Confessions of a (Former ) Disney Mom: My Journey Towards Recognizing that the “Kingdom” has Lost its Magic

About a year ago, Sr. Megan handed me a book that would change me so fundamentally that I began questioning pretty much every aspect of my life.  The book, The Fire Within by Fr. Thomas Dubay S.M., was being discussed at our Sunday formation meetings. 

Cutting the Cord for Christ

So, there I was, doing what my conscience told me not to do! I knew hanging the television in our newly renovated home was a mistake. There's just too much media content that is not good for me and certainly not good for my children. I had heard once that 80% of all media moguls are atheists and this is easy to believe; just watch recently released movies and situational comedies and the godlessness in the media is very apparent. But there I was, trying to install the television; bad habits are hard to change.

5 Simple Ways to Increase the Faith Life of Children

The title of this article sounds a bit like a Pinterest board; I must admit!  But the purpose of the title is quite the contrary.  In today’s media saturated world, laden with images of “perfection”, it is easy to for one to become downtrodden when comparing his or her reality with what is presented online.  Often times the picture perfect portrayals on blogs, websites, and social media discourage those trying to accomplish a particular goal or feat simply because what they produce never quite turns out as beautifully as what they saw online.  Unfortunately, even when it comes to faith-related topics, one can succumb to this perfection paralysis.

Visiting Jesus

As a working mom with a busy life, I encourage all the families to make time to take their children to Adoration and to see the wonders this will do for them and for the whole family. We need to have faith and hope that our children will continue this practice (in their future and the future of their children), and that they will carry it on to their children.

10 Reasons to Attend Daily Mass for the Catholic Family

Why do we need ten reasons to attend daily Mass? God created us -- the very reason we exist, living and breathing right now, is because of the goodness and infinite love of God, and we owe it to Him to spend time with Him every day. This should be enough of a reason for us. Churches should be filled every day.... but the reality is they are not. Perhaps it’s because we will never really understand the power or beauty of the Mass. As St. John Vianney said, “If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy.” 

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