Today’s Soup & Stories post is from Kathryn Whitaker who hangs her digital cowgirl hat at TeamWhitaker.org. Kathryn shares a recipe for “Tasty Soup,” one that earns her “Mom of the Year” award each time she dishes it up. . . . → Read More: A Mom of the Year Award-Worthy Recipe
If you’re a listener to the SonRise Morning Show on EWTN Radio, you’ll likely recognize the name of this Soup & Stories contributor, Rita Heikenfeld. Her weekly Bible Foods segments with Matt Swaim always enlighten. Rita shares her recipe for 30-minute spicy vegetable soup and throws in a bonus recipe for easy cheesy garlic bread. . . . → Read More: Cooking in the Fast Lane
Today’s Soup & Stories entry comes from fellow CatholicMom.com contributor Kelly Wahlquist. She shares a recipe for gazpacho, a soup I have never tried until today. It’s a winner, and I’m looking forward to sipping on this one tonight. Kelly, take it away … . . . → Read More: The Joy of Gazpacho
Today’s Soup & Stories entry is from our dear friend Kara Storey who provided the inspiration for the series. Kara walks down memory lane and recalls the time she brought her husband-to-be home for the first time when dinner with her parents didn’t go exactly as planned. Kara also shares her recipe for Taco Soup. . . . → Read More: What Are These Little Black Specks?
Mercy! Mercy! Mercy! What are Julie and Lisa talking about this week on Catholic Women Now? They have Eileen Valdez in studio to chat about the Divine Mercy Des Moines celebration. Tune in — we’re Catholic Women Now, heard only on Iowa Catholic Radio; streaming online, too. . . . → Read More: Up This Week on Catholic Women Now: Divine Mercy
Holy Mary! Now this is a giveaway! In honor of a local gal writing this review of Christopher West’s new book “Fill These Hearts” and our prize vault getting a little full, we’re hosting a MEGA giveaway open to our central Iowa readers only. . . . → Read More: Review (and Giveaway+) of Christopher West’s New Book
How would you answer this power question: What in your life has given you the greatest fulfillment? Today’s post is courtesy Sarah Underhill and she tackles it with us.
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I took on a new work position last month, and with that change, brought on a new manager. He’s one of those managers who makes you want to work harder, who’s well-respected, successful, and is one of the reasons why I’m back enjoying my job again. (Oh, and can’t forget to mention he’s Catholic, so even more reasons to like the guy!).
At a sales meeting a few weeks back, he handed out a book to my colleagues and . . . → Read More: Power Questions & the Fullness of Faith
Editor’s Note: In honor of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, welcome back Renee McGuire to The Practicing Catholic. Read Part 1 of Renee’s testimony 6 Things I’ve Learned Since Dumping the Pill.
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Once we removed the pill from our marriage, my husband and I experienced healing we didn’t know we needed. This truly was a turning point in our marriage. But after the birth of our first son, we had to trust in God another way … postponing pregnancy. Here comes the responsible parenthood part.
What’s responsible parenthood? It’s the virtuous decision made by a married couple to either conceive a child or postpone conception. Catholics are NOT expected to have . . . → Read More: 5 Steps to Embracing Natural Family Planning
Editor’s Note: In honor of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, please welcome Renee McGuire to The Practicing Catholic. Renee and husband Kerry are parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines, Iowa, where they teach Natural Family Planning classes. This is Part 1 of Renee’s testimony. Part 2 is 5 Steps to Embracing Natural Family Planning.
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“This is just the rhythm method and everyone knows that doesn’t work.”
“Everyone who follows natural family planning has big families and we can’t afford that.”
“NFP is too hard to learn.”
“Catholics don’t really follow this anyway. It’s so . . . → Read More: 6 Things I’ve Learned Since Dumping the Pill