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Know His Divine Mercy

By Charla Misse God wants you to know his Divine Mercy; he wants you to intimately connect with him and know how deeply he loves you. I’ve found that one way to better know his Divine Mercy is to go to God in the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist – alone. As a parent, I find I am […]

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving

By Charlotte Phillips Dear God, As we continue to celebrate our new life in the resurrection of your son, Jesus, we thank you for your presence in the ordinary, everyday moments. For the gift of leaves swaying in the gentle spring breeze, for the songs of birds chirping, for the vibrant colors of flowers blooming.

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When the Answer is No

By Michelle Macicek Over the past few months two of my daughters have separately worked and trained to try out for something that they wanted very badly. Unfortunately, after each try out the answer was “no” for both of them. When they each received the email with this news, my first reaction was one of […]

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Walking by Faith with Autism

By Gina Sternfels April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month.  For our family, autism awareness, acceptance and action are every day.   Each year, I see growth in my awareness of what my son can do, and I have always had faith that there is more for him. But, I did not know how it would […]

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Keep the Celebration Going!

By Stacy LaMorte Alleluia! Alleluia! He is risen! Happy Easter, NOLA Catholic Parenting Family!   It is so easy, like Christmas, to think like the secular world that Easter is over because the day itself has come and gone. However, Easter is a 50-day celebration that begins today and ends on the feast of Pentecost which […]

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Staying True to Your Lenten Commitment

By Gavin Lewis Each year during Lent, I struggle to find what I will abstain from. The hard part is not abstaining for 40 days, but ensuring that what I do allows me to make a conscious decision to better myself for life – not just during Lent. 

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The Rose Bush

By Ana Borden There are a few things I still recall about my grandmother before she passed away when I was a child. Among them was her love for rose bushes that grew in her yard. As a hobby, she cultivated beautiful heirloom roses in various hues of pinks and red. Following her passing, my mother propagated “offsprings” […]

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Keep Lent simple, but meaningful

Lent is about working out those spiritual muscles.  And Lent doesn’t have to be about giving something up.  It can be about adding something too. Whenever Lent rolls around, I always rack my brain for things to do.  If you do, too, here are some ideas!  Lent has already started but it’s not too late […]

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Parents are indicators of the truth

By Greg Zambrano Children require direction and feedback on their path towards God. As parents, we constantly have to instruct children on many things – from how to brush their teeth and tie their shoes to how to pray and learn about Catholicism. As an indicator, we direct them towards the best and safest path […]

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Be Still

By Jenny Dendinger Years ago, while on a field trip at the Audubon Zoo, my son went missing. He was only 4 years old at the time. One minute, he was happily following a peacock around the courtyard, and the next, he was gone. Fighting back panic, my eyes darted around searching for his blonde […]

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Before you play the comparison game, try this instead

By Megan Lacourrege Do you struggle with comparisons? Perhaps you are prone to comparing yourself to others. Or maybe other people approach you with comparisons of their own. In my own life, I discovered that comparisons have never left me happy. They often seemed to cause competition and even contempt. Once I realized that, I’ve […]

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