TOB Tuesday: To Kiss or Not to Kiss?

ChelseaChastity, Love, Marriage, Theology of the Body, TOB Tuesday1 Comment

A few years ago I wrote about the intimacy of a kiss, inspired by two very devoted Christian actors who not only decided to forgo “sex scenes” in in their movie roles, but also vowed to do no more on-screen lip-locks (unless that person they’re kissing is their wife). Some may wonder why just kissing someone is such a big … Read More

Pro-Life Holiday Gift Guide

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Have you started your Christmas shopping, yet? Here is a little holiday gift guide for that pro-life enthusiast on your Christmas list or for you to find items to add to your very own wish list. By far, the coolest and most pro-life gifts I found are these ultrasound picture frames! Lullabye Baby and Cora’s Baby Closet both have a … Read More

Another Papal Edition of Cute Baby Blogging

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I was doing a bit of online Christmas shopping yesterday, browsing through the “Catholic to the Max” catalog, and came across this picture of Pope Benedict (in a rather funny hat) lovin a cute little baby (available on a key chain or magnet): Papa Ben loves all children, born and unborn. Read his comments on this weekend’s international prayer vigil … Read More

Pope Holds Prayer Vigil for Nascent Human Life

ChelseaFaith, Prayer, Pro Life, Religion0 Comments

This Saturday the pope, together with bishops and priests in diocese throughout the world, held a vigil of prayer for nascent human life. Here in the Jeff City Diocese, our bishop will celebrate the vigil tomorrow evening during vespers. Here is part of pope Benedict’s remarks in Rome Saturday evening (full transcript) Dear brothers and sisters, our coming together this … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Brothers and sisters: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always on your account for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus, that in him you were enriched in every way, with all discourse and all knowledge, as the testimony to Christ was confirmed … Read More

Recap With Video of Sisters of Mary on Oprah

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If you missed watching the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist on Oprah yesterday, there is a great re-cap with photos and video up on Oprah’s website. This episode focused on the formation process of becoming a “Bride of Christ” and included the “wedding ceremony” of 13 new brides. Once again these joy-filled sisters showed Oprah and the … Read More

Man Shoots Wife, Daily News Takes Poll *Updated*

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In Southern California, an 88 year old man shot his wife, who had “dementia and crippling infirmity” that “robbed her of her ability to walk, sit up, feed herself or recognize visitors,” in the head to end her suffering. The NY Daily News is polling its readers. Sadly, I’m not surprised by these results (as of 6 am), though support … Read More

Reminder: Sisters of Mary on Oprah Today!

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Just a reminder that the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist will be on the Oprah Winfrey Show today. Check here for local listings. According to The Anchoress: The show will feature the experience of a Sister entering religious life and the meaning of religious profession as being ‘married’ to Christ. Sounds like some appropriate viewing for “TOB … Read More

Fed OKs 2nd Human Trial With Embryonic Stem Cells

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A month after scientists began the first ever human patient embryonic stem cell trial, the FDA has approved a second. Advanced Cell Technology has been given permission to begin testing the safety of using ESCs to treat human patients with Stargardt disease which causes vision loss. The trial is supposed to begin after the first of the year. As I … Read More

A Man’s Abortion Story

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Here’s a side of abortion you don’t hear about often. h/t Big Blue Wave Related: Abortion and Men Remember the Hollow Men