More than 100 years later after President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Mother’s Day, the lives of women have changed in ways that have dramatically changed the face of motherhood – but the heart of motherhood remains unchanged.
In January this year I sat in my kitchen early one morning, bleary-eyed after a fractured night’s sleep. (And I’m using the term “sleep” quite loosely.) The former night’s guilty parties, ages 2 and 5, lounged – in varied stages of consciousness themselves – on the couch, while I clutched a mug of coffee and scrolled through the day’s news stories. Suddenly I was wide awake, as I came upon the headlines of several Catholic sites: “Pope says Motherhood is Martyrdom.” Whoa. Read the rest…
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
A popular children’s author who suggested that people honor their mother this Mother’s Day by contributing to Planned Parenthood has caused such a deluge of outraged e-mails and phone calls that Planned Parenthood has issued a call for “help!”