Laura Ricketts

Laura Ricketts is a wife and mother who adores her husband and homeschools her energetic children. Laura volunteers and works for several ministries and sits on one board of directors. She is a Birth and Bereavement Doula and uses her personal and professional experience to serve women and families. Laura and her family consider their parish to be their second home and if not there, she can be found avoiding the ever present pile of laundry, reading about her hero and Spiritual Father, St. John Paul the Great while eating bacon and wishing she had more cats, or kayaking!

Laura Ricketts

What 60% of Catholics Don’t Know About the Eucharist—But Need to Learn

Recently a Pew Research study determined that approximately sixty percent of Catholics do not believe in the True Presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine in the Eucharist. This has caused a stir and some consternation among the faithful, priests, and bishops. The Eucharist, according to Lumen Gentium no. 136, is the …

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Fr. Martin Tweeted What?….Again?

The “Twitterverse” can be a cantankerous place. Amidst the opportunities for evangelization, dialogue, and networking there are also plenty of instances of confusion, scandal, and sometimes even apparent heresy. No one knows this better, perhaps, than Fr. James Martin, S.J. Jesuit priest, author, consultant to the Vatican Dicastery for Communication, editor of America Magazine, and …

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