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Category Archives: Respect Life

The Best Little Charity You Never Knew

Two weeks ago, I picked up a magazine off our parish’s literature rack and thumbed through it. Halfway through, I saw an articleRead more »

Trusting in God’s Promises: One Momma’s Letter to You

Losing a baby is no doubt one of the most difficult things a parent can go through. It is wrought with pain, sadness, grief, and suffering.Read more »

Baby Louie: A Tale of Faith, Hope, and Love

“I am so sorry, but your son has a lethal form of skeletal dysplasia. His limbs are very short and his chest cavity is very, very small. HeRead more »

A Memorial to Our Children

Today we recognize the children that we never got to know. Those that we only knew of for a short time, maybe held briefly, and loved withRead more »

Celebrating Life

Last summer, I received a phone call from a lady who was new to our parish and wanted to see if we would be interested in starting aRead more »

Dispelling the Myths about Emergency Contraceptives and IUDs

I recall five years ago when I was working at a Catholic hospital as an RN, contraception was not covered by our insurance. Yet, none ofRead more »

Seven ways to build a culture of life

It’s October, and that means that Respect Life Month is once again upon us. This is a time for us to be extra mindful of the ways in whichRead 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 »

Why we DON’T use Birth Control

Yesterday, the popular website, Buzzfeed, gathered 22 female employees for an article highlighting why the women use contraception. OtherRead more »

Frances Raphael: Helping People Love Better

Today we share with our readers a letter written from a mom to her unborn daughter. Our friend Shannon H. is a homeschooling mom to fourRead more »

The Right–and Wrong–Way to Talk about Rape

A well-known Catholic blogger recently wrote about the connection between the dehumanizing mentality of the “hook-up” culture among youthRead more »

Take It and Be Happy

As I sat beside my father-in-law’s bedside, holding his hand while he lay with labored breathing, my head rested on the blanket and IRead more »

An Open Letter to My Gay Sister

As someone who struggles with same-sex attraction yet remains a practicing Catholic, I try to keep my finger on the pulse of the “gayRead more »

Eucharistic Adoration

It was a bright spring day in May. Only two weeks left before summer vacation, and my first overnight school trip with my oldest was laterRead more »

Jesus Wept

Yesterday we read in the Gospel of John the story of Lazarus’ death. We read that when Jesus finally arrived in Bethany Lazarus had been inRead more »