Monthly Archives: February 2015

Why Natural Family Planning is More Awesome Than You Think

Originally at: http://mtncatholic.com/2015/02/09/why-natural-family-planning-is-more-awesome-than-you-think/ Last week, an interesting and nearly-refreshing piece appeared on Gizmodo, talking about a great new app that helps women track their fertility without relying on synthetic birth control options. I say “nearly refreshing” because the author, who concludes ultimately to … Continue reading

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PORN GOES MAINSTREAM

Originally at: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2015/02/porn-goes-mainstream by Paul S. Loverde Seven years into his addiction to online porn, John wrote to tell me of his struggles. His addiction began when he misspelled a word in an online search and was taken to a hardcore porn … Continue reading

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Archbishop Romero’s Witness a ‘Slap in the Face’ to Self-Centered Society

Originally at:  http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/archbishop-romeros-witness-a-slap-in-the-face-to-self-centered-society#ixzz3RL7COeX6 by CNA/EWTN NEWS VATICAN CITY — Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s cause for beatification, said the martyr’s life was a chastisement of modern societies in which individuals focus on themselves. “He was a bishop … Continue reading

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Cardinals: Be Kind

Pope Francis to new Cardinals: Dear Brother Cardinals, The cardinalate is certainly an honour, but it is not honorific. This we already know from its name – “cardinal” – from the word “cardo”, a hinge. As such it is not … Continue reading

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Robert Barron, YouTube evangelist, lifts up Catholicism’s good, true, and beautiful

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/02/06/robert-barron-youtube-evangelist-lifts-up-catholicisms-good-true-and-beautiful/ by Mary Beth McCauley MUNDELEIN, Ill. — Charged by Cardinal Francis George with the vague task of “jump-starting evangelism” in Chicago’s archdiocese nearly a decade ago, the Rev. Robert Barron accepted the mantle with gusto — and in the process, … Continue reading

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Doomed to fail: and I’m happy about that

Originally at: http://www.joefessenden.com/2014/11/07/doomed-to-fail/ by Joe Fessenden As a rule, when someone picks a career path, they have a reasonable expectation – or at least a hope of success. On top of that, the systems to train and prepare people for some … Continue reading

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My love affair with Downton Abbey

Originally at: http://www.joefessenden.com/2014/11/10/did-i-make-the-most-of-loving-you/ by Joe Fessenden Matthew was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. At least he was at the beginning of season 4. (If you recognize the literary reference of this opening, you may award … Continue reading

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The Infinite of the Intimate: The Vastness of Family & Community Life

Originally at: http://www.ignitumtoday.com/2015/01/17/infinite-intimate-vastness-family-community/ by Jordan Haddad “The man who lives in a small community lives in a much larger world…” G. K. Chesterton, Heretics Often times it is easy for us to fall prey to the cult of human progress. By this I … Continue reading

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To what is God calling you?

Originally at: http://www.ignitumtoday.com/2015/02/05/god-calling/ by Jordan Haddad Discerning God’s will in our lives can be a difficult and confusing endeavor most of the  time. I can still remember hearing the many epic tales about the heroic Saints in our Church’s life and … Continue reading

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The Three Most Profound Ideas I Have Ever Had

Originally at: http://www.integratedcatholiclife.org/2015/02/kreeft-three-most-profound-ideas-i-ever-had/ by Peter Kreeft Ideas are more precious than diamonds. The three most precious ideas I have ever discovered all concern the love of God. None of them is original. But every one is revolutionary. None of them came … Continue reading

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