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...
Pro-Life Essay Contest Makes a Comeback This Fall!

Pro-Life Essay Contest Makes a Comeback This Fall!

By Susan Ciancio In the time since the Supreme Court decided the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case and reversed Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood, I’ve thought a lot about the phrase “Ignorance is bliss.” This is so because I have seen more ignorant...
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...
14 Faith-Filled Ways to Have Fun with Your Family

14 Faith-Filled Ways to Have Fun with Your Family

By Susan Ciancio A friend and I went out to dinner last weekend, and as we sat at an outside table chatting, we noticed a family of four at a table a few feet away. It was a mother, father, a daughter who looked to be about 14, and a son who looked to be about 11. All...
‘And Jesus Wept’

‘And Jesus Wept’

By Susan Ciancio As parents, or as anyone who cares about children or their fellow human beings, we should be terrified. We should be angry. Yesterday we heard of yet another gunman going into yet another public place and killing yet more innocent people. This time it...