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What will you leave behind?

By Charla Spalluto Misse Oct. 22 was the Feast Day of Pope St. John Paul II. Being a saint of modern time, his prolific teachings and far-reaching efforts profoundly touched the lives of most Catholics today. I remember his visit to New Orleans in 1987. While most youth encountered him when he spoke at the […]

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The Gratitude Tree

By Dawn Cusimano With Thanksgiving coming up soon, I was reminded of a precious family craft that we were blessed to learn about last year and adopt called the “Gratitude Tree.” It was quick and easy to make, and only cost us pennies and some good, old-fashioned quality time. First, we found a few bare […]

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Savor your grandchildren

By Christine Bordelon There’s nothing sweeter in the morning than being woken up by your 9-year-old grandchild singing and telling you she made breakfast for both of us. She has learned, from being “my little cooking helper,” how to toast a waffle, make hot tea with lemon and chocolate milk all on her own. That’s […]

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Tough Days

By Stacy LaMorte We all have them: Tough days.  We have those days where nothing seems to go our way. So, as Catholic parents, how do we teach our kids that these are normal and even necessary in our lives? What I have found with my kids is that listening is the first course of […]

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Why My Son Opens Doors for Women

By Ana Borden While dating my husband, we often cooked together, recreating meals from dining experiences as well as grocery shopping together. Following the first meal we cooked together, I served his plate first. He was silent for a moment but then followed with, “I can serve myself.” I had watched the women in my […]

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God will give you everything you need (Psalm 23:1-3)

By Kristy Solis Universally, we are all tired.  Parenting is a full-time job with a full schedule of its own. If you are like me, it is not your only duty. Whenever I feel weary, I reflect and ask the Lord, “Have I lost my way? Is this the path you created for me?” The […]

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We shall find our little ones again up above…

By Casey Sprehe After finding out we were pregnant in 2016, I told my husband not to tell anyone which, for us, is weird. For us, a part of being pro-life is telling people when we are pregnant right away, acknowledging the fullness of the person from day 1. I was uneasy this time, though. […]

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Joy in the Chaos

By Sarah McDonald This weekend was one of those weekends. Between having to take shifts at the soccer fields all day Saturday, the kids seemingly doing everything in their power to annoy one another (and us), and my husband and I both fighting off those colds that hit you when you are just tired and […]

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Primary vocation is at home

By Kevin Sprehe A daily difficulty I face is turning off work. My life, what I do and how I need to think and operate does a 180-degree flip as soon as I walk through my doors. How I relate to a coworker or client just isn’t the same as when I interact with my kids or my wife who has had a full day with four […]

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Who Are You?

By Leslie Bertucci “If you are what you should be you will set the world on fire!” This quote from St. Catherine of Siena has always been one of my favorites. In my experience with youth ministry as well as with parenting, one of my greatest goals has been to show the kids who they […]

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Answering God’s Call

By Ty Salvant Like many families, when our oldest was 3, we began looking at schools. We gathered information on early childhood programs and potential schools for children his age. When considering what was offered, I wasn’t drawn to any of the options for various reasons and eventually contemplated homeschooling. When I proposed the topic […]

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