Monday, August 3, 2015

Baby Parts Not for "Life Saving" Science

A largely horrified public has watched four videos on the selling of aborted babies—sacrificed to the gods of “scientific research.”  The heartless defenders of their dismemberment for sale, claim that it contributes to “life-saving research.”  

Monday, July 20, 2015

Interview with Foreli, Mother of World Art Prodigy Akiane

World famous artist led her atheist family to God. At this point, 
they are not Catholic, but the story is quite amazing.

Foreli Kramarik the mother of the acclaimed child prodigy, Akiane, was raised as an atheist in communist Lithuania.  Religion was viewed, as unsophisticated--intelligent people did not fall for such wishful thinking.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Oregon vs. Science & the Popes on Gender Issues

 In Oregon, the beaver state, it is actually legal to be dumber than a beaver.  Since January, it’s also legal for teens as young as 15 to have sex change operations paid for by the state and without parental permission.  Beavers can do better than that.
Adolescence is intended to be outgrown, not a time for making permanent, life altering decisions. Research shows that the prefrontal cortex of a teen is not fully mature.  Since it is the part of the brain that governs judgments, it has been dubbed "the area of sober second thought." After 4 meetings in 2014, the transgender policy was discussed by the Oregon Health Authority and passed without opposition.  There is no proof that they weren’t all drunk at the time.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Our Only Remedy

Is the Catholic Church dead?  After all, it is not been able to stem the tide against traditional marriage in such places as the United States and the once-very-Catholic Ireland. Even many Catholics are ignoring her teachings. 
“Many are saying the Church is dead or on life support,” Fr. John Riccardo pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, MI said during his homily on the heels of the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Grasshoppers, the Internet, and Pope Francis

It might be an exaggeration to say that grasshoppers changed our family’s life.  However, at least one of our 10 kids believes that by making room for grasshoppers in his life rather than sitting in front of a TV or video screen, his childhood was much richer.  Pope Francis would agree.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

I am Catholic for One Reason

 “Do you think Catholics are Christian?”  It was a question posed by a listener to a Christian, non-Catholic radio host.  I had inadvertently tuned in on my car radio while driving from Minn. back home to North Dakota. 
“Hang on and I’ll respond to your question after the break,” the host said. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Badge of Courage, by Christine Trollinger

June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Fr. Vincent Capodanno, Servant of God and a devotion to the Sacred Heart came together for a miraculous story of mercy told by Christine Trollinger about her dear big brother Bill.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Love Like Jesus Even When You Don't Like Someone

 Jesus commanded us to love one another as he has loved us.  Yet, he loved us enough to suffer a horrific death for our salvation.  How can we possibility love like that; especially with people we don’t even like?
 Fr. John Riccardo, pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan, whose Ave Maria radio program Christ is the Answer focuses on Catholic teachings, addressed this quandary in his May 10 homily.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hillary vs. Ven. Fulton Sheen

Dear Hillary,
You are only running for president. The position of God is already filled.  Despite your April 23 speech at the Women in the World Summit, you cannot overturn his 5th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Kill.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Two Best Gifts in the World

What are the best gifts that we can give in this world; even better than a clay handprint from a first grader?  Time and prayers.
When time is gone, no amount of money can buy it back. Prayers contain a power beyond this world.  If we could chose between a million dollars or a million prayers for our intentions, which do you think would be a better investment?