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The Last Photo

  Two weeks ago, I went into our closet to pull out the pieces of my husband’s police uniform in order to make sure that everything was ironed and ready and that all of the components were there so that he could work his paid duty that evening. If you aren’t...

How To Give Your Children a Great Catholic Education

Let’s face it. The Catholic education of our children is really up to us. Even if we send our children to the best Catholic schools, to greatest CCD programs or the most inspiring, orthodox youth retreats, we can’t complain if our kids turn 18 and don’t know their...

The Power of Prayer

+ JMJ March 19, 2016 Dynamic Women of Faith Conference And it is a special joy to be with you today on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the Patron of Canada.  Let’s turn to him now to ask him to intercede for us: O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so...

The Treasure and Value of Family Storytelling

One of the best ways to keep your family close as it grows and adds members, either by birth, adoption, or later on with your child’s own marriage and children, is to integrate storytelling into the rhythm of your family life. Storytelling need not be elaborately...

The Leader of the Pack – When that person breaks

Leaders often seem to be able to take on the whole world: marriage, family, work, church, sports teams, carpool, PTA, gym class instructor, homeless shelter volunteer and doula. There are often times when these people break; they’ve had enough and just break....

Motherhood Matters: Reflection on Motherhood

A new crop of mothers in our world use social media and technology in every aspect of their daily lives.  When you are a mother with young children, these outlets are often used to vent, to talk about all of the struggles.  Many of us weren’t prepared for the...

Proud of Self Hatred? Suicidal thoughts? Phony?

PROUD OF YOUR SELF-HATRED? “Stop! Let me tell you what the Lord said to me last night.” –1 Samuel 15:16 Saul “erected a trophy in his own honor” (1 Sm 15:12), though he was little in his own esteem (1 Sm 15:17). People who are proud of...

Transubstantiation: A Big Change

There are certain fundamental precepts or teachings about our Catholic faith that we must know. The teaching of transubstantiation is one of them. It’s a big word, with tremendous meaning and powerful implications for our life. Whenever someone complains about a...

Believe in Miracles Literally

For  reflections on the gospel  readings visit www.myCatholic.com.  Jesus “broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples to distribute. He divided the two fish among all of them and they ate until they had their fill.” –Mark 6:41-42 In the Christmas...

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