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Catholic Families, NFP, and the Upcoming Synod

Jul 03 Catholic Families, NFP, and the Upcoming Synod

Patheos is hosting a symposium on the upcoming Synod on the Family and blogger Calah Alexander has some frank, honest points about the Church’s teaching on procreative generosity in practice. It’s worth reading. Calah observes: Even so, what rankles the most is never the lack of material help. I don’t expect the Church to pick up the bill for all the kids she says I should welcome....

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Remembering the Quiet Heroes this Independence Day

Jul 01 Remembering the Quiet Heroes this Independence Day

Yesterday, the highest court in the land (second only to the basketball court that is on it’s roof) ruled that the government cannot force the people who own corporations to provide abortifacent drugs to their employees… …and then social media exploded. So here’s my thing. This week we’re also celebrating the 4th of July. This is a day we annually celebrate our independence...

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Join Us in a Novena for Your Marriage

Jun 26 Join Us in a Novena for Your Marriage

I have been writing a lot recently about holy families and holy marriages, taking much of my inspiration from the example of Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin, who were the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.  As I wrote these articles and after I published them, I realized that most marriages do not have an ideal situation for becoming holy. It takes the desire and devotion of both spouses to...

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Book Review: Voyage to Alpha Centauri

Jun 25 Book Review: Voyage to Alpha Centauri

Believe it or not, before reading Voyage to Alpha Centauri, I had never actually read another thing by Michael D. O’Brien.  I know, I know. Where had I been hiding to not have been exposed to the veritable rock star of modern Catholic fiction over the past [almost] 20 years?  I mean, when I first heard of him, sometime within the past year, I had a similar feeling to when my brother...

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Why Make An Inherently Positive Faith So Negative?

Jun 24 Why Make An Inherently Positive Faith So Negative?

This weekend we had some great friends visit us from Rhode Island. On Sunday, as they were about to leave to make their journey home, Nick was looking at our books. He picked up one: Popes Against Modern Errors, Hard Hitting Condemnations of Many of Today’s Most Noxious Errors. It’s a book of 16 papal documents and has a really angry looking pope on the cover. The Holy Father...

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8 Ways to Build Unity in Marriage

Jun 19 8 Ways to Build Unity in Marriage

Summer happens to be anniversary season in our family. We just celebrated my parents’ 34th wedding anniversary last Friday and my husband’s and mine on Saturday, plus other anniversaries take place later this summer. I asked my parents about their thoughts on what helps one have a lasting marriage, and from the fruits of that discussion, I have been thinking a lot about the elements that make...

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Job Search: Diocesan Director of Campus, Youth and Young Adult Ministries

The Diocese of Shreveport, LA has opened a search for a new Diocesan Director of Campus, Youth and Young Adult Ministries. See the job description here. Submit resumes to: Randy Tiller Catholic Center 3500 Fairfield Ave Shreveport, LA 71104 The Diocese of Shreveport Website Contact me (Andrew Sciba) at andrew.sciba@truthandcharity.net if you have any questions. ...

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