Oh, Susanna! The poetry and pro-life power of baby names

The big news from the Social Security Administration is the ousting of a champion: Liam has dethroned Noah as the nation’s most popular boy name. This was the headline of its newly released baby-name report, an annual synthesis of Social Security card applications from the past year that offers a fascinating cultural statement and doubles as a tip sheet for expectant parents.

Puyallup, Eatonville parishioners knit hats for the needy

PUYALLUP – Nora Schindler’s mission is knitting and collecting hats to help keep premature babies, cancer patients and the homeless warm.

Since starting a “hat drive” ministry at Holy Disciples Parish in January 2014, Schindler has collected more than 2,600 hats of all sizes from her fellow parishioners and delivered them to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

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A place in the heart where God listens

My oldest daughter sat across the table from me and shook her head no. The gesture was full of sadness and quiet acceptance. She tapped into an inner strength that she had discovered over the past few years.

This was the first time she had said the words. That ship has sailed. There will be no babies for us, Mom.

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