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My Anastasius

Pondering Over the years, as friend after friend had experienced miscarriage I wondered why it is God not only allows it, but allows it soRead more »

A Heavenly Lesson from St. Gertie

On Sunday, November 2, we confirmed our suspicion of being pregnant. Ah, seven kiddos. Downsizing just before number six was born, IRead more »

Answers to Your Questions about IVF

In October, Catholic Sistas ran a heartrending and powerful story about one couple’s experience with in vitro fertilization (IVF). InRead more »

Line By Line Prayer Reflection: Anima Christi, Part X

This is the tenth of a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi. As a mom of 5 kids, I am often plan ahead forRead more »

Three Deaths, Many Lessons

I’m sure that non-Catholics find it more than a little odd that we believe there can be merit to suffering.  The history of theRead more »

Suffer with Dignity: Our Journey to the Finish Line

We are a nation of contradictions.  Lining the streets, we cheer the struggling marathoner as she bleeds her last drop of sweat andRead more »

Advocating for the Unborn: An Interview with Dr. Alveda King

I was recently blessed to interview Dr. Alveda King, daughter of Rev. A.D. King and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is a powerhouseRead more »

My Journey through In Vitro Fertilization

It’s July 2008 and I’m strapped to a surgical table as a fertility doctor siphons three dozen eggs out of my ovaries through a long needle.Read more »

When Life Gets Old

Isabel, ninety years old, bed-ridden, unintelligible, unable to communicate, afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. This is myRead more »

The Gift of a Son

I hold you close and kiss your sweet head. I hold your hand and notice how tiny it looks nestled in my own. I watch you run and hear youRead more »

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 »

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