Sex Marks the Marriage

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A cultural upside: Apparently we are among “the most puritanical nations” as we have been resisting “the notion of adultery most rigorously.” Catherine Hakim, writing in the Telegraph based on a new book she’s written, is perplexed by the sour and rigid English view of affairs. Marital love and passion only rarely provide an equally [Read More...]

Denied

We live in a culture that talks a lot about women, but only wants to hear some of their stories, Jennifer Fulwiler writes: A fundamental belief in secular society is that the female reproductive system is something to be feared and controlled. Thus, only women whose stories validate that “truth” have their stories heard. Look at [Read More...]

Quick Sunday Word from a Woman in Love

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For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy. – St. Thérèse of Lisieux More on prayer here. [Read more...]

Getting Real

Speaking to the heart of Catholic life, B16 today: Jesus presents himself as the living bread come down from heaven. May we always hunger for the gift of his presence in the Eucharistic sacrifice, wherein Jesus gives us his very self as food and drink to sustain us on our pilgrim journey to the Father. “I [Read More...]

March Mother Gray and the Long Run for Life

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“She relied upon one power to guide her: the power of the Holy Spirit. She revealed it to be more effective than all the political strategy this world could formulate,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List said in tribute to Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life, who died on Monday at [Read More...]

A Prayer for Today

Via the Liturgy of the Hours: Father, he who knew no sin was made sin for us, to save us and restore us to your friendship. Look upon our contrite heart and afflicted spirit and heal our troubled conscience, so that in the joy and strength of the Holy Spirit we may proclaim your praise [Read More...]

Cardinal Dolan on Paul Ryan & Thomas Aquinas and other Friends

Cardinal Dolan has a weekly radio show on the Catholic Channel on Sirius. Yesterday he took the show as an opportunity to talk about what he thinks of Paul Ryan. I write about what he said here. He also had a lovely interview with Dean Koontz, thoughts about the Assumption, and, in response to a [Read More...]

Bill Buckley on Keeping the Faith

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We’re celebrating the feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven today. And I am reminded today of National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr.’s great love of the Blessed Mother. In his book Nearer My God, he explained why people there are pilgrims in Lourdes, France, and provided insight into what religious faith meant in [Read More...]

WFB & the Magisterium

A helpful history lesson from Linda Bridges. [Read more...]