St. Monica, Model Wife and Mother

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Today we celebrate the feast of the mother of one of the Church’s most celebrated saints. St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine (whose feast day is tomorrow), prayed unceasingly for the conversion of her famous son, and, as we all know, was happily obliged by Our Lord. Not only that, but her husband, Patricius, a pagan with a terrible temper, … Read More

Weighing the Issues

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In the realm of politics, so many issues are debated with great fervor and intensity. Lately we’ve been hearing a lot about immigration, government control/spending and, of course, the economy. As the political season kicks into high-gear, let’s take a moment to remember the most important issues facing our country today: Not that other issues aren’t important at all (especially … Read More

A Prayer for Families

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The family is a community of persons and the smallest social unit. As such it is an institution fundamental to the life of every society. (JP II, Letter to Families, 17) Today is the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, wonderful patrons for all families! Parents of Mary, pray for all parents that they may provide the loving home and … Read More

Jerry Seinfeld on Family, Parenting

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It always takes me a while to get back into the swing of things after being gone for a while. So, I thought I’d ease back into normal blog-mode by starting with a few quick comments on this great Parade Magazine interview with comedian Jerry Seinfeld. It’s from back in February, but for some reason I just found it recently … Read More

Early Alzheimer’s and the Value of a Vow

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Some of you have probably already seen this at either Deacon Greg’s blog or Elizabeth Scalia’s: Watch CBS News Videos Online There’s so much going on in this story. So much that could be discussed. For example, the woman who said that she would not want her grandchildren to visit her when she can no longer recognize them. But the … Read More

Cute Baby Blogging + Thank You!

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First of all, many thanks to all of you for your prayers and well wishes for my mothers surgery/recovery. She got home from the hospital yesterday afternoon and is doing very well – praise God! Some of you may recall that at about this same time last year I was requesting prayers for my father who was in the hospital … Read More

Songs From a Mommy’s Heart

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Rebecca Byrons Donaghy, wife of Theology of the Body speaker, and friend of mine, Bill Donaghy, has a new CD out called Expecting Grace: Songs From a Mommy’s Heart. Her description: Songs written from a place of longing before I was a Mommy, in mourning upon the loss of our precious children and in celebration of the infinite gift of … Read More

“Babies” to Premier this Weekend! *Updated

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Oh, the cuteness of babies! The movie many pro-lifers have been anxious to see is finally coming out this weekend – just in time for Mother’s Day! It’s only a limited release so I was excited to find out that it will be playing at a movie theater near me. I’ll be going with my sister to see it on … Read More

Surprise! People W/ Disabilities Can Have Babies and Be Good Parents

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I came across a couple of pretty awesome stories recently. The Telegraph this week has a rather unusual, but very encouraging story about the “Britain’s smallest mother” (pictured here). She refused to have an abortion despite significant health risks and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who, after only a year, is already bigger than she is! “But,” she … Read More

God Bless All Adoptive Parents!

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Adoptive parents? Is that right? Adopting parents? Parents who adopt? Anyway…I finally watched “The Blind Side” last night. Great movie – very life affirming – and the best part is it’s actually true! Here is a good mini doc. about Michael Oher (who, BTW, helped Ole Miss give my Mighty Gators their only defeat in their 2008 Championship season) – … Read More