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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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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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Holy Family Reflections

By Kim Roberts I recently attended a Council of Catholic School Cooperative Clubs meeting at St. Clement of Rome in Metairie, and Father Andrew Rudmann, parochial vicar of the parish, addressed the group. He captured my attention immediately with his first question, “How long do your children exist?” After a moment, everyone knew the answer, […]

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Prayer for the Bad Guys

By Charla Spalluto Misse   When my son was 6 years old, seemingly out of the blue, he said to me, “We need to pray for everyone, even the bad guys.” I am always grateful when he shares his insights and teaches me things. I listen closely and think about his ideas. When I asked […]

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P Kid Popcorn

By Charlotte Phillips Several months ago, when we got home from school, our oldest son asked if they could play outside and eat popcorn before starting homework. It was such a beautiful day that I couldn’t tell him no! He went inside to pop the popcorn while his sister and brothers played. When the bowl […]

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Let us Break Bread Together

By Sarah McDonald   Have you noticed that since the world started its assault on bread (and pasta), it seems like a sadder, angrier place? Think about it, since the war on grain began, mortal enemies have been made of the “opposite” side of one’s ideology, and civil dialogue has become a lost art.

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Prayer Time

By Megan Lacourrege Liturgy of the Hours is a form of prayer that priests and religious say daily, but anyone can choose to do it as well. There are seven different prayer times each day, using the psalms, Bible readings and more.  When I met my husband, he had been in the habit of praying […]

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A Call Out of Comfort

By Gina Sternfels Comfort. Don’t we want that? The definition of comfort is a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. That sounds great, but God calls us for more. In a Bible study this week, a friend commented on how uncomfortable the Holy Family had to be following God’s plan. I had not thought […]

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A Covenant of Life and Love: Why Children Should witness the sacrament of marriage

By Ana Borden During the days prior to my sister’s and brother-in-law’s wedding, our children had many questions about the sacrament of marriage, and, of course, about their roles as ring bearers and flower girls. We were very happy to see their excitement and, most importantly, to see them witness their stunning aunt and her […]

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This Is The Day The Lord Has Made

By Kim Roberts   I was watching a documentary in January about basketball legend Kobe Bryant commemorating his life on the one-year anniversary of his tragic death. During the documentary, several things stood out – one being the reason he changed his jersey number from 8 to 24 while playing for the Lakers. While most […]

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Planning Confession

By Charla Spalluto Misse   Going to confession is not “regularly recurring” on my schedule.  When I go to confession, it takes a lot of planning. Of course, it takes spiritual preparation to truly search my heart, consider the implications of my actions and thoughts and assess whether I was listening and answering God’s call.

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