The scene is a familiar one for us all: in the midst of cooking a new meal, you glance in the fridge to see last week’s leftovers, still in a container. Out they go, and it’s on to tonight’s dinner.
Movement is the language children speak fluently before they
are able to form words. When a toddler is excited, they run
and jump. When they're upset, they kick and roll. Motion is
how they communicate and interact with the world around them.
So what about children with physical disabilities, who cannot
independently run, jump or kick? They spend the most
important years of their developmental life silent, passive,
relying on others to determine what they want to say; where
they want to go.
Visiting a gym to lift weights or take a class is great for
your health. However, busy schedules, tight budgets and
simply not feeling like the gym environment is for you are
reasons that frequently cause people to stop going.
Fortunately, being fit doesn't require the gym.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I
have kept the faith," St. Paul wrote to his mentee, Timothy.
The cultivated virtues that allow athletes to finish strong
are the same that allowed St. Paul to stay true to God
through shipwreck, imprisonment and persecution.
Carol Rickard-Brideau knows the power of a built environment
to transform people's lives.
Mysterious bruises. Unexplained injuries. Social withdrawal
and depression. These are some of the domestic violence
warning signs listed in
"Women Healing the Wounds," the National Council of
Catholic Women's new 52-page resource guide on intimate
partner abuse released in honor of Domestic Violence
Before running onto the baseball field, children from across
the diocese tied their cleats, stretched their muscles and
made the Sign of the Cross during a one-day Catholic Baseball
Camp at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax July 24.
At a point in history when pornography websites make up
approximately 36 percent of the Internet and earn $3,000 per
second, activists, medical professionals and nonprofit
leaders gathered to discuss methods to combat
hyper-sexualized forms of media at a symposium entitled
"Pornography: A Public Health Crisis. How Porn Fuels Sex
Trafficking, Child Exploitation, and Sexual Violence" at the
U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 14.
WASHINGTON - The lives of religious sisters not only offer an
example of holy living, but also healthy aging, according to
"What's that thing on your wrist?"
Many spend their Saturday mornings sleeping in or cheering at
their children's sports games. But at Club 12 in Leesburg,
one group of Catholics huddles up, pulls out their rosary
beads and prays the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy to begin
their weekly Calix Society meeting. Then they relate their
trials and tribulations with alcohol.
Bumper-to-bumper traffic, hefty bills, household chores,
recurring health problems - these are just a few of the
burdens of everyday life. Other times, we find ourselves with
real conundrums at home or at the office. No matter the
stressor, all of us need a place to relax, think and count
our blessings from time to time.