Archive for October 2012

Test of Fire Election 2012

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    You’ve probably seen this, but the story behind it is pretty cool:   Mom of seven impacts nation

Thirty Years Ago Today

From today’s first reading: Brothers and sisters: Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the Church, he himself the savior of the Body. As the Church is... Read more »

No Healing Allowed on the Sabbath!

Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath. And a woman was there who for eighteen years had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect. When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said, “Woman, you are set free of your infirmity.” He laid his hands... Read more »

The Blindness of Bartimaeus

Long before I became Catholic, the hymn, Amazing Grace, stirred my longing for something bigger than myself.  The lyrics, “I was blind, but now I see,” seemed just out of range for me. Today’s Gospel speaks of Bartimaeus, a blind man, who “sees” Jesus and calls out to him for physical healing. Once, I was... Read more »

I Am a Traditionalist

I am a traditionalist in that I do not like to see Mass offered with a large coffee cup as a chalice. I suppose I am a romantic too, since I loved the Arthur legend as a child and reverenced the Holy Grail and the search for it. I feel with Newman that my faith... Read more »

How Catholics Should Vote

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I think the important thing is the emphasis on prayer.  Pray before you make a decision, so that when you walk in that booth and vote, you’ll have some peace when you leave.

Are Abortions Really Safe?

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Her face still haunts me.

Just to be clear, "We don't do mammograms here"

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Video speaks for itself.

Horses, Bayonets and A Prayer for America

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After last night’s debate, I think we could use some prayer.  It seems like each “side” declared their candidate the winner, which at first, appeared funny to me.  But then I realized how divided our country is.  That, is sad.    

And if You Don't Forgive Me, I'll Understand

Dear Mommy, I’m very sorry for talking back.  I love you … Please forgive me.  And if you don’t, I understand. Love B I found this note while cleaning some dresser drawers.  A note from my daughter written in bright red permanent marker.  A sticky note was attached to it, a hasty, makeshift piece of... Read more »