Pearl S. Buck and the Importance of a Father’s Love

Pearl Buck

Happy Birthday, Pearl Buck!Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was an American writer born of missionary parents. She was born on June 26, 1892, and until 1934 she lived mainly in China, where she was also called by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu (written in Chinese: 賽珍珠; pinyin: Sài Zhēnzhū).Buck was passionate about social issues ranging from women’s rights to adoption, and especially to the plight of babies of Asian women left behind when American soldiers returned to the U.S. following their tour … [Read more...]

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: College Guys Don High Heels to Protest Rape

Red Heels

College guys take a hike in spike heels.This is the first time I’ve heard about this.  Not because the idea is so new—but rather, because I’m so out of touch.  Apparently it’s not new at all, as an increasing number of men’s groups across America and throughout the world have participated in the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.I saw pictures of men in Africa, tottering in women’s heels.  I saw the men of Lubbock, Texas, doing the same—ambling acr … [Read more...]

Pope Benedict's Prayer for the Protection of the Unborn Child

Lord Jesus, You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence the Church and the history of men; You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood render us participants in divine Life and allow us a foretaste of the joy of eternal Life; We adore and bless you. Prostrated before You, source and lover of Life, truly present and alive among us, we beg you. Reawaken in us respect for every unborn life, make us capable of seeing in the fruit of the maternal womb the miraculous work of … [Read more...]