7 Things that Make Family Travel Easier

I know that school is beginning soon enough for most of us, but as I’m preparing for a family pilgrimage to Spain and Fatima, I thought I’d share some of those things that have made traveling with the whole family far more manageable — dare I say, even enjoyable? To be honest, I love the […]

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What Happens in Japan, Stays in Japan

It’s been getting kind of serious around here, so it’s time to write about something that is absolutely ridiculous.  Consider this a PSA.  I’m here to help.  Japan Syndrome: It’s for real, and it’s not pretty. 🙁 If this post can spare even one person from a similar fate, than I can say that all […]

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David Harburg, Daring to Dream

David Harburg is daring to dream.  He’s putting on a concert to raise $11,000 to restore a vocational school in Kyakatara, Uganda. I have to say, it’s refreshing to find somebody whose “dreams” include putting their gifts at the service of helping those in need.  This is all the more reason why we just have […]

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A Catholic Perspective on Suicide and Depression

A few weeks ago, I attended a funeral.  It was the funeral of a young woman, loved by so many, who had come to the conclusion that her life wasn’t worth living. It was a tragedy.  Her uncle, who also happened to be the priest presiding at her funeral, said it best, “It wasn’t supposed […]

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Mackinac Island, Building Community, and Taking a Break

Do you ever dream of days gone by, when life was simpler than it is today — no cars, no phones, no television — time to just be with people, and enjoy the simple things of life? Yeah, me too.  The only problem is that when you actually think about all the time that was spent […]

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Happy 4th of July!

Here’s wishing you a day full of faith, family, friends, fun, and yummy food.  Days like this make me reflect on the many blessings we have received, but most especially the gift of freedom. Thank you to the men and women — both here and around the world — who have fought and continue to […]

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7 “Sure-Fire” Ways to Keep Your Kids Catholic

That’s right, folks, here’s my “7 sure-fire ways to keep your kids Catholic”. In just 7 easy steps, you too can keep your kids Catholic. Don’t forget to pre-order my book, Forcing Your Kids to Be Catholic in 7 Easy Steps, available where all parenting books for desperate parents are sold. 🙁 Quantities are limited. So […]

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Clutter, Clutter, Clutter

This past weekend we participated in a beautiful Corpus Christi presentation. It was a lovely, prayerful procession — a great reminder of Christ’s promise that He would be with us always, until the end of the world.  He was with us — and it was beautiful. It reminded me of the beauty of our faith. […]

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Helping Our Kids Encounter Beauty

In last week’s post, Beauty Will Save the World.  I shared why Beauty is the antidote to all the evil and ugly in our world. This week is more about the “how” to bring beauty into the lives of your kids on the daily.  It will look different in every family, but I always appreciate […]

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Beauty Will Save the World

“Beauty will save the world.” F. DOSTOYEVSKY, The Idiot   Recently I found myself sitting in a faculty concert of some amazing musicians — it was such a gift. I just sat there and was transported to another place — a beautiful place.  I found myself being overwhelmed by beauty — in a good way. It was […]

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