“‘The whole thing started when I found the first baby, a little girl back in 1972 when I was out collecting rubbish. She was just lying amongst the junk on the street, abandoned. She would have died had we not rescued her and taken her in.”
St Bridget of Sweden and the Pope Call Christian Married Couples to be the ‘Sweet and Smiling Face of the Church’July 23, 2012 1 Comment
Bridget married Ulf and together, as a fruit of their love, they had eight children. In the hearth of the home she learned the way of selfless, kenotic love. Through the real nitty-gritty stuff of family life, including the tragic loss of a child, she became so configured her to Jesus Christ that she became a prophetic voice to the world of the twelfth century, addressing its leaders in a manner which led them to the way of repentance. After years learning the way of domestic holiness, domestic kenosis, she and her husband Ulf made a pilgrimage which changed the course of their lives.
In a decision that makes little or no sense whatsoever, the Taliban leadership of Pakistan has officially forbidden polio vaccines in retaliation for U.S. drone strikes in the region. In other words, the Taliban leadership will adversely punish their own child population with crippling disease and death on account of a U.S.-led military action. The World health Organization says that 280,000 Pakistani children could be affected by the measure.
The power of words and formulating arguments is an extremely powerful and precise science. While pro-life advocates are careful to use words that accurately represent terms that surround abortion, Planned Parenthood is careful to craft their language and arguments in a way that will subtly manipulate the issue and cause confusion.
Remember the old wives tale about a cat sucking a baby’s breath? According to a new medical study, the exact opposite is true. According to a new study from Finland, children who grow up with cats or dogs tend to get fewer respiratory infections during their first year of life.
The priest Zechariah’s prophecy at the birth of John the Baptist is mystical . Our Lord said that he had no equal. But, in another way, what was said of John can be said of each of us. John was endowed with all his potential before he was born. There are no accidental babies and no throw away people. Our lives are not meaningless accidents. Everything you are today you were at the first moment of your conception. John was destined from his conception to be our Lord’s forerunner.
My own children are always teaching me things in their childlike faith…
Fathers are the foundation of families, they give them identity and meaning in both life and in death. On this weekend when we stop the frenetic pace of life to honor and remember fathers, we have an opportunity to reflect on what really matters most in our lives. They are a gift to be received and we should thank them if they are still with us. If not, we should still thank them, honor them, remember them and learn all we can from the example of their lives.
Mgr Mario Zenari, the papal nuncio in Syria, describes the human devastation caused by the war. There is the danger that factional hatreds might last decades. Christian, Alawi and Sunni leaders in Homs propose dialogue and reconciliation. UN report blames regime and rebels of torturing children.
June 7, 2012 / MariaNews.com Opinion: Romney is Right, Time to Parentize Not Privatize Education through School Choice By Catholic Online WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) – On May 23, 3012, Mitt Romney outlined his educational policy plans in a speech he gave in Washington, DC to the Latino Coalition. The speech was based upon a larger ...