Topic: happiness

Thursday if the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By SOPHIE DRUFFNERGod put Abraham to the test.He called to him, “Abraham!”“Here I am,” he replied.Then ... discuss

 For unborn babies, the assault on America is very real indeedOur nation, formed in such idealism in 1776, today is under assault. Some people might think that word “assault” is ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco In case some are wondering, yes I do still hold to Catholic teaching on sexual morality and that includes the belief that the male/female sexual act is intrinsic to marriage. Espe ... discuss

      In this piece we will be examining  what I believe to be the most significant points of the recent Supreme Court majority opinion on marriage penned by Justice Kennedy, and ... discuss

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling which legalized same-sex marriage across the nation. President Barack Obama, who has supported same-sex marriage since 2012, issued a s ... discuss

Joseph Sciambra:We saw being “gay” as the answer – the promise of happiness embodied in the rainbow flag; once we know Christ – to claim to still be gay is hold onto that false ideology and al ... discuss

Because I have not finished the Pier Giorgio Frassati: Letters to His Friends and Family book yet, I was going to review the Sanctity Within Reach: Pier Giorgio Frassati DVD/EWTN special today. Howeve ... discuss

When President Barack Obama responded to the recent Supreme Court decision concerning gay marriage, he made some comments that made pro-life advocates take notice because the underscored the way in wh ... discuss

The Declaration of Independence was America’s Birth Certificate. The U.S. Constitution, is the second greatest governing document ever written. Both documents provided for the birth of the greatest ... discuss

On issues like gay marriage that require saying “no” out of principle, the average American’s sparkling self-image–or sometimes just his spiritual weariness–freezes the word on his ... discuss

June 29 is the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, who are the co-founders of the Church - the solid rock on which it was founded. Both were martyrs for the faith.Saint Peter by Paolo Emilio Besenz ... discuss

“Can we honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep our children, all of them, safe from harm? I’ve been reflecting on this the last few days, and if we’re honest with ourselves, the answer ... discuss

Homosexuality is an “Immutable” Characteristic “Far from seeking to devalue marriage, the petitioners seek it for themselves because of their respect—and need—for its pri ... discuss

This article was published on the HOPE Ireland website.Dr Kevin FitzpatrickDr Kevin Fitzpatrick is the director of HOPE Ireland.Hermann de Dijn, emeritus professor of philosophy at the Belgian Univers ... discuss

Bristol Palin, the daughter of pro-life former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has announced she’s pregnant with her second baby. No sooner did the pro-life advocate make the announceme ... discuss

To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:  a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;  a time to ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco Why should I trust the Bible given all its translations, its ancient age, and its occasional difficulties in harsh figures or unintelligible cultural differences? You should trust ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 405 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1230 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Frida ... discuss

The South Carolina legislature is working to pass a 20-week abortion ban that will not include rape or incest exceptions; however it will have an exception. Dr. Robert Ridgeway, democrat representativ ... discuss

All of us want the same thing.  Happiness. In fact, most of the decisions we make are in seeking out our own happiness or the happiness of others. But, we seek it in ways that sometimes don’ ... discuss

By Ashley Sheridan Fox Transgender Fallon Fox recently received criticism for breaking the eye socket of Tamikka Brents in a mixed martial arts match. Having a sex change in 2006, he-now-she has succe ... discuss

Caption from 2 Corinthians 4:1-12. “Present Weakness and Resurrection Life” “Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I’ve been with the have-nots. Over here, if you’re ... discuss

Mass, of course.Indecision about dinner. Does he feel like cooking? (He insists cooking is consistent with relaxing.) Want pizza delivered? Feel like going out? Some waffling.Open presents. Ramona's h ... discuss

Swansea, United Kingdom, Jun 21, 2015 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of the highly anticipated Synod on the Family in October, many dioceses and Catholic media producers are finding new ways to ra ... discuss

As more support for educational vouchers gains ascendancy, the talking points against them become increasingly shrill. The epitome of this trend might well have been expressed by a writer in his re ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 668 Proper of Seasons: 388 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 1137 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 616 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 93 ... discuss

Some in the conservative movement seem confused by the rush to legalize marijuana. Maybe we should run with the crowd, these folks are asking themselves. Maybe we’ll be more popular with the you ... discuss

An Ohio state legislative committee approved a pro-life bill today to ban abortions specifically done on unborn babies who are diagnosed with Down syndrome. The vote in favor of the measure sends the ... discuss

We live in very nihilistic times, in which abandonment is called compassion and true compassion–the root meaning of which is to “suffer with”–is denigrated as paternalism. Consider: Brittany M ... discuss

Alex SchadenbergBy Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionA poignant and thorough article has been written by Rachel Aviv and published in the New Yorker magazine titled: ... discuss

Today is the feast day of St. Germaine Cousin, a simple and devout young girl who lived in Pibrac, France in the late 1500s. She was born in 1579 to a humble family. Her father was a farmer, and her m ... discuss

You just got your first smartphone! This is a major milestone in your life. That phone you are about to take out of the box is one of the most amazing devices ever created, and it is going to ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. All effects have causes. All actions have consequences. To understand these self-evident truths leads to an understanding of reality, the nature of things. In the realm o ... discuss

Vatican City, Jun 14, 2015 / 02:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an address on Sunday, Pope Francis asked parents if they believed in the beauty of the love God gives to a man and a woman, and told them to ... discuss

I love this quote by illustrious NASA scientist Dr. Robert Jastrow (1925-2008): “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled t ... discuss

Credit:  salesianity.blogspot.comIn the first part of this post [HERE], I wrote about the crisis in the Catholic Church here in the West in which so many have left the Church in the last 50 years ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: This Monday, June 15, is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta (Great Charter).At Runnymede, about 20 miles outside London, the barons forced King John of Engla ... discuss

June 12 has been dubbed "Loving Day." No, it is not an effort to compete with Valentine's Day. "Loving Day" commemorates the anniversary of a Supreme Court decision -- in the 1967 case of Loving v. Vi ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jun 10, 2015 / 03:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While it may be the middle of “wedding season,” the warm months between spring and fall when many couples choose to tie the knot, ... discuss

Take two sets of actions and deeds, in the first set we have “things which are moral” in the second “things which are legal”. There may be overlap. Observing the fights about v ... discuss

As I watched the premiere of ABC Family's new reality show "Becoming Us" last night, my heart was aching for Ben and Danielle, the two Midwestern teenagers whose dads are transitioning from male to fe ... discuss

Pondering this story, yesterday, about how focusing less on your own concerns and more on the needs of others leads to happiness, I recalled a childhood episode worth revisiting*: Recently I came acro ... discuss

I mean, that’s how I’m taking this: Now, after decades of research and a dozen clinical trials, researchers at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, say they’ve actually cracked the code to be ... discuss

In 1997, Oregon became the first government in the world to legalize assisted suicide, allowing doctors to prescribe lethal prescriptions to terminally ill patients. Since then, 1,173 people have rece ... discuss

I have tried to transcribe most of this sermon by Sy Rogers for those who need closed captioning. It’s not a professional effort, and it would be better if there were cc, because then the words ... discuss

I suppose we Catholic writers are socially expected to have a massive episode of cognitive dissonance over the news of the significant drop in religious affiliation over the years 2007 to 2014. Becau ... discuss

 “And after all, why shouldn’t we believe that? We are Americans”: the competing moral visions of Ronald Reagan and Barack ObamaBy Dave Andrusko Thanks go out to National Review ... discuss

ARRA News Service - Yesterday, former Texas governor Rick Perry announced his bid for the 2016 republican candidate for President of the United States. He announced in Addison, TX. Perry as a Republ ... discuss

In Missouri, photographer Cate DePrisco started capturing pictures of women giving birth two years ago and posting them on Instagram. This gave her the idea to start a new business where she posted pi ... discuss

Graphic of Obama, linking his policies to Nazism, Islam and Communism. My perspective as a Christian is nuanced in observing the natural right of the individual to be at liberty to have a choice as th ... discuss

“I will sing to the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.”  AKJV (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) Coos.  Those swee ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. Not too long ago, the word family designated not only the immediate family of mother, father, and children but also grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins who lived in c ... discuss

Bruce Jenner is now officially pretending to be a woman, and we are advised from nearly every quarter that he deserves respect and support and plaudits for this "courageous" and "difficult" decision t ... discuss

“The Battle of Bunker Hill” by John Trumbull Ah, gun control ― one of the great debates of our time — the debate of course regarding the age-old questions with answers long-since provi ... discuss

clinicquotes: Pro-choice author Eve Kushner interviewed a number of postabortion women for a book she was writing. Most of the women she interviewed had had multiple abortions. What was striking abo ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Saints: 279 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1230 Office of Readings for Friday in Ordinary Time God, come to my assistance.— Lor ... discuss

This comes via batr.org: (Originally Published on 5/26/01) Many accounts will praise the sacrifices and deeds of those who fought in the American wars. Some versions will emotionally express their tha ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. All of Jane Austen’s novel center on the all-importance of marriage as one of the major decisions in a man or woman’s life. They portray happy, ideal marriages as the ... discuss

Vatican City, May 18, 2015 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- One day after canonizing the first two Palestinian saints since the early days of Christianity, Pope Francis met with a group of sisters from th ... discuss

My dad is going to help me pick out a husband. He’s not the shotgun-toting type, and we don’t believe in arranged marriages. I’m not from another culture or planet and I’m not ... discuss

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I was in Omaha this week, for an interview with Al Kresta, and that gave me the chance to see my old friend Jack, too -- to catch up, talk over coffee, and remember the many incarnations of our friend ... discuss

The other day, the old Puritan John Flavel took me out back and slapped me around for a while (metaphorically, of course). I have been reading his classic work The Mystery of Providence and he ... discuss

HAPPINESS ENGINEER (TELECOMMUTE) Customer Service, FT EmployeeFlocknote (The Woodlands, TX)We are currently looking for somebody to fill a unique and important position of Happiness Engineer here at F ... discuss

I sat down to write a story about a little gun club in Washington state that is under assault. The Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club is a wonderful Washington institution that provides a great service to ... discuss

Soup line during the Great Depression prior to Social Security. PREFACE: To Provide Opportunity for All and Compassion Through Altruism One of Tea Party presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s political ... discuss

Dr. Ron Paulby Ron Paul: We now live in a society where safety and security are to be sought at all costs. The sacrifice of liberty is not a concern for most Americans today. This is not something new ... discuss

The United States was founded on the principle of Divine human rights which are endowed to all individuals equally by their Creator. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are create ... discuss

“PRAY FOR AMERICA”AMERICANS TO UNITE AND PRAY ON THURSDAY, MAY 7th, FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYEROUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco Twenty years ago, Pope Saint John Paul II denounced the moral impoverishment, particularly abortion and euthanasia, that devalues human life in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae. He ... discuss

Finding True Happiness: Satisfying Our Restless Hearts (Happiness, Suffering, and Transcendence) by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ. In some ways this is a seemingly odd book bringing together arguments fro ... discuss

Pope Francis has composed a special prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which will run from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016. In the prayer, the Holy Father asks the Lord to make the Jubilee of ... discuss

 Proud dad of girl who “happens to have Down syndrome” strikes a chord with his blog and Facebook posts Send to KindleBy Dave Andrusko ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma Twenty years ago, now- Pope Saint John Paul II began Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life) by recalling the moment that is, as he calls it, “the dawn of salvation.” This moment ... discuss

In England, Wyn Evans started the blog, Musings of a Proud Dad, to share about his life as a father of a child with Down syndrome. Tragically, in their country 94% of women who receive the prenatal di ... discuss

Contact: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276 SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Happiness is one of the most discussed topics in our culture Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner declared he ha ... discuss

On the eve of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, the Holy Father expresses his hope that during this year the figure of Dante and his work will also accompany us on this personal and community path. ... discuss

Baltimore, Md., May 5, 2015 / 04:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After unrest erupted in Baltimore following the death of 25 year-old Freddie Gray, Catholics stepped up to restore their communities and pray f ... discuss

American Gothic (1922), by Grant Wood. The American Dream, once an endless stream of possibilities, is today guaranteed only to those born of primogeniture and entail. For the industrious, this will n ... discuss

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, The Proposal, 1872Today's art is in honor of a real life event in our family — our oldest daughter Hannah became engaged yesterday.We are thrilled. Hannah's fiance, Mark, ... discuss

We know about Monnica almost entirely from the autobiography (the Confessions) of her son Augustine, a major Christian writer, theologian and philosopher (see 28 August). Monnica was born in North Afr ... discuss

It is risky to take the rickety boat from Africa to Europe. Nevertheless, masses embark on a journey to a dream that dissipates once reached. Unshaken by the perils, the goal remains to enter an assu ... discuss

Fracassini, Execution of the Martyrs of Gorkum.Today I found myself reflecting on Protestantism, and it occurred to me that among its fundamental flaws is that it is okay with the idea of a God Who me ... discuss

In reading the second letter of St Clare to St Agnes the theme that strikes me is to stay the course and don't let anyone dissuade you from that course.  The course is her life as a bride of Chri ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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