Saturday, November 22, 2014

20 Cool Things About Nuns in Habits

1. Guys don’t mistake them for available singles and accidentally hit on them.

2.  In a group, you can barely tell them apart.

3.  No bad hair days.

4.  No wardrobe malfunctions.

5.  It brings intrigue such as: Where do they put their money and driver’s license?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Jesus Through the Eyes of Mary of Nazareth

Oh to be a mother—so many reasons to both worry and rejoice from pregnancy onward.  But to be the mother of the Savior…who can imagine it?  Every mother contemplating the Christmas story surely  considers what it would have been like to have an angel announce our pregnancy or to ride on a donkey with no place to rest during labor except a manger. 
But as we pick up dirty laundry and try to corral our children into order, the thought crosses our minds that raising the Son of God surely must have been a bit less hectic day by day.  An acquaintance at my parish once jokingly said to me when my kids were little and scrambling about:  “Oh that Mary and her one son, huh?”

Friday, November 14, 2014

Kim Kardashian & Mama June: The Vultures are Here

      I did something this week that I am not proud of.  I watched an entertainment news show.  I was watching TV while making bread and that is what came on after the local news.
     This article is my way to make atonement for spending thirty-minutes mired in hedonism. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Night Before Election in ND, Fighting for Life

Fr. Basil Atwell
Fr. John Paul Gardner
“No matter how much money or time or effort on this work any of us spend, only our fidelity to God is seen and blessed by Him. Our true faith is measured by our trust in His effective grace. If we, who fight this good fight to pass Measure 1 do not recognize our need for Him in this fight, then our efforts are simply our own and not God's. It will take a miracle to have this pass; and a miracle of God is what we must pray for.”  Pax. Fr. Basil

Different Ways to Jesus

 I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus” (1Timothy 2:5).

Does the Bible confirm what Protestants have been telling us, that we should only go through Jesus Christ when we pray?   No.  It only says that we should go to Jesus.  Scripture shows us different ways we can go to him.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Just Before Election, Dirty Tactics Against Life

Woman mocking Church at rally
Fighting against a prolife ballot measure in North Dakota, Planned Parenthood and cronies are exercising their free choice to use dirty tactics.  This week has been especially blatant.  They don’t even have an office in North Dakota but they have poured $1.5 million (96% of total donations) to fund the opposition North Dakotans Against Measure 1 (NDAM1).  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

An Exorcist Talks about Horror Movies

If the devil is going to show up at some point in a movie, I’d rather not pay to see it.  Yet, any exorcist will tell you that it’s the devil that you don’t see that is the most dangerous--the ones that tell you immorality is a good thing and if there’s a God, he wouldn’t mind.  
In the movie, Ouija, which opened on October 24, the devil shows up.  And by name.  He does not come trying to make evil look good, he comes as pure evil with all the horror you would expect. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Our Lady of Nicaragua

Painting of Our Lady of Necaragua
        Somehow, living in the warp speed of our modern world, until just this week, I never heard of the Church-approved apparitions of Our Lady of Nicaragua, also known as Our Lady of Cuapa.  The visions with messages for our time, took place from April 15 to October 13 in 1980.  

Bernardo Martinez was a humble, middle-aged Nicaraguan rancher who died  in 2000 as Fr. Bernardo Marinez, having been ordained a priest in 1995 at the age of 64.  This article is condensed from Bernardo Martinez's full statement on the apparitions given to Bishop Mons. Pablo Antonia Vega, Prelate Bishop of Juigalpa.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Hope of Lepanto: the Feast of the Holy Rosary

We are not to lose hope even in the face of the nightly evening news.  We have Jesus and all the treasures of the Catholic Church.  And on October 7, we have the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as Our Lady of Victory.  This feast is not just an example that we should follow, but one that we must follow if we desire victory. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Footing the Bill for Moral Confusion

Moral oblivion comes with a price tag.  There are many costs, such as 1.5 million a day for Planned Parenthood and all the children from single-parent homes needing services,  but I want to turn my attention to a recent addition to the taxpayer ledger.  Until May 30 of this year, Medicare denied requests for sex reassignments surgeries, but the procedure is now considered medically necessary for people who feel nature assigned them the wrong parts.  I’m not making light of this painful situation but I am saying:  Oh come on!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Changing the World – One Child at a Time by Diane Sonntag

Jean Gaunt
          “Look at this,” Jean Gaunt said, showing the Sunday newspaper to her husband, Tom.  Their hometown paper, the Indianapolis Star, featured a story about nine siblings who were available for adoption.  It was Mother’s Day 1999, and the irony of the date did not escape Jean.
            “I had not thought about adopting for quite a while, until I saw the article,” says Jean.  “One of the little girls, Samantha, was seven at the time and she looked quite a bit like I did at that age.  It really tugged on my heartstrings, especially since it was Mother’s Day.”  Jean says that she rarely reads the newspaper and she just happened to read it on that day.  If she hadn’t seen the article, she never would have known about the kids.