Category Archives: faith

Interview with a working mom

Author, blogger, speaker Erin McCole Cupp has a new short work of biblical historical fiction called Working Mother. The description of the story is as follows: With her husband disabled and out of work and her child in mortal danger,a … Continue reading

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Prayer for a Friday Morning

O my God, I offer You all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings, and I beseech You to give me Your grace that I may not offend You this day, but may faithfully serve You and do Your Will in … Continue reading

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Transforming weak Catholic families

Also posted at Catholic Insight. When you teach two classes of First Reconciliation and First Communion candidates on most Saturday mornings, you learn a lot about other families’ prayer lives. It doesn’t take long to see who prays at home … Continue reading

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St. Therese and my New Year’s Resolution to offer it up

Also posted at Catholic Insight The inspiration for my New Year’s resolution came to me as I cautiously steered my car along a snow-covered, traffic-snarled road on my morning commute. The snow continued to fall, the roads were a congested … Continue reading

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Disney’s Frozen: Reflections on Original Sin and the Incarnation

Fr. Eric Mah is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his thought-provoking extended homily that uses the Disney movie, Frozen, as an analogy for Original Sin and the Mystery of the Incarnation. (warning: spoiler alert) Today, I’d … Continue reading

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Our Lady and the Octave of Christmas

“In the sacred liturgy we celebrate not only the events themselves of salvation history but also the men and women and children redeemed by the Saviour who have lived and proclaimed this Mystery in a manner worthy of imitation. In … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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As Morning Breaks

One of the many gifts in my blogging life is the privilege of being part of the  Gospel Reflection team at CatholicMom.com  where I am also a monthly columnist. As a Gospel Reflection team member, I write short, hopefully helpful, … Continue reading

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Eight Strategies for a Calm, Fruitful Advent

Most of us are distracted with so many things. Busyness is a stress-inducing condition of daily life. We rush from one place to another, and try to juggle one too many commitments. With only one month left before Christmas, our … Continue reading

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Back to School

Each day when I go to work, I have the privilege of sharing in the lives of many people at a time when they are most vulnerable. My patients (and sometimes their families) share with me their struggles, suffering, questions … Continue reading

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