Category: Politics

Will we still be friends after the election?

Will we still be friends after the election?
As the long presidential election finally comes to a close, I noticed that some people on Facebook are hoping the contentious posts subside.  I think it’s going to get worse.  The supporters of the candidate that lost will have sour grapes and conspiracy theories for the next four years. One of the things I think... Read more »

How should we prepare to vote?

Turning to Our Mother in prayer when making any decision is a good way to start.  "Never will anyone who says the rosary every day be led astray." ~ St. Louis De Montfort
How should we prepare to vote?  Voting this year has become a contentious and nasty business, especially with social media in the mix. People that I’ve spoken with have deleted their Facebook and other social media apps from their phones to get away from the constant barrage of negativity and fighting over their preferred candidate.... Read more »

My least favorite time of year

My least favorite time of year is when the political ads on TV and phone calls incessantly fill my life.  Facebook is filled with everyone’s opinion on politics and my head starts to hurt and then explode. There are many pro-life voices in the world, but none as eloquent as Dr. Alveda King. Please “pray... Read more »

The Thomas Moore Society releases a statement on the passage of Senate Bill-10's redefinition of marriage

The Thomas Moore Society releases the following statement  on House passage of Senate Bill-10’s redefinition of marriage: “While we believe it regrettable that Illinois legislators have now purported to redefine marriage as something different from the union of one man and one woman, we are at least pleased and reassured to hear that legislators insisted during today’s... Read more »

The Catholic Vote and What it Might Mean

Leo’s chief aim was to sustain the unity of the Church. Not long after his elevation to the Chair of Peter, he saw himself compelled to combat energetically the heresies which seriously threatened church unity even in the West. – (from EWTN’s page) Sixteen hundred years ago, St. Leo was trying to unite the church.... Read more »

The Aftermath of the Election for the Catholic Church

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Michael Voris has harsh words for us and for our Church.  Do you agree with him?  As Catholics, are we complicit?  Is the Church doing enough?  Are we lacking in educating our children in the faith? Recently, some of the bishops have been speaking out, but is it too little, too late? What are you... Read more »

The Morning After: Reflections on the Presidential Election

After attending a wake last evening, I followed my twitter account for a bit.  I didn’t have the enthusiasm for the election results that I probably should have had.  I said my nightly rosary which, fitting enough, were the Sorrowful Mysteries. Two things do stand out for me in this election than any other that I... Read more »

A Prayer for Our Presidential and National Elections

O God, we acknowledge You today as Lord, Not only of individuals, but of nations and governments. We thank You for the privilege Of being able to organize ourselves politically And of knowing that political loyalty Does not have to mean disloyalty to You. We thank You for Your law, Which our Founding Fathers acknowledged... Read more »

Cardinal George on Religious Freedom

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Taped in September of this year, the Cardinals words resonate especially as we prepare to vote tomorrow.

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