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November 22, 2023
Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so grateful for all of you, our faithful readers.

Please give your attention to Dr. Deborah Savage's The Genius of Woman (we previously reprinted her excellent piece The Genius of Man.)

"With the creation of woman, human community appears for the first time—and for the first time enters into human history. And it is suddenly clear that while it is true that without man, woman has no place, it is equally true that without woman, man has no future."

God bless you all this week! - Meaghen Gonzalez, Editor

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St. Theodora Guerin, Journals and Letters
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Forming Future Followers
Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing
Nearly every college and university in the country advertises itself as educating future "leaders." I am not as impressed as perhaps I should be.
Sisters of Life Give Hands and Hearts to a Quiet Revolution of Love
Charles Lewis, National Catholic Register
The Gospel witness of the Sisters of Life reminds us that, amid all the talk of what's wrong with the Church, there is an eternal goodness that will last forever.
Marriage Mirrors God's Love for Human Nature
Fulton J. Sheen, Catholic Exchange
In the supernatural order, the Church, after the manner of our blessed Lord, takes hold of this permanent character of love in the order of nature and elevates the promise "I do" to the dignity of a sacrament.
To Be Realistic about Friendships
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Catholics Against Anti-Semitism
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We must forge, and render visible, a new alliance between Jews and Catholics, the like of which has not existed before.
Advent Prep Made Easy
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NC Register
"In prayer, we see all things in the light of Christ; we let our masks fall and immerse ourselves in the truth and in listening to God, feeding the fire of love." - Pope Benedict XVI
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She was denied the right to fight for life.
The Long History of Arab/Israeli Conflict
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Catholic Answers
Optimist or pessimist, every Christian can (must!) still take advantage of the virtue of hope.
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The Education of a Mother
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