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Fathers Day Without Dad

Smiling childhood photos with Dad and tributes to him are filling social media as we head into Fathers Day weekend. Yet sometimes the ideal set forth by a day of celebration is not reflected in your personal reality. The picture perfect vision of a Dad, standing by you from the moment of your birth may not be a part of...

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Happy Mother’s Day, I Miss You!

Mother’s Day is a time of great joy for many. It is a time for mothers to cherish motherhood and for children to remember their mothers. It is a time when fathers honor the mother of their children and when we all honor our grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and woman friends. It is also a time of sadness for some –...

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Saint Valentine: 50 Hail Marys for Chastity

Films such as 50 Shades of Grey portray the mistaken idea that love is about lust, deviance, and self gratification. The celebration of Saint Valentine and chastity have taken a back seat to a more secular approach to love. Genuine love revolves around commitment and mutual respect. Marriage is about helping each other and your children to heaven.

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The Connection Between Saint Valentine and Chastity

  A third century martyr, Saint Valentine , was known for being a kind-hearted priest who helped the persecuted Christians. As the patron saint of love, young people, and marriage, the day named for him is hardly a time for lust or a selfish concept of affection. Yet, in typical secular fashion, the Catholic feast day of this saint has been hijacked...

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No Girl Scout Cookies for Me!

Although those fresh faced Girl Scouts selling cookies are not at fault, the Girl Scouts have some very bad associations. There is danger for these girls, too, as Planned Parenthood is involved. It is better to use caution and research when deciding on which causes to support.

The Painful Punishment of Silence

Silence, they say is golden, yet under some circumstances silence can also be a form of bullying. While the basic needs of mankind include sustenance and shelter God has also endowed us with an intrinsic need for love. That love often relies on communication. We live our lives yearning being heard and understood. The Quiet Bullying of Silence There is...