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Holy Family Was No Picnic for St. Joseph
By Bill Dunn
The Holy Family is the model for all families. The household of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph was filled with peace, serenity, and love. For 2,000 years, the Holy Family has been the shining example all families strive to emulate.
The Truce Between God and Us
By Dr. Lin Weeks Wilder
Since 1974, we Catholics begin the new year celebrating the Queen of Peace. New Year's Day is the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Benedictine Oblates also begin a new read of the Rule of Benedict.
By The Prayerful Pilgrim
Life is a gift and it is a journey. There are those you journey with, some for a long period and some short, but each of us is called to a specific vocation which is ours alone. My journey thus far has been full of hills and valleys; moments of clarity and moments of confusion. During one particular deep valley, I realized the truth that God wrote on my heart at the moment of my conception.
By Sue Hallett
It is a bitterly cold January morning. Today we are moving my Mom from her retirement apartment to a small bedroom in a very nice adult family home. Mom has had three falls since Oct. 6th that have necessitated using her LifeLine, two of them involving EMS. Her memory is getting poorer and her ability to take her own medications independently has faded away.
Eight Things to Love About The Catholic Church -- Part I: The Role of the Bishop in The Church
By Cynthia Trainque
For the past 41 years—since I received the Sacrament of Confirmation (or there about)—I am the only one in my family of origin who is still Roman Catholic.
Words are wind, even words like love and peace. I put more trust in deeds.
By Joe Reciniello
In this first reading from Mass, St. John looks at honesty from a different angle. He faces the problem of pretending to love. Pretending is by definition dishonest.
No Time for Family Prayer?
By Rexcrisanto Delson
This year marks the one hundredth year anniversary of when our Blessed Mother Mary appeared to Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco in Fatima, Portugal. Among the various messages our Lady of Fatima told these children, the one Lucia shared about the attack of the family seems more relevant today than ever.
The Beauty of the Waiting
By Kaity Jones
I am impatient and stubborn. My best friend and I say that’s why we’re still friends because we refuse to give up on the other. Patience was one of those lessons I hated learning and God so loves teaching them to me. The most effective way and obvious way to learn this incredible gift is the most frustrating, waiting. We must sit and do nothing and wait for God to move.
2 Causes behind Courthouse Weddings
By Melanie R. Cameron
Interviewing multiple couples who married at the courthouse, eloped, or had a very small ceremony at a family's home, this article asks the ultimate question that I consider a very good question to ask when first planning a wedding: "Who is it for, ultimately?" As Catholics, our response, I hope, is that marriage is for the greater glory of God, who calls these two into unity in the Sacrament o
Great News! I'M Dying!!!
By Elizabeth Thomas
Really. not kidding—the diagnosis has been handed down! Isn’t this awesome! We all need to hear this Good News!
Patience, Persistence, Love
By The Prayerful Pilgrim
I can tell mid-year has arrived in our home school. I feel some of the anxiety...have we done enough?...have they learned anything?...do they love or resent being here? So, I was grateful to be able to take a few hours out recently to attend a retreat at the local seminary.
Pope Francis and Holy Joy
By Melanie Jean Juneau
Even though some old Catholic icons and holy cards often depict saints and the Holy Family looking miserable, with tears streaming down their pale faces, the truth is the saints lived in God’s Presence and in His joy. Even when saints suffered, their suffering was lived out in, with and through Divine Love.
Loving Neighbor As Yourself
By Rolando delos Reyes II
I have always thought of myself as being a good man. True, there are moments when I could lash out harsh words to strangers (especially on the phone with customer service personnel), but mostly I can be kind and generous to anyone I meet – be it a simple smile or greeting, a helping hand with a bag of groceries or some financial assistance when I am able, or spending time listening
By Mariel Roersma
Everyone was made for a purpose, a specific purpose thought of by God. Sometimes it takes a long time to find that purpose and sometimes it may not. Hopefully by the time we leave this world, our purpose in which we were created has been found and done. Think about it, when you leave this world, how do you want to be remembered? What legacy do you want to leave behind?
Power in Weakness
By David Torkington
There’s always some wiseacre on the interview panel who suddenly says, “And what do you think your biggest weaknesses are, Mr Torkington?”
The Faithful Are NOT To Use the Orans Posture During the Our Father
By Jason Izolt
Eight Things to Love About the Catholic Church -- Part III: Why We Love Mary
By Cynthia Trainque
A Closer Look at Our Lady of Medjugorje's Message January 2, 2017
By Kathy Lamb
I Must Stay Home from Mass
By Helen Losse
The Church is the Final Age, but...
By Scott Pauline