Pro-Life Lessons for the New School Year

Pro-Life Lessons for the New School Year

By Susan Ciancio Can you feel the excitement in the air? It’s nearly the beginning of another school year—another year to learn with your students, another year to see the wonder in their eyes, and another year to take control of their learning environment and make...
Our Blessed Mother’s Assumption into Heaven

Our Blessed Mother’s Assumption into Heaven

By Susan Ciancio In 1950, Pope Pius XII wrote Munificentissimus Deus—an apostolic constitution that defined the dogma of the Assumption of Mary. The Holy Father stated: “By the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own...
Build a Culture of Life Using St. Teresa’s Example

Build a Culture of Life Using St. Teresa’s Example

By Susan Ciancio In Matthew 25:34-36, Christ teaches: “The king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you...
Why We Must Protect Christ in the Eucharist

Why We Must Protect Christ in the Eucharist

By Susan Ciancio Do you remember the joy you felt on the day of your First Communion? This long-anticipated day was so incredibly special that family members came from near and far, you excitedly dressed up in a fancy suit or stunning white dress, and you happily...
Free Will Is a Gift

Free Will Is a Gift

By Susan Ciancio Bad things happen—even to good people. It’s a tragic and often heartbreaking part of life. When they happen, people tend to doubt God—or even His existence—and ask questions such as: Why would God allow this to happen? Where is He? Doesn’t He love me?...