By Casey Sprehe
Feasts and fasts. Purifications and celebrations. The church’s extremes throughout the year are chances for me to model for my kids what liturgical living looks like.
Pentecost – the birthday of the church – is a time we draw them into the celebration more than Sunday Mass. Read More
By Sarah McDonald
As I have written about before, we have five children; a pretty large family by today’s standards though it is perfectly normal for me having grown-up the oldest of five.
I had an incredible childhood filled with opportunity and never wanting for anything.
By Courtney Elmer
You might’ve heard the rumor about this thing called balance.
In case you haven’t, it’s nothing more than an idea, really. Something that sounds really nice and that everyone wants, but that no one has ever defined.
By Charla Spalluto Misse
I look for ways to encourage prayer and devotion in my home and in our school. I try very hard to discern and carry out the Lord’s Will.
I am so frequently humbled, however, struck by the enormity of another’s work toward the glory of God. So much more than I am doing, I marvel and, admittedly, often feel small. But are these small things that I do not meaningful? Read More
By Kristy Solis
Have you ever asked your child “What is your favorite part of Mass?”
As we prayed as a family tonight, I asked this very question to my 4-year-old daughter. This child of God said, “The best part of Mass is ‘The Cross! When I cross my arms to walk up during the sacrament for the blessing. It is the reason I go to Mass every week to see Jesus when I get my blessing.” Read More
By Kim Roberts
The month of May is synonymous with graduations – from high school and college.
I can’t help but reflect on the graduations of my two older children from high school and college and the emotions that went along with those milestones.
By Leslie Bertucci
One of the common threads that have run through and strung together my 55 years as a Catholic Christian is the rosary. I remember reciting this beautiful prayer as a child, with my family, with neighborhood friends and with classmates. Read More
By Sarah McDonald
A few months back, my NOLACatholic Parenting column in the Clarion Herald was about raising Catholic daughters in today’s #MeToo world.
I lamented the seeming lack of examples of women in today’s world and made a bold call for women to embrace authentic feminism. Needless to say, there were strong reactions … quickly. Read More
By Stacy LaMorte
May is in full-swing! It is such a beautiful, abundant month filled with first Communions, confirmations, Mother’s Day and graduations (yeah, mom, try to relax in the midst of all of the things you get to plan!)
It is truly a joyous time to watch our children grow and move into new phases of their lives. Our former pastor used to put it so elegantly when he would pray for the children “to grow in grace and wisdom.” Read More
By Kim Roberts
Addiction. Just saying the word brings me to my knees. How can a family survive addiction, of any kind, at any age?
When a family member is suffering from an addiction, it affects everyone in the family, not just the addict. Read More