by Cynthia Reeg I pressed my face against the living room’s cold windowpane. Behind me, Mom and Dad stood huddled in the kitchen.               "It won't be much of a Christmas this year, Sonia." Dad's heavy words said more.  Worry…

by Jane Lebak Mara lived in Capernaum with her mother, her father, and two brothers. Mara was born with no hair. Everyone said, “Don’t worry. Next year, Mara will have hair.” Next year, she still had no hair. Everyone promised,…

by Angela Lano Purgatory used to scare me, especially while I was standing in a graveyard after a funeral Mass, near the tombstones of a departed friend or family member. I didn’t understand at the time why my family prayed…

Hannah and Sir Hopalot by Tom Medlar Hannah sat on the living room floor talking to her doll, Samantha when her big brother Henry walked.  He grinned in excitement and held out a box. “What do you got there,” Hannah…