcome at the Feast

A week after Christmas, after months of preparation, my two youngest children received their First Holy Communion. I had always assumedRead more »

Finishing Lent with Intention

How is your Lent going?  Great?  Fantastic?  The best one yet?  Good for you!!!!  Or are you a little lackRead more »

How Catholic Crafting Brings Me Closer to Christ

Did you know you can buy lots of empty Altoids tins on eBay? Why would anyone buy empty Altoids tins?! I LOVE ALTOIDS! But I wouldRead more »

A Personal Tribute to Mother Teresa: My Mystical Journey to Darjeeling

It happened one morning during my High School English class when I was asked to select and write about my role model. MotherRead more »

What God has Joined Let No One Divide

Your Family was started on the day you got married, and after you took your vows.  The presider may have uttered words similar to theRead more »

5 Ways Amoris Laetitia Encouraged, Challenged, and Aggravated Me

Amoris Laetitia continues to be featured in a variety of writings, posts, books, and conversations in the wider Catholic world.Read more »

Soul Ties: What Are They? Do I Have Them? Is That Good or Bad?

Have you ever wondered why some people can’t seem to stop thinking about their first love, even though decades have passed? Or whyRead more »