Mission Statement Category

Continuing to Celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage During the Pandemic

By Ana Borden Seven months into the pandemic, despite the chaos and constant changes, I have seen beauty emerge in the sacrament of marriage. Have the restrictions from the virus possibly created a refocus on the importance of this precious sacrament? It is as if gathering restrictions have stripped away the unnecessary details, lists, desires […]

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Strong is the only option

By Kristy Solis Over and over, I hear that the world around us is overwhelming. This is true. A pandemic, fires and hurricanes have intertwined in our lives and have become our new norm. Yet, we still need to live daily life through all of these trials.

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Respecting All Life

By Charlotte Phillips October is Respect Life Month. It often seems the only issue discussed and prayed for during this month is for an end to abortion. Abortion is an important life issue, but it is only one of the many that does not bring respect and dignity to human life. In Gaudete et Exsultate, […]

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Laughing at the Days to Come

By Megan Lacourrege Last year, I had the chance to hear a moving testimony by Kylie Bisutti. A former model, Kylie won Victoria Secret’s Angel Search in 2009. Even at the height of her success, she felt more insecure than ever. The pressure of seeming picture-perfect didn’t make her happy. She committed to leaving the […]

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The Kingdom of God

By Charla Spalluto Misse I love school; I delight in learning.  I get excited about knowledge theory and creativity.  I certainly feel blessed to participate in my child’s education. I enjoy knowing what he is learning so that we can discuss it, expound on it and possibly find references in our daily activities.  I love […]

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Learning Acceptance

By Kristen Bourgeois Acceptance. It has been a hard skill to learn. Growing up in an alcoholic home, we learn to accept unacceptable behavior, we focus our energy on trying to change the things we cannot change, and we are either unaware or lack the skills to identify things that are actually in our control. […]

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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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Wake of Positivity

By Stacy LaMorte I have always loved being on and around water; it is a form of rejuvenation for me. With the beautiful weather we have been having, we have been spending a lot of time boating as a family. I love sitting at the back of the boat and watching the wake that is made from […]

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I Miss Their Smiles

By Sarah McDonald Many things have changed over the past few months, but perhaps the most visible change is that of people wearing masks in public. My husband recounted a story to me of taking our 2-year-old “Happy Face” to the pediatrician’s office only to have her try to pull his mask off the entire […]

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“Unless You Become Like Little Children”

By Megan Lacourrege As a parent, much of my job is to teach my kids, but I love the moments when my kids teach me. It’s awe-inspiring, to be sure. I often have reflected on Jesus’s words from Matthew’s Gospel: “Unless you become like little children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” What […]

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A Sacramental Oasis

By Jenny Dendinger Blessing ourselves with holy water might appear to be a simple act, but its absence in our lives these last few months has been painfully noticeable for my family. Before COVID-19, the only time the holy water was missing from the font was during the Triduum. I’ve also heard that some churches […]

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