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Freaky Friday on a Monday

Freaky Friday on a Monday

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By Shelly A. Schneider

One of our main goals in life, Jim and I, is to raise responsible and loving children. I will tell you right now there are days when I believe we're ...

Are We Joyful, Humble, Fleshly Ciboriums?

Are We Joyful, Humble, Fleshly Ciboriums?

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By Michael Seagriff

Remember how the Israelites grumbled during their desert journey - there being no bread? And how they later rejoiced when they received manna ...

Taste, Touch, Smell, Sight, Hearing and Intuition

Taste, Touch, Smell, Sight, Hearing and Intuition

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Children never cease to amaze me. Their intuition, or 'sixth sense,' is something most adults outgrow or stop listening to when jobs and families ...

How to Put Mama Back Together Again

How to Put Mama Back Together Again

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

All these little (and not so little) parenting crosses are the surest road to sanctification, but that doesn't negate the fact that they wear on ...

Live In The Sweet Spot Of Life

Live In The Sweet Spot Of Life

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By Jackie Stammen

I often find myself scared to let my light shine. You know that sweet spot of life, when you feel like you are living completely and ...

Allow God To Be God

Allow God To Be God

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By Jackie Stammen

'We find it hard to love imperfect things so we imagine God is just as small as we are.'- Father Richard Rohr

Sometimes Even Mama Creates a Bit of Drama

Sometimes Even Mama Creates a Bit of Drama

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

The baby walked in front of our play-set swing, while it was in use by the 6 year old, causing the littlest guy to be launched into a fresh mud ...

How About Some REAL Reality?

How About Some REAL Reality?

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Reality shows. They've become so big that the Emmy Awards have a couple of categories dedicated to the shows themselves and to their hosts. I ...

Could I Follow the Example of the Mother of Seven Sons?

Could I Follow the Example of the Mother of Seven Sons?

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Considering the men's conversation, I must concede my weaknesses and admit my fear that in a critical moment my spiritual back bone could buckle. ...

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Be careful what you wish for. It might just come true. You've heard that before, right? The phrase came to life during the heyday of 'Fantasy Island.'

We Stand With You Lord - No Matter The Price We May Be Asked To Pay!

We Stand With You Lord - No Matter The Price We May Be Asked To Pay!

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By Michael Seagriff

May the following words penned more than 50 years ago by Rev. M. Raymond, O.C.S.O. encourage us during these trying times and our pending exile in ...

The Art of Receiving

The Art of Receiving Watch

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By Shelly A. Schneider

How good are you at receiving? Not as in professional football, and not as in birthday or Christmas gifts. I'm talking receiving as in sincere ...

An Urgent Prayer and Warning - Lest Thy Church Suffer Too Great A Darkness

An Urgent Prayer and Warning - Lest Thy Church Suffer Too Great A Darkness

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By Michael Seagriff

Those who have visited here, read my book, I Thirst For Your Love, or frequent Harvesting The Fruits of Contemplation, know how much I value and ...

An Encounter With Jesus Through The Hand Of A Child

An Encounter With Jesus Through The Hand Of A Child

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By Jackie Stammen

Surprises. Our God is full of surprises. A mentor in my life once told me to expect surprises in life, you are sure to have them. Good or bad, you ...

Synod on the Family: Perception v. Reality

Synod on the Family: Perception v. Reality

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By by Justin Soutar (Richmond, VA)

The secular news media has irresponsibly embedded in the public mind its own grossly inaccurate portrayal of the 2014/2015 Synod on the Family, ...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Have you ever really thought about that? I'm talking about the heading above. I suppose once you become a spouse and parent the whole "eye of the ...

Think the grass is always greener? Maybe not.

Think the grass is always greener? Maybe not.

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Are you a 'grass is always greener' person? I was, too, until a seemingly normal Thursday afternoon many, many years ago. Read on.

Tribute to an American Catholic Hero

Tribute to an American Catholic Hero

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By Justin Soutar

John Henry Bradley (1923--1994), one of the six Iwo Jima flag-raisers in World War II, may have never considered himself an American Catholic hero, ...

God said...and I listened

God said...and I listened

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By Shelly A. Schneider

I received an e-mail from my friend, and newspaper photographer, Ray Rockwell this morning. It was titled, 'God said 'No.' I'd seen it before, but I ...

Our Lost Cathedral Hagia Sophia

Our Lost Cathedral Hagia Sophia

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By Michael Clark

On May 29, 1453, the Christian world lost its first great cathedral, the Hagia Sophia, as Muslim invaders sacked the city of Constantinople finally ...

On Demonic Activity and the Charlie Charlie Challenge

On Demonic Activity and the Charlie Charlie Challenge

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

As you may have heard, there is a current buzz on the internet around a game in which participants evoke a demon in order to answer questions. The ...

Chill Out, Martha!

Chill Out, Martha!

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By Jackie Stammen

I have an image of you in the story of Jesus with Mary, and Martha. You are Martha busy at work in the kitchen. Jesus comes over to you, gently takes ...

If You Want An Excuse, You'll Find One

If You Want An Excuse, You'll Find One

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By Jackie Stammen

'Your body is a temple.' This phrase began to caress my thoughts and fuse it's way into my life until finally I had to face the truth of those ...

Why Christians Cannot Practice Transcendental Meditation

Why Christians Cannot Practice Transcendental Meditation Watch

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By Rev. Mr. Ian VanHeusen

Before you think that this article is another stereotypical condemnation of Transcendental Meditation and other forms of East Asian meditation ...

Monday Musings - So What's The Rush?

Monday Musings - So What's The Rush?

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By Michael Seagriff

Many professing to be Catholic - even among those who attend Sunday Mass regularly - have lost the sense of the Sacred and their belief in the ...

The Masterpiece of Living

The Masterpiece of Living

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

I guess that's why I spent part of my Sunday Mass distracted by them. Not because they were a distraction in the negative sense, but because they ...

Christians Must Get in the Game and Testify to Truth

Christians Must Get in the Game and Testify to Truth Watch

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Chaos is at an all time high for sure in the midst of this on-going battle between good and evil. Before the age of internet, it took time to ...