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Katie Prejean McGrady, Catholic News Service

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A new year helps energize our desire to change, but rather...

I think New Year’s resolutions are silly. Under the guise of “get healthy” and “better yourself” we establish arbitrary (and often unrealistic) goals to eat...

Focusing less on presents and more on presence: Katie Prejean McGrady

I ordered our matching Christmas pajamas in early October. Worried about supply chain issues and shipping delays, I picked the Nordic blue print we...

In sickness and in health, for us and our kids, handle,...

"Mommy, I don't feel good." Heart sinks. Grab the thermometer. Say a quick prayer it isn't COVID-19. Call the pediatrician and see if we can...

Grandma Libby’s best advice: Always have coffee ready for any possible...

I asked my Grandma Libby what her best tip was for a happy marriage. As I got ready on my wedding day, five years...

Forgiveness: The practice of still loving another, even when they haven’t...

She broke the rules. Snuck a cookie. Hid it behind her back, ran into the other room, chewed it up in two bites and...

Isn’t that what love asks of us? Love asks that we...

Every morning, as we wait in the drop-off line at school, my daughter Rose and I share a pack of Belvita breakfast cookies. It's usually...

It’s perfectly fine to struggle, we know that we can lean...

Right above my desk, hanging on the wall with a crumpled piece of Scotch tape, is a card someone gave me last March. "You are...

Lent proves that we can endure, and ‘do hard things’

"You can do hard things." The text flashed on my phone, the words precisely what I needed to see at that moment. I was sitting on...

We wait in joyful hope for the coming … of being...

Our bedtime routine with our 3-year-old daughter is quite simple. Bath. Nighttime snack of strawberries and grapes. Read books. Brush teeth. Potty. Say our prayers....

My saint friends bring comfort and an opportunity to learn: Katie...

"Hey, babe, grab the saints blanket, will you?" I called out to my husband. A few moments later, he returned with a black blanket, the...

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