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Category Archives: Respect Life

Five Types of Guilt After Pregnancy Loss

You can never anticipate the feelings you will go through following a pregnancy loss. Nothing in life prepares you for it and no one everRead more »

Christopher: Taken too Early

My name is Shari and I am the mother of nine children. My eighth child, Christopher James was taken from me too early to become a saint.Read more »

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

On this day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, we take time to remember our children who have died too soon. Whether you haveRead more »

7 Quick Takes Friday, No. 19: Respect Life Month

October is set aside by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) as Respect Life month. This coming Sunday is Respect LifeRead more »

No Greater Love than This Part 3: A Reflection

It seems unreal that one year ago today I was standing in my bathroom, my hands shaking as they held a positive pregnancy test.  That testRead more »

The Culture of Death Under the Guise of Medical Jargon

There has been a lot of talk as of late regarding the abortion industry, and many fruitful discussions  have come forth. There have beenRead more »

Channeling Jesus on Aisle 5

It’s rare these days that I have all my children with me when I go anywhere other than church but there once was a time, before I had anyRead more »

The Fountain of Youth

The Fountain of Youth is a spring that is rumored to bring everlasting youth and/or life to those who bathe in or drink from its waters. Read more »

How Does the Birth Control Pill Work?

When I was nineteen I saw my doctor regarding ongoing medical problems with my menstrual cycle during that visit my doctor prescribed anRead more »

Physician Healed: One Doctor’s Conversion to NFP

Conversion stories have always been considered the realm of RCIA—how did someone come to yearn to “come home” to Rome? What person, whatRead more »

NFP – Long Term Promises

Growing up Catholic means NFP was a familiar word to me. As I entered my teen and college years, I was aware of its existence, but that wasRead more »

Fireweed Children and NFP

Children are flowers for mothers to tend. My sweet garden grows astringent yarrow, cheerful fuschia, ubiquitous dandelion, delicateRead more »

Why Illegal Abortion Was Actually Safer for Women

This past week, Texas made history by banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation. Planned Parenthood and other abortion supportersRead more »

THE LATEST IN AUSTIN: Why Catholic Women Could Be Considered Men

In the few days of going down to the Capitol in Austin, Texas, I have seen a lot that demands us as Catholics to continue praying. Hard.Read more »

Mothers Matter

I do not live in Texas, but I am keeping up with the recent events unfolding in the Texas Legislature.  I have listened to the arguments onRead more »