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
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What Would Pope John Paul II Say to Recent Church Scandal?

There is no doubt we are witnessing an unprecedented moment in the history of our Church. With each news story that breaks it seems the filth, depravity, and lies of some of the successors to the apostles only grows. There have been numerous opinions, and prescriptions for how we should navigate this time of hurt, …

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What Are the Laity to Do in the Wake of the Cardinal McCarrick Scandal?

      One would be hard pressed to be Catholic in America and not be at least slightly aware of the enormous scandal that is being uncovered regarding recently degraded Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. There are as many articles and opinions and letters from Bishops  that have made their way to Catholic and secular media …

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6 Saint Inspired Ways Catholic Moms Can Practice Self Care

With Mother’s Day approaching, there are a lot of self-care suggestions popping up in news feeds and mailboxes. There is no shortage of coupons and advertisements for self care opportunities for mom. But judging by the content of the ads, it would seem that self-care is synonymous with pedicures, manicures, gym memberships and girls-only wine …

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