Blessed Miguel Pro, A Model for Thanksgiving

by Nikolai R.F.X. Brelinsky It is now November. The last few leaves are falling from …

When the Saints Come Marching In: Dressing the Part

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky One of my favorite pastimes as a child was dressing in …

Water Into Wine: The Battle Over Marriage

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky In the middle of my novena to Our Lady Undoer of …

The Message of October 13th

by Nikolai R.F.X. Brelinsky This month, we will commemorate the centennial anniversary of the final …

On Trusting Another: How to Find Someone to Trust

by Veronica Lam We live in a world where people are so confused about who …

The Most Powerful Weapon is Prayer

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky They say that hindsight is 20/20 and I’d have to …

All Are Welcome: Courage/EnCourage Apostolates

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky “I thirst” were two of the last words Jesus spoke from …

The Sorrowful Queen

by Rob Agnelli Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady of Mercy, Our Lady of …

Discerning Your Vocation: Why You Need Mentors

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky People say you should do what you love. But what …

Why the Assumption Matters

by Rob Agnelli We might be tempted to think that the Church goes a little …

Our Lady of Fatima and the Apparition that Almost...

by Rob Agnelli On the morning of August 13, 1917, an enormous crowd, numbering in …

What Will You Be? Discerning Your Vocation

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky “What do you want to be when you grow up?” How …

Extraordinary Ordinary: Turning Your Life Into A Prayer

By Tara K. E. Brelinsky Fingering my rosary beads, I led the morning’s prayers. It …

Planting the Seed of the Culture of Life-Part 4

by Rob Agnelli In this last installment of this series on building a Culture of …

A Story Can Transform Your Life: The First Friday...

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky Sometimes something as simple as a story can transform your …

Struggling With Prayer? Me Too.

by Allison Mallory Growing up as a cradle Catholic, I was constantly surrounded by prayer …

Making Pilgrimage: Places to Visit in the Raleigh Diocese

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky Before Pope Francis appointed Father Bernard E. Shlesinger III to …

Planting the Seeds of a Culture of Life-Part 3

by Rob Agnelli Continuing on the theme of examining the roots of the Culture of …

Planting the Seeds of a Culture of Life–Part 2

by Rob Agnelli In the first entry of this series on building a Culture of …

How the Great TV Fast Changed Our Lives

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky Like most other American families, our family likes to watch television. …

Planting the Seeds of a Culture of Life–Part 1

by Rob Agnelli “We must build a culture of life and fight the culture of …

Training Kids for Mass

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky “Your children are so well-behaved,” says the woman in the pew …

The Secret to Divine Mercy

by Rob Agnelli Among the great gifts that St. John Paul II left to the …

What Do 30 Pieces of Silver Look Like Today?

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky Listening to the Gospel on Palm Sunday, I found myself …

What is the Kerygma?

by Rob Agnelli Pope St. John Paul II launched what has become known as the …

Dads Make All the Difference: Keeping Kids Catholic

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky “Not my monkeys, not my circus” is a great line to …

A New Lenten Practice?

Perusing the Catholic blogosphere leading up to Lent one finds list after list of the …

How Spotify Can Help Your Spiritual Life

by Allison Mallory The other day, I was driving to school and listening to music …

Passing the Torch: 10 Calls to Action After IBT

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky The recent Ignited by Truth full Catholic Conference fanned the flame …

The Unforgiveable Sin

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky “Would you ever stop loving me?” the little girl asked. “Oh …

The Power of Regular Confession

by Rob Agnelli Chapter 15 of the Gospel of Luke is the Great Chapter of …

33 Days to Morning Glory

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky In preparation for this month’s Ignited by Truth Conference, staff and supporters …

Battling Isolation In Your Faith?

by Allison Mallory If you’re a Catholic living in the midst of the world today, …

The Sunday Obligation and the 21st Century

by Rob Agnelli Every time I get the two-week reminder for my dental cleaning appointment, …

Why My Family Is Marching for Life

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a …

Dear Pro-Life Generation, Keep Loving Life!

by Allison Mallory The first time I ever participated in a pro-life event, I was …

From Saul to Paul: How Hearts Are Converted at...

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky On December 26th we celebrated the feast of St. Stephen, the …

Knowing your Mother Part II

by Rob Agnelli In Part I, we discussed how a true relationship with Mary requires …

Five Ways to Seek Truth in the New Year

by Allison Mallory That time of year is approaching again. Time to make commitments to …

Reclaim the 12 Days of Christmas

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky Digging through the racks at my local thrift store last …

Putting Christ in Christmas

by Rob Agnelli Each time I see a bumper sticker or a roadside sign prompting …

Are You a De Facto Catholic Like Me?

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky Growing up as what you’d call a cradle Catholic, I lived …

Knowing Your Mother Part I

by Rob Agnelli Midway through Advent each year, the Church celebrates two Marian feast days …

Make the Most of Advent: 10 Ways to Celebrate

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky My good friend and I have a regular tradition of …

Preparing the Way of the Lord

by Rob Agnelli “I can’t get into the Christmas spirit.” How often we will hear …

The Transformative Power of Thanksgiving

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky From artificial evergreen trees dotting the Walmart aisles the day after …

What’s Next?

by Rob Agnelli “I don’t like either candidate, but at least X isn’t …” If …

A Catholic Trifecta

by Tara Brelinsky We’d spend weeks in the planning. Fantasizing, devising and finally

Redeeming Halloween

by Rob Agnelli The nail that Martin Luther used to affix his ninety-five theses to …