To parents of small children: Let me be the one who says it out loud
“I have to confess that sometimes the sound of his screaming drives me to hide in the pantry. And I will neither confirm nor deny that while in there, I compulsively eat chips and/or dark chocolate. ”
After I read that one, I discovered these other golden nuggets:
Another friend shared this one: The day my 11-year-old son found violent porn on the web: I share this even though I do not agree completely with the author’s perspective. It still is a good reminder as my children creep up to that age, that I need to be vigilant with our use of technology in our house and with our children. I could go on and on with this subject but will save that for another post.
Feeling a little down with everything going on our country? You might like this: A Catholic’s Guide to Surviving the End of the World As We Know It
Commentary: Buying Off Discontent Out of the whole article, this is point here is why I chose to share it: “Perhaps most devastating, we’ve unwittingly created a system where people who could genuinely be helped by neighbors, churches, and charitable organizations are simply sent a check and told to go away.”
Report: Mass Murder of Christians in Syria - We must remember that even while we suffer a type of religious oppression here in the US, it’s nothing like what is going in in Syria. Pray for our brothers and sisters there - the Christians and the Muslims.
Christian Solidarity for Autistic People and their Families I was so glad to see the Church recognizing these struggles!
Audience: The fundamental role of women in the Church - The Church LOVES Women!
“In the professions of faith of the New Testament, only men are remembered as witnesses of the Resurrection, the Apostles, but not the women. This is because, according to the Jewish Law of the time, women and children were not considered reliable, credible witnesses. In the Gospels, however, women have a primary, fundamental role. Here we can see an argument in favor of the historicity of the Resurrection: if it were a invented, in the context of that time it would not have been linked to the testimony of women. Instead, the evangelists simply narrate what happened: the women were the first witnesses. This tells us that God does not choose according to human criteria: the first witnesses of the birth of Jesus are the shepherds, simple and humble people, the first witnesses of the Resurrection are women. This is beautiful, and this is the mission of women, of mothers and women, to give witness to their children and grandchildren that Christ is Risen! Mothers go forward with this witness!”