Articles Tagged ‘Alice von Hildebrand’

Expectations in marriage

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Shortly after I was married an acquaintance of mine (also married) wrote to say that marriage was much harder than she thought it would be. She was a romantic type and was of the mind that after they were married, her beloved would always think of her first, wouldn’t ever annoy her, and would keep up the same degree of affection and devotion that he showed her while they were dating. These friends are strong Catholics and devoted to one ... (Continue reading)

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Goodness from around the web..

Highlight of the week: All Hipsters Eventually Become Catholic by Edmund Mitchell "The new hipster loves going to daily Mass at his parish, where the pews are filled with no one under the age of 50. He did it before it was cool." Of note: "Aaron" (video) A wonderful pro-life short film. Alice von Hildebrand honoured by Pope Francis by John Burger Cardinal Burke invests her as a Dame Grand Cross of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the ... (Continue reading)

Am I dumb because I have eight kids?

The Guardian UK recently published the article "Should we care that smart women aren't having kids?" The piece was based on the work of Satoshi Kanazawa, a London School of Economics psychologist who conducted research on the link between intelligence and maternal urges and wrote the book The Intelligence Paradox based on his findings. He concluded that the higher a woman's IQ, the less likely she is to have babies. According to Kanazawa's research, maternal urges decrease 25% for every 15 IQ points ... (Continue reading)

Empowering our youth to make a mess

In one of his World Youth Day homilies, Pope Francis told the throng of enthusiastic young adults that he wants a "mess." "I want to tell you something. What is it that I expect as a consequence of World Youth Day? I want a mess. We knew that in Rio there would be great disorder, but I want trouble in the dioceses!" he exclaimed. The participants embraced his words, reacting with the customary jubilation we have come to expect every ... (Continue reading)

Of equality and cussing

I’m not a big Simpson’s fan, but I do remember one funny episode where Homer’s neighbour, Ned Flanders—the bible-believing Christian—promises Homer that he will shave off his mustache if Homer agrees to give up swearing. Ned institutes the swear jar and every time Homer lets a cuss word fly, he had to put money in the jar. If memory serves, the jar was all but full by the end of it. The curse words were only implied, not fully spoken, ... (Continue reading)

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