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My Guardian Dear

By Charla Spalluto Misse In my second year of college, I was fortunate enough to go on a ski trip to Vermont with friends. As I went to school “up north,” I discovered that all my new friends had been skiing since they were young. I, on the other hand, had only been skiing a […]

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Snail Mail

By Stacy LaMorte When is the last time you sent a handwritten note or letter via “snail mail”? Let’s not let the art of letter writing become a thing of the past. Our children don’t love it, but my husband and I have them write “thank you” notes for gifts that they receive and physically […]

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Everyday Suffering

By Kevin Sprehe As a parent, one of the hardest things to endure is to watch your child suffer. Now, there are varying degrees of suffering a child may endure. This will not explore extreme, heart-wrenching suffering.

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God Gives Us Everything We Need

By Gavin Lewis To 2019 and beyond!!! 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run then walk, and if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you must keep moving forward.“ 

During the holiday season, we all looked toward 2019 and how we would continue to […]

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On Being a NOLA Catholic Kid

By Casey Sprehe Only 8 years into this parenting gig, I’ve decided that our Mass experiences rank high in the stressful times of parenting. I find it helpful to remember I was once a kid in church. It knocks down my expectations of how I want my kids to perform. It also reminds me, that […]

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The Value of Youth Group

By Dawn Cusimano When I was in high school and beginning preparations to make my Confirmation, I was struggling with a dry faith life. I wrestled with the decision to move forward with receiving the sacrament.

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Making Time for Us

By Sarah McDonald My husband and I both have full-time jobs to add into the mix of our marriage and parenting our five children. So, when you add up the amount of time we are at work while the kids are at school, extra-curricular activities, volunteering

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Let the Children Come to Me

By Greg Zambrano In Matthew 19:13-15, the blessing of the children is discussed. “Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such […]

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El Día de los Reyes Magos

By Ana Borden One of my favorite days of the year is Jan. 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, or as most New Orleanians would tell you, the first day of Carnival season. Yes, entering the start of the king cake season is a plus, but for me it signifies most importantly the 12th and […]

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When You Just Can’t Do It Anymore

By Gaby Smith Hey there tired parent. I understand you. You’re too exhausted to get back up and keep on going. You had a long day at your job, where you spent half of your day putting out fires or you were caught up with errands/school activities that drove you nuts.

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The Voices that Matter

By Leslie Bertucci Every day, we’re bombarded by so much noise, so many voices vying for our attention: texts, emails, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, TV, radio. And, then, there are the actual human voices calling out to us. How can we possibly learn to filter out the useless noise and focus on the few voices […]

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