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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!

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…

Twelve days Christmas tree boy
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…

gift
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…

evangelize
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…

persecution
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…

Da Vinci Code
History of the Church

Can You Decode the Da Vinci Code? (Quiz)

A popular fictional book and movie, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown follows a Harvard symbologist through a series…

school
Evangelization

13 Subtle (but Significant) Ways to Share Your Faith in School (Even Public School!)

Back to school! Now is the time for endless school supply sales and thinking of cooler weather. As happy as…

godparent
Family

25 Ways to Be a Great Long-Distance Godparent

So you’re a godparent? Congratulations! But, your beloved godchild lives miles away… how will you ever have a strong spiritual…

Dark Ages
History of the Church

Let’s Talk About How Great Medieval Europe Was (The “Dark Ages” Really Weren’t So Dark After All)

“Who is more civilized?” asks Anthony Esolen, distinguished professor of Classics (and inaugural Fellow of the new Center for the…

Your Ultimate Pentecost Playlist – 2017

If you’re baking a birthday cake for the Church today, it might be difficult to find 2,000-plus candles. Whether or…

Inquisition
Controversial Subjects

How to Handle an Inquisition About the Inquisition!

Have you been questioned about the Inquisition? Maybe it’s time we Catholics prepare ourselves to dismantle false premises, rather than…