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How to honor fathers with love

How to honor fathers with love

Beer. Golf. TV. Mowing. Burping. Fishing.
According to greeting cards in the store aisles, this is all that modern fathers care about.

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How to widen our hearts on Mother’s Day

How to widen our hearts on Mother’s Day

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

As my husband and I are writing a book on miscarriage for Catholic couples, I’ve posed the question on social media: Has your parish’s blessing on Mother’s Day included prayers for women who long to have a child or women who have lost a child?

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Sweet spots and sacrifices

Sweet spots and sacrifices

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

I try not to stop singing, even when my voice isn’t strong enough. We all have a sweet spot, but we don’t get to stay there. We’re singing the whole song together.

Same for our callings.

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Three truths that parenting taught me about Lent

Three truths that parenting taught me about Lent

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our greatest spiritual teachers can be our nearest and dearest. The familiar ones with whom we share sinks and sheets and silverware.

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How to hold doubt and grow faith

How to hold doubt and grow faith

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

One Sunday after Mass when I was 13 years old, I told my dad that I wasn’t sure if I believed that Jesus was really in the Eucharist.

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The sacrifice at your hands

The sacrifice at your hands

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.”

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Why wait? How Advent changes us

Why wait? How Advent changes us

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wait, they said. Good news will come.

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The ones who won’t be home for the holidays

The ones who won’t be home for the holidays

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

This season sparkles with joy. We open our homes to family and friends, greeting each other at wreath-decked doors under twinkling lights.

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Be thou my vision, but what do I see?

Be thou my vision, but what do I see?

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

We cuddle together in the dark after the last book has been read. His 5-year-old limbs squirm as I whisper that it’s time for sleep.

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The sacred act of dishwashing

The sacred act of dishwashing

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

I hate dishwashing

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Finding out: Is it even possible?

Finding out: Is it even possible?

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

I catch her eye across the pew and smile. Her stomach is starting to swell, slightly. After Mass she rushes over, excited and chatty. “How are you?” I ask.

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I didn’t sign up for this. Or did I?

I didn’t sign up for this. Or did I?

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stripping soaked sheets off a child’s bed for the third night in a row. Scrubbing vomit out of a car seat. Listening to a bedroom door slam with an angry “I hate you!”

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