NOLA Catholic Parenting Podcasts Category

Hold My Baby

By Leslie W. Bertucci Lately, many of us find ourselves reeling and rushing about as we try to rebound from the blows of 2020 and brace ourselves for whatever loops 2021 will throw us. Meanwhile, the Blessed Mother looks at us, smiling serenely and, while holding her precious child out to us, makes this extraordinary […]

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2020 Taught growth beyond comfort zone

By Kristen Bourgeois With 2020 officially over, I have had time to reflect on this very different and very challenging year. As I was reflecting on all the things that have changed this year, the Holy Spirit began to show me how this pandemic has challenged me to grow. This year, I’ve learned to shift […]

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Volunteering at School is a Gift

By Kim Roberts I have been asked to be the president of the parents’ club at my daughter’s high school, much to my daughter’s chagrin. I happily accepted the position and, even though this is a disjointed year, to say the least, we are doing what we can to contribute and lift the girls’ spirits. […]

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Labor Pains

By Stacy LaMorte It is believed that our Blessed Mother Mary delivered our Savior without the pains of labor.  Isaiah 66:7 says, “Before she comes to labor, she gives birth. Before the pains come upon her, she safely delivers a male child.” I can remember thinking of this passage during each of my three pregnancies […]

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Fearless

By Greg Zambrano   The passion of Christ is a very violent and horrific event, but we should never be afraid of a crucifix – just respect and honor it.   Many courageous Christian men and women have stared at, venerated and exalted one. Valiant saints like Maximilian Kolbe, Edith Stein, Maria Goretti and others […]

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Family Lesson

By Kristy Solis A friend of our family told us, “The world would be a better place if all families stride to teach their families to be well intention in faith.” Although I consider this less a family lesson and more a call from Jesus for all of us to always act with pure intentions, […]

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The Holy Trinity and the family have a lot in common

By Megan Lacourrege “Theology of the Body” by Pope St. John Paul II is a thought-provoking read. A celibate himself, John Paul II took observations from his own upbringing and years of counseling couples amidst their marital trials to give public homilies on human sexuality. These homilies were transcribed and compiled to make “Theology of […]

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The Gratitude Journal

By Ana Borden One of the most well received gifts on Christmas Day was a gratitude journal for our oldest child. During a year where the focus has been one of what went wrong versus what we should be grateful for, it has definitely been a good addition during our nightly routine. In just a […]

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Glorifying the Lord and loving my neighbor

By Ty Salvant God has gifted each of us with a variety of talents – mental and physical, personal and social.  Coupled with our personality, our talents take different forms. Some manifest outwardly as with a singer, while others focus inwardly such as songwriters. But these are all talents nonetheless. 

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‘Bluey’ on Disney+: Choosing the better part

By Kristen Bourgeois There are a lot of children’s television shows nowadays. So many options. And they all fall into different categories.   Some have great quality when it comes to learning and problem solving. Some are shows that have no value at all. Then there is another group of TV programing that is good but […]

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Childlike Wonder

By Stacy LaMorte Leaving work to pick up my children from school recently, I was driving down Napoleon Avenue.  It was a beautiful, crisp autumn day, so I was already feeling grateful to God for the glorious weather when I saw two boys who looked like brothers standing on the sidewalk.

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