Author Archives: danardoyle

About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 7, 14 and 21. I am extremely busy, as you can imagine. I aim each and every day to put God first in my life, to teach my children the Faith, to be a supportive spouse, keep the house in order, and do my job outside of the home well, too. That's an impossible task - without Divine intervention! Here, I hope to share my triumphs and struggles with other working moms in the same boat. I will share the tools I have discovered to making it all work - most days!

Building a Kingdom of Love

As Pope Pius XII wrote in his encyclical Haurietis Aquas, Moved by an earnest desire to set strong bulwarks against the wicked designs of those who hate God and the Church and, at the same time, to lead men back … Continue reading

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Reflection on Today’s Readings

Readings for Sunday, July 27, 2014 When reading the first reading, I was struck by Solomon’s unselfishness – his genuine concern for the people in his charge.  I thought of a mother’s prayers.  Most moms are really selfless and spend … Continue reading

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Microchip Birth Control

Contraceptive Microchip article About a year and a half ago, our family adopted a dog who happens to have been micro-chipped.  I’ve thought about that being under her skin – how that must feel – if she feels anything.  I’m … Continue reading

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This Week is NFP week. What’s that?

A friend of mine is an award winning author and expert on the subject of NFP.  She has a great post on the subject today at Plot, Line and Sinker.  Please take a moment to read. If you happen to … Continue reading

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Reflections for Today’s Readings, Sunday, July 20, 2014

Today’s Readings In the first reading, we learn all about the immensity of God’s mercy.  My concern in these modern times is that we depend too much on God’s mercy.  God is merciful when we are repentant – key word … Continue reading

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Mozarella Stuffed Meatloaf

  As a kid, I was never a big fan of meatloaf.  But that all changed when I discovered a recipe for mozzarella stuffed meatloaf.  I like to call it meatloaf surprise! Mix 1 pound of ground meat, 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Finding Our Desert Place

Please read my latest post at NOLA CATHOLIC EXPERIENCE entitled “Finding our desert place.” Thanks!!

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Reflection for Sunday’s Gospel, July 13, 2014

Readings for Sunday, July 13, 2014 As a gardener, today’s gospel – the parable of the seed – speaks to me.  I view this parable from two standpoints – one of the seed sower and one of the soil, receiving … Continue reading

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Daily Gospel Reflection Link

Someone directed me to a daily gospel reflection site at Notre Dame University.  I have thoroughly enjoyed it and benefitted from it, so I’d like to share it with you.  It provides the gospel reading of the day, a brief … Continue reading

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Reflections on Today’s Readings, Sunday, July 6th, 2014

I don’t know if this kind of reflection will be helpful to anyone.  If it is not, I apologize.  I’ve been feeling under the weather, and it’s the best I can muster.  I will highlight the verses that struck me … Continue reading

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