Testimonial: Susan shares her story about praising God with sisters in Christ

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Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow Linked to Freemasonry

J asks: “As my boys move through Boy Scouts, they have an opportunity to join something called the Order of the Arrow. One year during Scout O’Rama, there was a small ceremony for this which my husband attended and said it was very strange. It has come up again, so I started looking up information. I did find that it was started by two members of the freemasons. There is a correspondence between the rituals of the Order of the Arrow and the rituals of the freemasons. Knowing it started from the freemasons is enough for me to know that this is not a good thing. Do you have any other information about this Order of the Arrow in which the Boy Scouts of America have an opportunity to participate?”

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Inspires the hearts of others

February 28

Characteristics of the Catholic Woman Leader

  1. Is great-souled (magnanimous)
  2. Has the heart of a handmaid
  3. Demonstrates receptivity, trust, and surrender to the will of God
  4. Inspires the hearts of others through her words and deeds
  5. Leads others to be leaders
  6. Faithfully fulfills her call to spiritual maternity in the ordinary and extraordinary
  7. Is shaped by the teachings of Sacred Scripture and the Holy Catholic Church

-Johnnette Benkovic Williams

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The Dark Side of Oxford High School Shooter Ethan Crumbley

Oxford High School (Photo courtesy of Wikicommons Images, Adrienne of Oxford, CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)

According to testimony revealed during the trial of the mother of Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley, the boy was plagued by a “dark side,” had thoughts of violence, heard voices that he couldn’t stop, and believed himself to be the devil.

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The Church needs you

February 27

“Christ has no body but yours,

No hands, no feet on earth but yours,

Yours are the eyes with which he looks

Compassion on this world,

Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,

Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.

Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,

Yours are the eyes, you are his body.

Christ has no body now but yours,

No hands, no feet on earth but yours,

Yours are the eyes with which he looks

compassion on this world.

Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”

-St. Teresa of Avila

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Bring the world to Jesus Christ

February 26

What is Catholic Women’s Leadership?

“The active enterprise by Catholic women to bring the world to Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ to the world by emulating the Blessed Virgin Mary’s magnanimity of soul, servant’s heart, and conformity to the will of God.”

-Johnnette Benkovic Williams

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Magnanimity and humility define the leader

February 25

“Magnanimity and humility define the leader. Magnanimity is the quest of the spirit for great things. He who strives for greatness and seeks to correspond to it is magnanimous. Magnanimity is rooted in a firm confidence in the highest possibilities of human nature.

Humility is the habit of living in the truth about one’s metaphysical condition, and one’s strengths and weaknesses. It is also the habit of service to family and friends, colleagues and clients, society at large, and indeed all of humanity. Humility fosters in leaders the ambition to serve unconditionally.”

        -Alexandre Havard, Virtuous Leadership

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