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Home Altars 

By Kim Roberts Being Catholic and of Italian descent, I have seen many home altars throughout the years. Some were gloriously appointed, and some simple and understated. I have to admit when I first got married, I hadn’t given much thought to setting one up. I had crosses all over the house along with religious […]

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A Reminder from the Pope

By Kim Roberts I was reading through messages on Facebook, a guilty pleasure, and I found a recent message from Pope Francis that struck a chord with me.  In this particular message, he reminds us that life goes by so fast, and we should really learn to appreciate what we have.

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Faith is Not a Choice for a Child

By Kim Roberts I recently found myself in a conversation with a group of mothers discussing if they should let their child decide whether they will go to church or not. Well, I had an opinion on this topic. I think that just as parents guide their small (and large, in some instances) children through […]

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Children and Religion

By Kim Roberts In an article originally published last October, a Harvard study found that children who were exposed to religion as they were growing up were more likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being as young adults, when compared to those that do not.

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Blessing a Dorm Room

By Kim Roberts When my children went to college, my husband and I wanted to make sure they were prepared in everyway possible. Solid Catholic education – check; love and support from family – check;

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For Kendall

By Kim Roberts Having spent the past 12 years writing a weekly column for The Time Picayune, I have had the opportunity to meet many fabulous people and write stories about the community residents.

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Teach Children to be Includers

By Kim Roberts Parenting goals: raise children that adhere to the “golden rule” and do unto others and raise children who are kind  and considerate and do not exclude others. But, how do we as parents reach this goal and teach our children to be compassionate, tolerant and inclusive?

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Engaged

By Kim Roberts So, my first-born, eldest daughter became engaged on Good Friday. While she has been out of college for three years and working and supporting herself as a graphic designer for some time now, I can’t help but think of her as my little girl.

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Graduation Day is Special Time to Reflect

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.

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Pray the Rosary Like You Mean It

By Kim Roberts In January, I accompanied my daughter and other CYO members on a trip down the highway to participate in the March for Life held in Baton Rouge. We rode the bus with parishioners from our church.

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Adult Children and Mass

By Kim Roberts My husband and I have raised all of our children in the Catholic faith since birth. They were baptized, received their first Communion and were confirmed in the church. They attended catholic schools, were members of the CYO, served as altar servers and eucharistic ministers and truly lived their faith every day.

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