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Valentine's Day and True (Sacrificial) Love

Valentine's Day and True (Sacrificial) Love

Attempts to commercialize romantic love, what the Greeks called eros, is nothing new. But it’s quite clear that, in our Valentine’s Day traditions, we’ve lost the history of what was, historically, a feast day of the Church: The feast day of the third-century Christian martyr, Valentinus of Rome.

'Bachelor' Contestant Makes Her Faith Public: A Valentine's Day Call to Courageous Love

'Bachelor' Contestant Makes Her Faith Public: A Valentine's Day Call to Courageous Love

In the latest episode of the reality dating competition show The Bachelor, female contestant Madison Prewett confessed the importance of her faith in her life.

Handwritten Note by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Goes on Sale: The Oscars and Christian Grace

Handwritten Note by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Goes on Sale: The Oscars and Christian Grace

David Vryhof of the Society of St. John the Evangelist: “Why would we choose to love our enemies and do good to those who hate us? Because this is the way of God. 

“God never stops loving, never stops caring, never stops blessing. Yes, it’s outrageous. It’s impractical. It’s unrealistic. It’s beyond us. Which is why we need God and why we need each other."

US Figure Skating Couple Dedicates Performance to Victims of Florida High School Shooting

US Figure Skating Couple Dedicates Performance to Victims of Florida High School Shooting
United States figure skating couple Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim used their Thursday skate at the Winter Olympics to honor the 17 people killed in the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Ashes for Valentine's Day: The Convergence of Eros and Agape

Ashes for Valentine's Day: The Convergence of Eros and Agape
Isn’t it odd that today is both Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday? If you ask me, it’s a clear case of divine providence.

Do You Know the History of Valentine's Day?

Do You Know the History of Valentine's Day?
Today’s holiday didn’t start with St. Valentine. Many historians think the tradition began more than two thousand years ago with an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia.

Valentine's Day and True Love: When Feelings Fizzle

Valentine's Day and True Love: When Feelings Fizzle
The thoughts of many will turn to love, true love, tomorrow on Valentine’s Day. But what does true love look like? Well, don’t look to Hollywood for an answer.

Where We Will Spend $4.3 Billion Today

Where We Will Spend $4.3 Billion Today
Today is Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the holiday, Americans will spend $4.3 billion on jewelry, $2 billion on flowers, $1.9 billion on clothes, $1.7 billion on candy, $1.4 billion on gift cards, and nearly $1 billion on greeting cards.
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