CHESAPEAKE, VA -I would rather be part of the Church our Holy Father has envisioned - smaller in number, but more faithful. I hear this cry from so many other faithful souls, growing louder and more urgent with each passing day, and it is time to be heard. I am simply a laywoman, a cradle Catholic now raising her own family in the Church, watching the truths of the faith I love being diluted into unrecognizable, ineffective, politically expedient pep talks, in order that confused or errant Catholics might feel better about their "choices" and still be accepted as loyal members of the Church.
As Wyoming prepares for the largest National Guard deployment in state history, much of the planning has gone into helping those who will be left behind for a year in communities scattered across the rural state.
WASHINGTON - As Wyoming prepares for the largest National Guard deployment in state history, much of the planning has gone into helping those who will be left behind for a year in communities scattered across the rural state. Nearly 1,000 Soldiers will deploy in April to Iraq and Kuwait, leaving behind thousands of families and extended family members in nearly every community in the state.
WASHINGTON: Service members and their spouses are flocking to a broad array of programs to help them strengthen their family relationships as the services step up efforts to curb divorce rates.
I had a good dose of reality the other night. I went to a Family Readiness Briefing with our oldest son, Matt. His brigade is being deployed soon and so the National Guard arranged a meeting to inform and support the soldiers and families as they prepare.
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If man only knew it, he fears man because he has ceased to fear God; for the man who has lost his roots in God is the terror of his fellowmen. 'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom' (Prov 1:7)- only the beginning, for in later stages love replaces fear.
--Fulton J. Sheen
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