Mary Proffit Kimmel

The Dawn of Sainthood

Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by Mary Proffit Kimmel

I thought this morning that holiness comes like a sunrise.  The Holy Spirit hovers over the waters, filling the earth with goodness and light.  A sinner becomes a saint as an acorn becomes a tree or ... Read More


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Jesus and the TV Screen

Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by Lianna Mueller

Recently, I had an experience where my eyes were opened firsthand to the influence that media has on children. A child doesn’t understand the damage that the images and sounds in the media can imprint upon ... Read More



Waiting for Pentecost

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by Erin Cain

There is a difference between willpower and passion. You can learn all the rules of basketball and put all your effort into being the best on the court, but if you don’t truly love the sport, ... Read More


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Mary, Help Us! A Litany

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by Dcn. Edward Looney

“Mary, Help Us!” This has been the continuous cry of Christians who visit Marian shrines throughout the world. Typically a pilgrim goes to a Marian shrine with a heavy heart and fervent plea in which they ... Read More


Living Life As It Is

Published on May 16th, 2015 | by Morgan McFarlin

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5 – ... Read More


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What Temperament Are You?

Published on May 15th, 2015 | by Bernard Toutounji

I remember when I was engaged to my now wife Jane, one of the biggest discoveries I had to process was learning that she was an introvert. We were at a social function with people we ... Read More


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Do You Believe?

Published on May 14th, 2015 | by Bob Waruszewski

I have seen it everywhere, in small churches, big churches, city churches, rural churches. Catholics bored or daydreaming at Mass Often I am guilty of that myself, thinking of what’s for lunch, my to-dos, upcoming work ... Read More


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It’s More Than Just a Date

Published on May 13th, 2015 | by J.Q. Tomanek

“May 14, 1988 is an important date for me.  It was on that day I was ordained a priest.  The longer I am a priest, the more I realize that the meaning of my priesthood goes ... Read More


Theresa Williams

Too Anxious to Function

Published on May 12th, 2015 | by Theresa Williams

I’m a pretty anxious person – I have the prescription to prove it. I tend to look at the details of a situation and easily become overwhelmed. Compound the anxiety with my need for some “me ... Read More

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My Annulment

Published on May 12th, 2015 | by Burke Ingraffia

Eight years after my wedding day I find myself by myself with my two dogs on my family’s tree farm in rural Louisiana. My wife and I have separated, and I have begun the process of annulment... Read More


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Feminism did not Kill Chivalry

Published on May 11th, 2015 | by Ryan Kraeger

Before I begin, let me preface this by saying that it is an extremely rough sketch of a very complex topic. If there are any real historians out there reading this (for a laugh, no doubt) ... Read More



Modesty: A Virtue of Respect and Responsibility

Published on May 7th, 2015 | by Kiersten Robinson

Each year with the dawn of warm weather, Catholic media is suddenly buzzing with a myriad of posts and articles addressing the virtue of modesty. Given the current state of cultural fashion trends, this crusade for ... Read More


Megan Twomey

Created to Be You

Published on May 7th, 2015 | by Megan Twomey

“So they’re both napping?” asked my husband, incredulous, “Can you nap?” Quiet time has been pretty rare around my house since my eldest abandoned naps a year ago. Nevertheless, I cheerfully replied, “Nope, I’m going to ... Read More


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Popular Piety

Published on May 6th, 2015 | by Cristina Montes

One of my favorite childhood memories is that of participating in the Flores de Mayo during the month of May. It is a popular local custom where, on every day of the month, children gather in ... Read More

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