God Heals the Brokenhearted

God Heals the Brokenhearted

By Susan Ciancio It’s hard to read the news these days and not feel brokenhearted. There’s so much pain and suffering in the world, and it can leave even the most faithful among us questioning whether God had abandoned us. We, of course, know that He hasn’t. But if...
Mary’s Assumption into Heaven

Mary’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...
Start the New School Year with Pro-Life Education

Start the New School Year with Pro-Life Education

By Susan Ciancio American Life League’s Culture of Life Studies Program is a Catholic pro-life educational program for students preschool aged through high school. Our lessons cover a wide range of topics—from one-day lessons on saints; to handprint lessons with...
5 Ways to Grow Closer to God This Lent

5 Ways to Grow Closer to God This Lent

By Susan Ciancio Today is Ash Wednesday—the beginning of our Lenten journey. More than once over the past few days you have probably heard: What are you giving up for Lent? Maybe you have even asked yourself that. At my house, popular things to give up include sweets...
5 Ways to Trust Like St. Peregrine

5 Ways to Trust Like St. Peregrine

By Susan Ciancio Saturday is the feast of St. Peregrine. St. Peregrine is known as the patron of those with cancer, but also the patron of those with other illnesses as well. His is a beautiful story of faith and of putting trust in the Lord. St. Peregrine Laziosi was...