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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 »

50 Clever Ways to Announce a Pregnancy

I’ve been pregnant six times and only once announced the pregnancy to friends and family in a creative way. So in honor ofRead more »

“Choice” Now Extends to Born Children, Too

Belgium’s Parliament.“The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint. It is not doneRead more »

The Economics of Sex

Friends of Catholic Sistas over at the Austin Institute have come up with something quite provocative – a series of “researchRead more »

#WhatWomenNeed

Cecile Richards is at it again, friends. What I wouldn’t give for a sit-down with her, given that she is often seen around my neck ofRead more »

10 Things You Should Never Say to a Catholic Mom

Welcome! Are you reading this because a dear Catholic friend shared it with you? Perhaps you are someone who has been on the receiving endRead more »

Every Child a Wanted Child

When I saw the second pink line on the pregnancy test, I felt sick. All the reasons why this pregnancy was a catastrophe went through myRead more »

7 Quick Takes No. 21: An Interview with Leticia Adams

This week’s Quick Take features a friend and fellow blogger, Leticia Adams. She is a former pro choice supporter turned proRead more »

How Do You Heal a Broken Heart?

Madison’s balloon escaped from her tiny hands and floated gracefully up to the sky.  “My balloon!” she cried stretching out her arms as farRead more »

Mallory: God Had Another Plan

Mallory Grace In the grand scheme of life, sometimes, it goes fast, sometimes slow. When you lose a child, or a pregnancy, time sometimesRead more »