Bridget Green

Contributor

The youngest of 16, Bridget Green is a Catholic, wife, and mother to six children. After being homeschooled through high school, she attended Seton Hall University where she earned a Bachelors degree in English and Religious Studies (with a concentration in the Christian Tradition) and minors in Latin and Catholic Studies. Currently, she and her family live in her hometown of Newark, NJ. When not busy with homeschooling her own growing brood and otherwise caring for her family, she writes about it all at her blog, Life at Le. Rheims.

When All You Can Say Is “Jesus”

Last week, Susanna Spencer wrote about being a cradle Catholic and how it truly effects every aspect of one’s life.  Her piece, “When Catholicism Is in Your Bones,” spoke to me, in part because I am one of those cradle Catholics who knows that you can spot a Catholic church just by looking for the Bingo […]

The Dignity of Dying

Within the last month we’ve marked the anniversaries of two important deaths that, while linked inextricably because of when they occurred, could not have been more different. On March 31, 2005, Terri Schiavo succumbed to death, followed shortly by Blessed John Paul II on  April 2.  While she died of severe dehydration, being denied even […]

A Confession about Confession (A Book Review)

I have a confession to make.  It’s something I’ve learned about myself over the last couple of years of having children who have reached the age of reason: I’m terrible at going to Confession.  Over that last two years, I have managed to prepare two of my children to receive their first Penance and First […]

Saint Joseph Was Just a Man

While flipping through a missalette one Sunday morning during the homily, my sister stopped short when her eyes landed on what she thought to be a very disparaging song title: “St. Joseph Was Just a Man.”  She stared at it a moment longer, really in a bit of disbelief that someone would write a song […]

Review: Our Holy Father, the Pope

I have a confession to make: I enjoy reading children’s books.  I mean, not all of them, obviously, because often I find that merely labeling something as being written for children relieves the author of any obligation to practice good writing.  Have you seen some of the fodder that lines the shelves in most children’s sections […]

For Lent, Don’t Give Up a Sin

Lent starts today. That means there are no more days to really think about what we plan on doing for the next 40 days (minus the Sundays, because that’s how we do it where I’m from) to prepare our hearts, minds, souls, and bodies for the holiest feast of the entire year. And I want […]

Lent with Littles

It’s almost that time again.  That’s right folks: Lent will be here in exactly one week.  If you’re at all like me, and by that I mean a fairly busy mom to a decent size family, who homeschools and basically has no time to herself, you may not be prepared for it.  How does one […]

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