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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Meet The Prizewinning Catholic Evolutionary Biologist Kenneth Miller

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Kenneth Miller

Catholic biologist Kenneth Miller is a defender of evolution (which Catholic schools teach). Read more from The Daily Beast here: Meet The Prizewinning Catholic Evolutionary Biologist Creationists Can’t Stand

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TCC Films: To The Arctic

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To The Arctic movie

To The Arctic is a documentary to watch on your own, or with young children. Only forty minutes long, it takes audiences into previously unseen regions of the arctic and tells the story of a polar bear mother and her willingness to protect her cubs. Visually stunning, the film emphasizes the beauty and wonder of Creation and the importance of conserving resources without frightening small children. More on Pinterest. Watch the trailer after the jump:

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TCC Reads: The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

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The Velveteen Rabbit

We recommend The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real), a children’s book by Margery Williams about how love makes us real. David Foster Wallace once said, “The truth is I don’t think I’ve never found anything as purely ‘moving’ as the end of The Velveteen Rabbit when I first read it.” More and an excerpt after the jump:

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