Triumph from Tragedy: 18 years later Hope Prevails

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As a junior in high school I was looking forward to going to prom in a week and celebrating my 17th birthday a few days after that.  But in one fateful morning all of that became inconsequential and my life was forever changed. It was a beautiful spring day and we begged the teachers to let us […]

Stations of the Cross

Howdy and welcome back to Beyond the Pew. I’m Taylor and I want to talk to you about one of my favorite prayers that we pray throughout the year. We always celebrate it throughout the Lenten Season and that is the Stations of the Cross. The reason I love this prayer is because it helps […]

Our Heroes, the Saints

Howdy and welcome back to Beyond the Pew. My name is Taylor and this week we’re talking about saints. This is a great week to be doing that as we celebrate Halloween this week, All Saint’s Day, and All Soul’s Day. One of my favorite things this time of year is seeing what everyone dresses […]

The Catholic Roots of Halloween

About a year ago, I had someone sit down and explain some of the Christian origins of Halloween and it changed the way I look at this holiday. I realized we have a third option for the way we navigate it as Christians. It doesn’t have to be something completely evil that we need to stray […]

So, Let’s Talk About Death

Hello again Mom and Dad, this week we are diving a little bit deeper into Halloween and what happens around this time of year. So last week Jennifer talked to you guys about souls and this week I’m going to talk more about death. This is a topic that I guarantee your kids think about […]