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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:

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Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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Byzantine depiction of Mary nursing Jesus

On the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary we recommend this Byzantine image of Mary nursing the child Jesus. The first heartbeat the unborn child Jesus heard and felt was Mary’s own. Read more, from Melissa Musick, after the jump:

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5.27
Breastfeeding and the Eucharist

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breastfeeding

Lillian Keil converted to Protestant Christianity at 20. At first she struggled with the Eucharist, but the experience of breastfeeding helped her enter into its mystery, “This is my body, given up for you.” Read her piece at Hilltop Diaries here: Breastfeeding and the Eucharist

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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

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