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Community, Detachment, and Military Moves

The military is a beautiful, unique vocation.  We have lots of military Ink Slingers who share beautiful insights of their experiencesRead more »

Why I'm a Visible Catholic in the United Kingdom

Why I’m a Visible Catholic in the United Kingdom

Until the Catholic Relief Act in 1829 many rights and choices were restricted to us, and even today visible Catholics are barred from theRead more »

50 States 51 Marian Pilgrimages

50 States 51 Marian Pilgrimages

“On a pilgrimage you step outside your comfort zone. You see the world from a fresh perspective.” Unfortunately, pilgrimagesRead more »

The Plan after Unplanned

The Plan after Unplanned

I was no stranger to the Planned Parenthood controversy before entering the theater. I used to listen to Lila Rose podcasts, of herRead more »

Making Room For Disability

We need to make room for people with disabilities In our lives, schools, and church communities. Society will continue toRead more »

Happy Feast of the Assumption!

When I taught high school theology, it was one of many vocabulary words that students got confused: Assumption, Ascension, Annunciation. ToRead more »

We Need to Talk

We Need to Talk

No, I don’t want to break up with Jesus! The last thing I want is to be apart from Him, but our relationship needed work. It felt a littleRead more »

Contemplating Eternity: Living for the Here and Now

As I sat in daily Mass after hearing the news, I held my sleeping little boy and watched my eldest going through motions of Mass that heRead more »

Of Note-August 2019

Of Note offers you the most worthy, relevant reads that will keep you informed and in-tune without wasting your precious time.Read more »

Just How Good are Those Mud Pies

Just How Good are Those Mud Pies?

I’ve splashed and played in the mud most of my life, eating my fill of my carefully crafted mud pies. I’ve felt the hunger that has neverRead more »

Running Changed My View On Confession

Running Changed My View on Confession

I don’t go to confession nearly as often as I’d like, but when I do, it’s always this image of the vast towering cross and Jesus thatRead more »

How Social Media Helped my Pregnancy Announcement

How Social Media Helped my Pregnancy Announcement

Though I didn’t always manage to publicly announce each pregnancy that resulted in a miscarriage on the blog account, I didn’t shy awayRead more »

Home Is Where the Church Is

We are moving…again. This is my husband’s and my third cross-country move in six years as a married couple, fourth if you count me movingRead more »

Light and Refreshing Ceviche

Light and Refreshing Ceviche

I regularly participate in the Catholic Sistas’ “What’s for Dinner” daily post on Facebook. Recently, I posted a comment stating ourRead more »

What are you willing to do about it

What are you willing to do about it?

But…at some point, we have to muster up the resolve (through prayer or action) to make changes for the better. Even if they are smallRead more »

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