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Catholic Divorce, Loneliness, & Believing this Christmas

The Christmas season is one of my favorites. The air is crisp. The house is warm. The aroma of pine boughs woven through railings, of fires dancing in the hearth, and of cookies baking in the oven delights us. Laughter and singing and bells ring out joyfully. Even the colors, whether you favor traditional bright greens and reds or …

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A Glimpse into Hell, Preparing the Way of the Lord, & the Christmas Season – Luke 3:1-6

It came to me in the sudden realization, “This is what Hell is.” I didn’t see the burning, unending agony the Saints have seen. I thank the Lord He knows me well enough to understand I’m not strong enough to witness such suffering even in those justly condemned by their own choices. But I understood what must …

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Put Your Money Where Your Heart is This Christmas

*This article originally appeared on Catholic Stand where I am a regular contributor. Nothing beats the scent of the deep green pine boughs, the contrasting bright red of ribbons, bows, and blooming poinsettias, and the robust love and laughter of family and friends. I love Santa Claus and the anticipation of “magic” in the air, the nip …

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A Christmas Birthday – Does A Christmas Baby Get Cheated?

Finding out our baby was due on Christmas Day thrilled me beyond measure, but being due to have a baby on Christmas Day and actually having a  baby on Christmas Day are two different things, and I couldn’t help but think, “Really, who has a Baby on Christmas? Certainly, I couldn’t be lucky enough!” However, Christmas …

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