Gretchen R. Crowe

Our Sunday Visitor

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An Unforgettable Story of Forgiveness

Four years ago, I watched a video on YouTube of a woman who was doing impressive work caring for underserved children in downtown Columbus, Ohio. She’d started a center for […]

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What Pope Benedict XVI Taught Us About Dying Well

What does it mean to die well? The end, it’s inevitable for all of us. When, we don’t know. How, we don’t know. Where, we don’t know. But we know […]

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In Times of Sorrow and Joy, the Truth Remains: We’re Made for Community

Two and a half years after the pandemic began, the majority of us are just starting to regain the normalcy of what it means to be in community. Masks no […]

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Watching ‘The Crown’

What would it be like to watch your life play out on the small screen, episode after episode? It’s something I’ve been thinking about while watching Season 4 of “The […]

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What the ‘Wedding Foot Washing’ Gets Right About Marriage and Faith

I don’t think I’ll ever forget the photograph of the group of little kids. They were gathered on the edge of the dance floor — five of them — sitting in […]

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A pro-life witness from the young ones in the roost

Once again this spring, our family is blessed to be preparing to welcome another member. As we get closer to D-Day (B-Day?), every “third child” stereotype is playing out in […]

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When your time is up, how would you want to exit this world?

On July 25 of last year, the Church celebrated the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. It was a fitting addition to the life of the Church by […]

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Allow God to fill you up

Normally I scroll past things like this, but something about it caught my eye. One of my friends had reposted a lengthy message on Facebook — basically what amounts to […]

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Find joy in the simple things

You wouldn’t think that a small group of individuals going sledding during a winter storm would make the news, but on Jan. 29, as Winter Storm Kenan pummeled the Northeast, […]

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With the eyes of a child, gaze upon the Nativity

Every Christmas since I can remember, the National Gingerbread Competition has been hosted at the Grove Park Inn resort in my hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. Growing up, it was […]

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Interview: Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on eucharistic consistency and the forthcoming bishops’ statement

In the months leading up to the U.S. bishops’ spring general assembly June 16-18, headlines in both secular and Catholic media focused primarily on one issue: the potential of a […]

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Five ways to pray for marriages in June

June is a special month for my husband and me, because we, like so many others, celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our date is extra meaningful because we share it with […]