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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!

Natural Family Planning Birth Control Catholic Methods
Catholic Faith

No, NFP is NOT “Catholic Birth Control”

If the pope had his own grocery store, the aisle labelled “family planning” wouldn’t contain pills or condoms or other…

The Ultimate Pentecost Playlist To Lead You In Worship

Your Ultimate Pentecost Playlist

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

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…

Apologetics

“But I’m Too Shy To Evangelize…” THINK AGAIN! Jesus Still Calls You to Bring Souls to His Church

If I were a dwarf in Snow White, I’d be Bashful—not knowing what to say or when to speak and…

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…

what not to wear to mass
Evangelization

The Importance of Dressing for the Occasion: What to Wear to Mass

Dave Snelly points out that people have become more casual when dressing for mass. Jeans and t-shirts replace what had…

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…

Catholic podcast list
Catholic Media

A Comprehensive List of Catholic Podcasts for Every Interest

Hipster, scholarly, or humorous? Prayer guide, liturgical interest, or practical advice? Masculine, feminine, coffee, or diapers? All of the above?…

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…

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…

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…

Catholic Faith

More Than Just a Title: 7 Tips on How To Be a Godparent

When we are baptized, a special pair of adults are chosen in addition to our parents to be our spiritual guides….