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Independence doesn't mean you aren't grounded by strong roots.Independence is a virtue that I strive to cultivate in all my children, but particularly my daughters. I know all too well how the burden of parenting many children can grow too heavy for a husband (or wife) if the other spouse relies on him (or her) Read More…
Author: Calah Alexander
Posted: July 27, 2017, 10:00 pm
Celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the saint's arrival to San Giovanni Rotondo are wrapping upThe Jubilee Year in honor of the 100th anniversary of Saint Pio’s arrival to San Giovanni Rotondo is drawing to a close. Pope Francis sent Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, to San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, Read More…
Author: Ary Waldir Ramos Diaz
Posted: July 27, 2017, 8:17 pm
“This is what they have done to our people,” says the uncle of a newly escaped young woman.In 2014, unimpeded by any resistance from the West, the Islamic State made a horrific assault upon the Yazidi peoples living in the north-western region of Iraq, forcing them them to flee to Mount Sinjar, where thousands of elderly Read More…
Author: Elizabeth Scalia
Posted: July 27, 2017, 7:11 pm
It’s not about organizing original activities, but about a true celebration of friendship.Some bachelorette parties can be really tacky. Fortunately, the concept of a bachelorette party has evolved over the last few years. It’s no longer just an opportunity to embarrass the bride-to-be. Instead, it’s about getting together as friends to have fun, relax, share Read More…
Author: Mathilde De Robien
Posted: July 27, 2017, 7:00 pm
These centers would be ready this summer, French President Emmanuel Macron said. In order to “stem the flow of migrants to Europe” and to “stop people not eligible for asylum from ‘taking crazy risks’”, French President Emmanuel Macron plans setting up “hotspots” in Lybia that would allow to process asylum seekers, BBC reported. Macron also Read More…
Author: Daniel Esparza
Posted: July 27, 2017, 6:06 pm
Photo of the Day: July 27, 2017Sister Anne Joan Flanagan, a.k.a. @nunblogger, tests out her flying skills, hoping to get the perfect footage of three newly professed Daughters of Saint Paul. An enthusiastic and dedicated “media nun,” Sister Anne Joan hopes to put her drone-flying video to work at the service of the Gospel, in Read More…
Author: Aleteia Image Department
Posted: July 27, 2017, 5:20 pm
Of the studied brains of deceased football players, 99 percent showed signs.Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a relatively new diagnosis, but it is already a plague upon the National Football League. A new study published in the medical journal JAMA reports that of the 111 brains of deceased NFL players that were studied, 110 showed Read More…
Author: J-P Mauro
Posted: July 27, 2017, 5:00 pm
Emotional intelligence is more than "knowing a lot." And luckily, it can be learned and perfected. The concept of emotional intelligence is related to a very important concept in psychology: the idea of multiple intelligences. It can be summarized as follows: intelligence is more than “knowing a lot.” In his 1983 book Frames of Mind: Read More…
Author: Inma Alvarez
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:00 pm
Do you know what dysprosium or tellurium are used for? Now you do. Almost everybody is kind of familiar with the Periodic Table of Elements (even if as a bad memory from high school): you had (or will have to) memorize some families and names and numbers and keep in mind how many isotopes carbon Read More…
Author: Daniel Esparza
Posted: July 27, 2017, 2:00 pm
Blends of citronella, eucalyptus, sandalwood and other natural ingredients may work just as well as DEET.With the number of Lyme-Disease-carrying ticks on the rise this summer, and other tick-borne diseases spreading, those of us who love spending time in the Great Outdoors are looking for the best ways to keep ticks off our skin and Read More…
Author: Caryn Rivadeneira
Posted: July 27, 2017, 1:00 pm
St. Augustine reminds us that no prayer is useless.We learn as children that praying doesn’t always “work”: we prayed and still failed that math test, we prayed and still were ignored by our crush, we prayed and our sick grandmother never got better. As adults, our worries increase, as do our disappointments in prayer: we Read More…
Author: Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, OP
Posted: July 27, 2017, 12:00 pm
The inventor discovered an unintended market among those who wanted something that would lower the volume without distorting the sound. A Minnesota entrepreneur’s mission to create an earplug to be worn at rock concerts is being hailed as a major breakthrough for those who suffer from autism. After rupturing an ear drum while attending a Read More…
Author: Zelda Caldwell
Posted: July 27, 2017, 11:00 am
“Do not be afraid to suffer,” she said. “God always gives the necessary strength and courage.”Some saints would have seemed absolutely ordinary had they not lived in extraordinary times. Blessed Zdenka Schelingová was just such a one, a good sister who was forced to greatness by the circumstances of her life. Born to a large Read More…
Author: Meg Hunter-Kilmer
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:00 am
Catholics believe in things “visible and invisible.”Katrina, Do Catholics believe in ghosts? Can a non-Catholic have a priest come to bless their house? I’m curious because we’ve just moved into an older home and began to notice some really strange disturbances that make us uncomfortable and we’d like to have a priest come and bless Read More…
Author: Katrina Fernandez
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:00 am
What do our personal battles against evil look like? They are rarely pretty or uncomplicated, in any age.On the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, this series of articles looks at how the Church responded to this turbulent age by finding an artistic voice to proclaim Truth through Beauty. Each column visits a Roman monument Read More…
Author: Elizabeth Lev
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:00 am
He saw a problem, and the solution wasn't hard to find!After serving in the military for 25 years, Roman Espinoza decided to go back to college. While preparing for a class presentation about nutrition, he realized how many people in his own community don’t have enough food, so he decided to take action and he set Read More…
Author: Sophia Swinford
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:00 am
Didn't God say, "Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves molten gods: I am the Lord your God"?When you walk into a Catholic church, one of the most distinctive types of artwork to be found is the statue. To some this appears to contradict the Word of God, who said, “Do not turn Read More…
Author: Philip Kosloski
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:00 am
Here are 4 ways to introduce more laughter (and love) into your marriage. From the very first date, Joseph made me laugh. He has a knack for telling funny stories, embellished by his great talent at making sound effects. And I appreciate his ability to make even the most daunting situation seem conquerable thanks to Read More…
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:00 am
They were a type of spiritual "Avengers" or "Justice League" known for their miraculous intercession.In the midst of the 14th century the Black Plague ravaged the cities and countrysides of Europe and Christians were constantly begging God to spare them from the deadly disease. To help amplify their prayers Christians in Germany turned to a Read More…
Author: Philip Kosloski
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:00 am
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