Confronting the Sins of Our Fathers

I first heard about the recent scandals in the Catholic Church in America on Instagram. I hadn’t been on the app in a while because I was visiting friends, but it didn’t take me long to realize that something was sending shock waves through the Catholic community I’ve come to know and love on Instagram.…

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Is Your Coffee Cup Half Empty, or Full?

Do you have a habit of starting with the negative? I always considered myself to be a glass half full type of person. I’m pretty optimistic about life, but I realized by watching a friend of mine over the years that maybe I haven’t always been as positive as I thought. When I was first…

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Lessons from Saint James the Greater

Today is the Feast day of Saint James the Greater! We first hear of Saint James, the son of Zebedee, when Jesus calls him in Scripture to leave his boat to follow Him.  James, along with his brother John, didn’t hesitate in their response to Him: they dropped the nets they were mending and they followed…

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Loving the Body You Are In

Why are we so hard on ourselves? Just one day after having my third baby, I heard news that Duchess Kate had also given birth to her third. It didn’t take long for me to find myself in the hospital bed, in mesh underwear after a six hour labor, already being critical of myself.  I…

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Jesus Thirsts for You

What does it mean to be a Christian? Pope Benedict XVI said that there is one main thing at the heart of the Christian faith, and that is “to know God as the one who loves us.” Do you know that God loves you? I mean it. Pause for a second and reflect on that…

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Let’s Catch Up!

It has been so long since I’ve had a chance to sit down and write!  At the end of my second trimester, I was so exhausted that I didn’t have the energy to do much of anything, much less blog.  It’s always around that time in my pregnancies where I hit the wall: none of…

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