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Inspired by Mary: Surrendering My Will

By Sarah Mcdonald As we begin the month of May, attention in the secular world turns towards mothers in anticipation of Mother’s Day. In the Catholic Church we, of course, turn our attention to our Blessed Mother, Mary. As the Mother of God and our mother, it is truly fitting that the church dedicates this […]

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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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Learning to love unconditionally

By Kristen Bourgeois Parenting is about learning how to navigate through life’s challenges with your little ones. As a young parent, I thought love would come naturally and easy. And, sometimes, love does work that way. But, sometimes, love isn’t easy and, if I’m completely honest, I don’t always know what I’m doing. Somewhere along […]

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Ignatian Contemplation: Praying with Scripture Using Your Imagination

By Charlotte Phillips On July 31, we celebrate the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola. While I don’t think I could pick just one saint as my favorite, St. Ignatius is high on my list. He is the founder of the Jesuits, and his life experiences have shaped and formed Ignatian Spirituality.

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Engaging in Works of Mercy as a family

By Derek Rotty I have just written elsewhere that Lent is about conversion, and that the works of mercy are a primary way of turning more fully toward Jesus. But, how is that supposed to work for families? After all, kids have lots of sports practices, they need to be bathed, and, at the end […]

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Worth More than Gold

By Kate Taliaferro Contributing blogger We all have broken places in our lives. It’s a simple fact of human existence since the fall. Somewhere along the course of our journey we’ve fallen, gotten beat up and dirty in the mess of life. After experiencing such a time, we need to pick up the pieces and […]

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