Posts tagged "Mother Teresa"

Forgiveness According to Mother Teresa

Forgiveness is tricky business, but Mother Teresa puts it simply: “People are often unreasonable and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you.  Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.... Read more »

You Would Never Know that March is Women's History Month

With all the name calling lately, no one has mentioned that’s it’s Women’s History Month. “It’s different when Bill Maher calls Sarah Palin a “twat” or the c-word” or when Keith Olbermann calls Michelle Malkin “a mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.” Michelle Malkin has also been called a “coconut” (brown on the... Read more »

The Meaning of the Word Hero

The word hero is one of those overused four-letter words.  Webster’s online dictionary says:  a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability, an illustrious warrior,  a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities, one who shows great courage or the principal male character in a literary or... Read more »

The Abortion I Never Had - Part II

When I wrote my blog, The Abortion I Never Had, I received a lot of different opinions in the comment boxes. I wrote that article from my own experience, viewpoint and the people that I knew in the early 70’s who had abortions and still suffer from those losses. My friends who did have children... Read more »

What Would Mother Teresa Give Up For Lent?

Out of the blue, my daughter asks, “What do you think Mother Teresa gave up for Lent?” Mm …  I wonder what the Pope gave up for Lent.  The Bishops.  Nuns.  Priests.  Most priests I know give up sweets during Lent because of growing waist lines! We see clergy and religious as following all the... Read more »

Fr. John Corapi the Accused

From Fr. John Corapi’s Home Page, March 18, 2011: On Ash Wednesday I learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops accusing me of everything from drug addiction to multiple sexual exploits with her and several other adult women. There seems to no longer be the need for a complaint to... Read more »

A Psalm For Women - Women's History Month

A Psalm For Women by Carol Gura (Catholic Women’s Devotional Bible NRSV) Divine Wisdom, out of love and compassion You created me   and called me “woman” bone of bones and flesh of flesh companion and partner with man. You created me in your  own image to be fruitful   and to fill the earth with life,... Read more »

Mother Teresa's Antidotes to Pride

Speak as little as possible of oneself.  (I can probably do that.) Mind one’s own business.  (I can definitely do that.) Avoid curiosity.  (Maybe I’ll just skip this one.) Do not want to manage other people’s affairs.  (I can do this if it has nothing to do with my children.) Accept contradiction and correction cheerfully.... Read more »


42% of Catholics leave the church due to its teaching on abortion.  39% reject the idea of abortion according to a recent study by Rev. Andrew Greeley. I wasn’t always pro-life.  I was from an era that when you got pregnant you just went and had an abortion.  I remember watching a soap opera during... Read more »