Faith and Family

We Pay It Forward

It was a huge bag of peaches that took two kids to carry. I thanked them for their thoughtfulness, reflecting to myself, Who brings fruit from their backyard to the previous owners of their house?  “It’s our pleasure, María! You …

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Catholic School or Not?

Long before my husband, Mark, and I had kids, we had discussions about whether we wanted to send them to Catholic or public school.

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The Reality of Climate Anxiety

There is a wide range of definitions for climate anxiety. The one thing that all of the reports and articles agree upon, though, is that it’s real, and it’s not going away anytime soon. 

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Faith and Family for August 7: Faithful Servants

This week’s Gospel is about preparedness and having our priorities straight.

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Faith and Family for July 31: Parable of the Rich Fool

This week’s Gospel tells the story of the rich man who continues to grown both his harvest and the barns in which he stores it. Jesus reminds him, though, that it could all be lost at any time.

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Faith and Family for July 24: The Lord's Prayer

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray, and provides us with the words for the “Our Father.”

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Stop the Bullying

In the past year, I have heard story after story—in the news, from friends and families and even at my own dinner table—about kids being bullied. It’s rampant. It’s everywhere. As we’ve unfortunately witnessed time and time again, it can be deadly.

And it needs to stop.

I know, I know. Bullying has gone on for years. I’m sure most of us can recount a story of it from our youth. There are even debates as to whether the media are jumping on the stories of suicides brought on by bullying and overblowing the concept of kids being “bullied to death.”

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