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  • A Day of No Yelling
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    A Day of No Yelling

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    Today is Tuesday, and I have not yelled at my children at all.  So far.  Yes, I know it’s 6am, and they’re not up yet, but hey, I’ve got to start somewhere, right? Last week I was listening to a great show on the Sin of Wrath, and it got me thinking that I should […]

  • A Day in the Life of a Crazy Fool: Part 5
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    A Day in the Life of a Crazy Fool: Part 5

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    Welcome back to a day in my life. This is the final part. After the children have completed their dinner chores, they usually have time to mess around for a bit until the next part of our evening begins, which is the Rosary 7pm Rosary Around 7pm, my husband calls all the children to Rosary […]

  • The Meaning of Easter
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    The Meaning of Easter

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    To the secular world, our celebration of Easter Sunday is an odd event. In their eyes, we celebrate a corpse rising from the dead, and they really can’t figure out why.

  • The Octave of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday
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    The Octave of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

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    Easter Sunday is not the end of our Easter celebration.  After forty days of preparation with Lent, and the Easter Triduum from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday, it is easy to miss looking ahead on the Church’s liturgical calendar. This is, after all, the climax of the Christian year with the celebration of the Passion, […]

  • Triduum Traditions
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    Triduum Traditions

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    These days of the Paschal Triduum are a very special time.  For me, they are not an easy time, but they are a wondrous time. They are full of traditions…traditions common to the Church throughout the world, traditions I brought from home, and traditions I have developed personally during my time here at St. Anne’s. […]

  • Powerful Prayer for Spiritual Protection
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    Powerful Prayer for Spiritual Protection

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    “You’d better take down your article,” I was advised in an email.  “The Blessed Mother has warned that anyone who interferes with her message will suffer consequences.”  Ah the joy of writing about condemned apparitions.  The article being referred to was five years old. The odds of me taking down an article I had carefully […]

  • A Day in the Life of a Crazy Fool: Part 4
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    A Day in the Life of a Crazy Fool: Part 4

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    Welcome back to “A Day in the Life of a Crazy Fool.” Today we pick up with Dinner Time. 5:15pm: Dinner Time After I’ve greeted my husband, we sit down for dinner together as a family.  Fortunately, our schedule allows this to happen almost every single night.  If it’s at all possible, I encourage all […]

  • Heretical Groups Are Barnacles on the True Church
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    Heretical Groups Are Barnacles on the True Church

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    I could have been talking to the devil rather than a man ordained as a Catholic priest. He clings to the title “Father” while operating far outside the Church. During an interview with him for another article, at one point he yelled, “Screw the Catholic Church!” He said that he hates JPII and that, “Pope […]

  • Passion Sunday and Veiling Images
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    Passion Sunday and Veiling Images

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    There’s some crazy stuff in the Old Calendar that is just interesting to learn about. My husband is forever telling me this.  (By Old Calendar I mean those things connected to the Traditional Latin Mass.) For example, this Sunday is called Passion Sunday. It always falls on the Sunday immediately before Palm Sunday and serves […]

  • The Solitude of St. Patrick
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    The Solitude of St. Patrick

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    I rise today with the strength of the sky, with the light of the sun, with the splendor of the moon, with the brilliance of fire, with the blaze of lightening, with the swiftness of wind, with the depth of the ocean, with the firmness of earth, with the firmness of rock. — From the […]

  • Beauty From Ashes: <em>I Can Only Imagine</em>, the Backstory
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    Beauty From Ashes: I Can Only Imagine, the Backstory

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    In 2004, I was making my way through the canned goods aisle at my local supermarket when I heard the opening chords of MercyMe’s hit song “I Can Only Imagine” being broadcast over the store’s sound system. I had two conflicting responses: 1) this song doesn’t belong in a grocery store, and 2) I think […]