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By Tracye McArdle, Catholic Exchange, Sept. 30, 2022

Tracye is married with two adult daughters and lives in Voorhees, New Jersey. She is a parishioner of Mater Ecclesiae, a traditional Latin Mass parish, where she served for twenty years as the Pro-Life Coordinator and as a liaison for the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, to support other parish pro-life apostolates in the region. …

There’s a venerable tradition in golf known as a mulligan, the rule that allows a “do-over,” a second try after a golfer’s first has gone awry.

Alas, there are no mulligans for parents in child rearing, only the ability to look back on their efforts with pride, relief, regret, or typically some combination of all three.

In a recent online discussion with a group of Catholic mothers, many of whom suffer greatly with adult children who have abandoned the practice of their Faith, and I mean truly suffer, I was challenged to reflect on my own performance, along with my husband’s, in rearing our two daughters when asked, “What would you have done differently?” …

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