5 Ways to be Self-Reliant in an Age of Government Overreach

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Despite the rising death rates due to lockdowns and the shocking rate at which fellow Americans eagerly encourage the government to strip them of their God-given rights (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness come readily to mind as well as privacy), I have discovered there are some good things that have come out of … Read more

Are You Prepared?

As Catholic wives and mothers we are always preparing. Preparing meals. Preparing clothing for the day ahead. Preparing for Mass shenanigans of small, squirrely children. Preparing the bath. Preparing lessons for our homeschool. Preparing for birth. Preparing our children for life as adults. Preparing. As I write this, I struggle to think of a moment … Read more

My SAHM Identity Crisis: Embracing The “Hidden Years” of Motherhood After Letting Go of My Career

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I recently found myself drinking a cup of coffee and contemplating what is often described as the “hidden years” of Christ. Those precious years in which our Lord was being raised by the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph so often capture my imagination. It’s amazing to think that we know very little about Christ’s … Read more

The Paradox of Grief and Hope

I still wake up in the dead of night sobbing silently and think, “why?” “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing.” “A Grief Observed, pg 3, … Read more

We need to talk about #CatholicTwitter

Ah, social media – the glorious invention that has allowed the world to be smaller, one’s own social circle to grow beyond our wildest imaginations and a place where like-minded people can come together and share opinions, ideas, news and the general frivolity of everyday life. From Facebook to Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat, social media … Read more

Yes, Islam Is a Threat

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On January 5th, Father Nicholas VanDenBroeke, a priest in Lonsdale, Minnesota, preached about the very real threat of Islam on Christianity and the American way of life during his homily on Immigration Sunday. Archbishop Bernard Hebda, the archbishop of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese didn’t wait to publish a statement condemning Fr. VanDenBroeke’s homily. Most striking … Read more

The Right Turn: Abortion & Domestic Violence

Abortion and domestic violence aren’t the most comfortable of topics. However, in the increasingly vitriolic war between the pro-life movement and pro-choice advocates, unfortunate circumstances seem to be used as justification for “a woman’s right to choose”. There isn’t a day that goes by in the course of the modern narrative that I don’t think, … Read more