Archive for March 2011

The Book That Changed The World: The Amazing Tale of the Birth of the King James Bible

I was sent a copy of the DVD The Book That Changed the World:  The Amazing Tale of the Birth of The King James Bible which will be available today.  John Rhys-Davies does the presentation and the movie is filmed on location in the very buildings where it all took place 400 years ago! The... Read more »

Modern Day Spiritual Attacks

Jennifer Fulwiler’s article of March 30 in the National Catholic Register about spiritual attack sent me reeling!  She is so right about this and yet it is rarely talked about. Fr. John Corapi’s current situation and Anne Rice’s conversion and then rejection of the church are prime examples of spiritual attack. In my own journey I have experienced spiritual attacks.... Read more »

Statement of Santa Cruz Media Inc. on Fr. John Corapi

In a statement released by Santa Cruz Media Inc. (the company who owns Fr. John Corapi DVD’s, CD’s and books), a light was shed on the circumstances surrounding accusations that Father was taking drugs and having sexual relationships with women.  Can you say “former employee?” After losing her job with the company, a woman assaulted two employees of Santa... Read more »

The Pharisee And The Tax Collector

Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. “Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you... Read more »

Remembering Red

Three years ago today, we had to put our big, bad dog to sleep.  I was thinking about her the other day, so please indulge a dog lover, and let me tell you the story about Red. Red came into our lives by “accident” though our family used to joke that she was “sent” to... Read more »

Elizabeth Taylor's True Legacy

When Elizabeth Taylor died on March 23, I remembered an interview that I saw with her.  She talked about why she had been married so many times.  In her day, if you slept with a man, you married him – period.  I grew up in the fifties and sixties and she’s right.  If a relationship... Read more »

National Atheists Pride Week

This week (March 20-26) is National Atheists Pride Week.  Who knew?  People who are atheists are encouraged to put an A as their profile picture on Facebook.  No comment on that! The first thing I thought of when I saw this was my first job.  I was sixteen and worked at a bank.  When filling... Read more »

Seven Times Seventy!

Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.”  Matthew 18:21-35 (NAB) The beginning of today’s Gospel has reverberated throughout history.  I would venture to guess that most... Read more »

Revisiting the Well

I’m at the well … And as I approach it, I see Him wiping His brow and touching His parched lips.  He sees me and smiles in recognition.  We do know each other, but there’s something different about this encounter. I decide to sit with Him.  There is no need to tell Him anything –... 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 »