Subscribe via RSS Feed

Choice vs. Reason

January 31, AD2015 5 Comments
Choice vs. Reason

It is sometimes said that no one has a sufficient imagination or memory to be a consistent liar. A corollary is: Integrity is characteristic of any true explanation. A mark of the Church is that it is one, not only in charity (the act of the will), but one in the internal integrity of the […]

Continue Reading »

Trusting In God Completely

January 31, AD2015 4 Comments
Trusting In God Completely

There are many lessons to be learned from reading Holy Scripture, but in my opinion, one of the most important lessons to be learned is that we humans should learn to totally trust in God to do what’s best for us, at all times, no matter how bleak the situation. Of course, the caveat that […]

Continue Reading »

“A Beautiful Work of the Holy Spirit”

January 30, AD2015 13 Comments
“A Beautiful Work of the Holy Spirit”

Man likes to be in control, especially of  the Holy Spirit. Of course, most of us would deny trying to box in the Almighty, because we realize how ridiculous this sounds.  Yet, because we really do not like to change, we end up resisting even God.  We like our comfort zone. We especially don’t like […]

Continue Reading »

Do You Fear Success?

January 28, AD2015 3 Comments
Do You Fear Success?

Woman entrepreneurs may not be aware of it but some have fear of success. It is something some Catholic entrepreneurs are often guilty of. You, too, might have success set point and are bumping up against it. How do you know you have it? Let me first share a very personal story. *** Our oldest son […]

Continue Reading »

Being Like Rabbits and Testing God

January 27, AD2015 8 Comments
Being Like Rabbits and Testing God

On the return flight from his recent trip to the Philippines, Pope Francis offered a wide-ranging press interview. His remarks about large families and responsible parenthood have caused a great deal of confusion and hand wringing. The National Catholic Reporter and USA Today ran headlines claiming the Pope said Catholics had a moral responsibility to […]

Continue Reading »

What Is It Like to Walk for Life?

January 27, AD2015 6 Comments
What Is It Like to Walk for Life?

The reason that a person would want to walk down the middle of a city street in one of the two largest U.S. marches, either in the cold and sometimes snowy conditions of Washington D.C. or as I did in the clear and sunny 60’s of San Francisco, is hopefully very obvious. The west coast […]

Continue Reading »

What Cardinal Burke Really Said About Men and the “Feminization” of the Church

January 27, AD2015 18 Comments
What Cardinal Burke Really Said About Men and the “Feminization” of the Church

To quote a friend of mine, “Trying to understand Church issues through mainstream secular media is like trying to understand global economics through a 13-year-old girl’s Instagram account.” In short, it just won’t happen. The personnel aren’t equipped, and likely don’t want to take the time to become equipped, to speak well and foster understanding […]

Continue Reading »

A Midlife Marriage is an Interesting Thing

January 26, AD2015 6 Comments
A Midlife Marriage is an Interesting Thing

I never imagined myself getting married at 50. I thought my first husband and I would get old together, but his death prevented that. In my new and unexpected singleness, I prayed and was specific with God:  I prefer having no partner over a “bad” one, so if there is no good man for me, […]

Continue Reading »

The Rape Exception: Getting to the Roots of Abortion

January 26, AD2015 32 Comments
The Rape Exception: Getting to the Roots of Abortion

Love him or hate him, Matt Walsh has a way of purposefully stating the obvious with a take no prisoners approach. I haven’t read many of his posts but Yes, I am Prolife Even in Cases of Rape and Incest. Here’s Why had me at the headline. I, too, share this sentiment and, as my […]

Continue Reading »

How Will History Remember You?

January 25, AD2015 6 Comments
How Will History Remember You?

Consider for a moment the sheer gravity of this truth: that a society is fully capable of being blinded to the clear and absolute evil of an ideology, practice, or undertaking. Just think about it, regardless of your views; there is simply no denying society’s capacity for the normalization of that which even the most […]

Continue Reading »

The Necessary Virtue of Hope

January 24, AD2015 3 Comments
The Necessary Virtue of Hope

During any phase of transition, one hears quite a bit about the importance of the theological virtues of faith and love. One is counseled to have faith in God that He will bring the best result out of the situation, while being reminded to either love those also going through the transition along the way, […]

Continue Reading »

How To Handle Those Mixed Feelings about the Pope’s Remarks

January 23, AD2015 16 Comments
How To Handle Those Mixed Feelings about the Pope’s Remarks

It pains me to read rabid criticism from Catholics towards a real human being, who happens to be our Supreme Pontiff. At the same time, I feel sorry for the sting that large families (who selflessly welcome children and witness to our faith in their vocation) felt from that twisted now infamous rabbit interview. My […]

Continue Reading »

Why We March for Life

January 22, AD2015 3 Comments
Why We March for Life

It has been 42 years since the Roe v Wade decision.  Many will stand again this year, united in our nation’s capital, to represent those who continue to struggle for acceptance.  The annual March For Life is an event many take part in as a way of showing solidarity in defending the most precious and […]

Continue Reading »

Whose Life Should We Respect?

January 21, AD2015 2 Comments
Whose Life Should We Respect?

While writing this article, many are preparing for the anniversary of Roe vs Wade on January 22, 2015.  Many of us are preparing for rallies and marches for life. We may have our signs ready to go and our buses packed for a journey to stand beside others, shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart, in solidarity for […]

Continue Reading »

Traffic Sucks! Or Does It Really?

January 21, AD2015 4 Comments
Traffic Sucks! Or Does It Really?

Earlier this evening, I decided to drive north on Colorado Boulevard during rush hour. I had to run a few errands along that route and didn’t think twice about the time. Soon enough I was crawling up the street, brake lights illuminated, stoplights changing before enough cars could make it through. I have things to […]

Continue Reading »

Aim Higher Than Purgatory

January 21, AD2015 13 Comments
Aim Higher Than Purgatory

During a homily, I heard the story told of an elderly man who had converted to the Catholic faith on his deathbed. “Why now?” many wanted to know. “I’ve been thinking about it for awhile,” he explained. “The Catholics pray for their dead and the Protestants don’t. I want to be prayed for in case […]

Continue Reading »

The ELCA and Abortion

January 21, AD2015 3 Comments
The ELCA and Abortion

A while ago, I read a blog post over at First Things that was a blast from my past. The author, a Lutheran pastor, recently left the ELCA to become a member of the newly-formed North American Lutheran Church (NALC). He said, “My real disaffection with the ELCA didn’t start with sex. It began in […]

Continue Reading »