Description: To be Catholic is to live paradox. Our Faith is centered on the greatest paradox of all: the Cross. It is death that brings new life. Constance Hull experienced this personally when she lost her fourth baby in miscarriage and was called to pray in front of abortion clinics, even as she grieved for the loss of her unborn child who died at the same age many abortions take place. She shares her story with us today.
Constance Hull is a regular contributor for Catholic Exchange and also writes essays for The Federalist. She is a Navy Veteran and is working on a Masters in Theology with an emphasis in Philosophy. She has one child on earth and four children waiting in heaven. Visit her blog at swimmingthedepths.com
Description: The heart of holiness is friendship with God, who is love. As a result, our everyday friendships with others are our stepping stones to holiness. The purpose of our relationships is to give and receive the love of God and our path to God passes through our friendships with each other. We’ll talk about it with Fr. Gary Lauenstein.
Fr. Gary Lauenstein
Fr. Gary Lauenstein, C.Ss.R., has been a priest for forty-five years. His ministry with the North American Redemptorists has included teaching Spanish in a high school seminary, encouraging vocations, and directing novices. He has certification as a spiritual director. Currently he is a parish priest at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Whittier, CA.