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Development for the Human Family

By Molly C. Sheahan

In Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI foresaw that a culture of materialism and utility would lead to violence against the human person and the broader human family. Today’s culture often ignores the consequences of individual actions on the human family, and views people as things to use and discard. Th...

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Saint John Paul II’s Favorite Places to Ski and Hike in Poland

By Christine Warner

“I will ski again when they let me,” said Saint John Paul II, just moments after his papal inauguration in 1978. With a lifelong love for exploring the mountains by foot or skis, Karol Wojtyla, now Saint John Paul II, often shared his passion for encountering God in nature.   As a young p...

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God loves me. The Church is my Mother.

By Martha Reichert

This year the Augustine Institute published Bible in a Year. On January 1st, I began a year long journey to read the Bible cover to cover. And what a journey it has been! Some days (specifically in the Old Testament) I think, “What did I just read?” In order to prepare myself for these daily Sc...

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Reflection on Humanae Vitae

By Catherine R. Pakaluk, Ph.D.

Amazingly, before 1930, no responsible authority in any Christian congregation whatsoever had ever taught that artificial contraception was permissible. In that year, the Anglican bishops, at their Lambeth Conference, were the first. They introduced what seemed a very small concession. They said t...

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Promotion of Chastity

By Sister Mary Rachel Nerbun, RSM, MD

The human vocation can be summed up in LOVE.  God the Father sent His only Son as LOVE Incarnate to show us how to live and to love in a selfless manner.  Only in knowing and loving God, can we know and love ourselves and our neighbor.  Love is reciprocal giving and receiving.  Our divine callin...

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How Marian Apparitions Reflect Local Cultures and Faith Communities

By Christine Warner

Throughout faith history, Mary has made her motherly presence known by appearing to believers around the world. In doing so, she shares poignant messages, prayerful devotions, personal healing, and miraculous phenomena—all steeped in religious relevance and cultural connections.   Marian a...

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