Saturday, August 11, 2012

Among Women ReadHER 8.11.12... Olympic Gold, Flannery O'Connor, NFP, and more

Among Women ReadHER 8.11.12

What I Learned from Having the Sikh Temple Shooting Practically in My Backyard
By Marge Fenelon at Catholic Lane
With Aurora's shootings still on folks' minds, Marge Fenelon reflects on this recent shooting at a Sikh place of worship in Wisconsin.

Clear Skies Reveal Messy Scope of Manila Flood
By Oliver Teves at The Boston Globe
This situation needs our prayer and our outreach. Two million people affected. 

Baltimore Bishop Lori: Catholic Voters Can't Vote for a Candidate Who Stands for An Intrinsic Evil
By Kathryn Jean Lopez, Editor at National Review Online
Stirring words from the Archbishop, sentiments from the Vatican, and more on the religious liberty fight here in the USA.

Flannery O'Connor and the Hardest Lesson of All
By Lorraine Murray at The Integrated Catholic Life
An author reflecting on author Flannery O'Connor's life of writing and suffering. (H/T Maria Morera Johnson)

Congrats and Mazel Tov to Aly Raisman
By Tony Rossi at Christopher Close-Up
All I can say is this routine is poetry in motion. It is fluid, graceful, and it looks like this young woman is flying and being borne on air. Congrats to Aly Raisman from Massachusetts! If you haven't seen it, enjoy the video of this Gold Medal-winning routine.

The Faith of an Olympian
By Katrina Fernandez at The Crescat
Cool photos of faith-filled Olympians... I especially loved the portrait of Our Lady whipped out from the Gold Medal Winner's shirt! 

Top 10 Reasons to Use NFP
Posted at IUSENFP
Very helpful reminders, especially if you are unaware of all the benefits of using Natural Family Planning methods. Speaking of this subject, Among Women has two shows in our archives on this: AW 46 on the Billings method,  and AW 42 on the Creighton method.  

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