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Are Cross Necklaces Catholic?

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Is there a “Catholic” Cross? It is very common to see people wearing a cross necklace. Some are plain, some are ornate and some feature an image of Jesus on them. Among all these options is there a “Catholic” cross? The answer of course, is both yes and no. Let’s …

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What does a Saint Wear on Her First Communion?

While browsing through our Communion veils, gloves and accessories, I began to wonder, what does a saint wear on her First Communion? Would her dress be simple? Or would she be dressed to the nines for such a special day? And then I stumbled across this photo of St. Therese’s …

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Little People Have Faith Too!

When our children were younger we mastered the dance steps required to move through the house without stepping on a small, hard toy. Countless legos, plastic animals and dinosaurs, little people figures, cars and more made a minefield out of many a floor. This post, however, is not about the mess. …

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When My Husband Washed My Feet

It happened several weeks after our wedding day.  My husband and I were enjoying a quiet evening in our first apartment.  I really don’t remember how it all began; I do remember that all of a sudden he was in front of me with a basin full of water, a …

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Kids, Family and Holy Week

Celebrating Holy Week as a Family – Well here we are again, at the start of Holy Week. Perhaps there was a time earlier in your life when it was possible to enter into the parish observances of this week without loading a diaper bag. When the Holy Thursday Mass of …

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Giving Meaningful Baptismal Gifts

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated …

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