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Parenting Paralysis: What's Changed About Raising Children?

In this excerpt from Being a Grandparent: Just Like Being a Parent … Only Different!, Dr. Ray Guarendi answers a question from a concerned grandparent. I don’t recall questioning my parenting like parents do these days. My daughter has more self-doubts raising her six-year-old son than we did with all five of our children. What’s changed?
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What Is Stewardship? How Is Talent Involved?

“We all have a diversity of talents,” Roger Lopez, OFM, says. Using our talents in serving God and others is essential. How does stewardship rely on those talents? Friar Roger explains in this video.
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Why Pray the Rosary?

Many great popes, saints, and Christian leaders have exhorted us to pray the rosary. It’s a powerful prayer, they say, one that can change your life, strengthen the family, bring peace to the world, convert entire nations, and win the salvation of souls. But does the average person experience the rosary this way?
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Ten Influential Catholics

In celebration of their holiness, virtue, and influence, here is a Top Ten list of saints who substantially shaped the face of the Catholic Church. From the start, we should also acknowledge the nameless men, women, and children in the pews who became increasingly central to the life of the Church in the last 1,000 years—not to mention the great impact of the faithful who built the Church in its first millennium. 
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The Miracle Season

Caroline “Line” Found (Danika Yarosh), Kelly (Erin Moriarty) and their volleyball teammates at Iowa City West High School are fresh off winning the state championship in 2010 and want to do it again. Line is going into her senior year and is a happy young woman who brings joy to all those around her. Her mother Ellyn (Jillian Fargey) is in the hospital fighting cancer and the prognosis is not good. Line’s dad Ernie (William Hurt) keeps things going at home for Line, whose older brother and sister are away at college. 
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What Is Stewardship? How Is Time Involved?

Followers of Christ are called to stewardship—giving—not just because the other needs to receive, but because we need to give. Father Roger Lopez, OFM, discusses how stewardship requires our time.
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Learning to Live Poorer: A Meditation for Lent

The trail begins with an easy climb, along old logging roads, through a young mix of pine and oak, hickory and sweet gum. The last of the golden crowned kinglets call their see-see-see from the needled branches of the loblollies and the red buds blaze with their purple signs of spring. The season turns; tilting again toward the sun.
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Lent and Forgiveness

Lent presents to us God’s infinite love for all humankind. So many teachings in the gospel emphasize the mercy of God, which is surely one of the reasons the Gospels are constantly read. 
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The Secret Challenge of Lenten Giving

Every time Lent comes around, the perfectionist in me starts showing its face more than usual. I always start the season with the intention of doing more than just giving up chocolate or something simple like that, but sometimes I go a little overboard with my Lenten commitments and end up having to ease up on some of them.
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Lent with Br. Casey: Called to Fail

“Why do bad things happen to good people?”  No doubt one of the great mysteries of our human existence, it has puzzled the most brilliant of philosophers and caused grief to even the simplest of men and women. Especially for people who believe in an all-powerful, seemingly all-loving God, the lack of answer for such a question, and the prevalence of evil that good people endure, are thorns in our sides. 
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