NOLA Catholic Parenting Podcasts Category

The Gift of Memory

By Ana Borden Every night before bed we have gotten into a new routine of looking at pictures we had taken that day, and a year, two and upwards of 10 years ago on that specific date. There is something so powerful about the sense of sight – it evokes so many emotions. The children […]

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Mass in the Time of Coronavirus

By Kim Roberts During the three-month stay at home orders, my family watched Mass every Sunday from the St. Louis Cathedral. We fell into a routine, sleep in, eat breakfast, gather in the living room, phones silenced, light a candle, display a wooden cross and share holy water we brought back from our trip to […]

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Discernment: A True Gift

By Megan Lacourrege “Discernment.” As Catholics, we often use that word when talking about making big life decisions, especially regarding our vocations. When deciding what we will vow ourselves to, prayerfully seeking God’s counsel is of course necessary. Lately, though, I’ve been discovering just how much discernment is needed day-to-day within our vocations.

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Heaven on Earth

By Stacy LaMorte Every time we are able to attend Mass, which is becoming more frequent now that we are slowly progressing out of quarantine, we are called to recognize that this is the closest we can be to heaven and to Christ while we are here on earth. And, we are not alone as […]

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Finding God in the Ordinary

By Charlotte Phillips I don’t know about you, but there have been moments in my life where I expected God to make himself known in a huge, knock-me-over-the-head, grand gesture kind of way. I remember being on a retreat and crying out to God, begging God to speak to me. Thankfully, I opened the ears […]

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Back to the Basics

By Jenny Dendinger P.E. – canceled. Trip to the lighthouse – canceled. First Friday picnic – canceled. Little Mermaid Ballet – canceled. Date night – canceled. I could go on, but I think you get my point. COVID-19 threw quite a monkey wrench into our plans, and, as a result, our family life became a […]

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Answers

By Charla Spalluto Misse I have an older friend with whom I correspond by email.  Just before he left New Orleans to retire in his native country, we had dinner together. This special friend recently wrote to me that he was always sorry he didn’t offer me any good advice at our last dinner when […]

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Reasons for Protests

By Ty Salvant The way in which we discuss with our children the current protests fueled by the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis and events leading up to them will have a large impact on where they choose to focus and what they will pray for in the end.

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The Struggle is Real

By Kim Roberts Here we are, three months into a pandemic that has kept us in our houses and our children away from their schools. I have to admit, the struggle has been real at times. I am not a teacher, do not want to teach – especially my own child. But, since my daughter […]

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A Thank You Letter

By Kristen Bourgeois Fear and anxiety are contagious. And, I was swept up in it when the news broke that the coronavirus had made its way to Louisiana. I let myself sink into that fear of the unknown and the anxiety of keeping loved ones safe while trying to balance a home life under the […]

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Praying During a Pandemic

By Charlotte Phillips It has been three months since our lives have been turned upside down as a result of COVID-19. Our older two kids have just finished the final 9 weeks of the school year around our kitchen table as my husband and I work, and our little two play and ask for snacks […]

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