Posts Tagged ‘motherhood’

Rising above the baby blues

I have been failing so often to choose joy during this fourth trimester because I was relying on my vocation to fulfill me. How very foolish. I know rationally that my vocation is not my end-all — my life with Christ is.

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Missy Franklin, Olympic swimmer, to retire for best possible reason

She broke the news via an open letter on December 19, ending her career as a professional athlete. Missy Franklin, Olympic swimmer and role model for many, is retiring. In her letter, the 23-year-old, five-time Olympic gold medalist cited her upcoming marriage and deep desire for family as the primary reason for her decision. “I…

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Pope Francis: We undervalue mothers

Pope Francis is a momma’s boy. He talks about motherhood so well and so often that we’ve written on it before. Between his love for the Blessed Mother and his admiration for hard-working earthly moms, there’s a lot to cover: like the time he boldly called motherhood an antidote to selfishness, his decision to dedicate…

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Motherhood: strongest antidote to selfishness

Pope Francis is the newest pope of the people. For the first time in decades, media reports on the Holy See are trending positive, non-Catholics find him endearing and his own flock reveal a certain admiration for him, lovingly calling him “Papa Frankie.” While we may have a special place in our hearts for the…

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Pregnancy is in

Something nearly unprecedented happened on Saturday at Fashion Week in New York. No, there weren’t any live goats on the runway (at least, not this year). No, PETA reps didn’t throw red paint on anyone and, no, nobody died. (All of these were actual events from years prior, believe it or not.) Something much crazier…

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Guidance for a new mom

Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * By Janet Sahm Easter I braced myself for the day our daughter arrived in this world. I say braced because I have found the arrival of new life to be a motley mash of high emotions and tests of strength – simultaneously joyful, exhausting, wonderful, miraculous…and scary. There…

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St. Gianna Beretta Molla: A mother’s sacrifice

Today we celebrate the feast day of one of CCL’s beloved patron saints, St. Gianna Beretta Molla. We honor her for her respect and esteem for marriage and motherhood, and her ultimate sacrifice of choosing her baby’s life over her own. St. Gianna’s story is quite an inspiring, yet heartbreaking one. A devout Catholic, she studied…

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