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The Strangers at the Manger

If anyone is familiar with Lisa Hendey, s/he knows that Lisa is a Catholic powerhouse.  For over ten years now, Lisa has been evangelizing internationally through her speaking engagements, book writing, editing, and radio show.  Her work with Catholic Mom has been dynamic, engaging, and encouraging to families all over the world.  And, more recently, [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Book Reviews, education, Faith and Family|1 Comment

You Can Help the Poor

As Catholics, we believe strongly in caring for all people and creation, which is evidenced in the Catholic social teaching doctrine.  Among the concepts of solidarity, subsidiarity, caring for creation, and sanctity of human life/dignity of the person, the preferential option for the poor stands out especially today.  So many types of poverty exist in [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, spirituality|0 Comments

Making Sense of Innocent Suffering

“I feel that abortion is often the moral, ethical choice. There are many situations where an abortion is an unselfish, loving, motherly act that prevents the child from a short or long life of pain and suffering, abuse, and even rejection, fear, etc.”  This was a comment I received on Facebook during an intense debate [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Faith and Family, Lifestyle, spirituality|0 Comments

A Powerful Prayer

A friend and fellow author, Shane Kapler, mentioned his newest book, Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and for some reason I didn't fully grasp what this meant from the title alone.  When I opened up this beautifully illustrated book and read the introduction by Fr. Donald Calloway, my heart surged with gratitude.  [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, Featured|0 Comments

The Bittersweet Changes of Parenthood

I’m not a naturally maternal person.  Growing up in a small family, I wasn’t exposed to babies and toddlers on a regular basis – and I was fine with that.  To me, babies squirmed and smelled and really were quite boring.  In my petulant way of thinking as a teenager, I resolved to never have [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Faith and Family, parenting, spirituality|0 Comments