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

Boring Traditions? Check Out What the Real Von Trapp Family Did

While we check out Pinterest for new ways to tie a bow or do a browser search for “Christmas Tree Themes” (You’ve got to check these out!) because your bored with the same ‘ole Christmas tree, there is nothing more comforting than tried and true traditions from the von Trapp family. While known best for …

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6 Practical Steps Every Catholic Can Take for Spiritual Perfection

We try hard. Really hard. Sometimes too hard to be perfect. And when we fail, we become discouraged and fall harder. What is it about sin that makes it so difficult to conquer? Why are we lured into temptation, failing once again? Father Philip Dion wrote A Handbook of Spiritual Perfection to help us along our journey …

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7 Incredible Facts About Angels You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner

When you hear the word “angels” you may immediately think those cherub winged babies. Maybe you picture large winged humans dresses in white, watching over you from above. While these are beautiful images of these mystical creatures, God created angels for a much larger mission. Father John Horgan sets out to explain the mystery of …

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