Grace Elaine Brown

Reader Question: Why Can’t A Catholic Spouse Receive Sacraments After Learning They’re Invalidly Married?

I’ve been helping a lot of folks to the best of my abilities in my DMs, comments, email, etc. So I figured I would share some of those answers with you! Question: Hi! My husband is Catholic, however, I am not, I am non-denominational. We recently got married in a small ceremony without a priest. …

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My 4-Months-In Thoughts on Vocation / Hobby Balance

This vocation/hobby balance thing is hard. I tend toward extremes in my life—either entirely melancholy and bored or super fired up and passionate for my hobbies and vocation. As you can probably imagine, this dichotomy makes for some pretty stressful times when Abigail is having a tough/tired day. It took me 4 months to realize …

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Singing “Christ the Fair Glory” for Michaelmas (and Other Fabulous Ways to celebrate This Feast of the Archangels)

Michaelmas (pronounced ‘mickel-mas’ [as in the Mass that celebrates Saint Michael]) is celebrated every year on September 29th. If your ordinary time Catholic feasting has taken a bit of a downturn–this is the perfect feast to get yourself back in the celebrating swing of things again before Advent! The namesake for this feast is Saint …

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23 Brilliant (And Mostly Clean) Catholic Date Night Movies [On Netflix September 2021]

It’s date night and you’re searching for a movie. The scroll through Netflix feels endless (you’re pretty sure this is what purgatory is like) and you haven’t seen a single movie that y’all—a Catholic couple trying to enjoy your one movie date night a week—would both enjoy watching. You scroll past the politically charged movies …

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How I Planned my Dream Catholic Wedding for Less than $10,000

The way people celebrate weddings nowadays is super expensive. When I got married, I was a college student marrying a recent college graduate, so I did not have much money to work with. At the end of the day. you don’t need all of the expensive bells and whistles wedding vendors tell you that you need …

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Our Lady of Sorrows: How to Observe this Powerful Catholic Devotion for September

“[34] And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; [35] And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.” “”For the fall”: Christ came for …

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11 Super unglamorous Postpartum things you need

Before going through it, I had no idea what to expect postpartum. Folks warned me about postpartum depression and the exhaustion that comes with feedings every 2 hours. They gave me breastfeeding suggestions and told me stories of dropping their babies (yikes). But most of the time people talked about the transition from pregnancy to …

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You Don’t Need To Go To College (This Could Save You Thousands of dollars)

How Dare you Underestimate the Importance of a Classical Education? Okay, boomer (it’s a joke!) Let’s get a definition out there: Classical Education: a form of education based in the traditions of Western culture, with a particular focus on education as understood and taught in Classical antiquity and the Middle Ages. Thanks, Wikipedia. If you …

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