Late-Term Abortion: More Common Than We Know
Kermit Gosnell isn’t the only late-term abortionist in this country. Most of us know about Gosnell/Tiller/Carhart. What we don’t realize is that many of our hospitals push late-term abortions on women for a variety of reasons. Any pregnant woman can fall prey to this. All she has to do is be pregnant with a baby that might have some sort of problem. The pressure intensifies if she’s doesn’t have money. I’ve heard these stories from the women themselves and from hospital personnel, … [Read More…]
What is God’s Purpose for My Life?
What is God’s purpose for my life?
I know people who search for “God’s plan” for their lives all the time. They spend days in prayer, “seeking the Lord” over what they should do next. I am not criticizing that or even commenting on it except to say that I know there are people who approach things this way. My way of walking with God is much more passive. My experience has been that if God wants me to do something, He’ll tell me. In fact, if God wants me to do something, He’ll pursue me. I won’t be able to get out of it. I’m …[Read More…]
Is the Shroud of Turin the Burial Cloth of Christ?
I first read about the Shroud of Turin when I picked up a book about it in the library. I was deep in my anti-religion period at that time, struggling to find arguments against the existence of God. The interesting thing is that though I read most of the atheist literature of that time and earlier decades because I was seeking to be convinced, I never found it convincing. Since I’m neither a scholar nor an intellectual, I usually employ a vacuum cleaner approach to learning about a subject that interests me. I read everything I can get my hands … [Read More…]
He is Risen!
Does Raising Boys to be Manly Christian Men Require Discriminating Against Girls?
I was jittery before I published Women and the Church yesterday. I was afraid that, since I mentioned the presence of homosexual priests in our Church, I would stir up a hornet’s nest of attacks on homosexual priests. Silly me. Women are sooo much more the object of discrimination than homosexuals. No group of people on this planet can outrank women on the hated scale. I was inundated with comments from men (While I know there are women-hating women and lots of them, my commenters yesterday were ALL male) explaining basically two … [Read More…]
The Church and Women
I love this photo. Why? Because it shows our new pope washing the feet of both women and men on Holy Thursday. Catholics of a certain stripe look for holiness in anything that diminishes women. Righteousness is wanting to do away with altar girls, ending the service of women readers and extraordinary eucharistic ministers. These same folk are adamant that only people with y chromosomes should have their feet washed by a priest on Holy Thursday. In each of these cases, they will insist that no, absolutely not, misogyny has nothing to do with … [Read More…]
I Forgive You. Now Don’t Do It Again.
My husband and I go to the Vigil Mass at our parish. Our pastor delivered a fine homily yesterday. It was based on the Gospel story of the woman taken in adultery. He made a point that I’ve often thought myself, that the woman in this story was set up. You catch someone in “the very act” of adultery by being there. This outrage of the scribes and pharisees, which included demands that a woman be stoned to death, was fake outrage. The pharisees were so zealous to entrap Our Lord that they were wiling to entrap and murder this poor woman along … [Read More…]
Atheist Governments of the 20th Century: The Death Toll of Godless Goodness
After 17 years in political office, I am familiar with many of the tactics political bullies employ. One of the most commonplace — and effective — is disruption. I’m not sure when this began, but I do know that both the Communists and the Nazis used it to good advantage, and that it then moved onto the scene here in America in the last half of the 20th century. The methodology is quite simple. Simply go into a meeting, an on-line discussion, a classroom or whatnot and make yelling speeches out of turn, ask strident and abusive questions, call … [Read More…]
Have You Shopped at Hobby Lobby This Month?
I headed to Hobby Lobby as soon as I deposited my paycheck last week. I don’t buy big, but I try to buy something every month. It’s the least I can do to support them in their fight for my freedom and yours. Hobby Lobby is still embroiled in a bitter court battle with the Obama administration over the HHS Mandate. … [Read More…]