The Most Wonderful Time: A Twelve Day Gift to Our Readers

There are many popular tunes this time of year. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is a pretty catchy tune, and as I sat to write these words, that song popped into my head. Because, as we await the celebration and festivities of Jesus' birth, it truly can be the most wonderful time of …

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The Double-Edged Sword of Hope: Exploring the Role of Hope in Our Lives

Section 2090 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church writes, When God reveals Himself and calls him, man cannot fully respond to the divine love by his own powers. He must hope that God will give him the capacity to love Him in return and to act in conformity with the commandments of charity. Hope …

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The Power of Femininity

"Yet, what makes a woman feminine? Is it the clothing she wears? The jewelry which may, or may not, adorn her limbs? Is it her hairstyle?  Or, could it simply be something more? Could there be more to the concept of femininity?" In today's piece, Anni explores femininity as it pertains to something just a little deeper than what the eye sees...

Have Courage and Be Kind: A Take on Catholic Womanhood

"From the female saints who have been declared Doctors of the Church (St. Hildegard of Bingen, St. Therese of Lisieux, and St. Teresa of Avila), to the lifestyles and celebrated feast days of various female saints, to the reverence with which we treat Mary, the Mother of God, and finally, to the teaching that the Church herself embodies the attributes of womanhood, the Catholic Church recognized - and recognizes - the inherent dignity, worth, and value of women."