Monthly Archives: March 2011

Controversial Black Genocide Billboards Featuring Obama Go Up in Chicago

The billboards are quite aggressive, and in very bad taste.                                                          H/T Deacon Greg Kandra CHICAGO, March 28, 2011 ( – Thirty pro-life billboards featuring the image of Barack Obama are going up in South Chicago, U.S. president Barack Obama’s … Continue reading

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Earliest Christian Book Found?

H/T First Thoughts. From the BBC: “A group of 70 or so “books”, each with between five and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings, was apparently discovered in a remote arid valley in northern Jordan somewhere between 2005 and … Continue reading

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Catholics Are Not Baptized in Vinegar

As we battle the culture of death and relativism, we often forget that the Gospel is the  good news. We forget that where sin abounds, grace abounds more. Or as I sometimes quip to my dear deacon husband when he … Continue reading

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When Heroes Bite the Dust to Which We Shall Return.

Since becoming a young adult, I have avoided making idols of men and women. Well at least I don’t make heroes or saints out of the earth bound ones no matter how saintly an individual my appear. This is especially … Continue reading

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Lord Teach Us To Pray

Why is prayer such a struggle?  It should come naturally, but it seldom does. Well except when we are in really big trouble.  There are many reasons that prayer is a battle. Monsignor Pope has an interesting take in his … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday in Lent

A reflection. Readings: Exodus 17:3-7;Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9;Romans 5:1-2, 5-8;John 4:5-15,19-26,39-42 The Church begins the third week of Lent by celebrating the first of three rites called Scrutinies for the Elect (those who are preparing for Baptism at Easter).   It is … Continue reading

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Coming to America…

My son and his family are moving from Scotland to Boston. Hooray! I would be singing Al… all day and night, but it is Lent. So I will Praise God instead. Can you believe it? We will be able to … Continue reading

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The Annunciation of the Lord

Today we feast, not fast, as we celebrate Mary’s yes.  Deacon Fournier via Catholic Online: March 25 is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord in the Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar. This year, the Solemnity falls during Lent. Canon … Continue reading

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The Pope John Paul II Musical by Tom Quiner

Tom Quiner is a terrific man, a faithful Catholic, and a gifted musician.  Below is the promo for his musical on Pope John Paul II. If you live in the Des Moines area, or will be visiting for one of … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI, Hans Kung and Catholicism’s Future

Reading Hans Kung in the 1970’s nearly destroyed my faith. Reading Pope Benedict drew me back to Christ. Samuel Gregg, of  the Acton Institute compares and contrasts recent books by the two German scholars. Excerpt H/T The Pulpit: After Vatican … Continue reading

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