A civilization of love

February 20

“Women will increasingly play a part in the solution of the serious problems of the future: leisure time, the quality of life, migration, social services, euthanasia, drugs, health care, the ecology, etc. In all these areas a greater presence of women in society will prove most valuable, for it will help to manifest the contradictions present when society is organized solely according to the criteria of efficiency and productivity, and it will force systems to be redesigned in a way which favours the pro-cesses of humanization which mark the ‘civilization of love.'”

-St.John Paul II, Letter to Women

Today’s Reflection:

In Letter to Women, we are invited to be part of the solution for the serious problems of the future. Take time today to ponder your part in building a civilization of love. What is that special gift that you bring to the world?

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New York Targets Christian Adoption & Pregnancy Care Center

A pregnancy care and adoption agency that has been operating in Syracuse New York for 50 years is being pressured by the New York Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to either violate it’s Christian ethics or cease providing adoption services.

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Covington Teen Sues Washington Post for $250 Million

Attorneys representing the family of Nick Sandmann, the teen caught in the center of an alleged confrontation with a Native American at the March for Life, have filed a $250 million dollar lawsuit against the Washington Post for racing to be “the first and loudest media bully” to defame the innocent students that day.

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New Polls Reveal Public Backlash Regarding Radical Abortion Policies

New polls show that the American public has reacted with horror at the wave of radical new abortion policies being proposed by lawmakers who fear the overturning of Roe v. Wade with vast majorities – including women, youth, and “pro-choice” Americans – remaining adamantly opposed to these laws.

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Thank you, women who work!

February 19

“Thank you, women who work! You are present and active in every area of life-social, economic, cultural, artistic and political. In this way you make an indispensable contribution to the growth of a culture which unites reason and feeling, to a model of life ever open to the sense of ‘mystery’, to the establishment of economic and political structures ever more worthy of humanity.”

-St.John Paul II, Letter to Women

Today’s Reflection:

Contrary to popular belief, the Catholic Church appreciates women who work. In this quote from “Letter to Women,” St. John Paul II highlights the importance of bringing the “feminine genius” into every aspect of life. How can you bring your feminine genius into the spheres of influence in which God has placed you?

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If We Were Created for Happiness, Why Aren’t We Happy?

Believe it or not, we were created for happiness. It’s supposed to be our normal state. As St. John of the Cross teaches, we’re supposed to be happy to the point of “always walking in festivity, inwardly and outwardly.” If this is the case, why are we so unhappy?

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Take the 10 Question Test: Is it Christian or New Age?

LL asks: “There is so much spiritual confusion out there! People are blending all kinds of beliefs and practices, Christian, Hindu, New Age. How are we supposed to tell what’s Christian and what isn’t without having to read the catechism from front cover to back?”

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The nation needs what we are

February 18

“The nation..doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.”

-St. Edith Stein

 

Today’s Reflection:

There are many ways in which the “feminine genius” is under attack in our day and time. From radical feminism, to gender confusion, to the aggressive attack on human life in the womb. How does St. Edith Stein’s quote above inspire you to bring your feminine genius and your unique gifts to our nation, and to the world?

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