Tag Archives: courage

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Fans of Stuff’s latest about having lots of kids might find these articles interesting. Bucking the norm, some families think big Itís barely a blip on the nationís demographic radar ó 11 percent of U.S. births in 2004 were to women who already had three children, up from 10 percent in 1995. But there seems […]

The Vocation of Marriage and Parenthood

When Funky encouraged me to write a post about my desire for a large family and my friendships with people who already have large families, I could hardly believe my good fortune: this is my opportunity to fulfill my subversive plot to…..(cue B movie horror music)……change Ales Rarus into a MOMMY BLOG!!! (maniacal laughter echoing). […]

Investigating NFP: Pius XII

Click here to read the previous post in this series. I have recently come to the (re)realization that bishops are the authoritative teaching body of the Church. As such, it is their responsibility to properly and effectively teach such sticky subjects as the regulation of births. However, those teachings must be in accord with the […]

Proper Christian Behavior

More Christians should read the writings of the early Church fathers. Admittedly, I have only begun to do so myself. The first half of the following should be read and reread periodically by all Christian bloggers. "Cultivate quietness in word, quietness in deed, likewise in speech and gait; and avoid impetuous eagerness. For then the […]

Pope John Paul II: A Legacy of Dignity

As the pope lay dying in his apartment, the 24-hour news machine buzzed with life throughout the night. Nearly all seemed to spend a great deal of time discussing the years before his health declined due to Parkinson’s Disease and other ailments. They showed video and photographs of his youth, admired his athleticism, and marvelled […]