Holy Parents, Not Rabbits and Colonizers

By Timothy Villareal Discussing the Catholic Church’s prohibition on artificial contraception and its promotion of Natural Family Planning (NFP) on his return flight from the Phillipines, Pope Francis told reporters, “Some people think — excuse me for saying this — that to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits.” Well, I have an [Read More...]

What Children Need To Thrive: A Review of “Their Name Is Today”

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Johann Christoph Arnold’s Their Name is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World crossed my desk at an interesting moment in my life as an educator: I am a college professor and, recently, became the mother to twin boys. In other words: I am learning to “mother” on both ends of the spectrum of “childhood”—from the [Read More...]

Healing for Fractured Fathers

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14 When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. 15 As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him. 16 “What are you arguing with them about?” he asked. 17 A man in the crowd answered, [Read More...]


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