Monday, July 16, 2018

Multiply Your Prayers

  We can tap into the power of God through prayer and also offer them towards others.  “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working,” (James 5:16).
 I don’t think anyone should spend the day getting on every prayer list known to man, but why not multiply and fortify our prayers?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Normal Emotions Don’t Need Psychiatric Drugs

    As U.S. psychiatrists administer more psychiatric drugs, Americans are less mentally healthy than ever before. I am not addressing serious mental illnesses, but rather, the increased use of psychiatric drugs to cover up normal human emotions and evidence that the drugs themselves can cause harm.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Kicking Jesus Out a Compliment to Catholics



When the Red Bank Baptist Church in South Carolina voted to remove a statue of Jesus, the Catholic Church was complimented.  It was in response to complaints that the statue was too Catholic looking—an intrusion on their kind of worship. If an image of Jesus with outstretched arms seems Catholic, I say, Amen to that!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Should the Vatican Solve Child Poverty?

             

A Protestant pastor posted this meme: 
"THE VATICAN OWNS $25 BILLION IN PROPERTY AND $10 BILLION IN ART – AND YET CANNOT SOLVE CHILD POVERTY."
 We’ve  heard it before and will hear it again, so be prepared with an answer. 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Loving the Rapist's Child by Heather Gemmen Wilson


It had been more than a year since Casey was stillborn, and it seemed Steve and I would never be able to have the third child we wanted so badly. 
I sat in the doctor's waiting room, like so many times before. The nurse knew how hard we had tried since losing Casey. I guess that's why she just couldn't resist giving me a sly grin while practically singing her words, "The doctor will be right with you … and I think you'll like what she has to say." 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Father Peter Mary Rookey and his Miracle Prayer


Every now and then I learn about something and wonder: Why didn’t I know about this before?  Father Peter Mary Rookey falls into that category.  I learned about him after coming across the “Miracle Prayer,” written and promoted by him while he was alive. Although we cannot assume anyone is in heaven unless they are canonized a saint, (so we should still send up a prayer for them) it seems from Father Rookey's life that he would be a powerful intercessor.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Our Lady of Walsingham

 
           
 The Blessed Mother has numerous titles to extoll her divine attributes. Many derive from Church-approved apparitions.  
In England  there is only one title to honor Mary based on an apparition-related occurrence in 1061.   It was then that Lady Richeldis de Faverches prayed to God asking how she should honor the Blessed Mother.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day, Our Lady of Fatima, and 2 Birthdays!



This year, May 13 is both the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima and Mother’s Day.  In our family, my husband Mark and our son Jacob celebrate birthdays on the same day.  
It’s especially significant to Mark and me because at that time, we did not understand Church teaching on life and were contemplating no more children. (We ended up with the blessing of 8 more. including 2 from Kenya, and one miscarriage).  A priest that was also a doctor who served at our parish at the time and was also my doctor, had told me that it was not realistic to follow the Church on everything.  

Monday, May 7, 2018

A Daughter Finds Healing Forgiving Her Mother

 Ruth Knutson is the wife to Dr. Ron Knutson, an anesthesiologist in Bismarck, ND.  Together they have five children.  No one would suspect such a poised and joyful person to have had a childhood full of extreme abuse and neglect.  But Ruth points out, “It’s what we do with the rest of it that is our story.”

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

I Was Already Boycotting Starbucks


Starbucks has been in hot water lately. Two black men had asked to use the restroom at a Starbucks while they waited for a friend.  The manager told them it was for paying customers only and called police who proceeded to arrest the men for trespassing. Since not all suspected loiterers get arrested at Starbucks, people are stirred up. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Catholic Church on the End Times

Looks like we missed the rapture. I hate it when that happens!  
Christian numerologist David Meade was quite certain that on April 23 the end times would commence, ushering in a rapture, a 7-year tribulation, and a 1000-year reign by Christ.  You would think that these occasional would-be prophets would know that "of that day and hour no one knows;" therefore, "be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming,” (Matthew 24: 36-44).