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Mary, Ever Virgin. Or Was She? (Part 2)

I love this time of year, when the liturgical calendar is heavily “Marian,” between the Nativity and the Solemnity of Mary thatRead more »

Mary, Ever Virgin…or Was She? (Part 1)

One thing that I look back now and laugh about after a decade as a Catholic is just how naive I was when I first converted. Though I wasRead more »

Come, Holy Spirit, and Give Us Charity

This is the first of a 12-part, once-a-month series on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This month’s fruit is CHARITY. Check back nextRead more »

20 Great Things about Being Catholic

Who needs Stephen King or Paranormal movies when you have real-life martyrs? We’re friends with the REAL Saint Nicholas–theRead more »

Get Ready to Celebrate St. Lucia’s Day!

I’m Scandinavian with Viking roots–or at least, that’s what my 6’4″ Nordic father claimed. So every year, ourRead more »

Father, Forgive Me–I Voted for Obama

I know, I know–you thought with the election being over, the politics posts would stop. But when I woke up a few weeks ago toRead more »

Feast for the Body, Famine for the Soul

Me on our recent vacation. Two weeks ago, I was blessed to be able to travel with my husband for an early celebration of our 15-yearRead more »

Five Myths about Miscarriage

When our fourth child, Ben, died mid-pregnancy in 2007, I learned that when it comes to miscarriage, most people simply don’t knowRead more »

What’s So Wrong with Gay Marriage?

I’m a print junkie. Which is why I can get online to find a recipe for beef stew, start clicking through links, and end up stillRead more »

Catholic and Pro-Choice? I Don’t Think So

Back in my pro-life atheist days, long before I had kids, I used to spend a lot of time on bulletin boards debating abortion. One thingRead more »

Sistas Weekly No. 5

Welcome to the recap of the Catholic Sistas blog for the week of September 24 – September 29! Hopefully you will find this newRead more »

Service with a Smile

A few months ago, I visited a friend, a new mother with a four-month-old baby. She talked about how stressed she was and how much she wouldRead more »

Sistas Weekly No. 4

Welcome to the recap of the Catholic Sistas blog for the week of September 17 – September 22! Hopefully you will find this new feature aRead more »

The True Cost of Designer Babies

In our family, we have a tradition when it comes to finding out the sex of our unborn babies. We have our 20-week sonogram, have the techRead more »

Sistas Weekly No. 2

Welcome to the recap of the Catholic Sistas blog for the week of September 3 – September 8! Hopefully you will find this new feature aRead more »