When Cleanliness Stops Being Godliness

Our value within the home has nothing to do with our ability to accomplish a to-do list. Anyone can be taught to do laundry. Our inestimable value within the home is based on our ability to see where love is needed and then respond.

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My Guiding Star

Mary is our Northern Star, fixed in the Heaven’s, showing us where we are and where we still need to go. Even as we follow her, we know she is not our end, only our guide, the most perfect means to reaching her Son. Just as the beauty of the stars causes us to look up in awe and allows us to contemplate our littleness, so too looking up to her causes us to see ourselves for who we are in relation to our God.


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Taking the Kids to Mass: Toddler Edition

Taking toddlers to mass is probably one of parents’ most dreaded tasks. Between fielding the snide comments and the tantrums, it gives any faithful Catholic a boatload of angst. Here’s a few ideas of how to approach this vitally important learning opportunity for your kids.

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NFP & the Priesthood: Fr. Justin Braun

In 7 years of priesthood, having presided at over a hundred weddings, and triple the baptisms from those weddings, Fr. Justin Braun shares some insights for navigating the pastoral joys and challenges of supporting NFP couples in the Church.

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NFP & Marriage: Brendan and Valerie

Brendan and Valerie’s NFP journey all started with a conversation in the car when they were dating. That turned out to be a great way to start things off as serious medical issues rose up around their family planning making NFP essential.

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NFP & Marriage: Deanna and Michael

NFP is so much more than a method of family planning. More accurately, it’s a method of fertility awareness. Deanna and Michael share how this has unfolded in their marriage, with a few little surprises along the way.

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NFP & Infertility Part 2: Chris

In the second part of Hannah and Chris’ journey of infertility, Chris does not hold back. The topic of infertility is not complete without including the man’s side, and Chris shares his experience beautifully!

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