Lawn Chair Catechism: Hearing is Believing

Welcome back to CatholicMom.com’s Summer series, Lawn Chair Catechism. For details on the series, to find the book or study guide, or to catch up on my previous posts for this year, head on over to my page for this year’s series. This week, we’re talking about the Sacraments of Healing: Confession and Anointing of…

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Joy in the Cross

Sometimes it’s really hard for me to stay positive when I look at the condition our country is in. The federal government boldly persecutes Catholics and argues in court that nuns ought to be forced to violate their consciences. They make the case that a family who is being threatened with having their children snatched…

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Christ My King

Yesterday was the Solemnity of Christ the King, a fairly new feast for the Church. The Feast of Christ the King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as an antidote to secularism, a way of life which leaves God out of man’s thinking and living and organizes his life as if God did…

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Something to be Proud of

I’ve been asked a couple of times about why I insist on a Catholic curriculum, especially when it comes to history and science. Not often, but I was thinking about this recently. The biggest reason I’ve stuck with Catholic-based history and science is because I want my girls to be proud of their Catholic heritage.…

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Humanae Vitae

I’m planning on reading Humanae Vitae with my seventh-grader this year in conjunction with her quarter-long study of St. Gianna Molla. I, myself, only read the encyclical a couple of years ago, and I’m trying to work through some Theology of the Body materials, as well. So in light of that, I’m looking for a…

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