7 Catholic Blogs You Should Read (Seven Quick Takes, Vol. 1)

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Why do we love Catholic blogs? Largely because maintaining one is a lot of work! When you find a good one, you know the person running it is dedicated and passionate about their mission. Each person is trying to use their knowledge, experiences, and perspective to communicate the truth and lead others closer to Jesus, […]

Advent Week 4 Reflection: Feed the Birds, That’s What She Cries

Old Bird Lady

A note from the Editor: The Gospel reading for the Fourth Sunday of Advent focuses on Joseph’s role in the Christmas story. In Joseph, God gives us a model of faith, obedience, and service through sacrifice. I often think about my father when I read and reflect upon Saint Joseph, so it is timely to share […]

From the Mouths of Babes: Lessons and Carols

Lessons and Carols

I recently participated in the Festival of Lessons and Carols at my parish, St. Francis of Assisi (SFA) in West Des Moines, Iowa. While Lessons and Carols is a rather new tradition here, it originated in 1918 at King’s College of the University of Cambridge in England as a thanksgiving service after the close of […]

Saint Gerard Meets Saint Lucy

Saint Gerard Majella

In the spring of 2007, my husband Joel and I realized we were expecting our first child. We were so excited and shared the news with our family and friends on Easter Sunday. A few weeks into the second trimester, I started experiencing some signs of miscarriage, and my doctor sent me immediately to Mercy […]

Must-See Family TV

A Walk in My Shoes | NBC

With many families reporting much concern about prime-time television broadcasting content that is not suitable for their families, two key corporate sponsors have partnered to provide family-quality entertainment on a major network TONIGHT (Friday, 12/3/2010).  This FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT initiative is set to fill the void by providing quality, family entertainment with movies that families […]