The Gift of Joy

Our blog today is an excerpt from Franciscan Media’s new book The Spirit of Saint Francis: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis, edited by Alicia von Stamwitz. Read the Gospel. Read the Gospel. We have spoken about it, do you remember? To read a passage of the Gospel every day; and to carry a little...

The Lord Will Never Abandon Us

Our blog today is an excerpt from Franciscan Media’s new book The Spirit of Saint Francis: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis, edited by Alicia von Stamwitz. It is always a joyful experience for us to read and reflect on the Beatitudes!… In proclaiming the Beatitudes, Jesus asks us to follow him and...

Family Trees with Many Branches  

When I was growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, I remember having two friends who were being raised by a single mom and one friend from a blended family. The rest came from traditional two-parent families like my own. Times have certainly changed. Although there are still plenty of traditional families...

You Are What You Eat

Our guest blogger today is Mark Hart, Executive Vice-President of LIFE TEEN International and author of The Bible Geek: Answers to Questions from Catholic Teens (Servant). Is Jesus truly present in the Eucharist? Jesus is coming to your Church this Sunday, in the flesh (just like every Sunday). He’s not...

Cinderella: More Than Just a Night At The Movies!

Our guest blogger today is Jennessa Terraccino, national speaker and author of The Princess Guide: Faith Lessons from Snow White, Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty (Servant). It’s time for a girl’s night out! Don’t forget your glass slippers. Your “Once upon a night” begins with tickets to the new...

Stop the Bullying!

Recently, I have heard story after story—in the news, from friends and families, and even at my own dinner table—about kids being bullied. It’s rampant. It’s everywhere. As we’ve unfortunately witnessed time and time again, it can be deadly. And it needs to stop. I know, I know. Bullying has gone...

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