Celebrate the Nativity of Mary Today

Celebrate the Nativity of Mary Today

By Susan CiancioToday we celebrate the Nativity of Mary—the day that Mary was born without original sin. What an immense blessing! Mary’s fiat—her “yes” to becoming the mother of Christ—ensured that the gates of heaven would be open for us so that we have the...
The Love of St. Teresa of Calcutta

The Love of St. Teresa of Calcutta

By Susan Ciancio This weekend, we will celebrate the feast day of a woman who spent her life caring for the poorest of the poor. Born Gonxha Agnes, she joined the Sisters of Loreto at the age of 18, where she took the name Sister Mary Teresa. Upon taking her final...
Why CLSP? And Why Now?

Why CLSP? And Why Now?

By Susan Ciancio American Life League’s Culture of Life Studies Program is a Catholic pro-life educational program for students preschool aged through high school. Our lessons cover a wide range of topics—from one-day lessons on saints; to handprint lessons with...
Pro-Life Lessons for the New School Year

Pro-Life Lessons for the New School Year

By Susan Ciancio Can you feel the excitement in the air? It’s nearly the beginning of another school year—another year to learn with your students, another year to see the wonder in their eyes, and another year to take control of their learning environment and make...
Our Blessed Mother’s Assumption into Heaven

Our Blessed Mother’s Assumption into Heaven

By Susan Ciancio In 1950, Pope Pius XII wrote Munificentissimus Deus—an apostolic constitution that defined the dogma of the Assumption of Mary. The Holy Father stated: “By the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own...