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Lent: Let’s Get Back to Basics

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 2/15/18 12:00 AM

Returning to the Lord means moving away from many things that distract us. But how to do it?...

It's Time to Speak Up about Sexual Harassment

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 1/4/18 7:00 AM

Look at any newspaper, magazine, or any type of social media these days, and you would be...

And a Child Shall Lead Us: An Advent Meditation

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 12/4/17 5:00 AM

“Mom, can you play video games with me?” There it was. That ever-dreaded question I hear all too...

10 Advent Activities for Families

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 12/3/17 5:00 AM

Advent is a funny season for families. The Catholic Church tells us, “When the Church celebrates...

The Importance of Saying Thanks

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 11/15/17 7:00 AM

When my daughter, Madison, was beginning to talk, my husband, Mark, and I found ourselves...

Surrounded by Saints

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 10/31/17 7:00 AM

Outside in my garden is a statue of Saint Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment....

Catholic Marriage in the Middle

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 10/23/17 3:11 PM

One of my favorite movies is Hope Floats. Sandra Bullock's character, Birdee Pruitt, says,...

Why This Mom Doesn’t Meditate

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 8/17/17 7:00 AM

Over the past few months, I have been trying to become more meditative. It was part of a...

Stop the Bullying

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 8/8/17 7:00 AM

In the past year, I have heard story after story—in the news, from friends and families and even...

The Power and Pitfalls of Social Media

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 6/19/17 7:00 AM

This past April, Dr. David Dao was violently dragged off a United Airlines flight after refusing...