Sunday, March 26, 2017

How to Make Fasting Not a Diet

What did Jesus do prepare for his public ministry? He went into the wilderness to fast for forty days.  It was not a diet.  That might sound crass but it’s tempting to look at spiritual fasting as a convenient opportunity to also go on a diet.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Confession: I Never Liked the St. Monica Story



“I should have been a better mother,” St. Monica said to Bishop Ambrose about her son Augustine. 
“If Augustine had been an easier child, God would not have given him a mother like you,” he responded. –Dialogue from the movie Restless Heart: The Confessions of St. Augustine.

Monday, March 6, 2017

16 Ways to Counteract "A Day Without a Woman"


         

   “A Day Without A Woman” is planned for Wednesday, March 8. The organizers behind the January march in DC have now hijacked International Women’s Day calling for women to walk out on jobs and family and not to shop or basically do anything that contributes to society that day.
Women are ironically being told to do nothing for anyone on a day which traditionally  honors and respects women for their achievements.  

Friday, March 3, 2017

“Finding Jesus” Examines Historical Evidence


How ironic that Pontius Pilate who sentenced Jesus Christ to death, should give testimony to the existence of Jesus 2000 years later through a stone bearing Pilate’s name.   The decision of the prefect of Judea to crucify Jesus, clinched salvation history and was both the greatest good and the greatest evil—sentencing Jesus to death and saving mankind.  That decision rested on Pilate’s shoulders—a man Scripture shows was conflicted.  His questions to Jesus seemed sincere: “Are you the King of the Jews?” and “What is truth?”

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Prayers Answered for a Deathbed Conversion

 I believe my prayers contributed to a deathbed conversion. There were surely other prayers at work, but mine were in the mix. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working, (James 5:16).

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Skip the Glitter and Take Ashes As Mother Teresa Would

If you notice any glittery crosses on foreheads this Ash Wednesday, March 1, it’s a sham. Offering glitz in place of the cross is a counterfeit of what it means to follow Jesus.   
What’s with the glitter?  In the article "'Glitter Ash Wednesday' sparkles for LGBT Christians and others, it was reported that Parity, a New York-based advocacy group, wants Christians promoting LGBT equality to mark Ash Wednesday with "glitter ash" on their foreheads.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dear Bill Nye: Stop Promoting Abortion with Fake Science!

Dear Bill, I watched your YouTube video Bill Nye: Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?  I see the bow tie is still there and noticed that your human cells, begun at conception, have advanced into old age. Retirement is not serving you well, however. Rather than bowing out as the energizer bunny of science-made-easy, you’ve decided to promote abortion.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

A Sign from Above During Adoration

I had already turned in my article to the National Catholic Register on “Our Blessed Mother, the Stress Expert.”  (To be published soon.) I was onto other things by that time. Then, during adoration, God let me know I had completely overlooked something very important.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Pro-Life Troops Advance into Enemy Territory

The dueling Marches are over. Opposition was an underlying theme based on the organizers insistence: No Pro-lifers Welcome vs. All Life is Welcome.  Now is the next phase of engagement—advancing directly into pro-abortion territory.  Put on your spiritual armor and be not afraid as we seek to regain the Constitutional right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that begins with the right to life in the womb. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bishop Paprocki: Protect Yourself in Enemy Territory

 “This universe is at war,” C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity.

 During an interview with Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the diocese of Springfield, Illinois for an upcoming article with the National Catholic Register about exorcism in the US, he referred to Christian author C.S. Lewis as calling the Earth enemy-occupied territory. Thus, he said, we must access Divine protection so we do not fall to the enemy, 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Questions for the Women of the March

We’ve seen the numbers and heard the roars. Now, I have a question for the women of the March on DC. Why are you making abortion the defining issue of womanhood? Fracturing between women who defend abortion and those who defend life is a big fault line indeed.