Women today are confused about who they are called to be. If we feel called to be full-time mothers, society seems to dismiss us as vintage models, out of step with the modern feminist agenda. I know I often felt embarrassed because I did not have a real job as I mothered nine kids.
Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) had a lot to say about the nature of women. She was a Jewish German philosopher who converted to Catholicism, became a Discalced Carmelite nun, and died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.
Even though my large family has faced hard times and even suffered, I could not imagine life without every one of my kids in my life.
I did not plan on having a large family; I had never even held a baby before our firstborn. I had moved east with Michael after our first baby was born which cut me off from daily contact with friends and family.
Although I enjoyed living in the country, raising our own vegetables and later even all our own meat, it was an isolated existence. I felt like Ruth in a foreign land but without family support because Michael’s mother was busy with a huge extended family. In addition, my husband struggled with depression. Worldly opinion screamed we should not have any more children.
The question we had struggled with for years was,“How could we remain faithful to Church teaching when Natural…
I support the Catholic Church’s teachings regarding contraception because I have known about the bad things that occur when sex is treated like a toy, and not because “They said so.” This article led me to hating my perversion more, and I thank God very much for the help.
To my way of thinking, the single most important event that will occur during the 2015 Synod on Marriage and the Family will be one over which the participating bishops will engage in no discussion and take no votes. Indeed, I think the most inspired decision surrounding this whole Synod is to have the canonization of St. Thérèse’s parents – Zelie and Louis Martin – take place this Sunday.
The Church has always pointed to the lives of saints to teach us the great truths of our faith. In this case, the example is not only the fidelity of this…
Author’s Note: Hm, it’s been about a month since I last wrote a story for this series, and I’ve been thinking of interesting titles for future stories that will be parts of this series. Also, I wonder who’s interested in making illustrations for this series…? But hey, before thinking about having someone draw illustrations for this series, I’d really like honest constructive feedback on this series and on each of its stories. I should put more effort into gathering honest constructive feedback properly too.
Oh, and one more thing: I don’t think this story would actually count as porn. As tempting as it is to my annoying perversion, I hate writing porn. Why I titled this story that way, well…it seems like a lot of people these days think too much in the shallow depths of their minds. I’d like to make you aware of that annoying thing, dear nutshellcrackers, and I’d like help in beating that attitude up.
Author’s Note: I think I just made some borderline explicit stuff…so yeah, please feel free to click your browser’s Back button or do something more worthwhile if you don’t feel really comfortable with reading this. If you did read all of this, though, then please give me feedback on this (honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged, of course). Continue reading “Burning Down The Porn”→
I don’t want society to rip apart its foundation, which is the family–the basic unit of society, you know. Oh, and if you ask me about homosexuality and why I don’t approve of it, I’ll say that…well, that’s not how sex works.
And the by the way, I may not approve of homosexuality, but that doesn’t mean that I’m obliged to rain hatred on the existences of homosexuals. What I’m trying to beat up is the sin, not the sinner’s existence. Hating a person’s existence is pretty much ignoring their potential for being good people, and ignoring that potential is an attitude that I’d like to rain imaginary bombs on.
Anyway, friendship for the win! And #DefendMarriage, too. Freaking nuts.
I spend alot of time talking about marriage and its importance. This is a cause I believe in wholeheartedly, and without reservation. If we do not take a stand now then marriage as God himself instituted will be lost to our society. Many of us are faced with the choice of talking or acting. This is an action everyone can take. This petition is important – and it provides a peaceful and democratic way to ensure our voices are heard and our numbers counted on this issue. If ever there was a time to step forward and be counted – this is it. Do it for your wife or husband, do it for your children and their children, but just do it. Take 3 minutes out of your life and sign the petition.
We will never be heard unless we speak aloud with one voice, in deafening solidarity.