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The Catholic Mom’s Guide to (sort of) Keeping It Together

Every September, Catholic moms brace themselves for the beginning of what seems like non-stop activity: kids in school, extracurricular activities, professional and volunteer commitments. As women and as moms we fill our lives with activities that put other people’s needs … Continue reading

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Where have I been? An update

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted here. I miss my blogging friends and their  wonderful blogs that enlighten and inspire me to live my Christian faith where God has placed me. Family life is busy, sometimes rushed, and … Continue reading

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Humanae Vitae and thirty years of marriage

My husband and I celebrated our thirtieth wedding anniversary earlier this week. Over on my blog at Catholic Insight, I wrote an article on how we have tried to live our married life informed by the teachings of Pope Paul … Continue reading

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Faith of our Fathers: the Church militant

Ten years ago in July 2005, Canada legalized same-sex “marriage.” It took the United States ten years to catch up, but finally this past week, SCOTUS ruled in favour of same-sex “marriage.” We all know that the ruling in both … Continue reading

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The Mass as Spectacle

Three weeks ago at Sunday Mass, I spent an hour in total amazement watching how thoroughly Holy Mass can be reduced to a loud, irreverent spectacle.  After many days of replaying the incident in my mind, I managed to put … Continue reading

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Living Out the Great Commission: Practical Tips to Evangelize our Youth

“It’s very important for parents to remember that, even though God might give you the great responsibility to be the primary educator of your child with regards to the faith, He also gives you the corresponding grace to actually do … Continue reading

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Enthroning the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our Families

Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Enthroning the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our families is one of the best things we can do. Two years ago, with the help of a friend who is a … Continue reading

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Bishop Athanasius Schneider – Holy Communion on the Tongue

As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi this Sunday, June 7, 2015, I am re-linking to my Catholic Insight article on why Holy Communion should be received on the tongue. The article is based on Bishop Athanasius … Continue reading

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Charlie Charlie: a wake-up call for sobriety

I had a talk with my teen-aged kids about the Charlie Charlie craze that has spread throughout social media in epidemic proportions. Charlie Charlie is the “poor man’s Ouija Board” that summons a Mexican demon who answers participants’ questions, much … Continue reading

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In Honour of World Communications Day 2015

One of my greatest pleasures and privileges as a blogger is to be part of the team at CatholicMom.com. On this website, founded by author and speaker, Lisa Hendey, I write a Gospel reflection for the third day of each … Continue reading

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