On this feast day of Sts. Joachim and Anne, being a wife and mother myself, I find it quite natural to feel myself being drawn to Saint Anne and the problems she must have encountered after the birth of her daughter, particularly following that world-changing event, the Annunciation (Lk 1:26-38).
I am a journalist and a convert. That sounds like an oxymoron.
When only seventeen, I experienced my period every other week. My greatly concerned mother took me to see her gynecologist who promptly prescribed the birth control pill. This, the doctor did, though she performed no tests to discover why the frequent menses.
The world’s largest library association gathered more than 21,000 members in this year’s annual conference which offered more than 100 workshops on subjects such as how to expand Drag Queen Story Hours at libraries, establish “Queer-Inclusive Elementary School Library Programming” in public schools, and handle resistance to their liberal agenda.
“The devil only tempts those souls that wish to abandon sin and those that are in a state of grace. The others belong to him; he has no need to tempt them.”
-St. John Vianney
Ask the Lord to reveal to you your predominant fault. Are you willing to wage a holy war against it?
We receive a lot of questions from Catholic who are uneasy about integrative medicine and are afraid of being inadvertently introduced to New Age practices. This is a very real possibility and the discerning Catholic consumer may want to be aware of some of the risks associated with this field of medical care.
The U.S. bishops have officially kicked off NFP week which is dedicated to educating the public and celebrating the good news about natural family planning. The theme for the week is “Love, Naturally.”