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Mother's Day, history

The Christian Origin of Mother’s Day

  Is Mother’s Day just another secular holiday contrived by greeting card companies? A bit of history reveals a much more pleasing origin. According to the History Channel, little known fact is that Mother’s Day originated in Europe and parts...

motherhood

Shout Your Motherhood

Another Mother’s Day is upon us and with it come innumerable emotions. At the forefront, of course, is the beauty and blessing of cooperating with God (and your husband) in the creation of another, unique soul. Marriage, love, and God...

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The New Covenant Brings the Lamb of God

The readings for Holy Thursday clearly illustrate Jesus’ intent concerning worship for the Catholic Church. We see the Old Covenant fulfilled and that the New Covenant brings an entirely new reality. The first reading, from Exodus provides a glimpse into the...

modesty

Modesty and Shades of Gray

Vastly differing opinions come to mind as we contemplate modesty and the proper way to dress. While there are no shades of gray when in comes to morality, there is certainly some flexibility when seeking the moral course in modesty....

bipolar disorder

Promises to Theresa:
A Teen and Bipolar Disorder

A teen diagnosis of bipolar disorder creates quite a volatile ‘coming of age’. When young Theresa, the main character in the novel Promises to Theresa by Marianne Komek, exhibits the first symptoms of bipolar disorder, she dismisses them as simply...

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Thanking God for the Wicked

In the meditation for day 20 in “A Year With the Church Fathers“, we are asked the question, Why doesn’t God just get rid of the wicked now and let the righteous live in peace? As we are exposed to...