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Genevieve Perkins is a writer, Franciscan University of Steubenville alumna, youth minister's wife, and always willing to brag about her big brother and their adventures growing up in Midwest America. She loves her faith, family, the Eucharist, her husband's puns, philosophical literature, and history. Vivi d'Amore!

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Family

Clean Comedy: 5 Ways to Find Clean, But Still Fun, Humor and Entertainment

You don’t need to risk a lengthy Confession to have a good time. But, you also don’t need to force…

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Faith & Life

An Open Letter to My Baptized Infant

Dear Child,  My parents baptised me three months after I was born. I don’t remember it. I wasn’t asked if…

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Holiness

Our Step by Step Guide to Detoxing Your Soul

Many of us would sooner eat a kale smoothie than go to Confession. Why? Because we value physical health, the…

Dog Training
Faith & Life

What Did Dog Training Teach Me About the Spiritual Life? (More Than I Thought!)

Everyone thought he was just a cute and cuddly dog, a homeless mutt, who sat shyly in his little kennel…

Self-Knowledge

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? What the Minimalism Movement Has to do With Purgatory

The minimalist movement is a refreshing trend in modern society. It’s a turning away from the mentality of Madonna’s “Material…

Books of the Bible
History of the Church

Why Do Catholics Have More Books Of The Bible?

Catholics have 73 books of the Bible; Protestants have 66. Christians are sometimes wholly unaware that this difference exists, completely…

Knights of Columbus
Leadership

Pancake-Slinging Old Guys in Funny Outfits? NO! The Righteous Origins & Mission of the Knights of Columbus

If you attend a parish blessed with a Knights of Columbus council, you have probably tasted their delicious pancakes. You…

2017 Pope Francis controversy
Media

2017 Catholic News Wrap-Up: What Was God Trying to Tell Us This Year?

Goodbye, 2017! Another year is over, and what does it mean for you and your relationship with God? Did you…

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Advent and Christmas

12 Ideas to Celebrate All Twelve Days of Christmas!

We’re not just happy that Jesus was born on December 25. We’re always happy about His coming while we look…

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Advent and Christmas

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Priest or Seminarian in Your Life!

We always expect to see the priest at Mass, especially during the holidays. We watch the deacon assist during sacraments…

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Evangelization

5 Ways to Low-Key Evangelize Any Crowd

To evangelize you don’t always need to follow in the footsteps of the St. Francis or St. Irenaeus, who purposefully…

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God & Mystery of Evil

Are You Prepared to Face Persecution? A Thought Experiment (Especially for Catechists!)

Did you ever wish that the The Sound of Music was real? The heroes /heroines, the nuns saving lives, the…