Archive for January 2012

Susan G. Koman for the Cure Stops Grants to Planned Parenthood

I first heard the news that Komen for the Cure Foundation was withdrawing grants to Planned Parenthood from Abby Johnson’s news feed on Facebook.  And then I got my confirmation from one of my fellow bloggers, Warner Huston here on ChicagoNow. The Komen Foundation said it was halting all grants to Planned Parenthood due to the... Read more »

"Little Girl, I Say to You, Arise!"

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus takes the hand of a little girl who has died and tells her to get up.  To the astonishment of her parents and others in the room, the little girl (who is around twelve according to scripture) immediately gets up and walks around! My childhood was not fun and sometimes I... Read more »

"I will wait for you" by Official P4CM Poet JANETTE...IKZ

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If you have a daughter, have her watch this amazing video and then have her pass it around to her friends.  This young woman gave me chills!  It’s a wonderful testimony to “waiting.”

Wisdom and Advice for the Year of the Dragon

The Dragon is a powerful animal for the Chinese.  It symbolizes royalty, power, wisdom, and prosperity.  Here are “10 insights” for the new year: 1.  Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout. 2.  Why is a car’s... Read more »

We Are Catholic

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This video always raises my spirits and reminds me of all that is good about our Church. In today’s Gospel, Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God, “as if a man were to scatter seed on the land …”  With the internet, we can reach so many people about our faith, even the ones who... Read more »

Defending and Promoting the Faith in the Public Square: St. Michael Society

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to pay for someone else’s abortion, sterilization or their birth control.  If you think that’s okay, go to the nearest abortion clinic, walk in and offer to pay for the next woman in line who is seeking any of those three.  I think that’s more than... Read more »

I Was Turned Down by Google AdSense for Pornographic Content!

A few days ago I put in an application to Google AdSense to be on my blog.  What that means is there would be an ad on my blog, and if you click on that ad, I would get paid a little bit.  I don’t get paid now, so I thought it might be worth... Read more »

Every Day Conversion

Did you ever hear the expression, “When God closes a door, His Mother opens a window?”  Sometimes I say, “When God taps you on the shoulder and you don’t pay attention, His Mother will throw the brick!”  (Okay, so maybe Our Lady wouldn’t exactly throw a brick.  Maybe, Our Dear Mother taps us on the... Read more »

Reluctantly Doing Good Works

“Ostriches never fly.  Hens fly in a clumsy fashion, near the ground, and only once in a while.  But eagles, doves and swallows fly aloft, swiftly and frequently.  Similarly, sinners never fly up towards God, but hover close to the earth.  Good people who are not yet devout, fly toward God by their good works... Read more »

Today is a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

A woman’s “right to choose” has been the hot button topic for decades.  Even after my conversion to the Catholic faith, I was pro-choice and really never thought anything of it.  But then my heart started to slowly change.  It started with my second pregnancy and I had the full epiphany moment with my third... Read more »