Articles Tagged ‘family life’

Say “yes” to the duty of the moment


Doing the duty of the moment means focusing our whole person—heart, soul, body, emotions, intellect, memory, imagination—on the job at hand! The duty of the moment done for God is glamorous, exciting, wondrous." Catherine Doherty, Grace In Every Season Many years ago, when I was a much younger mother juggling pregnancies, little children, hospital shifts where I worked as a nurse, and all the other aspects of my daily life, I came across the writing of Catherine Doherty: in particular, her book Grace ... (Continue reading)

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Media influence, heroic Catholic families, and Fr. John A. Hardon,S.J.


On a recent Saturday morning, I explained the Ten Commandments to both of my First Communion classes. We talked about each of the commandments, how to keep them, and the ways we break them, giving examples from the children's daily lives. As usual, it was a challenge to explain the sixth and ninth commandments so that the children would understand and their parents not be scandalized. I explained that on their wedding day, married couples make a promise before God ... (Continue reading)

Humanae Vitae and NFP: my testimony


In a recent interview with an Italian newspaper, Pope Francis was reported to express praise for Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI's encyclical on the regulation of birth in keeping with natural and Divine law. Pope Francis reportedly said that Pope Paul VI was "prophetic" and and that "had the courage to place himself against the majority, defending the moral discipline, exercising a culture brake, opposing present and future neo-Malthusianism." He indicated that the time had come to delve deeper into the encyclical and develop ... (Continue reading)

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