Suzan Sammons

Suzan Sammons is the author of The Stations of the Cross in Slow Motion: A Daily Devotion for Lent and The Jesse Tree: An Advent Devotion, both from Sophia Institute Press. She is the mother of seven, serves as an editor for several Catholic publications, and is a contributor to Catholic journals on topics including child-rearing and education, the dignity of the unborn, holistic health, and Catholic spirituality.

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You Need to Fast More

Is modern man not cut out to fast? Should we only strive to achieve the Church’s very minimal standard of fasting?

Unchaining Our Health

As Catholics are learning more and more about the role of fetal tissue research in modern medicine, they are asking how they can break free from its chains.

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COVID Vaccines and the Sense of the Faithful

As the Church seeks to understand the morality of abortion-tainted vaccines, the sensus fidelium is critically important. We have an urgent responsibility to contribute to the Church’s elucidation of this teaching.


Stop Pretending the COVID Jab is Morally Equivalent to Other Meds

In the unfortunate battle between Catholics who promote the COVID-19 injections and those who oppose them, several specious arguments have arisen. Proponents point to a long list of commonly used medications they say were also developed or tested using the cells of HEK-293. This is a fetal stem cell line propagated from an aborted baby … Read more


Abortion’s Malignant Reach

Last month Judicial Watch released an extensive report detailing the Food and Drug Administration’s program for buying the body parts of dead unborn babies for use in mice “humanization” projects. If the outrage from David Daleiden’s 2015 revelations that taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood sells unborn babies’ body parts wasn’t enough to change anything, maybe this is.  … Read more


Locked-Down Women Discover True Freedom

Early March saw a flurry of tweets from blue-checkmark women bemoaning the looming return of life to its pre-pandemic whirlwind: blazers and heels, carpooling and rushed meals, less time at home and much more on the run. Why does the thought of going back to their old lives frighten these professional women who have staked … Read more

To Fast Well, Understand Hunger

I’ve spent about two-thirds of the Lents of the last few decades either pregnant or nursing. In other words, holding a get-out-of-fasting-free card. But since my late 40s just rolled around, I’m pretty sure I’m not going to draw that card again. Which is why I had to face the truth last Lent that I’m … Read more

7 Reasons I Love My Urban Parish

The answer to the question “What parish do you belong to?” is important where I live. Cincinnati is a town in which until the recent past “parish” was included on real estate listings. It was something most buyers wanted to know. My answer brings responses ranging from “You drive that far?” to “Isn’t that downtown?” … Read more

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