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The Powerful Humility of Mothers

The Powerful Humility of Mothers

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By James Littleton

God gives mothers whatever good they ask for their children. Why? Because they are humble. They are living signs of humility and only the humble are ...

Are You being a Jerk?

Are You being a Jerk?

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By Jackie Stammen

It's not an uncommon occurrence, one person is hurt by another and so the one doing the hurting is simply written off with, "he's a jerk." Simple as ...

Exposing Couples' Genuine Fears in Family Planning

Exposing Couples' Genuine Fears in Family Planning

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By Tara Brelinsky

Quite often the women have been controlling their cycles with hormonal birth control or contraceptive devices. These 'outside forces' have led to ...

Think Before You Speak and Always Choose Better Words

Think Before You Speak and Always Choose Better Words

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By Jackie Stammen

A thought pops into my mind. Said thought exits my mouth. I often find myself word vomiting as such. Just because a thought enters my mind, does not ...

The Nitty Gritty on Birth Control

The Nitty Gritty on Birth Control

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By Tara Brelinsky

From sensitivities to allergies and everything in between, there's an increased awareness of how what we put into our bodies affects our ...

Why I Hate the March for Life: But Why I Must Continue to Put Feet on the Ground

Why I Hate the March for Life: But Why I Must Continue to Put Feet on the Ground Watch

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

My husband asked me just last week how it is that I can still maintain a sense of shock and naivete whenever events like the Republicans' refusal ...

The Difference Between Two Generations

The Difference Between Two Generations

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By Jackie Stammen

Always a welcoming feeling, I plopped down on the living room couch at my grandparent's house while I was in Ohio for Thanksgiving this past ...

There is a Sensitive Heart in Dire Need of Love Behind Every Cold, Strong Facade

There is a Sensitive Heart in Dire Need of Love Behind Every Cold, Strong Facade

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By Jackie Stammen

The heart has basic needs. Not just my heart, but all hearts. As humans we often desire many things, but I've become incredibly aware of the root of ...

Keeping You In The Dark: How Big Pharma Profits From Ignorance

Keeping You In The Dark: How Big Pharma Profits From Ignorance

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

'Knowledge is Power' was a theme song lyric in one of my favorite childhood programs. Indeed, knowledge is a powerful tool and with it we can ...

Pope Francis Said What? On Rabbits and Responsibility

Pope Francis Said What? On Rabbits and Responsibility

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By Tara Brelinsky

Pope Francis' recent rabbit comment has been splashed across the headlines. There are accusations, questions, criticisms and explanations. ...

Patience is United With Love

Patience is United With Love

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By Jackie Stammen

'Patience cannot be proved in any way other than suffering, and patience is united with love.'From 'Little Talks With God' by St. Catherine of Siena

The Female Fertility Cycle Demystified

The Female Fertility Cycle Demystified

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

In part 1 of this post series, I covered how woman needs to reclaim her wholeness. Society has fractured woman into a collection of parts and in ...

God Will Never Be Outdone

God Will Never Be Outdone

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By Jackie Stammen

Have you ever felt unworthy? Maybe you thought you weren't deserving of God's goodness because you know your past for what it is and are having ...

The Power of the Whole Woman

The Power of the Whole Woman

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

What I mean is, there is so (SO) much more to this subject than simply deciding whether or not to swallow a pill or allow a doctor to insert some ...

Why Were US Leaders Missing in Paris?

Why Were US Leaders Missing in Paris?

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By Adele M. Gill

January 12th, 2015, was a very big day in the War on Terrorism. On virtually every TV station  in the US and around the World, the news showed ...

Healing through a New Language

Healing through a New Language

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By James Littleton

I would like to discuss briefly something that is so necessary to our spiritual, emotional, and psychological health, but which has been virtually ...

No Matter How Little We Have, There Is Always Someone Who Has Less Than Us

No Matter How Little We Have, There Is Always Someone Who Has Less Than Us

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By Jackie Stammen

 As I walked outside into the cold December winter air, I was greeted by a familiar face, Mr. Roy. I don't know Roy's last name and in fact, I ...

Let Us Be Edified By Virtue

Let Us Be Edified By Virtue

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By Jackie Stammen

Happy New Year everyone! With the turn of this new year, I feel reinvigorated and filled with fervor. I'm expecting great things in 2015 and pray you ...

Gotcha Day!

Gotcha Day!

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By Michael Clark

Gotcha Day: that exciting and joy filled day when an adoption becomes both final and legal and a family has a new member. The adoption road can be ...

Transforming Prayer for Married Couples

Transforming Prayer for Married Couples

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By James Littleton

If someone told you that there was something you could do for as little as five minutes per day to virtually assure that your marriage would last ...

God Whispers in our Ear, You're Safe!

God Whispers in our Ear, You're Safe!

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By James Littleton

There is a prevalence of inordinate fear and anxiety in western culture today. Yet, we are called not to live a fear driven life, but rather a life ...

Four Greatest Gifts Parents Can Give to their Children in the New Year

Four Greatest Gifts Parents Can Give to their Children in the New Year

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By James Littleton

What are the four greatest gifts parents can give to their children in the new year and year-round?Certainly we have the obvious one, love. But how ...

Do you want to grow in contentment and gratitude to God?

Do you want to grow in contentment and gratitude to God?

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By by Adele M. Gill

'I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, ...

The Truth of A Charlie Brown Christmas

The Truth of A Charlie Brown Christmas

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By Michael Clark

After 49 years, Charlie Brown still outclasses all the other Christmas specials. For sure it was the first of many animated holiday specials, but it ...

Would You Drink Poison if it was Offered in a Golden Cup?

Would You Drink Poison if it was Offered in a Golden Cup?

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By Emily Derois

Never read books you aren't sure about . . . even supposing that these bad books are very well written from a literary point of view. Let me ask you ...

Triage in the Confessional

Triage in the Confessional

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Last year, at around this same time in Advent, we were sitting in church. Mass having just been celebrated, Monsignor Williams was announcing the ...

Who Will Step Up This Christmas and Speak the Truth in Love?

Who Will Step Up This Christmas and Speak the Truth in Love?

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By Michael Seagriff

This is one of the two times each year when, I believe, our Lord most dreads the silence that will envelop far too many of our parishes. Someone ...

The Pagan Who Helped Build the Catholic Church

The Pagan Who Helped Build the Catholic Church

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By Michael Clark

As we approach the Christmas season and the celebration of the birth of Jesus (and by extension, the Church), we would be remiss if we did not learn ...