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What Happened to Best Lent Ever?!
By Elizabeth Thomas
Over the course of doing the best I could to have a Great or Best Lent EVER—a strange thing happened. At first, it was a time of contentment, as it felt good to fast between hungers. Drawing away to read, reflect and write in journals gave a sense of joy too. Drawing away from Facebook and the media was definitely not hard for “who wanted the drama anyhow!” This Lent was definitely GREAT!!!
This Year, Experiencing Death and Resurrection during Holy Week has become a Personal Reality
By Larry Peterson
Marty’s funeral was April 6th. Everything was perfect; the Mass, the music, the people, the cemetery and the traditional “fellowship” that followed. I arrived back home about 3:30 pm and headed to the dining room table. I looked around and the reality of the moment sent a shiver though my body. I realized I was alone…very alone. I began to cry (yes, men do cry).
Pro-Life Motherhood: A Feminist Career Choice
By Melanie Jean Juneau
Raising children is not a default chore for women who were not successful in the world of business, power, and wealth. However, the trend in the last few decades has been to delegate childcare to women who are often treated like second-class citizens. Society seems to dismiss and even ridicule women’s most sacred, natural role as nurturing mothers.
He Died for being "Excessively Catholic" The Story of Marcel Callo
By Larry Peterson
Even as a child, Marcel Callo, was a bit of a perfectionist. He liked order and displayed natural leadership qualities. He was born in Rennes, France, on December 6, 1921.
By Mariel Roersma
Today our family laid our oldest relative to rest. She went to the same Church for all 96 years of her very faith-filled life. What I want to remember about her was her faith. She had a deep love for God and for serving Him. The question is how to go about living up to that much faith?
Infant Prague of Jesus -- why you should make this your top devotion!
By Julie Larsen
Infant Jesus of Prague is a well-known devotion, but I think many have forgotten it.
Questions Answered: Contraception
By Kevin Noles
Recently I was brought into a post on a friend’s Facebook where questions were being asked about why Catholics believe that contraception is against God’s will. Most Protestants believe that it is just fine to contracept and that this is between God and the couple.
Sticks and Stones
By Linda Kracht
“Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me.” While this adage has been oft-repeated [and presumed to be true because of its widespread use and awareness] since it first appeared in The Christian Recorder [source: Wikipedia], we have to ask/wonder — is it mostly true or mostly false? Do words affect us or not? How deeply?
By Ross Decker
I spent a lot of Wednesdays and Sundays in a church that really didn't recognize Lent. The pastor preached instant forgiveness and promised that God could not even remember your sins once you confessed them mentally to Him. He preached about Lent, Confession, Penance, and other Catholic practices only to mock them.
On Michelle Kwan's divorce and other Hillary-pples
By Rose Cuervo
Sometime in my work life, I had been offered a good paying locums job only that the lady boss breathes fire. It was not a happy environment and I salute the Filipina pathologist who managed to stay there awhile. I would come to encounter more of this former women sadly, older, accomplished, childless or not, married or divorced.
Starting from Scratch
By Caroline Godin
As a Christian, I see the importance (and the severe need in this world) of evangelizing each person, with or without words, though with is more effective. As a youth leader, I saw just how desperate this mission is becoming.
America's Biggest Family Oriented Catholic Missions Organization Up Close
By Nate Lauer
Deep in the heart of Cajun country, in the bayous of southernmost Louisiana, mere miles off the Gulf Coast lies “Big Woods”, the operation center of Family Missions Company.
Fortitude Sister of Prudence, Justice and Temperance
By Linda Kracht
The focus on fasting, almsgiving, self denial, and the penitential practices of Lent will soon give way — at least for most faithful Lenten observers — to the celebration of the greatest and oldest Christian Feast known as Easter.
What Happens in an Abortion--a Clinical Worker Speaks
By Rose Cuervo
Last week, I was invited to a talk, sponsored by a Rutgers Medical School student group Vita et Veritas, on conscience rights. Their existence, like other pro-life student groups such as other big universities, is always a marvel to me. How I wished I had that faith and formation when I was younger.
A Wedding Reception Planner ... with a Catholic Twist!
By Melanie R. Cameron
This book, Christ on your Guest List, is a coil-bound workbook containing a tried and true formula for approaching the planning details of the reception - the wedding feast - from the mindset that these planning decisions can be used to strengthen the engaged relationship and pave the way for a strong newlywed relationship.
The Theology of the Veil
By Forest Hempen
You are Either Catholic or Not!
By Lorrie McNickle
The Faithful Are NOT To Use the Orans Posture During the Our Father
By Jason Izolt
The Catholic Teachings On The Angels – Part 4: The Seven Archangels
By Alex Brittain
My Best Friend/ The Holy Spirit
By Ralph Hathaway