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Modeling Our Lives After St. Gerard Majella

Modeling Our Lives After St. Gerard Majella

By Susan Ciancio We often pray to discern the will of God, but do we teach our children to do so? Today is the Feast of St. Gerard Majella—a wonderful saint who is a model of obedience, virtue, and piety. His life is a great example for us and our children of how to...

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Pro-Life Lessons to Help You Celebrate October

Pro-Life Lessons to Help You Celebrate October

By Susan Ciancio Welcome to October! We have some positive reasons to celebrate throughout the entire month. Not only is October Respect Life Month, but it’s also Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the Month of the Rosary. There has never been a better time to help...

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Can Your Child Defend Life?

Can Your Child Defend Life?

By Susan Ciancio The world seems like a scary place right now, especially to our children. Everywhere you turn, news stories offer little in the way of positivity. But if you look closely, there is also hope and beauty amidst the chaos of COVID, the riots, racism,...

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Our Beautiful Mother Mary and the Miracles at Fatima

Our Beautiful Mother Mary and the Miracles at Fatima

By Susan Ciancio “I come from heaven.” On May 13, 1917, Lucia Santos, age 10, was tending sheep with her cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco Marto, in a little town outside of Fatima, Portugal. Jacinta was just seven years old, and Francisco was nine. Suddenly,...

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Mary’s Assumption into Heaven

Mary’s Assumption into Heaven

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 authority, we...

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St. Damien: A True Pro-Life Hero

St. Damien: A True Pro-Life Hero

By Susan Ciancio Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently stated that the presence of a statue of St. Damien of Molokai in the Hawaiian capitol building is indicative of what a “white supremacist culture looks like.” Her ignorant and hurtful words, especially...

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Endangered and Vulnerable

Endangered and Vulnerable

By Susan Ciancio At the 1994 National Prayer Breakfast, St. Teresa of Calcutta said: “I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we...

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Do You Know These Saints?

Do You Know These Saints?

By Susan Ciancio It can be hard to see connections between the lives of the saints and our current culture, but we can make some pretty good assumptions about how the saints would have tackled the evils of our day, including things like abortion and euthanasia. Below...

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