Social media’s not exactly designed for important conversations. Between the anonymous accounts and the trolls, it can be hard to tell what is real and important — after all, much of our approval-addicted society values likes over content. If regular social media is bad, Twitter is even worse. It’s the drug of choice for people…

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Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * by Sr. Helena Burns If both contraception and NFP are a means to avoid pregnancy, what’s the difference? To understand the answer, we need to ask a few questions first.  What comes first in sex: love or life? Both! Love and life are both equally important purposes of…

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The Olympics is starting to wind down as we enter the final week and so much emotion and history has happened in such a short amount of time! One interview that caught our eye was with beach volleyball champion Kerri Walsh Jennings. With three gold medals under her belt, she talked about the credit she…

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Humanae Vitae Giving Day *  *  * By Kateri Schwandt Through the Church’s teachings in Humanae Vitae on married life and love, my husband and I have willing accepted the practice of being open to life. Upon the arrival of our 13 boys, we have welcomed and cherished each one as a gift that has…

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Real-life vignettes of welcoming the unexpected (You read the vignettes that appear in the July/August 2012 issue of Family Foundations here.) When my husband lost his job and we were facing a second move in less than two years, I immediately concluded (without much prayer or reflection, I’m sorry to admit) that this  was clearly…

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