I ran into a friend recently, another mom with lots of littles, at an indoor trampoline park. It was a sizzling summer day in Phoenix and we’d both reluctantly shelled out too much money for a few hours of much-needed activity for the kids. Read the rest…
Now that the so-called “Skinny Repeal” of Obamacare has failed in the Senate, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, is calling upon the U.S. Congress to make certain that future proposals pursue the common good of the nation.
The death of 11-month-old Charlie Gard is not the end of the story of this little boy. His short life raised awareness around the world about the shortcomings of the medical system, the importance of parental rights, and why respect for human life must remain the most important factor when determining what is the best treatment for the incurably ill.
Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest (1491 – 1556)
“While reading the life of Christ our Lord or the lives of the saints, [Ignatius] would reflect and reason with himself, ‘What if I should do what Saint Francis or Saint Dominic did?’ In this way he let his mind dwell on many thoughts.”
– Luis Gonzalez about St. Ignatius
What thoughts take up my mental ruminations? To what extent does the witness of my life reflect them?
Don’t miss the Women of Grace® National Conference in Albuquerque, NM,
September 8-10, 2017! Click here for details!
Feast of St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop (380 – 450)
“Why then, man, are you so worthless in your own eyes and yet so precious to God? Why render yourself such dishonor when you are honored by him?”
-St. Peter Chrysologus Read the rest…
Feast of St. Martha
“Martha said to Jesus: ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God: he who is to come into the world.’”
-Antiphon from Morning Prayer Read the rest…
Is bullying and over-reliance on social media really behind the increased numbers of youth suicide and drug addiction, or is the lack of religion and the higher meaning it lends to life the real culprit?
“The capacity to give one’s attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing; it is almost a miracle; it is a miracle. Nearly all those who think they have this capacity do not possess it. Warmth of heart, impulsiveness, pity, are not enough.”
-Simone Weil Read the rest…
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
A New York City cheese shop, which attempted to be funny by posting a sign that compared their cheese to a sex act with Mother Teresa, generated such a furious backlash from the faithful that the sign was promptly removed and an apology given.