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  • My Thanksgiving Ice Bucket Challenge

    by Tom Hoopes

    Every time I saw an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video on Facebook, I thought of my mom, smiling, on Thanksgiving Day 2006.   Maria Segura Hoopes would have loved seeing the misery of ALS wedded with the goofiness of all those videos—because… read more

  • Thou Shalt Not Covet

    by Melinda Selmys

    Everyone knows that one of the leading causes of conflict in marriage is money. In some cases, the conflict is over legitimate expenditures like healthcare or education. But in many cases spouses fight over things that don’t really matter. “Do we… read more

  • Marriage Mentoring

    by Sue Haggerty

    Years ago at one of my bridal showers, friends and family wrote down marital advice that they thought was the most important for a successful marriage. As I read through them, they seemed so obvious. &ldquo… read more

  • What Is Your Love Language?

    by Lisa Klewicki, Ph.D.

    How do you communicate your love for others? How do others communicate their love for you? We give our love to family, friends, and those in need, but many times they can fail to feel our love because we don’t effectively communicate. Why? The … read more

  • 2014 Catholic Digest College Guide

    by Matt Archbold

    There’s no easy formula for choosing the perfect college for you or your child. But if you’re looking for a college or university which will bolster and support students’ faith rather than tear it down, Catholic Digest offers this annual… read more

  • Advice from Grandparents is Unwelcome & Ignored

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. I’m writing because I’m concerned about my 12-year-old granddaughter’s attitude and behavior. My daughter—her mother—is a single parent. The father is mostly absent and generally unreliable. Ever since my granddaughter… read more

  • Stay Active With Your Grandchildren

    by Kate Wicker

    Eileen Pankow, or Gaba as she is known to her five grandchildren (she’s known as Mom to me), has always been active. She started playing volleyball as a girl and kept up with the sport well into adulthood. Now she shares her love of volleyball … read more

  • Making the Most out of Summer

    by Lisa Klewicki, Ph.D.

    What is your first thought about summertime? “Yay, no more schedules! Time to have fun!” or “Uh-oh, what do I do without the school-year routine? The kids will be bored.” Whether you are looking forward to the unstructured freedom… read more

  • Opening the Incredible Gift of Fatherhood

    by Trent Beattie

    Before his first child was born four years ago, Matthew Kelly had already learned a great deal in life. He had to in order to provide content worth listening to in his countless speeches and reading in his best-selling books. Yet, despite all the knowledge… read more

  • The Way A Daddy Thinks

    by Karen Edmisten

    The beer glasses were chilling in the freezer, awaiting the arrival of the aficionado who loves his hops in a frosty mug. A plastic bucket was also stashed in there, packed with ice cream, waiting for the little girl who would invariably request it sometime … read more