Topic: happiness

This morning, Ramona told me about a dream she'd been having as I woke her up.Ramona: "You and I were tasting cheeses for a party -- "Me: "We were seeking Jesus? For a party?"Ramona: "No! Tasting chee ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Yesterday I met a Jewish pro-life man who shared great news with me. He told me of an organization called EFRAT that has helped save 35,000 children from abortion in Israel. ... discuss

Today we honor Blessed Maria Gabriella (1914-1939), an Italian Trappist nun, who died at the age young age of 25, and was renowned  for her gift to heal divisions and unify the Church through her ... discuss

On April 25, 2015, thousands of Americans will gather in Washington, DC for the March for Marriage. Some may ask, “Why now?” Though weakened by previous assaults, the institution of marriage is no ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Republicans! To the barricades, mes enfants!As The National Journal noted late last year, in an article entitled It’s Hard Out There For A Bay Area Conservative ... discuss

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2015 / 08:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis led a moment of prayerful silence on Sunday for the hundreds of migrants killed off the coast of Lampedusa, saying they were like u ... discuss

I was in a “discussion” on social media the other day, about the whole “gay marriage” issue, which went horribly. One “Christian” was arguing that nobody has a “right” to marriage. He ... discuss

Over 230 years ago, a group of men had a dream. They dreamed of a nation of free people. A nation that existed solely to allow its citizens to live out their own dreams on their own terms with their o ... discuss

It came as a surprise to no one when Hillary Clinton announced on Sunday that she was formally entering the race for president. Most political observers think she will easily win the Democratic no ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Apr 16, 2015 / 11:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican official charged with organizing the upcoming Jubilee for Mercy says the topic was the “heart” of Benedict XVI’s po ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Early Christian Controversies that Protestants and Evangelicals Can’t Explain by Joe Heschmeyer - BigPulpit.com Endometriosis: It’s Not in Your Head – Jessic ... discuss

By:  Lauretta Brown Pelosi: Obamacare Equals 'Life, Liberty, a ... discuss

Dr Anthony McCarthy, SPUC's head of education and research, addressed a conference on the subject of gender ideology last month at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland. Talks at ... discuss

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh Her name is Chanel Murrish. Her mother experienced a normal pregnancy until her twenty week ultra-sound. They noticed the baby had a life-threatening heart condition that ... discuss

Video series featuring prominent Catholics uncovers the mystery and meaning of the sacrament of marriage Contact: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com SAN FRANCISCO, April ... discuss

Video series featuring prominent Catholics uncovers the mystery and meaning of the sacrament of marriage Contact: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com SAN FRANCISCO, April ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. A person can be at home in the world or feel like a foreigner in a strange country.  Whether or not a person feels welcomed or alienated depends on the experience in his ... discuss

In the period that separated the Middle Ages from the modern era, the West’s civilization produced novel traits. While the gradually unfolding change was globally revolutionary, the cultural mutati ... discuss

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, sa ... discuss

An Authentic Pastoral Approach Incorporates Mercy and Truth to Reconcile the Sinner to Christ Of all the wondrous things that can be said about God, many would agree that His greatest attribute is Hi ... discuss

An Authentic Pastoral Approach Incorporates Mercy and Truth to Reconcile the Sinner to Christ Reconciling Divine Mercy with the Truth by Msgr. Barreiro and Father West. Divine Mercy Sunday 2015 Of all ... discuss

Be Saints! is available from Ignatius Press Pope Benedict tells children that if we grow in our friendship with God then we will find true happiness and become saints. In this beautifully illustrated ... discuss

Skyping the grandbabies Good Chinese food old bookstores comfortable pillows the smells of lavendar, orange, buckthorn lotion, and cilantro (among others). I don’t have an Innisfree, ... discuss

Star Parkerby Star Parker: Columnist George Will points out that Apple’s openly gay CEO, Tim Cook, “thinks Indiana is a terrible place. (But) He opened marketing and retail operations in Saudi Ara ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — I have written in the past about how doctors sometimes end up fighting to save the life of one baby, while later being called upon to kill a baby of the same age in an aborti ... discuss

I know I'm notoriously private about my love life (friends like to joke that I'll probably be married before they find out there's even a guy in my life) but I've been inspired to write about romantic ... discuss

Contact: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com MEDIA ADVISORY, April 7, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- WHAT A tele-press conference that will feature a panel of prominent Catho ... discuss

Fourth Day \"Today bring to Me Those Who Do Not Believe In God and Those Who Do Not Yet Know Me. I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My heart. Immers ... discuss

Fourth Day"Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me. I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse ... discuss

On this Good Friday as we reflect on Christ's Passion ... take time to read this guest post by Dr. Robert Owens ... this world and its politics is indeed a soap opera, and we all would do well to ke ... discuss

Divine Mercy Novena PrayersFirst Day of the Divine Mercy NovenaIntention: Today bring to Me ALL MANKIND, ESPECIALLY ALL SINNERS, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console ... discuss

We are in Holy Week 2015, so it is most appropriate to consider the problem of evil and sin. The sacrificial Passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ was to settle with God the problem of human ... discuss

In Iceland, photographer Stigga Ella started capturing pictures of people with Down syndrome to shed light on the ethical questions of where we are headed as a society with today’s ability to choose ... discuss

Text:  John 12:20-43Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.On this day we wave palm branches and sing boldly in honor of Jesus coming into Jerusalem.  We ... discuss

In the Passion today, the Narrator reads, "So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas to them and, after he had Jesus scourged, handed him over to be crucified."Isn't pleasing the crow ... discuss

Notes taken from my first read through volume six some 17 years ago- this section of my notes focused on religion and CM Basic principles: According to volume six, and probably every other book, Charl ... discuss

This post might be all over the place, so bear with me. I'm about to get really raw and vulnerable.I don't want Lily to be seen as a "sad thing that happened to me." I don't want other people to look ... discuss

I am proud to be an American, and proud of this nation’s history, culture, and accomplishments!  America is a melting pot of immigrants who brought rich heritages to our shores, became immersed in ... discuss

Contact: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com MEDIA ADVISORY, March 26, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- WHAT A tele-press conference that will feature a panel of prominent Cath ... discuss

Mar 26 - Homily: Covenant of Life Fr. Alan on the need to follow God's covenant with its commandments and how this is the path to life and happiness in this world and the next. Ave Maria! Mass: Thu ... discuss

The percentage of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome before birth and who eventually become victims of abortions is outlandishly high. Studies show somewhere in the neighborhood of 70-90 percent of u ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco Mid-century or Second Wave Feminism was focused very distinctly on desires that women have to engage in creative work, an ideological thrust that has been implemented by encouragi ... discuss

The following 'Funeral Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Ashley Ann Anderson, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sure confidence i ... discuss

I’m a little late (okay, really late) promoting this, but recently a couple of people started a special novena celebrating the 20th Anniversary of St. JP II’s Encyclical Evangelium Vitae ... discuss

Question: "Why does the Orthodox Church teach many sacraments, and that they bestow grace, when the New Testament only speaks of two sacraments as only memorials: Communion and Baptism?"Your question ... discuss

I first encountered Gretchen's writing in Real Simple magazine in about 2010, where she made a really useful distinction that really struck a chord with me:There are two types of decision makers. Sati ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair Kokopelli plays the music of the Sonoran desert and that is why you see him everywhere in Arizona and all over the American Southwest. He is our happiest symbol, jumping out of ever ... discuss

Jerry Cirino, chairman of ClevelandRight to Life, introduces Molly Smith,Cleveland Right to Life president, tospeakers and volunteers at lastweekend's conventionLast weekend I was honoured to speak at ... discuss

/Credit:  pixgood.com"Jesus is God, therefore His love, His Thirst, is infinite. He the creator of the universe,asked for the love of His creatures.He thirst for our love… These words:‘I Thir ... discuss

I'm standing here in Washington, D.C. and the difference is so stark. America's founding document promises life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Iran's founding document pledges death, tyranny ... discuss

I definetly don't get on this blog like I used to. My family is more my focus, as a matter of fact it wasn't too long ago I swore I'd give this blog up. Since the wife expects me to leave her alone oc ... discuss

Today in the pre-1955 Traditional Catholic Missal is the Mass in Some Places (pro aliquibus locis) of The Flight Into Egypt.  In honor of this day, I share the following prayers and meditations i ... discuss

We often think that ignorance is a lack of knowledge, education or social training. But if ignorance is not knowing, then not knowing God is the greatest human ignorance. I want to address ignorance i ... discuss

As a counterpunch to left-wing science fiction writer China Miéville’s list of Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels for socialists, Samuel Goldman of the American Conservative penned “10 Sci Fi and Fantasy Work ... discuss

Summer of Hope (Serendipity Series Book 1) Blurb: After her twin brother’s death, sixteen-year-old Callie shuts down. Forced to go to her family’s summer beach house, she resolves to erase the pai ... discuss

13 May 2014, Leslie Fain After Alexandra G. was raped at age 13, her mother opted not to take her to a doctor or a counselor, but to an abortion clinic. “She was a child of the ’60s, vehement ... discuss

Have you ever been just sucked into such a whirlwind that you felt you were doing good just to make sure your teeth were brushed and all the urgent things of life tended to? Like you were on a wild ri ... discuss

There are many ways to answer this serious accusation, that Abolish Human Abortion is a cult. First, “Abolish Human Abortion” is not a group. AHA is not an organization, neither church nor parachu ... discuss

Do you remember this one: “The cosmos is all there ever is, ever was, and ever will be?” (I could not find it exact) This was what Carl Sagan started out his series on the universe with ov ... discuss

Unable to attend church this morning due to sickness, so thought I would have church with you guys today. :) Reading James 1 this morning out of the NASB, unless otherwise noted. Plain text indicates ... discuss

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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It was for these inalienable rights that the American colonists declared their independence. It is also for these rights that millions have traveled to ... discuss

This four-day weekend after a high-octane December seems a good opportunity to regale the world with my ruminations.-- 2015 is my 20th year living in Idaho.  That is almost half my life.  Bu ... discuss

On a recent visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's exhibit on collaboration and complicity in the Holocaust, "Some Were Neighbors," I saw a sign at the entrance bearing a arresting qu ... discuss

35 Easy Weeknight Dinners – The Recipes for Mexican Food and The Mexican Dinner Recipes Edition (Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes – The Easy Weeknight Dinners Collection) Reader Review; Auth ... discuss

Science is the process of determining the behavior of matter (the universe) using observation, testing (controlled observation), and reason; with reason defined as the ability to observe, comprehend a ... discuss

 THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD: MASS IN THE HOLY NIGHTST PETER'S BASILICA24 DECEMBER 2014"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on the ... discuss

My Topics of Study This Year:-FLDS Cult-First Ladies-Civil Rights Movement 1) Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight--Karl Rove 2) The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses o ... discuss

Planned Parenthood ActionDecember 17 at 2:08pm · Edited · When this woman was accosted outside a Planned Parenthood health center, she had the perfect comeback: "In response to y ... discuss

I cannot promise that all the titles below are really worthwhile books, but they should all give you something to think about.  They are older books which means the language and the syntax are more ... discuss

Religious Sisters of Mercy. (Source: vocationblog.com)Tuesday, December 16, saw the Holy See’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL) release its l ... discuss

Last year, Bruce Feiler wrote a piece for The New York Times in which he began by regretting the bad behavior of his family at a reunion. He wondered whether his family was “falling apart.” Tha ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 8 min. 14 sec. | 3.9 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 282 (reading, concluding pr ... discuss

When outrageous becomes the norm, we've already breached that much touted tipping point; we've slipped into the realm of self-destruction.Despite the serial lawlessness and incremental foundational se ... discuss

Contrary to the view that the doctrine of the Holy Trinity was invented centuries after Christ’s earthly life – a view popularized by Dan Brown’s thoroughly entertaining, but historically uninfo ... discuss

Governor Jerry Brown has a controversial  bill on his desk awaiting his response. SB48, according to Equality California (a group which favors this legislation) will:... amend the Education Code ... discuss

This is nothing much, but if anyone just looked at our facebook page and the comments and topics we discuss. They would be amazed by how many birhtmothers feel. I just posted some2010 11/1  Birt ... discuss

I mean it. You are not invisible! Someone sees you...(Ive written so much over the years. This is a copy and paste sorta job and I hope it makes sense. I mean every word. Love, Brooke (birth mom mi ... discuss

by Diane SteinbachMaking Whole is a bi-monthly art therapy column focused on art to heal. Not long ago I read about an artist that would create small canvas paintings, beautiful creations really, and ... discuss

Gluttony is the immoderate, unreasonable pleasure in food and drink, and it is a sin. The Catholic Church is not Puritanistic in saying that we cannot enjoy food and drink. There is nothing wrong with ... discuss

Planned Parenthood and the Total Desecration of Christmas As most of the Nation celebrates the birth of Christ this Christmas , in Indiana, Planned Parenthood offers gift certificates that can b ... discuss

Here's romp through three articles that take on the subject of human happiness - and why Liberal notions of what that is will make you miserable. First, this WAPO review looks at a new book on Bened ... discuss

On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we recognize that each life has inherent dignity and matchless value, and we reaffirm our steadfast determination to defend the weakest and most vulnerable memb ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 30, 2014 / 03:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At the opening of the Year for Consecrated Life, Pope Francis issued a challenge to consecrated men and women, inviting them to lives of courage ... discuss

Today, the last Sunday of the Church year, we reflect on two things: Jesus Christ as our  King and the conclusion of the Year of Faith.  We proclaim Christ King of the universe because He ... discuss

Readers of this blog will note that, of late, I have been focusing a lot in my thinking, writing and research on questions of the relationship between religion and morality. One particular frustration ... discuss

Last week we commemorated the Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome as a sign of our union with the Pope and of our gratitude for the papacy. On November 18, we will commemorate the dedicati ... discuss

Like a cool morning mist, fall is gradually settling on New England. Having been raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it’s a different and enjoyable experience for me to now live in a place that has p ... discuss

We may correctly recall that the reason why God created us was that we would know, love and serve Him in this life and then be happy with him forever in Heaven. A critical point here is knowledge. O ... discuss

St. John Chrysostom, Almsgiver by TitianToday, September 13, is the memorial of St. John Chrysostom (ca. 347-407), one of the most famous Fathers, Doctors, and bishops of the Catholic Church. Known to ... discuss

Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads, whom I greatly respect, has left a comment on my blog in regard to Cardinal Dolan.  His entire comment:  "FYI, Cardinal Dolan is the Catholic guy who's following ... discuss

Are childless couples happier than parents, as some have recently suggested? Not necessarily. Synthesizing findings that, at first blush, appear contradictory, Sonja Lyubomirsky concludes that ". ... discuss

The evangelical world, joined by no shortage of secular observers, has been abuzz about the latest soundbite of note from the Pastors Osteen — this time offered by Victoria Osteen as her husband ... discuss

Richard Dawkins created a firestorm last week when he responded to one of his regular followers on Twitter who said she didn’t know what she would do if she found out she was pregnant with a chi ... discuss

This article will be a continuation of my previous article, which you can read here. Richard Dawkins recently sent a barbaric tweet regarding his belief that it would be immoral not to abort an unborn ... discuss

Yesterday, I took a quick swerve as I heard Colorado Christian College professor and KNUS talk show hostess, Krista Kafer say she wouldn't have a problem voting for a "pro-choice" candidate since abor ... discuss

"Who will stop rulers from favoring, from even imposing upon their peoples, if they were to consider it necessary, the method of contraception which they judge to be most efficacious?" These are the ... discuss

Not that I’m really eleven on my own, anyway, it’s more like six now.  Eight still live here, true, but they have jobs and licenses and college and they pretty much buy their own stuff, a ... discuss

Matthew Schellhorn, a highly-regarded classical pianist, has kindly given me permission to reproduce below his moving account of his late mother's terminal illness and his insightful arguments against ... discuss

Cologne, Germany, Jul 15, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has been appointed Archbishop of Cologne, the Vatican announced July 11. The Cologne archdiocese has some 2 mi ... discuss

During an interview with Barcelona's leading newspaper last month, Pope Francis referred to ..."big world economies that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money..." I suppose that money was a ... discuss

A couple of months ago, a pro-choicer named TF wrote to me in a public online forum: “. . . women are individual human beings who have inalienable rights, and the POTENTIAL, NON-INDIVIDUAL developin ... discuss

Clinton Wilcox of Life Training Institute was kind enough to read the semi-final draft of this post and provide a brief but insightful critique. This does not mean that he necessarily endorses any of ... discuss

One thing is for certain: we all find ourselves, either consciously or unconsciously, immersed in an ocean of turbulent societal anxiety. This is not the turmoil and anxiety caused by any one particul ... discuss

The Psychology of Pleasure by Nathaniel Branden I have been thinking a lot lately about true happiness. These two videos about the psychology of pleasure present some interesting food for thought. I ... discuss

Chicago 912 Tea Party Patriots Be sure to check out Jason Williscroft’s speech: Voice of America, Upon the Bones of My Forefathers Chicago 912 Tea Party Patriots! 9-12-2009 No More Lies! I hold tha ... discuss

Stars And Stripes by Junior LibbyAs we join in the festivities of the Fourth, let's strive to keep to the values proclaimed in the Declaration that make it worth celebrating.We hold these truths to be ... discuss

Random ReflectionsDateline: Saturday April 19, 2014 and the afternoon is slipping away.  The morning work in the backyard is a memory and the short visit with one of the grandfathers was a pleasa ... discuss

As we celebrate our nation’s independence, we thank God for this country. We thank all those people of faith, all the soldiers and all the conscientious citizens who served our land over the last t ... discuss

Summer Leisure Reading: Some of these are the sorts of books I categorize under my Kindle as ‘Mama Reads.’ Because these are titlest that are free due to being in the public domain, they a ... discuss

T oday, we honor the Most Holy Trinity. Each of us began life in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; and in this same Name we will leave this world to find in Heaven the fu ... discuss

Rachel with her brothers in times gone by! Another grandchild milestone yesterday -- our sweet granddaughter, Rachel, graduated from 8th grade at All Saints School in Manassas and heads to Pope J ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D.  Few things are less dramatic than opening one’s Chinese fortune cookie and reading the inscription. Under the circumstances, a drum roll is entirely unnecessary. I do not ... discuss

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Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter(Click here for readings) Meditation by Benedict Augustine “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.He takes away every branch in me t ... discuss

By Mike Ciandella and Katie Yoder, MRC: They say the key to successful investing is diversification. But Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the &nbs ... discuss

Yesterday, Judie Brown of the American Life League published a powerful indictment of complicity in a heinous sin against God, human life, and marriage:"Ever since the first whisper of Catholic teachi ... discuss

For the previous parts in this series, see the Introduction, Ad Hominem, Strawman, Begging the Question, and Slippery Slope articles.The fallacy of equivocation is essentially made when you use a term ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORApril 27, 2014 by Fr. George W. Rutler Our Lord kept his promise: “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11). Like ... discuss

I've been rather neglectful of Goodreads for awhile, so I thought I'd try to catch up a little here.Finished Books:Deathbed Conversions by Karen EdmistenLoved this - especially since I'm already a pre ... discuss

225 years ago today - 30 April 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as our Nation's first President on the steps of Federal Hall in New York City. In his First Inaugural Address, President Washi ... discuss

Your daily roundup of interesting links from around the web. In today's edition, habits we need to break, making men cry for 25 years, George Washington's greatest weakness, and more.************20 ha ... discuss

The latest World Values Survey wave is now available to the general public.  Over 50 countries were surveyed through the 2010-2014 period.  A diverse group of countries were ranked among the ... discuss

Today, my husband, two of our own children and five of our Mercy House kids went on an errand, a very mundane errand to the water district to drop off a sample of our home water supply.   We ... discuss

The modern world is a “rights” world. This comes largely from Hobbes. The logic of a “rights” world is curious. It basically means that what we “ought” to be by “right” is owed to us. ... discuss

Many of us will eventually reach a point in our lives where birthdays become less of an occasion for celebration, and more of a reminder that we are aging. The sadness or fear that this reminder evoke ... discuss

***Spoilers Alert!*** Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day was very well written. It had to be since there were dizzying twists and turns that naturally proceeded from webs of lies.Image source: https://www ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 30, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler The Belgian priest and physicist, Monsignor Georges Lemaître died in 1966 after receiving news that his theory of the birth of the universe—wh ... discuss

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.Have I lied? Have I sworn falsely? Have I plagiarized or been academically dishonest? Have I gossiped? Have I revealed secrets or confidentia ... discuss

My new migraine book is out under my pen name so I'd like to share my story about how I used to suffer from migraines. I used to have terrible migraines. I had them almost every day. They we ... discuss

I haven’t been writing for a while, probably the longest stretch of non-writing I’ve had in the last few years.  I just haven’t been able to; just the simple act of putting pen to paper or ... discuss

Depression is like this brick that is never off your chest.  Sometimes you find a way to release the pressure but it always comes back as a black hole that seems to grow bigger every time it hits ... discuss

Say once a day for nine days, especially beginning on 10 March and ending on 18 March, the eve of the Feast of St. JosephO glorious descendant of the kings of Judah, Inheritor of the virtues of all th ... discuss

Say once a day for nine days, especially beginning on 10 March and ending on 18 March, the eve of the Feast of St. JosephO glorious descendant of the kings of Judah, Inheritor of the virtues of all th ... discuss

Last week I wrote about the Church's teachings on issues concerning morality.  Many of these teachings are criticized and ridiculed because there is an awful lot of money to be made by promot ... discuss

Jedidiah Morse lived from 1761 to 1826. He authored many textbooks and was known as the "father of American geography." He was also the father of telegraphy pioneer and artist, Samuel Morse, who paint ... discuss

Starting today, National Marriage Week USA kicks off 7 days of raising public support and awareness to strengthen married husbands and wives everywhere. But why should you care about marriages – ... discuss

From a letter by Saint John Bosco, priest First of all, if we wish to appear concerned about the true happiness of our foster children and if we would move them to fulfil their duties, you must never ... discuss

That verse is found of the Book of Proverbs, chapter 29 and verse 2 and its profundity is eternal regardless of whether or not a person or a nation is familiar with the Bible.Here in the United States ... discuss

When I was only 14 my great grandmother gave me the greatest piece of advice I ever received about marriage. She said, "You don't start being married until you threaten to go home and he threatens to ... discuss

Laksh and his wife, Udgita, lived a contented life with their two children, but their neighbors weren’t as fortunate. The family members often fought with each other, and it pained them to see Laksh ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon As we recognize the 41st anniversary of the pivotal Supreme Court ruling of Roe vs. Wade, thousands of professional, single 20-somethings will use their paid time off, or, in some c ... discuss

A recent study on the relationship between happiness and children had two major flaws. Original PostingRead more →The post How to Be Happy: Don’t Have Kids? appeared first on Foundation Life. ... discuss

Father Takes Women Missionaries as TenantsAlthough she came from a simple village of 40 families, Baisakhi grew up convinced that her gods could give her health, wealth and happiness. She began faithf ... discuss

She may be in the world's most fulfilled 17 per cent, but Jemima Lewis craves excitement, pain and joy at least as much as contentment     Original PostingRead more →The post ... discuss

INTRODUCTION. III. CAN WE ATTAIN PERFECT HAPPINESS ON EARTH ? 1. Earthly goods, such as riches, honor, pleasure, cannot by themselves make us happy, for they cannot satisfy our soul; they often only m ... discuss

INTRODUCTION. II. HOW ARE WE TO ATTAIN TO ETERNAL HAPPINESS? Eternal happiness consists in union with God, through the exer- cise of the intellect contemplating God and the will loving Him. If we wish ... discuss

As we discuss here, privacy is the property of the individual to exist in a state of personal knowledge without that knowledge being controlled or influenced by forces outside that individual. Privacy ... discuss

The video below is a humorous depiction of the utter frustration of seeking our fulfillment in or from this world. Ormie the Pig seeks cookies that are just out of reach and he will go to every length ... discuss

Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914)Some of the most worthwhile literature, both fiction and non-fiction, is that which leads us to other worthwhile literature.  I came upon something interesting ... discuss

The Liturgical Year by Adolf Adam:Even the oldest liturgical calendars already have a series of saints' feasts directly following on Christmas. The Middle Ages saw these saints as a crotege of honor a ... discuss

This silver star in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem marks what is believed to be the exact spot where Christ was born. From the Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide on the Gospel of St. ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORDecember 15, 2013by Fr. George W. Rutler There is an intuition in the imaginative part of the human mind that enables us to say that something is “Hellish” or “Heavenly.”  ... discuss

December 14th is the feast of St. John of the Cross, priest and doctor of the Church.St. John of the Cross (along with St. Teresa of Avila) is one of the founders of the Discalced Carmelites and today ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for December 6 is St. Nicholas. Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra, is undoubtedly one of the most popular saints honored in the Western world. In the United States, his memory has su ... discuss

The Saints of the Day for November 23 are St. Clement I, St. Columban and Bl. Miguel Pro.St. ClementSt. Clement I of Rome (92-101) was one of the first popes; according to St. Ireneus, he was the thir ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenOur 21st century cultural landscape is littered with the casualties of the Sexual Revolution, even though if you’ve been listening exclusively to its propaganda arms, the m ... discuss

I've been wanting to write about my experience at Mass last Saturday night since Saturday night but since I've been busy, I'm writing it now. I don't think I've ever experienced so much joy and s ... discuss

Teaching Children Death Panel Ethics : Social Usefulness or the Imago Dei?By John Stonestreet It was the kind of assignment that makes you nostalgic for paper-mache volcanoes and baking soda. Fresh ... discuss

As today is the traditional Feast of Christ the King (as it is the last Sunday of October), I present the encyclical Quas Primas of His Holiness Pope XI.  There is no more appropriate reflection ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 623 Proper of Saints: 1514 (concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1259 (Series III, Midafternoon)Note: Instead of Psalm 126, Psalm 129 is ... discuss

foundationlife.netI have been reading a book of sermons preached by St. Pierre Julian Eymard. And normally, I glean quotations from such readings to add to my quotations blog, The Catholic Breadbox. H ... discuss

I have been reading a book of sermons preached by St. Pierre Julian Eymard. And normally, I glean quotations from such readings to add to my quotations blog, The Catholic Breadbox. However, I read ... discuss

What a find!  ”In 2011 maestro Raimond Pauls is celebrating his 75th Birthday. Fragments of the anniversary concert, held at the Arena “Riga”"   Watch to the end for two enchanting ... discuss

Two years ago, in October 2011, Dr Brian Skotko published the results of his survey of families of people with Down syndrome. It proved that the overwhelming experience of raising a child with Down sy ... discuss

On the way to the Together for Adoption conference earlier this month, I listened to seven sessions from Desiring God’s recent C.S. Lewis conference. They made quick work of a ten-hour drive. D ... discuss

“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and e ... discuss

Tweetby Maaike RosendalWriting about my home land is something I have generally refrained from since moving to Canada several years ago. Despite the fact that I am deeply concerned about the Netherlan ... discuss

This year scientists announced a major breakthrough and a possible gene therapy for Down Syndrome. In cells taken from a person with Downs, they were able to silence the extra 21st chromosome. Th ... discuss

Celebrating the happiness which my daughter Christina with Down syndrome adds to the world around her. She takes joy in the simplest things and her joy is infectious. ... discuss

i have always instructed my children that regardless of what they do in life, as long as it isn't something "illegal" and they are enjoying what they are doing, then i am okay with that because l ... discuss

Columbia University’s copy is not working at the time of this post, so it’s being republished here. — Text of Address by Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Harvard Class Day Afternoon Exercis ... discuss

Not really.   I don’t actually have the faintest idea of how God feels– if God feels at all.   We tend to think of feelings as things that come and go.  We are sometimes happy, someti ... discuss

I have done this twice before and like to revive the tradition every two years-ish. The first one was written in 2009 and the last one was written in late 2011 so I think it's time to do one again, es ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2013 / 02:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A lengthy interview with Pope Francis published yesterday by a Jesuit publication has sparked a flood of news reports, as well as in-depth comme ... discuss

So many times, I am reminded that a big piece of this life is about trust. But our human nature, our fallen, human nature tends to question, doubt and take charge...with ourselves, with others, and w ... discuss

Spies, bookish art, marriage as a covenant, and more in today's links.********************************The beauty queen who was Winston Churchill's favorite spy and might have been the inspiration for ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I her ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Psalter: Monday, Week IV, 1107 Common of Several Martyrs: 1698 (verse before first reading) Proper of Seasons: 256 (first reading) Proper ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I he ... discuss

Christina praying for Grandma to go home safely to Heaven.Rick Smith, the effervescent dad of "Noah's Dad" fame didn't see it coming. He ignited controversy by saying he wanted to "whack" the saying t ... discuss

Personhood AL has become an official state partner to Personhood USA as part of a growing effort to protect human life at all stages of development without exceptions. The new organization seeks to ed ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Proper of Seasons: 155 Psalter: Sunday, Week I, 661 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 627 Psalter: Sunday, Week I, 712 Ev ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 623 Complimentary Psalter: 1259 (Series III) Propers: 660 (reading) and 154 (concluding prayer) Midafternoon Prayer for Sunday in Ordinary Tim ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 155 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 666 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Monday i ... discuss

Healing the Culture: A Commonsense Philosophy of Happiness, Freedom, and the Life Issues by Robert J. Spitzer My rating: 5 of 5 stars The faculty of reason should be seen as the common denominator un ... discuss

Amazon is having a big Kindle sale today on some of their bestsellers. Among the highlights is Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas ($1.99); there is also a bunch of Karen Kingsbury if you like Christ ... discuss

Here's a couple of Duck Dynasty reviews you'll want to read through -- and watch.The first comes from Sarah Palin's Facebook page.Like those 3:00 am wake up calls to join my dad duck hunting in the ca ... discuss

Ken Orr Spokesperson, Right to Life It is a very sad day for our community when members of the homosexual community are duped into playing out their belief that they now have marriage equalit ... discuss

Yeah, I know this has her real name. I didn't have time to edit these photos all over again on picmonkey. I originally made this for family and friends. I'll have to remember to save the collage befor ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Aug 20, 2013 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the event's recent anniversary, participants in World Youth Day Denver recalled how the presence of Blessed John Paul II brought joy to the ... discuss

My college friend sent me this article from the New York Times on the death from lung cancer of the eminent historian, Pauline Maier. Her passing is indeed a loss. I’m only one of thousands of r ... discuss

Before I begin, this is a response to a comment left by Tony on another post.  There are a lot of pure-capitalist Republicans who are guilty of this.  However, it’s important to note that capi ... discuss

Chris Reilly By Chris Reilly, American Life League: “Personhood” is a concept that has been around for awhile in the pro-life community. Unfortunately, it has not yet achieved recognition as ... discuss

This is not exactly intended to be a ‘how-to’ post. It’s a ‘what I’m doing’ post, and the primary intended audience is me.  I’m reminding myself who we are, ... discuss

Rachel's Story, Students for Life of America: When you’re a college student, there are certain expectations of you—expectations that you have of yourself and expectations from those around you. ... discuss

In this issue of the IRTL News: \"...what critics derisively call 'webcam abortions.'\" The Des Moines Register registers its bias Looking back: Iowa Board of Medicine gives Pro-Lifers 10-minute hear ... discuss

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To all young people,starting out at university or in the work world I am about to tell you something that goes against all that your education has taught you to think and do. Since preschool, adults h ... discuss

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"...if a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws." -Noah W ... discuss




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