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Marriage: The Union of One Woman and One Man

Misconceptions about Ephesians and What it Really Means for Wives to be Submissive

by Costanza Miriano St. Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, explains how we should serve each other: “Wives, be submissive to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. The husband is the head of the wife just in so far as he is to her what Christ is to the Church. He gave his life for her. And […]

Pope Francis (neneo /

A Mother Who Inspires us to Love

What if Pope Francis gave you a special mission? Wouldn’t you find it hard to ignore? I, for one, paid attention when the Holy Father issued a commission to me and my companions during a private audience in Rome back in October of 2013. We had gathered together for a study seminar hosted by the Pontifical Council for the Laity […]

Engaging Young Catholic Adults in the Life of the Church

ICL Guest Contributor – Raellyn Kovich, Moderator, Catholic Ideas & Issues Forum Editor’s Note: The Catholic Ideas & Issues Forum, sponsored by the Integrated Catholic Life, is an outreach of the Atlanta Catholic Business Conference that presents panel discussions and Q&A on relevant faith and business topics. The panels are comprised of Atlanta Catholic business leaders seeking to assist Catholics to inform their business […]

The Adjustment Bureau – Movie Review

Movie Review by Guest Contributor, Aaron Armstrong Runtime: 105 Minutes Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image. If every decision we make causes ripples that affect our ultimate future, what chance do we really have to end up where we are supposed to be? Some of the seemingly tiniest choices I’ve made throughout the course […]

Remembering the Holy Innocents

Remembering the Holy Innocents By Leticia Velasquez [December 28, 2010 – Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs] It is disruptive to our tranquil Christmas meditations to have this commemoration of King Herod’s slaughter of the baby boys of Bethlehem come so closely on the heels of the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord.  We want to linger in the […]

Book Review: Stories for the Homeschool Heart

We are delighted to run this guest contributor book review from writer Patrice Fagnant MacArthur for Stories for the Homeschool Heart.  The authors are Theresa Thomas and Patti Maguire Armstrong and the publisher is Cheryl Dickow, owner of Belazel Books.  Theresa, Patti and Cheryl are contributing writers to the Integrated Catholic Life eMagazine. Movie Review by Patrice Fagnant MacArthur: As […]

Book Review: Our Jewish Roots

Our Jewish Roots: A Catholic Woman’s Guide to Fulfillment Today by Connecting with her Past By Cheryl Dickow A Review by Guest Contributor Christine Capolino The book with the pull. The overwhelming desire to “get back to that book,” as the laundry basket spills haphazardly; spaghetti sauce stained dishes languish; lesson plan book waits open and blank. Until your brain […]