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40 outdoor spots all Bay Area kids should visit before growing up

How many of these places have you been to?<p>After the end-of-season burst of rain, the waterfalls are roaring, the grassy hills are glowing fluorescent green and wildflowers are blooming in profusion around the Bay Area.<p>Now, the weekend forecast calls for gorgeous spring weather, with sunny skies and …

San Francisco

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How | Inc.com

I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay thing to slide by with. (Although I guess it's better than my old go-to response of "I have chronic …

High Blood Pressure

From Jehovah’s Witnesses to Catholicism - The Coming Home Network

In 2005, I found myself inside a Catholic church for Midnight Mass. My future wife, born and raised in the Catholic Church, was by my side, silently …

Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses Came by Today | Defenders of the Catholic Faith | Hosted by Stephen K. Ray

A dapper middle-aged man and an older black woman–both very nice, polite and full of smiles. The grandkids saw them coming and said, “Someone’s …

NYTimes to Cardinal Tobin: Prove That God is Real

By Joan Desmond | When New York Times’ columnist and author Nicholas Kristof interviewed Cardinal Joseph Tobin for a Yuletide Q&A, the journalist …

Human Rights

The changing reasons why women cheat on their husbands

One of the more interesting facts in Esther Perel's new book, State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, comes near the beginning.<p>Since 1990, notes the psychoanalyst and writer, the rate of married women who report they've been unfaithful has increased by 40 percent, while the rate among men has …

Game of Thrones

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever | Inc.com

You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all …

Pomodoro Technique

President Trump Admits He's Not Making it Easy to Get Democrats' Support

President Donald Trump riffed on Democrats at his campaign-style rally in Iowa on Wednesday, saying the party has been “unbelievably nasty” while at …

Donald Trump

Spiritual Combat: Weapons for Your Arsenal

<b>The word of God teaches us that our life on earth is warfare</b> and the Lord reminds us that if we have decided to follow the Lord we must be prepared …

Theology

“As Iron Sharpens Iron”: Bishop Orders Men Into Spiritual Combat

There is a crisis in our society — a crisis in masculinity. Men need to man-up and save their families and themselves from destruction of not just …

Southern Italy

How to Win the Battle for Purity

Flashy billboards, provocative dress and apparel, Hollywood fashions spread far and wide, suggestive innuendos, off-colored jokes, indecent movies, …

Theology

An Immigrant Named Trump

Like millions of immigrants, Friedrich Trump disembarked at Castle Garden, in New York, and made his way in a crowded, polyglot, grossly unequal city.<p>On October 19, 1885, the S.S. Eider approached Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and the Narrows, twelve days after it had departed Bremen, Germany. As the …

New Jersey

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5 Things you need to know about Archangels

Who are these mysterious beings that God created?<p>September 29 is the feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, the only archangels mentioned by …

Donald Trump Names 34 Members to Council of Catholic Advisers

In a quest to allay concerns on the part of some Catholics and to attract more Catholic voters, Donald Trump has named 34 respected Catholic leaders …

Beware the juvenilization of American Christianity

A marketing strategy designed to attract young people is being passed off as a form of evangelization<p>Would you allow your teens to sign up for a …

John Paul II

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Why Am I Seeing This?<p>A 404 error means that the requested file cannot be found. This can be due to an incorrect URL, a misnamed file, an improper …

Spiritual Combat: A Call to Arms

“Fight or die.” – Dom Lorenzo Scupoli<p>Perhaps one of the greatest temptations in the Catholic life is that of complacency. We go through the motions, …

How the Satanic Black Mass Proves the Truth of Catholicism

There have been a number of stories in the news lately of small Satanic groups publicly performing so-called “Black Masses.”<p>These rituals are based …

John Paul II and protective power of the family rosary

The recently canonized saint saw the devotion as an antitode to the vices of modern life<p>In the 1950s, the “Rosary priest,” Fr. Patrick Peyton, …

John Paul II

The Mysterious Origin of the Prayer to St. Michael

There is a real spiritual battle going on all around us. Our faith teaches us that humans aren’t the only intelligent creatures God made, that God …

Why the Devil Hates the Blessed Virgin So Much (And Why You Should Love Her)

<b>By Sam Guzman</b><p><b>Satan hates the Blessed Virgin Mary.</b> In fact, he has been doing everything in his power to discourage devotion to her and instill hatred …

Theology

Satan Fuels Islamist Violence Against Christians

The brutal murder of 86-year-old Father Jacques Hamel by Islamic State terrorists on July 26 is an evil beyond the comprehension of all decent and …

Theology

Confession: Is it Really Good for the Soul? Or is that just BS?

August 8, 2016 by Jonathan Ryan<p>A few weeks ago, I attended the Applied Biblical Studies Conference at Franciscan University in Steubenville. My …

Bible

A Christian Message to LGBT Americans in the Wake of the Orlando Shooting

I know that many of you are not only hurting today, you are also angry. And your anger is not just directed at the Muslim terrorist who slaughtered …