River of Grace

Immersed in Grace

In a recent post, “The Struggle is Real,” one of our writers gave a very clear and informative overview of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, powerfully outlining the difference between a mortal sin and a venial sin, and explaining that confession is a powerful way to exorcise our guilt over our own sinfulness in order to […]


Interview with Brian and Courtney Kissinger (LifeTeen bloggers)

I turned twenty this year, but as a former teen, I can tell you that is responsible for a good amount of my formation as a young Catholic woman. LifeTeen, a Catholic organization for teens, puts on camps, conferences, retreats, and missions all the time, and its website might seem to be “just a resource” […]


Let Us Adore Him

During the Advent season there are many people, events, causes and activities that demand our attention. Amidst the many distractions, we mostly spend our time and money this season in a worthwhile way. We tolerate the long lines, big crowds and an abundance of junk email in an effort to find something special that demonstrates […]


The Rest of the Story: The Vatican Marriage Meeting that did not make the News

Given the media ripples created by the extraordinary meeting of the Synod of Bishops, it can be easy to overlook another important Vatican sponsored meeting that just took place in Rome. The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium, an international and interreligious colloquium was sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the […]


What was the deal with the Synod on the Famliy?

The extraordinary meeting of the Synod of Bishops came to an end last Sunday and it caused quite an upheaval. To me, the most exasperating part was not so much the secular media’s reporting on the event (which, once more, revealed an absolute ignorance of the Catholic Church and its teachings), but the reaction among […]