I recently received an email from a young at-home mom with limited access to transportation requesting advice on how she can get involved in the pro-life movement given her current stage of life and vocation. With the help of my Facebook friends, here are 20 ways busy, at-home moms can be engaged in the pro-life movement. . . . → Read More: 20 Ways (and counting!) At-Home Moms Can Volunteer for the Pro-Life Movement
If you’ve been following along with my A to Z posts, you might have noticed I skipped right over the letter K. Here’s the thing. I was ready to publish a post about kenosis and kerygma (sounds like a barn burner, no?), but I just couldn’t shake a different K-word. Kermit, as in Kermit Gosnell, the doctor currently on trial in Philadelphia for first and third-degree murders. . . . → Read More: The K-Word I Just Can’t Shake
Food for thought today: It’s been said that our generation will be remembered for what we did or did not do to combat abortion. What will your grandchildren say about your efforts? Passing along a note from our friend Jimmy, who’s doing something worth remembering. And he now has an international platform to share his message. Jimmy and his Biking For Babies cofounder Mike Schaefer will be guests on EWTN’s Life on the Rock tonight to talk about Biking For Babies, their prolife ministry. . . . → Read More: Biking for Babies on EWTN — TONIGHT!
The president used the occasion of his second inaugural address to lecture America on equality and dignity of all persons. Here are 18 quotes from it that in isolation might fool one into thinking he regards the unborn with the same inherent dignity as everyone else. . . . → Read More: President Obama’s Prolife Principles
Walk into any darkened room, and all it takes is one small lit match to overpower its darkness and illuminate it. One. Small. Light. As The Christophers say, it’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. Today go be that light in this world that has been darkened and devastated by abortion. . . . → Read More: We Belong Neither to Darkness Nor to Night
A wise, old Benedictine nun teaches a bunch of grumbling first-year seminarians about the necessity of keeping first things first. What can faithful Catholics take away from her lesson to fulfill the responsibilities of faithful citizenship on Election Day 2012? . . . → Read More: Is This Jar Full?
First friday shout-out linked up to ConversionDiary’s 7 Quick Takes . . . → Read More: First Friday Shout-Outs
Editor’s Note: In honor of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, please welcome Renee McGuire to The Practicing Catholic. Renee and husband Kerry are parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines, Iowa, where they teach Natural Family Planning classes. This is Part 1 of Renee’s testimony. Part 2 is 5 Steps to Embracing Natural Family Planning.
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“This is just the rhythm method and everyone knows that doesn’t work.”
“Everyone who follows natural family planning has big families and we can’t afford that.”
“NFP is too hard to learn.”
“Catholics don’t really follow this anyway. It’s so . . . → Read More: 6 Things I’ve Learned Since Dumping the Pill