Religious statues usually don’t move me beyond deep, aesthetic stirrings of appreciation for art. Statues of Jesus don’t move me at all. I find them to either be overly saccharine … Continue Reading Loved.
I didn’t get the cure that I wanted, the cure for my debilitating disease, for which I and countless others prayed. Why not? Didn’t Jesus say that all we ask … Continue Reading Are My Prayers Lazy?
I have attended the same parish church since I was baptized in its sanctuary. Sadly, because of the Covid 19 pandemic and my own severe vulnerability, I have not physically … Continue Reading Living in the Light
As I pray for all Christians to humbly and respectfully witness to Christ’s self-sacrificing love for each and every human, I meditate upon His perpetual gift to us: the Eucharist. … Continue Reading Am I Willing to Sacrifice?
At my desk, I have a framed reminder of the Heart of Reality, the soul of who I am: self-giving love. This reminder is a drawn image of the Sacred … Continue Reading What Am I Doing with My Life?
I’ve been suffering. I’ve been suffering from something that I caught through the rants, ridiculing, and general rancor of social media. Symptoms include feverish disgust and the malignant, aching fatigue … Continue Reading Cut to the Heart
What did Omnipotent God first need in order to become a human being and bring about His divine plan of salvation? A mother. Let’s give thanks for and to all … Continue Reading Mother’s Day
You were once a zygote. The moment that you were conceived, spermatozoon fertilizing ovum, the genetic foundation that identifies you as you was established. You were living life while smaller … Continue Reading March for Life, March for You
I’ve lately noticed a trend among people who want to keep elective abortions legal in America. To those of us who are pro-life, they ask, “How many starving children have … Continue Reading Feed the Children
With this reflection, I’m delving into controversy, as you can tell by the title. I feel nervous as I’m writing, so please bear with me. (And yes, it’s long.) I’d … Continue Reading Mother Knows Best? Eugenic Abortion
Saint Augustine wrote, “it is never licit [right] to kill another: even if he should wish it, indeed if he request it because, hanging between life and death, he begs … Continue Reading Life with Dignity: a Personal Plea against Assisted Suicide
Parents can experience something wonderful in the moment when they first see their baby’s eyes and, so, it’s natural for them to feel awe for the child after birth. Newborns can’t see very well, however, but they can hear and were listening – and learning – for months before birth…
At the very beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy, we, small and vulnerable, were using all of our five senses and our brain waves were similar to those of a full-term newborn. Truly human, truly alive, truly amazing!
By the time that you were six months in the womb, you were already physically reacting to music, moving rhythmically to songs. What was your first playlist? Probably your parents’ … Continue Reading Dream a Little Dream: 6 Month Fetus
After the 2016 DNC, I have a question: Why is the Democratic Party making it more difficult for me to vote for Democrats? Since I don’t usually get into politics … Continue Reading Abortion and the Democratic Party Platform