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FAITH ALIVE: Natural family planning: Why and what
Dr. Anne Nolte, founder of the National Gianna Center for Women's Health and Fertility in New York that specializes in natural family planning, chats with patient Judith Guzman Dec. 30, 2009. NFP is the general title for the scientific and moral methods of family planning that can help married couples either achieve or postpone a pregnancy. CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz
Dr. Anne Nolte, founder of the National Gianna Center for Women's Health and Fertility in New York that specializes in natural family planning, chats with patient Judith Guzman Dec. 30, 2009. NFP is the general title for the scientific and moral methods of family planning that can help married couples either achieve or postpone a pregnancy. CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz
When it comes to sex and birth control, you may have heard that the Catholic Church says a resounding "NO!" This myth couldn't be further from the truth. Catholic teaching on love, sex and "responsible parenthood" is a resounding "YES!" -- to God's plan for men and women. More ...
Friday, January 20, 2017

FAITH ALIVE: Prayer, faith and good health: They absolutely go together

Can prayer, faith and belief in God make you healthy -- physically, as well as spiritually and emotionally? Yes, according to dozens of studies over the past 20 years.

 
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Friday, January 13, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: What is 'holy leisure'?
The Fathers of the Church often spoke of the concept of "otium sanctum," or "holy leisure."  More ...
Friday, January 6, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: A parish of hospitality and more
Shortly after receiving the assignment to establish a new parish 12 years ago, I gathered groups of new parishioners for backyard meetings. People spoke freely about what they wanted in their parish: youth ministry, programs for young families, outreach to the needy and more. More ...
Friday, December 30, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: Confessions of a grandparent
"A plant without roots does not grow." Pope Francis was thinking of grandparents when he made that statement recently in Tbilisi, capital of the country of Georgia. More ...
Friday, December 23, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: Mentally ill persons: Is the Catholic Church a source of support?
"I remember sitting in the hospital," said Kay Hughes, "huddled in a little group of about six, when one of us received a visit from her pastor. More ...
Friday, December 16, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: Walking in the shoes of the Magi
Starlight guided the steps of the gift-bearing Magi "from the east," who soon after Jesus' birth undertook a journey that led to "the newborn king of the Jews," enabling them to pay homage to him. More ...
Monday, December 12, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: What can the Holy Family teach us today?
There is perhaps no better exemplar for the Christian life than the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. While each is celebrated, commemorated and honored in unique ways throughout the church year, the Sunday following Christmas is generally observed as a feast in honor of the whole family. More ...
Monday, December 5, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: How the Christmas story points beyond itself
The Christmas story is vibrant and fast-moving, replete with vivid images of angels celebrating an infant's birth and shepherds going "in haste" to find this newborn child, astonished to discover him "lying in the manger" (Lk 2:16). More ...
Friday, November 25, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: Advent Week Four: Grow closer to Mary this Advent

God is not reluctant to astonish people, it is said. That is a good thing, even when astonishing news briefly causes people to feel startled or confused -- amazed by one of life's unexpected developments.

 
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Friday, November 18, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: Mary experienced God's game-changing ways
God is not reluctant to astonish people, it is said. That is a good thing, even when astonishing news briefly causes people to feel startled or confused -- amazed by one of life's unexpected developments. More ...
Friday, November 11, 2016



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