Gift Ideas to Keep Christ in Christmas

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky Keep Christ in Christmas this year by choosing gifts that …

Discerning the Call to Religious Life

by Sasha T. Brelinsky In an age when feminism relies on explicit bodily expression, where …

Living Your Season of Life Well

by Caitlin Clendenin My favorite season of the year is fall. I love when the …

Longing for God in Difficult Times

by Nikolai R. F. X. Brelinsky Before I Begin… I must express that I truly …

The Eucharist IS Jesus and We’ve Got the Miracles...

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky For some of us it takes a long to come …

Get Holy or Die Tryin’, 3 Female Saints Under...

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky When I was in my teens, I overhead an older …

If Knowledge Is Power, Why Do Women Remain Ignorant?

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky Late 16th century philosopher, Sir Francis Bacon is famously quoted as …

We Are The Pro-Life Generation

by Nikolai R.F.X. Brelinsky Abortion: Yesterday’s Battle Today The battle for and against the legal …

The Price of Freedom

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky Hours before my children and I sat beneath the hot …

Why Where You Get Married Matters

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky Love is in the air, as they say. From the media …

A Seminarian’s Thoughts About Marriage

by Nikolai R.F.X. Brelinsky I know what you are thinking. What in Heaven’s name is …

Divide et Impera: Could IBT Be An Antidote?

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky Divide et impera, divide and rule. Though the majority of us …

Religious Bracketology: My Journey to Catholicism

by Caitlin Clendenin I wasn’t always Catholic. In fact, I was born into Quakerism, which …

The Sweetness of Pro-life Ministry

by Nikolai R. F. X. Brelinsky My large family, with our 15-passenger van, instilled me …

The Scandalous Love of Christ

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky A faithful, pro-life warrior, Father was spending another afternoon ministering outside …

A Recipe For Lenten Soup

by Nikolai R. F. X. Brelinsky This year, the liturgical calendar will baffle many Catholics …

Better Than Chocolate and Roses, Give a Spiritual Bouquet...

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky No chocolate? Say it ain’t so. This year, St. Valentine’s …

Pro-Life Begins with a Smile

by Veronica Lam My dear friends, let us love one another, since love is from God and …

Grow Where You Are Planted in 2018

by Tara K. E. Brelinsky In his letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul instructed the …

Resolutions for Virtue: What You Can Do Beyond the...

by Nikolai R.F.X. Brelinsky New year resolutions are most often well intended and confidently undertaken. …

Being a Grain of Sand

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky At the start of November I began suffering from daily pain …

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Catholic/Catholic-Curious Friends & Family

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky With a little less than two weeks to go until Christmas …

Celebrating Advent: Things to Do

by Tara K.E. Brelinsky My youngest child wants to know why we don’t already have …

A Feast Fit for A King

By Tara K. E. Brelinsky We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year. In addition to our regular …

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 …