Mourning after the nightmare

From the May/June 2012 Family Foundations: by Holly Rutchik Jonathan and Kristin Smies expected their third pregnancy to be a smooth sail. Been there, done that. But the Teaching Couple from Green Bay, Wisc., was devastated by a miscarriage. Kristin, a 29-year-old stay-at-home mother to two daughters, 4 and 2, learned they were expecting while…

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Minority report

From the January/February 2012 issue of Family Foundations: by Holly Rutchik Do you ever feel like you’re not normal? If you practice NFP, you’re in a distinct minority – even among your Catholic peers. Ninety-eight percent of self-identified Catholic women use contraception, according to a recent study by the Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of…

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