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Issue 006: Children, Motherhood, and Our Need for Self-Knowledge
Happy Easter Again, Readers!
As we continue our march through the Easter Season and approach the Feast of the Ascension of The Lord, this issue our articles ask us to:
reflect on some of the lessons of Our Lady of Fatima and the three children
appreciate and reflect on the glories and crosses of motherhood
respond to one of the great pro-abortion lies of our time
recover our lost sense of who we are as Catholics
consider submitting to our Autumn Literary issue
We live in a culture that often seems not to value motherhood and children; our articles this week invite us to do both.
Read more below.
Commentary: The Crisis of Self-Knowledge in the West
As a civilization, we sometimes seem to have lost our minds and, with them, much of our bearing on reality. Too often, we don’t seem to know who we as Catholics are anymore. We have lost any semblance of coherence and identity. Read more about the symptoms, the problem, and the remedy here.
In Gratitude: Glories of Motherhood and an Appreciation for Mothers
While it is hard to do full justice to the task, cross, and adventure that is motherhood, we must reflect on these in a modern society which too often wants to avoid motherhood and sees it as an impossible burden. Read our appreciation for mothers here.
Commentary: The Whole Lie of Abortion’s “Double Truth”:
Pro-abortion people and politicians often like to claim “I’m personally against abortion, but…” It seems like a neat compromise, a neat division of one’s public life from one’s private life. Learn what this false claim has in common with another old error and why it misfires so badly. Read more here.
Reflection: The Cross, The Crown, and the Children of Fatima
The feast of Our Lady of Fátima makes us think of the children of Fátima, particularly Saints Francisco and Jacinta. Their words and actions showed their deep faith, their obedience and docility toward God’s will for them. Their wholehearted trust in and acceptance of Our Lady’s message embodies childlike faith perfectly. No wonder they are saints! However, there is another aspect of their sainthood: their deep and patient endurance of suffering, even at a young age, for the love of God and conversion of sinners. Read more here.
Call for Submissions: Literary Edition!
Gaudium is seeking original submissions for our Autumn Literary Issue! We welcome poetry, short stories, creative writing, creative non-fiction, and literary analysis that focuses on Catholic writers and perspectives. Pieces should generally be under 3,000 words, though we will consider longer pieces that can be split into installments.
Submission Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2022
Please email submissions and direct all inquiries about the issue to email@example.com!
Encourage writers you know to share and submit!
Full information here.
Call for Submissions
Gaudium welcomes submissions from readers on a broad range of topics on Catholic culture with an emphasis on topics relating to: Faith and the Family, Arts and Literature, and Culture and Society.
For submission guidelines, read more here.