TCC Radio: Owner of a Holey Heart | The Longest Shortest Time

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Anna and Clement

When my son was born he had a host of medical problems and trouble breastfeeding. Listen to the story of how, Tara, a Mormon woman in my neighborhood, helped him and became a friend. Would you do the works of mercy for a stranger’s baby? Listen after the jump:

Doubt, Spiritual Listlessness, and Why Despite it All, I Am Still a Catholic

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Millennials, we are told, are spiritual but not religious. In this essay Ben LaBadie a grad student at Boston College, writes for TCC about his own struggles with doubt and spiritual listlessness, and describes why, despite it all, he keeps coming to Mass. Read it after the jump:

TCC Radio: You Want Me to Eat What? Local Author Anna Keating on Her Book

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Melissa Musick and Anna Keating

“I was drawn back to this strange God.”

Did this interview yesterday on my local NPR station, KRCC. Talking to Noel Black about cannibalism, Jesus the unplanned pregnancy, and our new book. Listen here. More after the jump:

Pope to moms: It’s OK to breastfeed in public, even in the Sistine Chapel

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Pope Francis with mothers

Pope Francis baptized 32 babies on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Jan. 12. He told the assembled, “If [the babies] are hungry, mothers, let them eat, no worries, because here they are the main focus.”  This is not the first time Pope Francis has voiced his support for breastfeeding in churchCatholic News ServicePope to moms: It’s OK to breastfeed in public, even in the Sistine Chapel

The Earth and Motherhood

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Gardening while pregnant
“Many people have used the phrase ‘Mother Earth’ when talking about this planet we call home. Frankly, I always found this a little hokey. Then I became a mother.” Read the rest of the essay by Claire Fyrqvist after the jump: