Faithful Not Successful

Why Jesus Coming in Weakness Matters to Special Needs Families

What I love about Christmas, as a special needs parent, is the same thing I love about Easter: ...
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My Rosary Story: Muscle Memory

[Ed: CatholicMom.com invited its authors to contribute personal stories of the rosary in our lives to celebrate October, ...
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A New Chapter in Catechesis for Persons with Disabilities

{This post originally appeared at Accepting the Gift and is reprinted here with permission.} In late June 2020, ...
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The Seven Sorrows: A Model of Suffering that 2020 Needs

Uniting our suffering with Christ’s, after Mary’s model, is one of the most powerful prayer tools we have ...
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Just as I am, and as I might be

Parenting—or life, really—requires holding a certain tension in your mind between two truths. Image: Boy standing in a ...
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4 tips for fighting back against acedia

Acedia: It’s one of those obscure theological ideas, plucked from the annals of the Desert Fathers, that seems ...
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Spiritual Communion for Social Distancing

If your family is like ours, you're spending today weighing whether taking your high-risk child to Mass is ...
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What Our Lady of Lourdes taught me about the power of weakness

This article first appeared at Accepting the Gift and is reprinted here with permission. St. Bernadette Soubirous, the ...
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The death of innocence and the death of innocents

Last January, a friend and I chaperoned twelve teenage girls to Washington, DC, to attend the national March ...
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Why EMDR therapy is great for special needs parents

At the beginning of this academic year, I walked in to attend Mass with my children at the ...
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Christy Wilkens

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