A mother reflects on the Lenten season and her growing family.

Living the Season of Lent: A Mom Reflects

The Lenten season is not just about giving something up. It’s about offering ourselves up for the good of others. By Susan Hines-Brigger\

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Peace Begins with Us

Let’s carry the peace of the Christmas season into the new year and beyond. By Susan Hines-Brigger

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After Katrina: New Beginnings 

Hurricane Katrina has forced the Sisters of the Holy Family, the Oswald family and Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes to move forward in ways they never imagined.

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St. Anthony Messenger

A Rosary Refresher

Susan Hines-Brigger encourages families to make the rosary part of their everyday lives.

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Father Leo Patalinghug: Connecting Food and Faith

This month, families across the country will gather around their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a scene that Father Leo Patalinghug, a priest in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, is trying to get families to recreate the other 364 days of the year.

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Act of Contrition: More Than Just ‘I’m Sorry’

I think “I’m sorry” are the two hardest words to say. The words themselves aren’t particularly challenging. It’s what they represent that proves most difficult.

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The Many Customs of Lent

What do ashes, no meat on Fridays, 40 days and Mardi Gras have in common? They're all symbols associated with the Church season known as Lent

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Mother’s Day: What Does It Really Mean?

As a mom, I try—and mostly fail—to emulate the epitome of motherhood as far as I’m concerned, the Virgin Mary.

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Gianna Beretta Molla: A Saint for Moms and Everyday People

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about being a mom, it’s that it’s not always easy. And that while we relish the tender moments, sometimes it involves making tough choices. Enter Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.

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Lent: More Than Just Giving Up Something

During Lent, the actual purpose behind fasting and abstinence is to help us connect with the suffering of Jesus.

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