Baptism is Everything

Published on April 18th, 2015 | by Michele Chronister

When I gave birth to each of my girls, I remember falling instantly in love with them. I remember the first time I laid eyes on my oldest, after a long and challenging labor. She was ... Read More


Theresa Williams

Give Fairy Tales a Chance

Published on April 17th, 2015 | by Theresa Williams

Fairy tales (especially princesses and Santa Claus) get a lot of crap. From comments such as, “princesses teach girls that the only way to attain happiness is to find a man” or “telling your kids a ... Read More



A Couch Is NOT a Promise

Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Siobhan Benitez

Not too long ago, my best friend moved in with her boyfriend. It’s a big deal: this is her third long-term, serious relationship, but the first one she felt confident enough in to say, “Hey, I ... Read More

Women's Issues

Mary Proffit Kimmel

Reflections of a Sidewalk Counselor

Published on April 14th, 2015 | by Mary Proffit Kimmel

Every Friday morning, my mother and I visit the local abortion clinic.  Women travel from three neighboring states to terminate their pregnancies.  The doctor flies in from New Jersey because abortionists are so hard to find. ... Read More


Ryan K

Pray, Read and Exercise: We Have the Time

Published on April 13th, 2015 | by Ryan Kraeger

Since becoming a father I can’t even count the number of times I have heard variations of “Oh, you’ll see, just wait. Once you have kids all of that (exercise, holy hour, reading, blogging, etc.) goes ... Read More


Megan Twomey

Spiritual Deep Cleaning

Published on April 9th, 2015 | by Megan Twomey

I am not a natural deep cleaner. Extensive projects that involve organizing minutiae, inordinate scrubbing, and rubber gloves are just not my thing.  Now I’m the first person to be stressed when my house looks a ... Read More


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Do Not Fear Gay Marriage

Published on April 8th, 2015 | by Emma King

Gay “marriage” will threaten, snarl, huff and puff, but we should not fear. For, upon this rock Christ built His Church. It will not fall simply because evil huffs and puffs a little louder... Read More



Sharing the Treasures of Humanity with the Poor

Published on April 5th, 2015 | by Cristina Montes

Last Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Vatican organized an exclusive tour of the Vatican museums for 150 homeless people in Rome. During the tour, the Pope himself welcomed the guests, telling them, “This is everyone’s house ... Read More



No One Should Have to Feel Lonely

Published on April 4th, 2015 | by Julie Machado

No one should have to feel lonely. Maybe no one should also have to feel sad, hungry, or hurt, but I suppose this is our fallen nature and our fallen world. Loneliness is a prominent theme ... Read More


Chelsea Z

Stay a While With Christ and Him Crucified

Published on April 4th, 2015 | by Chelsea Zimmerman

Hey, where are you going? It’s not Easter, yet. “Stay a while. Do not hurry by the cross on your way to Easter joy, for we know the risen Lord only through Christ and him crucified.” (Fr. ... Read More


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Writing Within the Word?

Published on April 3rd, 2015 | by Abigail C. Reimel

Ever since childhood I was always taught to treat the Bible with a certain amount of respect.  This included never setting it on the bare floor, but always on top of something; never tossing or throwing ... Read More



How well is Your Tongue Trained?

Published on April 1st, 2015 | by Bob Waruszewski

In today’s first reading, the prophet Isaiah says, “The Lord has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might now how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.” (Isaiah 50:4) Can we ... Read More


Leia Go

Growing in Holiness: God Alone Suffices

Published on March 28th, 2015 | by Leia Go

Today is the 500th birthday of Saint Teresa of Avila, one of the greatest mystics and spiritual writers of the Church. When I think about it, St. Teresa was my first teacher about growth in the ... Read More



Lent, Suffering, and Offering It Up

Published on March 27th, 2015 | by Lianna Mueller

Lent causes suffering. The small (perhaps large to us) sacrifices that we make are meant to bring us closer to the cross. They are meant to bring us to greater reliance on Jesus instead of whatever ... Read More

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