Are only children–and their parents–better off? Yes, says the author of a new book, One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child and the Joy of Being One. Her warped feminist lens sees parenting as a zero-sum game and each child as a potential threat to a woman’s ‘authentic self.’ She’s couldn’t be more wrong.
Moms need mentors too. Our fast-moving consumer culture under-appreciates the value of shaping a child’s heart and soul—and moms feel keenly that lack of support. Catholic moms, committed not only to raising their children well in secular terms, but also to raising them right in the eyes of God, are looking for something akin to spiritual mothering.
She’s fearless. She’s charismatic. She’s radiant. A modern evangelist, Annie basks in Christ’s love and shares it with a simple, winsome touch. A heart overflowing with love is a powerful testimony, I’ve learned. “We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19). Annie’s love spills over, mysteriously opening hearts long shut to God’s mercy…
“It’s freezing out. Why don’t you c’mon in for a cup of coffee while you wait?” The tall woman waiting alone outside the Germantown abortion clinic shivered. She’d taken a taxi to the clinic, and arrived early, a good half-hour before it opened. Standing, pacing, stomping her feet to stay warm, the tall woman stole…
Respect for life is so fundamental to Catholic teaching that organizations—like the Girl Scouts– that advocate against life should be disqualified from sponsorship by a Catholic parish.
Maddox is only two, but she will make you think.
The leadership of today’s Girl Scouts is driven by a liberal ideology far out of step with the families and churches that support them. Should you still support the Girl Scouts?
Behind the Girl Scouts’ cookies, slogans, and badges is a deadly reality: partnerships with U.S. and international advocates of sexual “empowerment,” contraceptives, and abortion.
A good dad (or mom) needs to be unselfish–but it’s not easy. God leads us by the grace of necessity so that our response ‘in the moment’ turns loss into gain and selfishness into love.
Mary died unexpectedly. But when she died, God didn’t read her obituary, he read her heart–a heart that grew in love every time she asked, “What’s your will for me, Lord?”