Tag : family

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Of all the things I could write about here at Patheos, I didn’t think I’d be writing about a Filipino love team. And yet here I am, prompted by this video making the rounds. Here’s a good primer. Since I’m in the US, I comment as an outsider, piecing together what I’ve heard from friends …
Let’s Talk Submission: Part 1 Let’s Talk Submission Part 3: Last Thoughts We can do a lot towards rebuilding the husband’s role in our marriages: We need to stop being control-freaks (speaking to myself here really) and let men take the lead whenever possible. Especially when it’s not life and death, or risking our children’s …
[Reposting from something I wrote in 2013.] This blog post is being written in response to a request from our dear friends E&C, who are embarking on a new journey to homeschool their children.  I thought it was an opportune time to answer their questions on beginning homeschooling by telling our own homeschooling story. We were …
Laudato Si’ seems to have been buried under all the hubbub from the SCOTUS decision on same sex “marriage”…. so I’m just now catching up with commentaries and reactions to Laudato Si’, after finally finishing the encyclical, which can be found here, if you haven’t read it yet. I had to comment though on the, …
Family Celebrate life: birthdays, name days, anniversaries. Celebrate the living. Spend time with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. Get your marriage right. Seek spiritual direction if you need to, as individuals or as a couple. Have kids, have more kids, adopt, or sponsor a child. Nurture relationships within the home especially among siblings. Document your family’s …
Especially after Pope Francis’ words about birth rate reduction, I’m really excited about this new documentary that’s coming out! It’s called Sweetening the Pill, produced by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein. Their Kickstarter page is here. Nine days to go!! As a Catholic, I have several reasons to get excited about it: 1. It’s not …
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[This is a blog post from Veronica Cleofe-Alejar. Nikka is wife to Dong Alejar, and mother to four, two girls and two boys ages 2 to 10. She gave up her broadcasting career after the Lord converted her, but continues to use her skills and talents in the service of the Lord in church activities. …
Today, while my hubby cleared spaces of dried brush and old wood, our 6-year-old ran around enjoying the sun and the chill air; I planted seeds. “As soon as the ground can be worked”, said most of the packets. This was as good a time as any to get started. I’ve had one heck of …
While the “adults” are having a Twitter war and calling for boycotts, there’s this: Lettera a Dolce e Gabbana da sei figli cresciuti da coppie gay: «Grazie per il vostro coraggio» The English translation is here: Dear Dolce & Gabbana- a letter of support from children of gays and lesbians We want to praise your …
A friend, Francis B., requested a list of my sources for pro-life news. So, in no particular order, my favorites: General Crisis Magazine First Things Catholic World Report MercatorNet NewAdvent.org National Catholic Register Abortion Live Action News Americans United for Life Students for Life National Right to Life News Priests for Life Blog Politics, Legislation, …
An entry for Filipinos for Life’s December Blogging Event, What Child is This? Bearing Children as the World’s Salvation Christmas season is the perfect time to discuss the bearing of children. That today is the Feast of the Holy Family makes it particularly appropriate. In Three To Get Married, Archbishop Fulton Sheen says: It takes …
Have you ever thought about the word “father”? It is so commonplace, and yet has such profound import as to signify the initiation of a man into parenthood: “He FATHERED a child.” We don’t say, “She mothered a child” until later. Fatherhood is attached to the BEGINNING of something great, a leap into a new …
This is a repost of my Filipinos for Life blogging event entry for August. Thanks to DBoncan for hosting my post when I couldn’t get into my blog. There was a time in Philippine history when the words “sa awa ng Diyos” could come out of anyone’s mouth at any given moment. Trust in God’s …
In Part 1, I talked about the band-aid solutions offered by popular culture being inadequate to address the prevention of same-sex attraction/homosexuality itself. Speaking to those causes listed by the Catholic Medical Association, I’d like to make the following suggestions, based on 22+ years of parenting experience, the collective wisdom of the parents and fellow …
Continuing to read Fr. Thomas Dubay’s Deep Conversion, Deep Prayer. Pages The second main root of conflict is seldom even noticed in our day. It is called illuminism. – emphasis mine I like to call this form of the aberration the privileged-pipeline-to-God idea. It is clear that disagreements with an illuminist spouse, relative, friend, fellow …
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