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Fear Has Nothing to do with Discernment

By Mary Bruno Couples frequently choose to grow their families by adding a child. Sometimes that new bundle of joy comes through the gift of a pregnancy, and sometimes it comes through the gift of adoption.  Both require incredible self-sacrifice and are incredibly rewarding. Both require thorough discernment. Neither are superior, but many couples find […]

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I Saw Jesus at Mass

By Mary Bruno We all know Christ is present at Mass, but it’s quite special when we are able to see such a striking resemblance of him in the congregation. My husband Chris and I moved to the northshore several years ago and began to notice a doting father caring for his handicapped daughter every […]

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Marriage is worth it

By Mary Bruno Chris and I watched our wedding video with our daughter on our qnniversary or “mersary,” as she calls it, a few weeks ago. We can’t relive the joys of that special day enough.

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Explained Infertility

By Mary Bruno Most men and women a desire to have children at some point in their life, yet 1 in 8 couples are infertile. Fifteen percent of all recognized pregnancies result in miscarriage. Whether you are Catholic or not, this unexpected life circumstance can truly leave an ache in your heart and a ton […]

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Icing on Jesus’ Birthday Cake

By Mary Bruno Chris and I had just moved to the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain and were experiencing a lot of firsts, like most couples do when getting situated in a new town. I met the pharmacist at our local grocery store and was surprisingly pleased at how kind he was; we discovered the […]

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Cleaning out the Fridge

By Mary Bruno  The other night, Chris and I were watching a TV show which showcased a journalist husband struggling to support his pregnant wife. The refrigerator had broken again, so the camera caught him tossing spoiled food into the trash with an incredibly sad look on his face. The pain of disappointment was evident […]

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Why Not ART?

By Mary Bruno   Artificial Reproductive Technologies (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine insemination (IUI) are (strangely) one of my favorite things to talk about. Most people don’t plan on being infertile, so when it hits, it can be devastating. A common reaction to this jarring life circumstance is to turn towards […]

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“Beauty from Murky Waters”

By Mary Bruno It only took one dose of not-so-tasty medicine for our 4-year-old daughter to cringe and run away screaming at the site of the next 29 doses. Thank God for chocolate syrup! But that antibiotic finally started to heal her from an aggressive sickness.

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God’s Creativity

By Mary Bruno One of my favorite things about God’s creation is the incredible array of colors he has given us. Stepping outside during different seasons gives us a front row view of thousands of hues and vibrancies that are pleasing to both the eye and the spirit. The diversity and beauty of God’s creativity […]

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Let’s Make Charity Go Viral

By Mary Bruno Covid-19 is the 2020 party crasher no one anticipated. These are no doubt unusual and unprecedented times calling for mass individual quarantines and causing some widespread panic. Part of the fear caused by this “invisible” enemy is due to how easily it is spread. Scientists state that it could be passed from […]

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It Takes Two to Tango

By Mary Bruno As a Creighton Model Practitioner Intern, I often get a unique and somewhat intimate glimpse into the lives of many couples. Although it’s not as frequent as one might hope, one of the most touching things I get to witness is the man taking a particular interest in the fertility of the […]

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