Thursday, September 11, 2014

Courage Under Fire, a 911 Hero by Thomas Edward Burnett Sr.

This 9/11 story is of the hero—a Catholic and daily communicant-- who tried to take back the plane from terrorist before it crashed in PA.  It is shared through the eyes of his loving father and was originally published exclusively in  "Amazing Grace for Families." 

Looking down over the Omaha beaches of Normandy, France, my son, Thomas Jr. pointed to the stretch of land which is now a cemetery holding more than 9,000 WWII American soldiers.  “That’s where some of the fiercest fighting took place,” he explained.  
My son had planned this trip of a lifetime with me. As a history buff, he was enamored with the heroism of the men who stormed the beaches at Normandy over sixty years ago on what become known as D-Day.  The operation remains the largest invasion from sea to land in history; involving close to three million troops crossing the English Channel to take back France from German occupation. It was a bold and bloody mission in which rapid enemy fire failed to halt these heroic men from marching forward into almost certain death--all in the name of freedom.

Note to LBGT Community: Don’t Apply to Catholic Schools



Marian High School, MI
I have a message for the LBGT community: I love you.  You are a child of God. But because I love you, I want you to avoid making your life miserable.  Therefore, if you are looking for a teaching job, don’t apply at a Catholic school. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Abortion Playbook

The devil’s minions are cunning and well funded in the quest to achieve a total unrestricted right to abortion throughout this country.  A page from their playbook reveals that they are meeting with success.  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Has the Women’s Movement Decreased Happiness?

Hey, ladies, it’s August 26, Equality Day!  Woo-hoo!  How’s it going so far?  In case you are not in the loop, Women’s Equality Day commemorates August 26, 1920 when the right for women to vote became official.  But equality has not rained down happiness on women. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mary’s Assumption—You’d Better Believe It!

Mary was assumed into heaven, body and soul. Yeah right, some non-Catholic Christians say.  I once even heard a Catholic with Protestant leanings say, “Mary was just a person, no different than the rest of us.”  Oh PLEEZE people!  Mary’s assumption only makes sense. If God took Elijah up into heaven in a whirlwind, why would he not do likewise for the mother of his son?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Not Enough Sex Ed in 4th Grade?

Call me repressed, but having sex with boys was not on my radar screen at ten years old. After all, they had cooties.  Jumping rope and watching cartoons was where it was at for fourth graders during my childhood.
According to the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University, that sort of blissful ignorance is bad for kids.  Their research “Investing in Very Young Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health” was published in the Global Public Health journal last month.   They claim their findings show that children should start receiving formal sexual education as early as age 10 to decrease unintended pregnancies, “unsafe” abortions (all are unsafe for the baby) maternal deaths, and sexually transmitted infections.   

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Guard Your Mouth to a Happier Marriage

When we say I do we should also say, I won’t—I won’t use my words to hurt my spouse. Infidelity, addictions, and other major destructive behaviors can inflict mortal wounds on a marriage.  But perhaps the greatest source of damage on relationships is the seemingly less harmful ones, particularly the cuts to the heart made through unkind speech.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Contraception Tweet-lash


I recently posted a prolife, anti-contraception tweet that leaked onto the screens of people who insist on separating sex from procreation.   One person commented that I was “50 cards short of a full deck” for my tweet that said:  “Abortion is backup for contraception. Until we get rid of contraception, we won't get rid of abortion. #life #Prolife #tcot #trcot

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Start Defending God!

  “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” Those are the iconic words from the 1976 film Network.  In an impassioned diatribe, a TV anchor galvanized the nation, convincing his viewers to shout out of their windows "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" 

I am waiting for God to open up a window in the sky and to shout those words down to us.  Until then, the time for backlash is long overdue. We must start speaking up.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Doctor and A Catholic by Laura Archuleta

Dr. Laura Archuleta
Dr. Laura Archuleta struggled with balancing her faith with a medical career until she saw the light. This story is excerpted from the Amazing Grace for Families.

There never was a time in my medical career when “the birth control question” did not hang over my head. I often wondered how my Catholic faith should impact my medial practice.  Was it okay to give “the pill” to other women, as long as I did not use it myself? The answers did not come easily.

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Winning Team: Pope Francis and Our Lady

By Nellie Edwards, paintedfaith.net
What is the one thing that Pope Francis is rarely without? Hint: He always brings it with him and is seen wearing it in the majority of his pictures.
Give up?  It’s his smile.  In most of his pictures, he is smiling.  How comforting is that?  Pope Francis has the weight of the world on his shoulders as the Vicar of Christ on Earth.  He is very well aware of the state of the world, and yet, he smiles most of the time.