Earlier this month I participated in my first ever retreat, called “The Retreat in Daily Life.” It was a week-long retreat which took place in tandem with my work day; 30 minutes of prayer on my own in the morning, complemented by 30 minutes of scheduled discussion with a spiritual guide in the afternoon at […]
Author Archive: Debi Vinnedge
Debi Vinnedge is the Executive Director of Children of God for Life, a non-profit, pro-life organization focused on the bioethics issues of human cloning, embryonic and fetal tissue research. In addition she serves as a member of the Board at Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute and her organization is an official member of the American Life League Associates program.
Ms Vinnedge has been a guest speaker on major national television and radio broadcasts, including Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes,Vatican Radio, Ave Maria Radio, EWTN, Human Life International and Living His Life Abundantly. Her work has been featured in leading Catholic publications such as Our Sunday Visitor, New Covenant Magazine, EWTN Question and Answers, EWTN’s Ethics in Healthcare, American Life League's Celebrate Life, the National Catholic Register, Human Life International Reports and numerous diocesan newsletters and periodicals, including the Vatican’s Medicini e Morale.
She resides in Largo, FL and has been married 38 years with 2 children and 6 grandchildren.
I stared at the prayer booklet before me, shaking my head in a negative sway. No way, I told myself. There is no way I could possibly do this Novena. It was going to be a full one- year promise and I am the type of person who, after undertaking any sort of project, cannot […]
The homicide of Terri Schindler-Schiavo, Part II In last month’s article, we read how the legal system condemned an innocent, disabled woman to suffer a cruel and tortuous death. But when one looks at all the players involved in Terri Schiavo’s case, it’s crystal clear that she was merely a pawn in a much larger […]
“Why Have You Forsaken Me?” As Holy Week begins and we reflect on the passion of Jesus Christ, it is especially appropriate to remember another person who eight years ago at this time was subjected to a tortuous, brutal and heinous death – one whose anniversary falls this year on Easter Sunday: Terri Schindler-Schiavo. And just as the Church now ushers in our new Pope Francis, I am reminded how two days after […]
We are such a gracious and polite society. When someone sneezes, we are so quick to say, “God bless you!” And when a person extends a simple act of kindness toward us, we automatically respond with a courteous thank you or you’re welcome. Most of us even still remember to say please when requesting a […]