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The Official 2014 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway!

It’s ALMOST the most wonderful time of the year – even though Christmas trees are up and Christmas music is playingRead more »

Seven Quick Takes Friday: Dealing with Dreary November

November, November, November… Such a dreary month in pretty much all the land. Summer is absolutely over; there will be no occasionalRead more »

Vouchsafe, OMG

I’ve joked that I know I’m truly Catholic because I anticipate the recitation of the St. Andrew prayer as part of my Advent season whileRead more »

Confessions of a Prideful Idiot

Christmas in Ice with 30 preschoolers: another chance to make God laugh. I live in interior Alaska and today was fairly brisk at 20 degreesRead more »

I Banned the Wish List

There is one simple choice our family has made over the last ten years that has surprised me. We do not make Wish Lists. Let me explain byRead more »

Get Your Letter from Santa!

Catholic Sistas began as a collaboration between women who had become friends through an online forum. And as the site’s northernmostRead more »

Advent- A Journey to the Manger

Merry Chr….. Wait! Hold up! Stop what you are doing! It’s not Christmas yet! Are you thinking to yourself, “What?  I thought I saw allRead more »

Your Handy-Dandy Guide to Catholic Christmas Shopping!

I know, I know! Thanksgiving is still 2 weeks away, and Christmas isn’t even on your radar. But when it comes to Christmas shopping,Read more »

Salvation Army: Bells for Abortion?

Ring-a-ling-a-ling goes the bell as stalwart souls stand in the cold, next to the familiar red kettle beseeching passersby to give almsRead more »

The Little Drummer Boy

Many years ago I found myself sitting in the parking lot of our local grocery store listening to the radio.  I originally went to the storeRead more »

A Doctor, Teacher…or Sister?

As parents, we have heard the conversation a thousand times.  Our little ones talk about what they want to be when they grow up.  WeRead 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 »

Make Straight Your Paths…Love is on Its Way

Some background: My mother-in-law passed away the day after Thanksgiving.  My husband is an only child, and she was a single mom.  She hadRead more »

7 Quick Takes Friday, no. 8: Advent Traditions

Happy New Year, Catholics! It’s a new liturgical year for us as Catholics which, as you probably know by now, starts with Advent.Read 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 »