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From Panic Attacks to Freedom in God- Part II

October 10, AD2017 7 Comments
From Panic Attacks to Freedom in God- Part II

This is the second part of the hardest story I have ever told. It is my story of struggling with anxiety, panic attacks anxiety and depression. To read Part I. Soon after my ectopic pregnancy, I became pregnant with my second child. I followed all the medical advice to keep postpartum at bay. I gave birth […]

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From Panic Attacks to Freedom in God- Part I

October 9, AD2017 4 Comments
From Panic Attacks to Freedom in God- Part I

This is the hardest story I have ever told. It is my story of struggling with anxiety, panic attacks anxiety and depression. My story will contain references to counseling and medical care and I want to be clear- I am not here to tell you to change any protocol with counselors or doctors because we […]

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Being Pro-Life When it Isn’t Easy

March 6, AD2016 22 Comments
Being Pro-Life When it Isn’t Easy

I held the pregnancy testing stick in my hand, praying not to see the second line but I didn’t have to look down to know it would be there. I’d been here before in other surprise pregnancies; my body and heart already told me what my mind could not grasp. We’d already had our “last” child. […]

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Infant Burials: What Can You Do to Help the Lesser of These?

November 24, AD2015 2 Comments
Infant Burials: What Can You Do to Help the Lesser of These?

Infant burials are a reality that we need to not only address, but accommodate in respecting our Faith Tradition. The photograph you see here is one I took myself of a beautiful baby who died (of natural causes) shortly before he was born. His mother gave me written permission to share this photo and I […]

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Community Effort: Infant & Miscarriage Burial Programs

October 26, AD2015 1 Comment
Community Effort: Infant & Miscarriage Burial Programs

  In my previous column, I shared how hospitals can develop burial programs for babies who die prior to birth. There are as many as 925,000 naturally occurring fetal/infant deaths that occur in the US each year prior to birth – 900,000 less than 20 weeks gestation and 25,000 after 20 weeks. (Another 25,000 babies […]

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A Baby’s Vocation

October 21, AD2015 2 Comments
A Baby’s Vocation

  Today, I say goodbye to a little boy whom I have never met but whose very existence touched hearts around the world. This story began nearly seven months ago. My very dearest friend called me with the good news.  Well, truth be told, that is not exactly how the story goes.  It was more […]

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Dear Woman Suffering After An Abortion

September 29, AD2015 1 Comment
Dear Woman Suffering After An Abortion

Dear Woman Suffering After An Abortion, I am writing because I want you to know that I care about you. I care about your well-being, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. There are some things I want to tell you, and although you don’t know me from the next guy, I hope that my words will not fall on deaf ears. […]

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A Respectful Burial After a Pregnancy Loss

September 13, AD2015 1 Comment
A Respectful Burial After a Pregnancy Loss

In the controversy over Planned Parenthood doing things with aborted fetuses that people never thought was happening, the discussion of dignity of human remains was part of the big discussion. I was surprised that the large societal conversation didn’t spark a discussion of baby remains in general. I propose we not let this moment pass […]

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