US Catholic Faith in Real Life

Time crunched: How busy schedules are sapping our spirit

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How busy schedules are sapping our spirit.

After 15 years in the feverish world of corporate technology sales, Lu Ann Polejewski, mother of two, decided to make a change-or, as she says, to "re-engineer" her career. She now works from her suburban Minneapolis home as a business consultant, earning less money than she did during her sales career but spending more time with her family.


Inconceivable: The spiritual test of infertility

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God said, "Be fruitful and multiply." But millions of couples can't do that on their own, and the spiritual struggles are often as daunting as the physical and emotional ones.

 

New parents often describe childbirth and their part in procreation in religious, almost mystical, terms. It's a "miracle," "awesome," "glorious." Giving birth to their children is why God put them on this earth, a vocation, more important than anything else they will ever do. Some even see it as sharing in God's creative power.

So what if you were told you could never have that?


Asking for direction ... finally

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Sometimes the best place to talk to Catholic baby boomer men about spirituality is far removed from the quiet of a church sanctuary.

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