On May 1 our parish began a novena for those wishing to conceive. We will pray this for first nine days not only in May, but for the first nine days per month for the extended future. We are praying the Novena to St. Gerard, the patron of motherhood. If you have a heart for this issue, please join in our heavenly petition. Or perhaps you know one who might find consolation in this prayer? If so, please consider passing this along.
The desire to have a family leaves couple stranded with a moral dilemmaÂ Editor’s Note: In 1987 the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under the direction of Pope Blessed John Paul II and prefect Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), issued a document known as Donum Vitae (“The Gift of Life”). … [Read more…]
2011 has been exciting here at Das Schmidt Haus. Here’s my year in review, 7 Quick Takes style. — 1 — I started 2011 as a new full-time at-home parent after resigning from what many called the “dream job.” Many people didnâ€™t understand my decision to walk away from a job with a very promising … [Read more…]