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Next gen NFP

Next gen NFP

| July 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

Natural Family Planning can feel like un-Natural Family Planning and even, at times, Natural Family un-Planning.

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A time of transition

A time of transition

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

In all journeys, we come to crossroads. For me, weeklong vacations with my family – something my parents, sisters and our families have managed to accomplish twice in five years – are rare gifts, a glimpse into how life might have been if we’d all lived a century earlier.

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A life not striving

A life not striving

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Lenten confession: I rarely remember not to eat meat on Fridays.

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Dickens offers Christmas cure for consumerism

Dickens offers Christmas cure for consumerism

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve promised my husband mince pies this Christmas.

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Preparing for the autumn journey

Preparing for the autumn journey

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Being Catholic is a deeper and richer experience when we share in one another’s journeys.

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We can do more to foster vocations

We can do more to foster vocations

| July 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

We are all aware of the need for vocations to the priesthood and religious life in our diocese.

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An accidental Advent – the fast before the feast

An accidental Advent – the fast before the feast

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

In my family, food is love. When I was a child, the holiday abundance was quite unlike any other time of year – bowls of chocolates sprinkled around the house, platters of spritz and fudge and peanut butter blossoms on every table. We baked for days, then piled up the proceeds in a shaky tower of tupperware in the back porch.

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New eugenics reminder of what we have wrought

New eugenics reminder of what we have wrought

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2015, the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision fell, five days before the 70th anniversary of the liberation of prisoners from Auschwitz.

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A time for gratitude, a time of anticipation

A time for gratitude, a time of anticipation

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s no doubt about it. Bishop Peter Christensen will be missed.

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In anticipation of parenthood

In anticipation of parenthood

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Families’ stories have been valuable resource.

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