Unborn Babies Feel Anger and Joy, Says Heidelberg Study

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They are happy. They are angry. They are fearful. They like music. And already, they like sweet treats.In fact, babies in utero experience a wide range of sensory input at a much earlier stage of development than once believed. That's the result of a study from Heidelberg psychotherapist Ludwig Janus, reported February 9 on kath.net, the on-line German-language Catholic newspaper.Dr. Janus' research showed that the unborn child can already feel emotions, such as anger and joy. … [Read more...]

St. Scholastica: The Insistent Twin Sister

St. Scholastica

February 10 Memorial of St. ScholasticaStorms. Rain. Convulsive children.St. Scholastica can help!  She is the patron saint of all of these things—as well as the patron of nuns.The twin sister of St. Benedict, St. Scholastica was born around 480 and died on February 10, 547.  Even as small children, Benedict and Scholastica were devout.  When Benedict established his monastery for religious men at Monte Cassino, Scholastica founded a convent for women just five miles away, in Plom … [Read more...]