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Holy Versus Secular Detachment

In a culture that presents detachment as a distant type of apathy or indifference, the word detachment itself procures distaste and disdain for those who are genuinely seeking to deepen their interior lives.  Yet detachment can be holy.  We hear the word in terms of surrender or abandonment, as in “surrender to God’s will” or [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, spirituality|0 Comments

Getting Past Perfect

If you are a mother - or a father, for that matter - you know what it's like to vacillate between fear of failure and a sense of satisfaction.  Parents have the toughest job imaginable, and we can never seem to get it all right.  The world somehow tells us that, should we "choose" motherhood, [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, parenting|0 Comments

Couriers of Grace

I think all parents of disabled children have moments when they fear the future.  Our yes to life requires us to constantly advocate for our kids.  In Sarah's case, her health was always in the back of our minds.  Given her serious heart condition, she could live two more years or twelve.  We just didn't [...]

Anything is Possible

Everyone has a dream.  For most of us, that dream involves worldly success, accolades, and the acquisition of wealth.  We loosely define this as "the American Dream," elusive as it may be.  But for others who do not desire the enticements of the world, another dream exists: the dream of possibility. When Sarah was born, [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, special needs|0 Comments

Captain Catholic Answers Your Questions!

Many of us are sort of swimming in this sea of uncertainty surrounding the political climate these days.  As a Catholic voter, I'm usually not torn about how to cast my vote each year, but this past year for the presidential election was particularly tough for me.  It seemed that a lot of others were [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Faith and Family, Lifestyle, spirituality|1 Comment