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A Day of No Yelling

A Day of No Yelling

Apr 13 18 • 0 comments

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

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

Apr 6 18 • 0 comments

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

The Meaning of Easter

Apr 5 18 • 1 comment

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

The Octave of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

Apr 3 18 • 0 comments

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, […]

Good Friday, Allegri, and A White Easter

Good Friday, Allegri, and A White Easter

Mar 30 18 • 0 comments

Today is Good Friday. Now I know that I ought to be focused on the passion and death of Jesus Christ, and I am, but I am also a mother. Therefore, I must plan ahead for my family accordingly. And this entails preparing any necessary music that my family will want to sing and listen […]

Triduum Traditions

Triduum Traditions

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

Powerful Prayer for Spiritual Protection

“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

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

Mar 23 18 • 0 comments

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 […]

Be With Me

Be With Me

Mar 22 18 • 0 comments

I wish you could have been at Bethlehem. You could have held Me and kept Me warm. And I would have smiled at you. You probably would not have wanted to hand Me back to My mother. I wish you could have been with us at Cana. My mother was there. I made some really […]

In the Shadow of Saints -- Padre Pio and St. John Paul II

In the Shadow of Saints — Padre Pio and St. John Paul II

Mar 21 18 • 0 comments

Meeting a Future Saint In the 80s, my husband Cliff, a news photographer and reporter, accompanied Bismarck, ND Catholic Bishop John Kinney to Rome to record his five-year Ad-Limina visit, which is an obligation of church hierarchy to visit the tombs of the apostles, and to meet with the pope, in this case, Pope John […]

Heretical Groups Are Barnacles on the True Church

Heretical Groups Are Barnacles on the True Church

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

Passion Sunday and Veiling Images

Mar 17 18 • 0 comments

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

The Solitude of St. Patrick

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

Beauty From Ashes: I Can Only Imagine, the Backstory

Mar 16 18 • 0 comments

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 […]

A Day in the Life of a Crazy Fool: Part 3

A Day in the Life of a Crazy Fool: Part 3

Mar 16 18 • 0 comments

Welcome back to “A Day in the Life of a Crazy Fool.”  In Part 2, I ended with Quiet Time, which is usually over around 1pm, as the children begin sneaking upstairs to see what I’m doing. At this time a couple of things happen: Outdoor Recess and Afternoon School. As the four middle children […]

<em>I Can Only Imagine</em> Opens in Theaters

I Can Only Imagine Opens in Theaters

Pain is powerful when it’s transformed by redemption, hope, faith, and God. It is the story that inspired the song, I Can Only Imagine the best-selling Christian single of all time, selling 2.5 million copies. The touching ballad which considers what heaven and meeting God will be like, is the only song ever to go […]

Redemption for Lent: Sin, Soul Searching and Salvation

Redemption for Lent: Sin, Soul Searching and Salvation

Mar 14 18 • 1 comment

There’s a famous story in St. Augustine’s Confessions in which he and a group of youngsters looking for mischief steal pears, just for the thrill of the theft: We carried off a huge load of pears, not to eat ourselves, but to dump out to the hogs, after barely tasting some of them ourselves. Doing this […]

A Day in the Life of a Crazy Fool: Part 2

A Day in the Life of a Crazy Fool: Part 2

Mar 9 18 • 0 comments

Welcome back to a day in my life, which can be a bit crazy, being the mother of now 7 little children, all under the age of 12. In Part 1, I ended by mentioning Mid-Morning Prayer Time, which is where I’ll pick up today. 10am Mid-Morning Prayer At around 10am, when the children are […]

The Holy Spirit's Gifts Must Be Opened and Used

The Holy Spirit’s Gifts Must Be Opened and Used

Mar 9 18 • 0 comments

My husband is hard to shop for. He has simple tastes and knows what he likes. Over the years I have tried and tried to find the perfect gift he would really love and use. I’ve attempted to be clever, tapping into his interests, hoping to come up with something he would enjoy. I have […]

Sacred Space

Sacred Space

Mar 8 18 • 2 comments

There is a sacred space So nurturing and warm There is a sacred space Where Breath gave you your form Within this sacred space Your heart beat strong and true Within this sacred space You ate, and swam, and grew Within this sacred space You sensed, and listen’d, and learned Within this sacred space You […]

Billy Graham's Saving Message

Billy Graham’s Saving Message

Mar 6 18 • 1 comment

The Rev. Billy Graham had a simple message–give your life to Jesus. And that’s exactly what he did. He may have counseled presidents, he may have been the first religious leader to lie in state in the nation’s Capitol, he may have founded a media dynasty, but he always knew who he was. In many […]

A Day in the Life of a Crazy Fool: Part 1

A Day in the Life of a Crazy Fool: Part 1

Mar 2 18 • 0 comments

I might be a Crazy Fool. After all, I have 6 children under the age of 12, I’m a Catholic, I homeschool, and I’m pregnant. Goodness gracious!  To most in our culture, I am a crazy fool. Why would I do such things? The short answer?  Because my heart is full of love. The long […]

The Greatest Human Rights Abuse in the World Continues

The Greatest Human Rights Abuse in the World Continues

Feb 22 18 • 0 comments

In the past 45 years, an estimated 60 million innocent human beings have been killed in the United States with the consent of our government, and this crime against humanity continues to this day. I’m speaking of the number of human beings killed through abortion since Roe v. Wade was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on […]

Is Castration an Acceptable Punishment for Sex Offenders?

Is Castration an Acceptable Punishment for Sex Offenders?

Should sex offenders be castrated? Oklahoma legislators are considering a controversial bill to authorize chemical castration as condition of release for convicted sex offenders. Seven other states have similar legislation already in place, although reportedly, it’s used infrequently. Backers say the bill will dramatically reduce the incidence of sexual violence and end repeat offenses. It […]

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