Category Archives: children

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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God’s Basin

(From: The Joy of Knowing Christ: Meditations on the Gospels by Pope Benedict XVI) Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end” (John 13:1). God loves his creature, man; he even loves him … Continue reading

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Media influence, the Catholic family, and Fr. John A. Hardon

Still buried in books and assignments as I finish the last two weeks of the parish nursing course I’m taking but I just had to take a break and write a post based on a recent discussion with the kids … Continue reading

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Dear young family at Sunday Mass

Also posted at Catholic Insight To the young family who sat in front of us at Sunday Mass, this is for you. You made me smile as I was reminded of what Mass with young children is all about. How … Continue reading

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St. Monica, pray for us

The Antiphon for the Canticle of Zechariah, Morning Prayer for August 27, Memorial of St. Monica reads: “You answered her prayer, O Lord, you did not disregard her tears which fell upon the earth wherever she prayed” As a mom, … Continue reading

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Short shorts and midriffs: dressing our daughters

Posted at Catholic Insight According to webmed.com, girls begin a growth spurt around the age of 9 or 10, with the fastest growth at around 11 or 12 years of age. Typically, girls grow about three inches per year during … Continue reading

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The Gift of Motherhood

The Catholic Register, Canada’s Catholic news source,  asked me to submit a short reflection for their Mother’s Day feature. Here is the text of my article:   When I was twenty years old, I self-assuredly told all my friends that … Continue reading

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Confession and the little child within us

Posted at Catholic Insight I have been thinking a lot about confession lately. As the First Confession and First Communion catechist in my parish, the past few weeks of class have been focused on mortal and venial sin, repentance, forgiveness, … Continue reading

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Blessed Pope John-Paul II: “Families, become what you are”

Posted at Catholic Insight On a recent Saturday morning, I had the privilege of speaking to the Raising Faith-Filled Kids Group at Newman Centre, Toronto. We looked at ways in which Catholic families can strive to grow in holiness. In … Continue reading

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Small Success Thursday – The Kids Are All Right Edition

If it’s Thursday, then it’s time for another Small Success post over at Catholic Mom. List three things you are grateful for this week: victories over minutia, victories over the big stuff, blessings which you have received which reveal the … Continue reading

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