“Fear not! Stand your ground, and you will see the victory the LORD will win for you today.” Leaving behind contraception to begin natural family planning (NFP) can be a bit like this. It can be easier to cling to familiar ways than to leave them for something new and uncertain, no matter what the promise. Let’s try to clear up a couple common fears and misconceptions about NFP. . . . → Read More: Dumping Contraception for Natural Family Planning
Pope Francis recently consecrated the Vatican to St. Michael the Archangel’s protection. So I pondered: If Pope Francis consecrated the Vatican to the Archangel’s protection, can Joel and I do the same for our home and family, the domestic church? . . . → Read More: Consecrate Your Home to St. Michael the Archangel
Pope Francis’ first encyclical Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith) was released on Friday, and we spent some time reading through much of it together late last night. Hey, what are you going to do … watch a rerun of Law & Order or read our Holy Father’s first encyclical? Choices, people, choices! Coincidentally, our latest post for Catholic Stand was scheduled for today, too, and we were ready to submit a post about tangible things parishes can do to stop losing young families and start raising up the next generation of saints. As we read Lumen Fidei, we found pearls of wisdom and nuggets of gold to weave into our post. In other words, we wanted to strike while the iron was hot! . . . → Read More: 5 Things Parishes Can Do To Stop Losing Young Families
Has the commercialization of Christmas turned you into Scrooge? Rather than just making lists, baking cookies, hanging stockings, and wrapping presents, spend some time preparing your heart for the birth of our Savior by actually celebrating Advent. Here are some practical suggestions. . . . → Read More: Keep Christ in Christmas by Celebrating Advent
It’s our super-stupendous, heretofore unprecedented, soon-to-be legendary “Celebrating Advent with Children” giveaway! . . . → Read More: A Super-Stupendous “Celebrating Advent with Children” Giveaway
What better way to bring peace to your home during Advent than with sacred Advent music and a simple Advent daily devotional? Today and today only, we’re hosting a terrific giveaway package to help you purposefully slow down and soak up the graces of the Advent Season. . . . → Read More: Today Only! “Bring Peace to Your Home” Advent Giveaway
Tune in to hear co-hosts Julie Nelson & Lisa Schmidt talk about faith, family, friendships, and the feminine genius. It’s a new show called Catholic Women Now only on Iowa Catholic Radio. . . . → Read More: Tune In and Listen: Catholic Women Now is On-Air!
Another round of 7 Quick Takes. This time, Lisa tries her hat at a little stand-up comedy, blog-style. . . . → Read More: 7 Quick Takes: My Attempt at Humor
Christians need to facilitate dialogue without arguing politics and religion.
Congratulations to last week’s giveaway winner Sally Pap!
Enter to win a your own copy of Indivisible! Simply leave a comment here. Next Wednesday, July 25, we will randomly select this week’s winner. Giveaway sponsored by The Maximus Group. You also can buy Indivisible from Ignatius Press (with Voting Guidelines for Catholics bonus CD).
This is the third installment from our interview with Dr. Jay Richards; click the links below to read the previous ones:
Law, Liberty, and Freedom (July 4) Morality and Economics (July 11)
Political events of the past few years, particularly regarding the HHS contraception mandate and religious . . . → Read More: Indivisible: Jay Richards on Natural Law and Reason