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Celebrating the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sep 7, 2017
Celebrating the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

When we celebrate birthdays, we celebrate the gift of life that God has bestowed upon each of us. Just as we thank God for giving our friends and us life, we should also take the opportunity to celebrate Jesus’ gift of His mother by honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary on her birthday, September 8. As … read more

40 Days to Transform Our Culture

Mar 2, 2017

Lent is 40 days long. Forty is a biblical number. When God wanted to transform the hearts of the Israelites, He forced them to wander in the desert for 40 years. Jesus went into the desert for 40 days before He began His public ministry. For Christians, the 40 days of Lenten sacrifices is a … read more

Rushing to the Aid of the Innocent

Dec 27, 2016
Rushing to the Aid of the Innocent |

With the hustle and bustle of Christmas, we can easily forget the other feast days that occur during the octave of Christmas—the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. On December 26th, we commemorate the Feast of the Holy Innocents, a special feast for the pro-life movement. For the culture of life, abortion is one of … read more

The Greatest Pro-Life Story Ever Told

Dec 22, 2016

As Christians, we see Advent as the special time to prepare for the Infant King at Christmas. Where the secular world celebrates with snowmen and Santa Claus, we recognize Christ’s birthday as a special moment in salvation history. We all know the beautiful story of the angels, the shepherds, and the three kings from the … read more

Preparing Our Hearts for the Coming of Christ

Dec 12, 2016
Preparing Our Hearts for the Coming of Christ

During Advent and Christmas, we meditate on the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary as we prepare for the coming of Jesus. The birth of Christ and the events leading up to our Savior’s entrance into the world are of utmost importance for salvation history. These events also tell a compelling story about the respect for … read more

Advent and the Culture of Life

Dec 5, 2016
Advent and the Culture of Life

As we proceed through these next few weeks of Advent in preparation for the coming of the Christ Child, we should remember how closely the culture of life is connected with the holy feast of Christmas. Christ came into the world as a tiny child; His public ministry focused on restoring human dignity, inspiring repentance, … read more

Expressing Gratitude for the Gift of Life

Nov 28, 2016

We all have countless blessings—blessings we should share with others. One way to do this and to live the culture of life is to practice the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, which enable us to relate to other people and bring help where it is needed most. Where the Spiritual Works of Mercy care … read more

VIDEO: Ladybug Warriors Craft

Jan 15, 2016
Free Lesson: Ladybug Warriors |

Have you ever wondered, “Where do ladybugs come from?” In this free lesson, elementary schoolchildren learn all about ladybugs as they listen to Eric Carle’s The Grouchy Ladybug. In a discussion following the story, students learn about how the ladybug is really named for the Blessed Mother, who sent ladybugs to help Medieval peasants by … read more