What We Read This Week


Happy Mother's Day

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


HOLIDAYS

The Surprisingly Sad Origins of Mother’s Day

Many Canadians and people around the world show their gratitude for their mothers on Mother’s Day. Some people give cards, flowers, chocolates or take their moms to a restaurant, park, movie or prepare them a home cooked meal made with love. Have you ever wondered about the origin of Mother’s Day?…Read Full Article

From Time


FAITH

Hollywood composer writes Mass for his mother

Most sons send their mom a card or maybe some flowers for Mother’s Day. Film composer Stephen Edwards, a Catholic, wrote his mom a requiem Mass, complete with 50-voice children’s choir, a 100-voice adult choir and 50 musicians…Read Full Article

From RNS


LIFESTYLE/CULTURE

It’s time to take back our weekends

Weekends are so over-scheduled nowadays that they drain us more than they rejuvenate. That needs to change.Read Full Article

From treehugger


POLITICS

Giving Up Nuclear Weapons: It’s Rare, But It’s Happened

To this day, South Africa is the only country that’s built its own nuclear weapons and then relinquished them. Three former Soviet republics — Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan — inherited nukes when the Soviet Union broke apart in 1991, and then gave them up…Read Full Article

From npr


BOOKS

Who is the Benedict Option for?

Rod Dreher calls on Christians to form deeper, more distinct communities…Read Full Article

From Christian Century


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Categories: Books, culture, faith, Holidays, Lifestyle, Politics

Author:Wood Lake Publishing

At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com

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