We Need to Hear Life is Hard

In an interesting talk between Bishop Barron and Jordan Peterson, Jordan Peterson talks about how people fill up auditoriums by the thousands to hear him

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The Devil’s Fake News

I recently went to mass at a Convent of the order of St. Clare in Sintra, Portugal. We talked to one of the nuns briefly

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Is Joy in Family Life Possible?

I recently participated in a training course for the International Federation for Family Development, where families met from all over Europe and a couple from

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education

What is Education?

I urge you to answer this question for yourself before you read on. I myself am constantly reformulating my answer and expanding on what is

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summer fun with kids

Misery Versus Poverty

I heard a nurse speak about her missionary work in Africa. She worked in several former Portuguese colonies, such as Cape Verde, and was telling

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The Real Enemies of Marriage

Most Catholics are aware that there is a real attack on marriage these days. Our culture and mainstream media do not tolerate voices who defend

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family

On Materialism and Heroism

Every time our mailman knocks at the door, I know I can expect an update about his son’s medical school. He has two children and

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family, camp, parenting

Outcome-based Parenting

The highlight of a recent camping trip was meeting a Hungarian dinosaur-enthusiast. He wasn’t scared of our three small, crazy children. In fact, he and

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Let Your Blood Pour Out

It was easier to act like something I wasn’t before having kids. It was easier to convince myself I was something I wasn’t before having

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Where is God’s Will?

“Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done” we pray in the Our Father. “Not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42), prayed Jesus in

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Austerity for Christmas

I recently realized how I naturally put on the classical, jazz or fado (traditional Portuguese music) radio stations in my car, without any sacrifice at

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On Choosing a Movie

My husband and I enjoy watching movies for a date night after putting the kids to bed. We had a great streak of movie watching

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