The Wisdom of Jane Austen on Marriage

All of Jane Austen’s novel center on the all-importance of marriage as one of the major decisions in a man or woman’s life. They portray happy, ideal marriages as the greatest source of contentment in human life, “all the best blessings of existence” as she writes in Emma. A bachelor in the novel observes his married brother’s contentment: “There was too much domestic happiness in his brother’s house; woman wore too amiable a form in it.” Her books portray a variety of marriages based on various motives and standards from the conventional proper match…

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May, 14 2015

How to Create and Sustain a Culture of Life

In contemporary society, we are faced with the challenge of how we can establish again a Culture of Life, one that would integrally respect…

May, 12 2015

Principles of Action Concerning Civil Law

When St. Peter faced the Sanhedrin in Chapter 5 of Acts of the Apostles, he is questioned as to why he did not stop…

May, 11 2015

Life is the Place Where God Manifests Himself: A Reflection on Evangelium Vitae

It is a profound experience to re-read Evangelium vitae twenty years after it was issued. The scope of reflection integrated into this great treasure…

May, 4 2015

When Mothers Lose a Child

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May, 1 2015

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Apr, 30 2015

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May, 18 2015

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May, 8 2015

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May, 5 2015

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