Friday, December 7, 2018

Make a Holiday Bucket List


        Thanksgiving has become a faded memory as the tinsel and Christmas cheer takes over. With only a month to celebrate, it can feel overwhelming trying to fit in every holiday activity possible. We may not be able to knock everything off of our to-do list so perhaps make a holiday bucket list is in order to get the most out of December. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

An Everyday Hero


Does anyone wake up and think they will be a hero that day? But there are defining moments when heroism presents itself without no warning. Chet Czubko experienced such a moment on the morning of October 20, 2003.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Planned Parenthood Preaches Against Violence. Give me a Break!


  “Any country that accepts abortion. is not teaching its people to love but to use any violence to get what it wants.” -St. Teresa of Calcutta
Violence is an interesting word when used by Planned Parenthood. You'd think it would not be on their list of approved words for messaging along with: safety, human rights, life, murder, and anything else contrary to their bottom line of killing innocent lives. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Return to Halloween



            I loved Halloween as a child.  It was a custom I initially continued with our children but then backed off amid warnings that it was an evil holiday.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Pray to Archbishop Romero During Persecution




             The political stage is not just heating up, it’s boiling over.  We are seeing mob violence push people out of restaurants and disrupt proceedings.  And let’s be honest, this isn’t about mere politics. The anger and vitriol that pits left against right is rooted in moral issues; especially with abortion and traditional marriage.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

St. Therese of Lisieux and Roses



Have you ever prayed to St. Therese and received roses?  I did once.
  I never asked for a sign of roses before, but one time after finishing a novena, I told St. Therese it would mean a lot to me to receive them as a sign that my prayer request would be granted. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Gender Deniers at Colorado Hospital

   When you have to check to see if an article came from the Onion, and it turns out to be true, that’s when you know the world is going crazy.  
            Children’s Hospital Colorado announced that it will no longer identify its patients as male or female on their wristbands in an effort to support gender-diverse children. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

St. Januarius's Blood Liquifies Again!


Good news!  
St. Januarius’s blood liquified again this year. We can sorely use the example of courage this bishop showed at his martyrdom in 305 A.D.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Eight Ways to Be Successful Now and Forever



        If I had to choose between becoming a New York Times best-selling author but lose my soul, or to never get published although achieve great holiness, I would have to choose the latter.  No doubt, it’s the same choice you would make. 
            But what if instead of heaven and hell, the choice was between heaven and purgatory? Would you choose success in this world in exchange for delaying heaven? Please don’t tell me you are thinking it over.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Open Letter to Priests, by Kevin Wells

             August 15, 2018
Dear Wounded Fathers,
On this brokenhearted day, your minds should turn to Ars, that small and despairing French town. The response to this swallowing red-tide of Church evil can be found in there. There, in the secret of its wavy countryside, your comeback lay. 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

What to Do If Your Children Leave the Church



Recently, a priest friend shared with me that some of his siblings have left the Church. Father was raised by devout, Catholic parents and is a gentle, humble man, clearly in love with God, and he himself is loved by many.  So, why can’t he open the eyes of his siblings?