My Search for God
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by Stevan Covic
7M ago
I am not Catholic, but on my wedding day, a Catholic priest dubbed me a “Searcher for God.” This is the story of my search. I was raised by atheists in a (then) communist country in Eastern Europe. Even though we were atheists, we honored Catholic customs and traditions. My wife, on the other hand, […] The post My Search for God appeared first on Celebrate Life Magazine ..read more
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Adoption: A Gift From God
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by Diane Stark
7M ago
Today, Kathleen Folan is a wife, mother, and the director of family and youth ministries at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in San Francisco. But in 1990, Kathleen was a 20-year-old college junior, pregnant as the result of a rape. Right away, she recognized the personhood of her preborn child. “I knew it was a child, […] The post Adoption: A Gift From God appeared first on Celebrate Life Magazine ..read more
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From Abortion to Adoption
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by Serena Farace
10M ago
The CLSP 2022 Pro-Life Essay Contest was a fantastic opportunity for us to listen to kids and teens as they expressed their thoughts about the sanctity of life. This year, a young woman’s personal story moved us to tears. We were so inspired that we wanted to share it here in the hopes that more […] The post From Abortion to Adoption appeared first on Celebrate Life Magazine ..read more
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Bonnie Walker: Mother of Many
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by Alyson Rockhold
1y ago
Bonnie and Billy Walker have raised 28 children: three biological, 24 adopted, and one they unofficially adopted. Bonnie is a passionate defender of children’s rights who has dedicated her life to caring for children in need.  Bonnie has always wanted to be a mother. She used to tell people she wanted 10 kids but stopped […] The post Bonnie Walker: Mother of Many appeared first on Celebrate Life Magazine ..read more
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A Birth Mother’s Loving Sacrifice
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by Karen Mahoney
1y ago
He didn’t have his mother’s eyes or his father’s smile, but it was no secret that Dan Larson and his sister Barbara had been adopted. One lazy summer afternoon, when Dan was about seven, their parents called them in from playing outside and told them. “We ran back outside to play and never thought much […] The post A Birth Mother’s Loving Sacrifice appeared first on Celebrate Life Magazine ..read more
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Adoption Made Our Family Complete
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by J. Vanek
1y ago
When people find out that our two boys are adopted, we often hear how lucky they are to have us. In all honesty, we are the lucky ones. Two amazing women chose us to be parents. We would not be the family that we are had two brave birth mothers not decided to give their […] The post Adoption Made Our Family Complete appeared first on Celebrate Life Magazine ..read more
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Holy Family Catholic Adoption Agency: ‘Adoption Is the Greatest Act of Love’
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by Susan Ciancio
1y ago
At the 1994 National Prayer Breakfast, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, now St. Teresa of Calcutta, said:  I will tell you something beautiful. We are fighting abortion by adoption—by care of the mother and adoption for her baby. We have saved thousands of lives. We have sent word to the clinics, to the hospitals and police […] The post Holy Family Catholic Adoption Agency: ‘Adoption Is the Greatest Act of Love’ appeared first on Celebrate Life Magazine ..read more
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When the Time Was Right
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by Sister Jane Abeln
1y ago
“We were just kids—17-year-olds. How could we raise a baby?” Michael asked. “I still remember that visit to the doctor. He asked what we were going to do about our pregnancy. Right away, we said we would give the baby up for adoption.” Carol leaned forward, her blue eyes widening, and said: “I saw what […] The post When the Time Was Right appeared first on Celebrate Life Magazine ..read more
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Symphony of a Life at Parker & 38th
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by Terrell Clemmons
1y ago
David Scotton grew up in Metairie, Louisiana, the only son of Susan and Jimmy Scotton. He always knew he’d been adopted, and every once in a while, he would wonder about his birth parents: Why did they put him up for adoption? Did they ever think about him? But then he would put it out […] The post Symphony of a Life at Parker & 38th appeared first on Celebrate Life Magazine ..read more
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You’ll never be alone
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by Diane Stark
1y ago
Cori Salchert walked into the eastern Wisconsin hospital where she’d worked as a bereavement specialist to families whose babies had died on the labor and delivery floor. But she wasn’t there to minister to hurting families. She was there to clean out her office. For the past few years, Cori had suffered with an autoimmune […] The post You’ll never be alone appeared first on Celebrate Life Magazine ..read more
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