The Protector of the Holy Family

Mar 10, 2014 by

Today begins the novena to St. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ and protector of the Holy Family. We all pick up habits, mannerisms, and approaches to life from our parents; isn’t it marvelous knowing God chose St. Joseph for Christ to grow up imitating? And too, that he was chosen...

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“Train up” Your Child in Alms

Mar 6, 2014 by

originally published to the Catholic Connection I’ll be honest, I don’t have a strong history of faithful success with Lent. Like a lit match, I flare with pious enthusiasm for fasting, penance and almsgiving, but my glow dims when I slip out of my practices. Before I know it, it’s Easter...

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Redirect from Social Media for Better Marriage Com...

Feb 24, 2014 by

All three boys occupied with preschool, a nap, and toys respectively. Fresh black coffee. Deep breath. And exhale: a moment of peace. So naturally I’m on Facebook, scrolling the News Feed and Liking along the way – albeit not the best way to savor the quiet, but that’s another...

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Five Favorites (vol. 5)

Feb 12, 2014 by

I’ve thought of doing a Five Favorites post about a million times. Hooray for actualization! 1) Primal Fudge I have a weakness for sugar, but chocolate is my kryptonite. It’s positively divine, but has all sorts of gotta-have-more associated with it. …Enter Primal Fudge....

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Cultivating Religious Vocations within the Domesti...

Feb 10, 2014 by

My freshmen year at Benedictine College, one of my closest friends delighted us all with news that he was headed for the seminary. A young man with strong devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Blessed Mother, Chris’s talents were in making people laugh and making people pray. His...

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