Reconcile men with life

June 12
“You women have always had as your lot the protection of the home, the love of beginnings and an understanding of cradles. You are present in the mystery of a life beginning. You offer consolation in the departure of death. Our technology runs the risk of becoming inhuman. Reconcile men with life and above all, we beseech you, watch carefully over the future of our race. Hold back the hand of man who, in a moment of folly, might attempt to destroy human civilization.”
-TO WOMEN, VATICAN COUNCIL II CLOSING SPEECHES AND MESSAGES, Pope Paul VI
Today’s Reflection:
What does it mean to “reconcile men with life?” How are you doing in this regard?

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Vatican Issues Document on Gender Ideology in Education

The Congregation for Catholic Education has issued a new document that finds gender ideology to be opposed to faith and reason and offers guidance to Catholic parents and educators about how to address the many challenges this new movement is creating in our schools.

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Liberated woman

June 11
“And now it is to you that we address ourselves, women of all states—girls, wives, mothers and widows, to you also, consecrated virgins and women living alone—you constitute half of the immense human family. As you know, the Church is proud to have glorified and liberated woman, and in the course of the centuries, in diversity of characters, to have brought into relief her basic equality with man. But the hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of woman is being achieved in its fullness, the hour in which woman acquires in the world an influence, an effect and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at this moment when the human race is under-going so deep a transformation, women impregnated with the spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid mankind in not falling.”
-TO WOMEN, VATICAN COUNCIL II CLOSING SPEECHES AND MESSAGES, Pope Paul VI
Today’s Reflection:
What does this excerpt from the Vatican II letter “To Women” tell you about the Catholic Church’s teaching on the equality of woman?

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Authorities Fail to Curb Ever-Worsening STD Epidemic

The promotion of promiscuity through comprehensive sex education and condom-distribution campaigns is continuing to fuel an STD epidemic that is now seeing more than one million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and diseases (STDs) every year.

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Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

June 10
Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
“In a wholly singular way she [Mary] cooperated by her obedience, faith, hope, and burning charity in the work of the Savior in restoring supernatural life to souls. For this reason she is mother to us in the order of grace.”
-Vatican Council II, Lumen Gentium
Today’s Reflection:
Today we ponder and celebrate Mary’s special role as mother of the Church. How does her example inspire you to God’s invitation to carry Christ in the womb of your heart?

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Let’s Boycott Netflix!

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Netflix has not only joined other elites of the entertainment industry who are threatening to boycott Georgia after it passed a law protecting the unborn, but their promise to help  efforts to overturn the law has spurred pro-life citizens into immediate action.

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Our Lady at Pentecost ~ Prayer Personified

When they entered the city, they went to the upper room where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers” (Acts 1:13 – 14).

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Come into my heart

June 9
“Holy Spirit, come into my heart. Bring new life to the ancient prayers I learned as a child, and inspire me to voice my innermost thoughts to the God who knows them all. Amen.”
-Johnnette Benkovic Williams
Today’s Reflection:
Ponder how God responds to your desire for deeper intimacy with Him. Receive every spiritual blessing in the heavens this day.

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Be filled with the Spirit

June 8
“Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to [n]God, even the Father…”
-Ephesians 5:18-20
Today’s Reflection:
How can we make each day of our lives a symphony of prayer, a melody of love which rises to the throne of the God the Father in praise and worship?

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