R.I.P. Stratford Caldecott, “Marvel” of Catholicism

Stratford Caldecott

I just heard the sad news:  Catholic writer Stratford Caldecott has died today of prostate cancer."Strat" Caldecott, the G.K. Chesterton Research Fellow at St. Benet's Hall, Oxford, was a giant in the Catholic world.  Among his many credits, he served on the editorial board of the International Theological Journal Communio, as well as the Catholic Truth Society.  He was co-editor for Magnificat UK, and he published his own literary journal Second Spring.  Caldecott was involved with T&T C … [Read more...]

Better Baby Bumps to Celebrate New Life and Impending Motherhood

Baby bump - twins

This is amazing.I happened upon an article today about the website My Little Sweet Pea, where Carrie Preston, a 27-year-old artist from Cornwall, showcases the "belly bump" paintings she does on the bellies of pregnant women.According to the Daily Mail, in only two years the artist has completed more than 130 intricate belly paintings to help pregnant women celebrate pregnancy and impending birth.Because a big canvas allows for the best artwork, she prefers to paint mothers when … [Read more...]

Changing Minds About Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Dr. George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has changed his mind about euthanasia.  Once an opponent, he announced last week that he now supports the killing of some terminally ill persons as a means of avoiding "needless suffering."Carey released his statement in defense of an assisted dying bill which is scheduled for debate in the House of Lords on Friday, July 18.  The bill, which had been introduced by former Labour lord chancellor Lord Falconer of Thoroton, would legalize a … [Read more...]


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