How often do we storm heaven, get what we asked for and then our prayers quickly trail off? After the election, I wrote Trump Needs Our Prayers Now More Than Ever. I was never without serious reservations about a Trump presidency, but as the best pro-life alternative available, I was hopeful. But election night did not seal the deal as we are seeing.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Mouth problems can be avoided with proper care. Practicing good dental hygiene involves being careful about what goes into your mouth. Good spiritual hygiene includes being careful about what comes out of it. “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person,” (Matthew 15:11).
Here are some tips for keeping your mouth and soul in good condition.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
|By Nellie Edwards at PaintedFaith.com|
“Hey Mark, we’re going to have another baby,” I announced to my husband after taking a home pregnancy kit. We looked at each other, wide-eyed. We had recently added an orphan boy from Kenya, so we were already a family of eleven. We shared a strong understanding that each little soul is a gift from God that will last an eternity. Still, I’d be forty-seven and Mark forty-eight when this baby was due.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Despite pediatricians identifying youth transgenderism as "child abuse"), the left is demanding that everyone, even churches comply with transgender acceptance. Last month, Massachusetts enacted a law forcing everyone, including churches, to use the gender identity of a person's choice It is the most oppressive LGBT non-discrimination laws in the U.S. Churches are specifically mentioned as needing to comply.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Everyone suffers and everyone needs graces. The devotion to our Lady of Sorrows unites our suffering with that of the Blessed Mother’s. Imagine what it was like for her to watch her beloved son beaten and bloodied, carrying the cross he was then crucified on. We can’t even imagine.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Women are harmed in ways they didn’t expect after abortions. Motherhood runs deep and abortion doesn't end it but only changes it. For those coming to grips with the truth, programs like Silent No More Awareness Campaign and Rachel's Vineyard administer to their hurting souls.
But what about men? They had no real choice in the matter; only the possibility of making a suggestion if they were the type to stick around.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The secular media’s enthusiasm for Poland’s pro-abortion protest on October 2, after years of ignoring the much bigger March for Life in Washington, DC, is ironic. Every year at the March for Life in D.C. secular reporting is hard to find despite all the markings of a big news story—a big demonstration drawing hundreds of thousands from across the country to the nation’s capitol. Last year, an epic blizzard arriving during the march made it an especially great story. Yet, outside Catholic and conservative news sources, most (with a few exceptions) ignored it.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton does not care about the polls. No, seriously. Sure, she wants to be ahead in them, but the polls that measure the popularity of abortion? She doesn’t care. She and her Planned Parenthood friends want to set the pace and drag everyone else along.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Sermon on the Mount recorded in the Gospel of Matthew is held up as one of the greatest moral discourses ever given. The Beatitudes were a part of that. Simple and relevant to all, they are etched deeply into our minds.
Mother Teresa, now St. Teresa of Kolkata, lived them. Her words and life reflected the Beatitudes. Here together, are the lessons Jesus taught us in the Beatitudes with words that Mother Teresa lived.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Dear Mary Alice,
I saw the article about you titled “San Rafael woman to break canon law to be ordained Catholic priest.” You may have been a great nurse for 35 years, and enjoyed watching the (heretical) movie Pink Smoke Over the Vatican, but those are not qualifications for the priesthood. For starters, a Y chromosome is missing. Yeah, I know…gender equality, womanpower…blah, blah, blah-- but let’s talk.