Lent, a season particularly focused on renewal and conversion, begins today. Flip through the pages of most current home and garden magazines and you will easily find articles with tips for spring-cleaning. I recently found an article titled, “Spring Clean Your Finances.” The first paragraph read, “Spring is the season of renewal — the time to … [Read more…]
And we ain’t talkin’ body odor, folks These Nashville Dominican Sisters have some spunk. Have you seen their statement about President Obama’s health insurance mandate? Here’s a snippet. Health Insurance Mandate: Religious Freedom and Conscience Rights in United States Seriously Threatened The United States, from its very beginnings, has been an example of true human freedom and religious liberty … [Read more…]
Advent Week 2 Reflection: Occupy the Confessional We’re going to see Jesus!” my then two-year old daughter joyfully proclaimed as we entered the church parking lot on the morning of the first Sunday in Advent. My husband Joel and I, a little surprised yet proud of her recognition, chuckled and agreed, “Yes, we ARE going … [Read more…]
The Catholic roots of the word Thanksgiving and it’s history in America.
it’s not all that surprising that a diagnosis of Down syndrome, with its laundry list of potential medical and developmental issues, so often leads to abortion. After all, so many people have not been steeped in the belief that one’s worth is unconnected to their abilities. If they have no personal experience to offset the “scary bad,” the inertia must seem irresistible.
So now comes the really hard question: what do we do about it? Here are a few ideas.
Cardinal DiNardo Pledges Continued Support for Those Suffering from Post-Abortion Loss The General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops meets this week, November 14 – 16. It is one of two annual meetings for the bishops to gather together and meet as a full body. For those interested in learning more about what … [Read more…]
Cheer on a true Cinderella team when The Mighty Macs hits theaters Friday! It’s 1971: Richard Nixon is president; the equal rights movement is sweeping across America; Immaculata College, a tiny all-women’s Catholic institution near Philadelphia is looking for a basketball coach; Cathy Rush is restless. Although Immaculata barely has a team and no home gym, … [Read more…]
On the heels of attending the red carpet world premiere of The Mighty Macs last Friday, we had the opportunity to interview several people associated with the movie. Throughout our conversations, we heard fascinating stories of how this movie went from a tiny idea to now a full-length feature film that opens in theaters across the … [Read more…]