Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, is defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans.
While the Catholic Church has an extensive history of providing care for orphans and the marginalized, Oklahoma’s protestant sector is bringing fresh ways to integrate the idea of fostering and supporting foster families into everyday Christian life.
On Nov. 17, during “The Spirituality of Knitting and Crocheting” at Saint Gregory’s Abbey in Shawnee, Brother Damian Whalen, O.S.B., discussed how the rhythm of knitting and crocheting can move hearts and minds to a prayerful reflection and a quiet place in God’s presence.
Americans have long been disturbed by the fraud and waste that often surrounds the federal government’s use of their tax dollars. They now have further reason to be up in arms because of the way those tax dollars support the practice of abortion, even though such support, technically speaking, remains illegal.
by Anamaria Scaperlanda Biddick, for the Sooner Catholic
I put away the little baby clothes yesterday. Tiny newborn onesies, yellow and pink, worn with a light summer swaddle while my daughter napped in a swing. A white and pink flowered nightgown, her first clothes. An impossibly small navy romper, her first Mass outfit.
As Patrick Madrid points out in the forward to this book, “The conversion of a human heart is the mighty work of God’s sovereign grace, not man’s effort.” The case of “Victory of the Battle Maiden” by Doug Reeves, subtitled “The Story of a Young Woman’s Journey to the Catholic Church (from the Perspective of the Guy She Married),” the story of one “man’s effort” makes for an uplifting and enjoyable reading experience.