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Why We’re NOT Saving for College

One of the first things people used to say to us when we told them we wanted a large family was, “But how do you plan to pay forRead more »

Sistas Weekly No. 1

Welcome to the recap of the Catholic Sistas blog for the week of August 27 – September 1! Hopefully you will find this new feature aRead more »

Do You Trust Me?

“There are places in the heart that do not yet exist; suffering has to enter in for them to come to be.” – Leon Bloy TheRead more »

Holding Fast to My Feminine Dignity

For millions of women, fertility is inextricably linked to pain—painful menses, painful intercourse, and of course, painful childbirth.Read more »

The Case Against Teenage Dating

I have a confession to make. Several, actually. At least once a week, I’m too tired to cook so I let my kids “forage” forRead more »

The Idiocy of Corporate Causes

FAIL: Everyone knows gay men are far too fashionable to register at Target. Protect the environment! Promote gay marriage! EndRead more »

NFP Is Just the Beginning

During my early years as a Catholic, I worked primarily in the natural family planning (NFP) ministry, as a teacher and eventually as aRead more »

Why the Cross?

One of the hardest group of people to evangelize to Catholicism isn’t atheists, but agnostics. Atheists, after all, at least startRead more »

The Visitation

Tomorrow is an optional memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and next Wednesday is the feast day of St. Benedict. To honor both theseRead more »

7 Quick Takes Friday, no. 3

Today’s 7 Quick Takes post features one of our more prolific ink slingers, Misty. We hope you enjoy getting to know Misty through these 7Read more »

Take a Hike–With Your Kids, of Course

Their first hike ever–May 2006 at the Roanoke River trail. Our kids were just 2, 3, and 4! Outside of a brief stint with aerobicsRead more »

The Stunning Death Toll of LEGAL Abortion

One of the most frequently cited arguments against criminalizing abortion is this: If abortion is illegal, women will resort to dangerous,Read more »

Fifty Shades of Porn

In case you haven’t heard, the most popular books on the planet right now are the Fifty Shades of Grey series by E.L. James. NotRead more »

Why I Became Catholic (and Not Buddhist)

One of the questions I get most often when people hear I’m a convert is, “Why did you choose to become Catholic?”Read more »

Catholic and Feminist: Can You Be Both? (Part 3)

One of the hardest things for me to shed as an adult convert was the secular feminism I’d adopted since my late teens. Feminism thatRead more »