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Pardon and peace start at home

Pardon and peace start at home

| March 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

Friday fish fries and confession are likely the most advertised Lenten activity in Catholic parishes. I’ll give you one guess at which is the least attended.

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On faithfulness and fruitfulness

On faithfulness and fruitfulness

| February 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

This year, Feb. 14 was both Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day.

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My Ash Wednesday with Shakira

My Ash Wednesday with Shakira

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Clicking away at this column for the umpteenth time – kids have been sick on and off for a week; the only opening at the doctor’s office today is smack in the middle of nap time; I’m starting my own Lenten fast off with DayQuil – and Shakira has come to my rescue! Yes, I […]

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Of parenthood and childhood

Of parenthood and childhood

| January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

During Advent and Christmas we accompanied Joseph and Mary through uncertainty and hope to the little town of Bethlehem, through a silent night of anxiousness and joy away in a manger.

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Savor the season with your senses

Savor the season with your senses

| December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

I will never forget a phone conversation my husband, Denny, and I had early on in our relationship.

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Fruitfulness in Faith

Fruitfulness in Faith

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thank you for the warm reception to my joining the Catholic Herald staff! I appreciated the feedback from my first column linking Natural Family Planning with a foundation of navigating life with a faith perspective.

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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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