Laura Hensley

Laura Hensley is a freelance writer, web developer, and runs the blog, www.catholicupgrade.net.  She is a lifelong Catholic who teaches 2nd grade religious education, and has been studying the Bible for over 10 years.  She has been married over 15 years and has 4 children with her husband.

Laura Hensley

Little Sisters of the Poor: What To Do Now

The Little Sisters of the Poor lost their latest battle in court on July 14, 2015. They were previously able to obtain a temporary stay from the Healthcare Mandate from Justice Sotomayor, but that has now been overturned by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals court, meaning they must, in accord with the Affordable Care Act, provide contraceptives as …

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Filling Our Father’s House by Shaun McAfee – Book Review

In the newly released book Filling Our Father’s House: What Converts Can Teach Us about Evangelization (Sophia Press), apologist, and convert Shaun McAfee does a wonderful job showing Catholics how to apply common Protestant principles of evangelization to draw others into the Catholic faith. He shares resources and methods for developing our own personal testimony in order to share …

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26 Names of Mary

The Litany of Mary is a powerful prayer written in the Middle Ages, which is also known as the “Litany of Loreto.” There are twenty names of Mary which are called in the Litany, some of which are well known, and others that are not but just as powerful. The last six are additional names and …

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