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  • Helping A Suffering Spouse

    by Sue Haggerty

    I was in labor with my fourth child when I had my first panic attack. I was lying on the bed in triage, calmly answering routine questions from the nurse. In my mind, however, I was fretting about the delivery, remembering the rapid arrival of our previous… read more

  • Father, Forgive Them

    by Cat Hodge

    It is strange the way a cruel word can inflict a wound that won’t heal.   Behind us at the pizzeria last week were a quartet of old ladies playing cards, and in the corner a group of teenagers clustered in a booth. At my table I was busy… read more

  • Ministries for Grieving Parents

    by Lori Hadacek Chaplin

    After a schoolmate of mine recently lost both of his children in a car accident, I began to wonder what kinds of ministries were available to grieving parents who have lost a child of any age. I discovered that there is a dearth of ministries serving… read more

  • Addicted to Video Games

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. My husband and I are in our early 30s, and he grew up playing and enjoying video games. It’s a hobby he has continued, and now he and our sons, ages 11 and nine, spend hours in the evening and on weekends huddled together in our basement game… read more

  • Editor's Note

    by Danielle Bean

    Christmas comes as a child   Children are so wonderfully creative! When we announced a kids’ art contest for the cover of our December issue, we expected to receive some entries, but we did not expect to be inundated with entries on a daily basis… read more

  • How to Get Teens to Stop Texting, Start Talking

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. For years, my husband and I looked forward to having grandchildren, and when our grandkids were little, it was a truly wonderful time. We used to have them at our house and would spend time together baking cookies, reading to them, taking them to … read more

  • Saintly Marriages: The Good, The Bad & the Holy

    by Karee Santos

    The saints are our cheering section in heaven, rooting for us to finish the race and win the victor’s crown. They can show us how to be better people, better Catholics, and better husbands and wives. Although many saints come from the ranks of … read more

  • Editor's Note

    by Danielle Bean

    Between Friends November preparations and prayer   Wait, didn’t we just pack away the swimsuits and beach towels? How can it be time already for the Catholic Digest Christmas gift guide?   Here at Catholic Digest, we like to think ahead… read more

  • Why Do I Have to go to Church?

    by Nancy Flanders

    My husband and I have three daughters who at young ages already express some big opinions about life, including a four-year-old who complains about going to church. She knows what she wants, what she doesn’t want, and isn’t afraid to say … read more

  • Free Tablet Not A Welcome Gift

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q.  At the start of the year, our children’s school handed out iPads to every fifth grade student. Consequently, though we had successfully implemented a strict family policy about when and how our daughter was able to interact with the virtual world… read more

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