Mom, You’re the Best! A Loving Tribute

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  She's always been there for you. She's been the encourager-in-chief, coaxing you to try, to master new things, to explore your world in new ways.   She's been your biggest cheerleader.  Her confidence in you and her gentle nudge have helped you to step out into the world.  She's been your teacher and your strongest example.  Through her love, you've understood something of the love of God.  Through her patient instruction, you've mastered difficult subjects and … [Read more...]

Sigrid Undset’s First Novel “Marta Oulie”–Translated Into English for the First Time!

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For the first time Marta Oulie, the first published novel by acclaimed Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset, has been translated into English. Undset, who is best known for her later work, the three-volume  Kristin Lavransdatter, had not yet converted to the Catholic faith when she penned Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal at the age of 24; but already she was probing into the hearts and minds of women. I first became aware of Undset's work when Deal Hudson, former editor of Crisis Magazine, … [Read more...]

Moms of Down Syndrome Babies: Be Not Afraid

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Imagine you're expecting a baby, and you've just learned that your child will have Down syndrome.  Would you be afraid? This video is making the rounds on the Internet this week, in anticipation of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.  The ad was developed in response to a letter sent to CoorDown, Italy's national organization for people with Down syndrome, from a young mother who had just learned of a fetal abnormality, and who worries what life will be like for her child. The theme for … [Read more...]


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