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When I was a baby my family experienced a house fire in the home my parents were renting. Moving would be complicated. The strain of my dad’s drinking was shifting the financial burden to my mother. And they did not have […]

When we are in the thick of it, slinging the mud of adversity we pray for help. And we pray and we pray. I did. I prayed until I wondered if I was praying properly. Should I ask God to […]

Some years back we were vacationing in Myrtle Beach. My youngest son was just seven years old at the time. The day was beginning when we sat down to read a chapter in his CCD book. During my own childhood, […]

Anyone who has experienced the complicated journey of divorce has more than likely known their fair share of moments of stress and duress. Be it struggles over co-parenting, finances, etc., it may feel as if individuality is temporarily suspended in […]

There is a profound beauty in angels, both in their spiritual glory and what they represent to human beings. Angels surround us here on earth. They are spiritual beings, messengers of God sent to watch over us, guide us, pray […]

Catholics are devoted to their saints. The saints provide valuable intercession to prayers and therefore, are often called upon for additional aid. They signify hope in times of despair and hopelessness. Not only for their faithful intercession but because of the […]

I lost my mom when I was just twenty-eight years old but rest assured if the chips are down my Catholic mother comes knocking. When I am overly stressed, confused, burdened, or lost I cling to her example. It might […]

A few days ago I wrote the column… When God Cleans Your House It made me realize though divorce is definitely about significant losses, I now see it as just life re-arranged. And guess what? I love my life now! […]

Let’s be honest, pretty much any individual who has experienced the horrors of a broken relationship has at some point felt like a victim. And divorce is about as broken as a relationship can get. Therefore, even those who admirably […]

In church last week the priest spoke of suffering. He cautioned us – Do not become armchair Catholics – suffering is intuitive to this thing we call living. There is no question my faith has gotten me through this difficult divorce and […]