Monthly Archives: January 2012


I am not going to blogging much for awhile. My beautiful daughter and great guy son in law have at long last decided to have their marriage validated in the Church. We had been praying for this for ten long … Continue reading

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Obama Care and Religious Freedom

My favorite deacon and I subscribe to the Wall Street Journal. It was a nice surprise to find an opinion piece by Cardinal designate Archbishop Dolan in the Op-ed section this morning. Excerpt “Coercing religious ministries and citizens to pay … Continue reading

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The Woman at the Well

This video is a modern take on John 4:3-30 where Jesus encounters a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well.

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Choose Life

I would like to post a length response to a comment made on this post. Sherri thinks that pro-lifers are judgmental toward women who consider abortion. Right now, I just don’t have time to give a full response, but Erin … Continue reading

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Why March for Life? Because Women Deserve Better

H/T New Advent                                                                                                    By Danielle Bean An unborn baby’s heart begins beating 18 days after conception – a tiny heartbeat, a human heartbeat, and a vulnerable one. In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade made itlegal … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Attacks Religious Freedom

Religious institutions will have to provide contraception under Obama Care. A statement by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius In August 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services issued an interim final rule that will … Continue reading

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Choose Life

It is that time of year. The diocese of Des Moines is marking the anniversary of Roe vs Wade with a workshop        followed by a Mass for Life. The workshop and Mass are taking place at my parish. If you … Continue reading

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The Power of Actual Grace—God’s Nudge

You have to read this testimony to the power of God’s grace to transform and heal. But break out a box of tissue first. H/T Dr. Thomas Neal Excerpt: “At the top of the steps, he grabbed me and said, … Continue reading

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Baby Caught Tebowing on Ultrasound

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The Child Sex Scandal and Catholic Bashers

Rant Alert. Every Catholic blogger who writes a post about the Catholic moral teaching on human sexuality, is guaranteed to receive at least one comment referring to the priest sex scandal. Exhibit A: this oh so original comment on this … Continue reading

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