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A Sad Addendum to That "Smallest Baby" Story

Sometimes the news is so painful, you just don’t want to know. A few days ago, I wrote about tiny Melinda Star Guido who, at four months old, is finally healthy enough to go home for the holidays.  Melinda weighed only 9 ½ ounces at birth, and doctors really didn’t expect her to survive.  She […]

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Pearl S. Buck and the Importance of a Father’s Love

Happy Birthday, Pearl Buck! man boobs Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was an American writer born of missionary parents. She was born on June 26, 1892, and until 1934 she lived mainly in China, where she was also called by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu (written in Chinese: 賽珍珠; pinyin: Sài Zhēnzhū). Buck was passionate about social […]

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KNIGHT RIDER—AN INCURABLE ROMANTIC? David Hasselhoff Regrets His Divorces

David Hasselhoff regrets his divorces. Describing himself as “deeply romantic,” the handsome star of Baywatch and Knight Rider claims that he’s always wanted to be with one person all his life. You don’t say!?  See, I’m not a big fan of the Entertainment channel; but I seem to recall that Hasselhoff has had quite a […]

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I’m still pondering an article I read this morning in The Onion, that irreverent newsmagazine which specializes in theatre of the absurd.  The headline reads: Zip-Lining Day Trip to Somehow Save Marriage  The featured fantasy couple were facing a plethora of tough marital challenges: An “increasingly hopeless, angst-ridden relationship” A deepening communications gap The husband’s […]

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AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE: World Marriage Day Celebrates Love That’s For Keeps

On February 14, Americans will remember their sweethearts with candy and roses and cards, collectively spending more than $17 million as a sign of their fidelity. Meanwhile on February 13, World Marriage Day, the Catholic Church calls our attention to the sacramentality of marital love, reminding us that marriage is between a man and a woman, is both procreative and unitive, and is an integral part of God’s perfect plan.

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