Things tagged family


  1. If You Can Get It: A Novel cover


  1. If You Can Get It: A Novel cover

    If You Can Get It

    February 20, 2021 3:55 pm Leave a Comment

    Jen Nilsson has an MBA, a nice condo, and a fast-track job at a tech startup in Silicon Valley. If her big product launch goes well next month, she may finally land the marketing director job she’s been gunning for. But then her younger sister, Katie, just out of college… Read more »

    Tags: America family literature

  2. We Cannot Remake Ourselves

    November 17, 2017 4:17 pm Leave a Comment

    I recently traveled to Minnesota to attend a good friend’s wedding. It was great to catch up with him and visit with others. I got to tour the wonderful Minneapolis Institute of Art with Catholic artist Timothy Jones, and also for the first time met with a cousin I hadn’t… Read more »

    Tags: Everywhere in Chains family history Terrapin We'll Never Tell Them

  3. John Herreid

    I’ve finished reading Pope Francis’ new Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. I’m sure there will be much discussion of the document over the next few weeks, and much reflection. As the Pope says in the introduction, “Given the rich fruits of the two-year Synod process, this Exhortation will treat, in different… Read more »

    Tags: Amoris Laetitia art family marriage novels Pope Francis

  4. James Casper

    A Man Called Dad

    June 17, 2015 11:11 pm 4 Comments

    My first memories of my father are of his absence. World War Two was raging. He was a soldier somewhere in France, or Luxembourg, or maybe Germany. At times, nobody knew for certain until a letter arrived from the warfront. Written three weeks ago, the letter could only tell us… Read more »

    Tags: family Father's Day memory parents

  5. Mother’s Day Is for Remembering

    May 7, 2015 4:11 pm 6 Comments

    Reading with my mother, 1979. My mother never lived to see any of her grandchildren. Each year as Mother’s Day rolls around, I’m reminded again of this fact. She died in the month of May when many of her own children were still young, surrounded by family in the living… Read more »

    Tags: family memory Mother's Day parents

  6. Ignatius Press Novels

    You can find The Accidental Marriage details here and buy it online (hardback or ebook).   Roger Thomas switches hats from pro-life advocate to fiction writer in this interview. Thomas, who has two books of fiction with Ignatius, is promoting his latest, The Accidental Marriage, which covers an unconventional couple in… Read more »

    Tags: author interviews family friendship IVF marriage Roger Thomas same-sex attraction The Accidental Marriage

  7. John Herreid

    Memory and Sensation: Feeding the Imagination

    December 16, 2013 10:35 am Leave a Comment

    “Any agnostic or atheist whose childhood has known a real Christmas has ever afterwards, whether he likes it or not, an association in his mind between two ideas that most of mankind must regard as remote from each other; the idea of a baby and the idea of unknown strength… Read more »

    Tags: culture family religion teaching