And What of Saint Anne?

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).

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Heart aglow with love

July 26
“Pay the greatest attention to this: that your heart be ever glowing with love. Boiling water does not attract flies, lukewarm water does. In the same way the devil with all his impure thoughts shuns and keeps his distance from the soul aglow with love for God…”
-Blessed Baptista Varano
Today’s Reflection:
Do I find myself to be lukewarm at times? How can a spiritual companion, spiritual friend or faithful community help me?

Have mercy on me, O God

July 25
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love;
  according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
  and cleanse me from my sin…”
-Psalm 51:1
Today’s Reflection:
How have I experienced God’s mercy in my life?

NFP Saved My Health—Naturally!

by Brooke Paris Foley

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.

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How the American Library Association Is Trying to “Queer” Our Schools

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.

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Abandon sin

July 24

“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


Today’s Reflection:

Ask the Lord to reveal to you your predominant fault. Are you willing to wage a holy war against it?

Is Integrative Medicine New Age?

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.

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NFP Week: Learning How to Love, Naturally!

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.”

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