Archive for July 2013

Catholics Have Courage!

                        John C. Connell, author of Catholics Mean Business: 30 Days to Managing Your Work Week, God’s Way has written another book entitled Catholics Have Courage: 40 Days to Beating Stress God’s Way.  John was kind enough to send me a draft of his new book.... Read more »

What is the definition of racism?

What is a racism?  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines racism as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race; racial prejudice or discrimination. My neighbor had her own definition. Years ago my neighbors and I used to attend CAPS meetings.  Gang activity was becoming rampant to the point where the... Read more »

Dr. Alveda King: The Pill Kills

Dr. Alveda King is a tireless pro-life advocate. In this video she explains why “the Pill Kills.” Please join me and other Catholics (and some not-so-Catholics!) on my Facebook page and on Twitter. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt... Read more »
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The Day I Called the Department of Children and Family Services

One of my colleagues here at ChicagoNow, wrote a piece the other day entitled,  When does spanking go too far?  I found myself remembering what happened to me in a similar situation nearly 20 years ago the day I called the Department of Children and Family Services. A woman with two young boys around 3... Read more »

Speak up for the Health Care Conscience Rights Act

Will you speak up for the Health Care Conscience Rights Act? What would you do if you were made to do something at work that went against everything you believed in? If you think this is just for Catholics or Christians, think again because if the rights of one religious group can be taken away,... Read more »

America the Beautiful - Independence Day 2013

America the Beautiful by Keb’ Mo’ is probably my favorite rendition of the song. “July 4, 2013 is America’s Independence Day, and still the babies are not free.” – Dr. Alveda C. King   Please join me and other Catholics (and some not-so-Catholics!) on my Facebook page and on Twitter. Type your email address in the... Read more »
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Being Gay and Catholic

Being gay and Catholic can’t be easy and I’ve often wondered how anyone does it.  Then I “met” Evelyn Thompson on my Being Catholic. Really Facebook page. I took a leap of faith myself and asked her if she would be willing to tell her story.  I was thrilled when she said yes! I was... Read more »