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?   

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Join the Releasers

     An Irish nun from St. Albert the Great school in Dearborn, Mich. once told our second grade class that if we said 10 Our Father’s, 10 Hail Mary’s, and 10 Glory Be’s, we would release someone from Purgatory.  I imagined how happy I had just made someone whenever I completed the 3 decades of prayer.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Planned Parenthood Dropout is Redeemed by Grace

Another one bites the dust—the Planned Parenthood dust that is. Ramona Trevino is one of the latest former Planned Parenthood employees to free herself from the shackles of delusion and a paycheck from the #1 baby killer in the world. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Earth Day Catholic Style


Earth Day is a good time to ask: Did God Screw Up? It would seem, according to population mongers, that the planet got too small under the weight of humanity. Yet, would an all-knowing God create a world we would outgrow?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NY Times: No Kids for Me, Thanks


It’s not humility to declare one’s self as insufficient.  It’s a rejection of God.

Selfishness is trending. This month the NY Times article No Kids for Me, Thanks trotted out the latest self-centered choice gaining acceptance: choosing childlessness. Granted, selfishness is in our bones from the moment of birth when it was me, me, me, 24/7.  But just like diapers, we are supposed to grow out of it.