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Fleeting Moments

There may not be a better time in the life of a grandparent than right after your toddler wakes from a nap. All rested, peaceful, and anxious to cuddle with her grandfather, 21 month old Harper climbed up in my lap to say hi, rest her head on my shoulder, hold her blankie close, and stay…for a minute. 164 more words

Spiritual Growth/Discipleship

Seattle's Gay Mayor Ed Murray and His Catholic Journey

Back in 2012, when the marriage equality debate was in full swing in Washington State, one of the leading voices in the push for equality was Ed Murray, a gay Catholic state senator.   1,464 more words

Catholic

John's Command to Divorce Remarriages

by Dr. Stephen Kim

For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” (Mark 6:18)

Scripture plainly teaches us that all unlawful marriages must be divorced.

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Marriage & Family

How Talking About Things Can Actually Worsen Your Mood

“Does reliving the issues of the day serve any real purpose?”

Recently I met up with a few co-workers for happy hour. Yet moments, after we clocked out and headed to our destination I had a sneaky suspicion this hour, wasn’t going to be very happy…. 443 more words

Personal Development

"The Benedict Option" and LGBT People, Part I

A controversial new book comes out this week, Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, which claims so-called orthodox Christians (including those defined, in large part, by a commitment to heteronormativity) should be prepared to withdraw from Western culture. 983 more words

Catholic

Little Things

My Darling,

It has been so long since I have written you.

I love you so; and the little things that have piled up and got in the way of this letter should be blown away by the gale of love that I feel for you. 320 more words

Catholic

Ruling on a Muslim man marrying a non-Muslim woman and vice versa

Praise be to Allaah.

It is permissible for a Muslim man to marry a non-Muslim woman if she is Christian or Jewish, but it is not permissible for him to marry a non-Muslim woman who follows any religion other than these two. 686 more words

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