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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 …

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

The study shows the wrong kind of youth movement--one of rising perfectionism. Here's why it's bad, and what to do.<p>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 …

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 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

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

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 …

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

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>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 …

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 …

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 …

“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 …

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, …

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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …