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Today is my first day back to grad school (hoorah!) but my class doesn't technically begin until tomorrow so I have time for a quick blog post. ;)Did y'all have book mobiles growing up? I did. I loved ... discuss

My awesome wingman and I have a sort-of motto we like to remind each other in times of difficulty: "we must increase our trust." I had so much going on during Lent that wingman had to text me a remind ... discuss

I will be the first to admit that I'm somewhat of a perfectionist. And by "somewhat" I mean "lady, sing 'Let it Go' because perfection is unattainable."Towards the middle-end of Lent, I asked the four ... discuss

At the end of this Lenten season I came to one huge, defining moment in my life: after being constantly plugged into the online world since I was 16 years old, I have come to realize that I don't like ... discuss

Remember how frazzled I was the day before Lent began because I had poor time management and was "too busy" with life? Yes, I'm going to talk some more about being busy. No, this isn't another "being ... discuss

s="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">1.   Humility against pride- I try to have a normal outing to the grocery store, chatting about nothing with the teenage clerk, when su ... discuss

As I was meditating on today's third Sorrowful Mystery (the Crowning with Thorns) I thought about how there is one change over the years that I'm not happy with: how I've lost the ability to turn the ... discuss

Getting back to Eden. Brothers and sisters: Whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to h ... discuss

Getting back to Eden. It is not that I have already taken hold of it or have already attained perfect maturity, but I continue my pursuit in hope that I may possess it, since I have indeed been taken ... discuss

If you just heard a little happy "woop!" that was me for I have the next 24 hours in the house, without having to go/drive somewhere. Hooray! Yes, I know I was desperate to get my car back but I've sp ... discuss

This is an excellent blogpost by Austen Ivereigh reflecting on Cardinal Pell's testimony on child sexual abuse.Cardinal Pell's declarations that he had heard rumours of priestly sexual activity with c ... discuss

Our family's devotional discovery this Lent has been the Jesus Tree.  Although similar to the Jesse Tree of Advent, it has some subtle differences that make it more than just a devotion which has ... discuss

Getting back to Eden. “He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut ... discuss

For many years I was part of a Catholic group praying every Saturday outside Planned Parenthood. Rosary. Divine Mercy Chaplet. Other prayers.It was a peaceful, prayerful witness. But then another grou ... discuss

In our family, we always enjoy adding new traditions to our celebrations of the liturgical seasons.  And this year, we have been introduced to one for Lent that will be sure to be part of our Len ... discuss

ImageChef.comEarlier this month, my friend Tamara pointed me to Britt Echtenkamp's "What You Should Give Up for Lent, Based on Your Personality Type." It was a fun post, with a quick rundown ... discuss

Photo courtesy of Free Images Every year, it's the same thing: "What am I going to do for forty days?"One year I wrote a letter to Lent.Another year, I made a Top Ten List of things to consider g ... discuss

Know, dear brethren,that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ,so by leave of God's mercywe announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection,who is our Savior.On the tenthday o ... discuss

Question: "Now that the Christmas season has begun — in our secular society called the “holiday season” — there are parties held at workplaces. But we are fasting, and the celebration of the L ... discuss

Bosch's Christ Carrying the CrossThe Christological treatises in the Summa Theologica make excellent Lenten reading. If you are looking for something for the short time remaining in Holy Week, I recom ... discuss

Rarely does a Scripture leap out at me as powerfully as today's impromptu reading of Matthew's account of the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. In Matt 26:45, it reads, "So leaving them again, He wen ... discuss

Hello Friends: March 18th marks the half way point for the 40 Days for Life! This event takes place on a Wednesday evening at 6:30 outside of Planned Parenthood. We will pray from 6:30-7:30 at PP and ... discuss

As someone drawn to Dominican spirituality, and as a Thomist, I read “Meditations for Lent” every spring. It is a perfect Lenten reflection and meditation book. This past Sunday, we heard ... discuss

The Nativity fast (which is less strict than the Lenten fast) begins on Saturday, and I’ve personally found it helpful to meditate on the words of St. John of Kronstadt when preparing for it:“Fast ... discuss

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I hope that it's true, because posting photos seems to be the only thing I have time to do right now. I can't believe I didn't post once during the en ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 23, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler When Shakespeare imagined what young King Henry V might have said before the Battle of Agincourt a century and a half before, he wrote one of the ... discuss

Not even two weeks in and I've fallen off the Lent wagon.  Sometimes, I think I focus my time and energy to ensure my kiddos are making their sacrifices and understanding this liturgical season ... discuss

Well, I'm rather dissappointed that my last few posts did not show up on my blog. I have been posting from my iPod, and using the Blogger app, but they never did show!Pope Benedict XVI, affectionately ... discuss

Are you feeling pressured to have your holiest, Sacrifice and prayer-filled Lenten Journey this year? Do you ever find that you start out on Ash Wednesday with your ashes on your forehead and so ma ... discuss

by Peter Baklinski PEMBROKE, Ontario, March 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The diocese of Pembroke, Ontario has decided once again not to sent any of this year’s Lenten collection to the Canadian C ... discuss

by Kathleen Gilbert PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The bishops of Pennsylvania have asked the state’s 3 million Catholics to offer their Lenten fasts and prayer ... discuss

If you think I'm joking or have lost my marbles, that's a good indicator of how much what John Paul II called the 'contraceptive mentality' has a hold on us and on our culture. It is also an indicat ... discuss

by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman March 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P), which is currently on a Lenten fundraising drive in Catholic churche ... discuss

by Steve Jalsevac Dear friend of life and family, It’s Lent. For many of our readers that means 40 days of fasting and sacrifice to prepare spiritually for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection ... discuss

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Reading the prophet Jeremiah from front to back has been a good lenten exercise. Jeremiah was a very penitential man who saw and spoke to conditions as they were, not as people wished them to be. Je ... discuss

Today is the beginning of Great Lent. Everyone should remember that their diet should be limited to plant products, fish, shellfish, and capybara.Capybaras have been accepted as Lenten fod since the 1 ... discuss

A week of weather contrasts:  56 degrees and rain Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 20 degrees and heavy snow today...just when my statuary in the garden thought they might lose their frozen blanke ... discuss

Here!  Here!  Thank you Bishop David Ricken for suspending your diocese's collection to the CCHD, which is funneling money to groups that support abortion and same-sex marriage!We could use ... discuss

1. Okay kids, it's February 2010. That's early-mid 2010, right? So why am I still waiting for the digitization of the 1901 Irish census? Hmmm? Can't Ireland get on this? *******2. Problem: Part of my ... discuss

(Editor's note: The following is the full interview with Sister Joan Chittister who is to deliver a Lenten mission for the Canada's National Catholic Broadcasting Council (NCBC), which airs the daily ... discuss

Catholic World NewsFebruary 04, 2010In his message for Lent, Pope Benedict XVI cautions against a purely secular approach to achieving justice in society.While Jesus "surely condemns the indifference ... discuss

» 02/04/2010 12:42VATICANIn his "Message for Lent”, Benedict XVI highlights how man must overcome the illusion of self" and “ the deep state of closure, which is the origin of injustice" to open ... discuss

Vale and worth. Value and worth. It's like I'm Yukon Sam (The dude in the Rudolph clay-mation movie)...I might as well sing it to the tune of "Silver and Gold" because it seems to be always on my mi ... discuss

I so wanted to post this by Ash Wednesday, and here we are ~ a day late.  There is always so much I want to say and so much I wish I could accomplish.I have been struggling with my own cross, my infe ... discuss




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