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  • Adventures of a wary godmother

    by Kim Camlet

    I suppose I should’ve expected the stunned expression that came across my goddaughter’s face when I told her the news. But I definitely wasn’t expecting that she would flee across the room and dive for cover in Grandma’s lap. … read more

  • The journey that changed my life (Part 1)

    by Lawrence P. Levitt

    As my family approached the small village of Radvan, Slovakia, on a sunlit summer afternoon in 1982, we were struck by the sight of dozens of people running through town clasping bouquets of yellow daisies. “Ritter! Ritter! Ritter!” they … read more

  • The journey that changed my life (Part 2)

    by Lawrence P. Levitt

    In Part 1 of author Larry Levitt’s story, “The journey that changed my life,” we traveled along with Levitt, his wife, Eva, and their family as they toured the Europe Eva and her family left behind 40 years ago. After a touching reunion with… read more

  • What should we tell the kids?

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Two of the biggest lies parents tell themselves are “kids are oblivious” and “kids are resilient.” The truth is, kids are neither. It is well known that children are great barometers of a family’s stress level. Though children… read more

  • My mother the worrier

    by Julie Rattey

    "Call me when you get home!”“Put a turtleneck under that. Do you want to get sick?”“Don’t make eye contact with strangers!”For as long as I can remember, my mother has been a worrier. It didn’t matter whether … read more

  • Shepherds, kings, gold-foil stars...and llamas

    by Peggy Weber

    Every child’s eyes focused on the altar, watching the annual Christmas pageant in rapt attention. Mary and Joseph entered, carrying Baby Jesus. The chorus of fourth and fifth grade girls sang, “Gloria in excelsis Deo.” This poignant… read more

  • Yellow buses and fond memories

    by Peggy Weber

    Last fall, my morning commute was slowed by a yellow school bus that had stopped to pick up students for their first day of school. Watching the little ones with their freshly scrubbed faces, new backpacks, and swinging lunch boxes begin a new school… read more

  • What my dad taught me

    by Jennine Profeta

    Father’s Day reminds me of the many reasons I have to thank dear old Dad. Aside from the DNA, I inherited other impressive traits from him. Some, such as the ability to throw a baseball or check the oil in my car, I picked up because Dad had no… read more