What’s your pledge?

| September 4, 2009

I pledge to protect the innocent young from abuse, infanticide, and abortion. I pledge to encourage my children to marry and have children. Lots of them. I pledge to wash my hands frequently, after every toilet trip, before every meal, regardless of the water it wastes. I pledge to fight for the rights of Catholic […]

A Message to the Gentlemen

| July 8, 2009

You hear a lot these days about abortion being a “women’s issue.” (No pun intended.) You’ll hear people say that men have no right to an opinion on the subject, though those same people will welcome a man’s opinion if it is “pro choice.”  They will say, though, that it is none of your business […]

The Central Question about Abortion

| July 4, 2009

The thing I think we sometimes forget is that people are human beings, not just causes or issues. I know our nation has forgotten that when it comes to abortion. Abortion has become a political platform, a women’s issue, or a crusading cause. People forget to ask themselves the simple, basic, obvious question: how should […]

Catechism Highlights

| October 9, 2008

Some teaching worth reflecting upon as those of us in the United States prepare to vote: 1867 The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are “sins that cry to heaven”: the blood of Abel,[139] the sin of the Sodomites,[140] the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt,[141] the cry of the foreigner, the widow, and […]

Says my daughter:

| July 15, 2008

The pro-abortion people say that denying abortion makes women slaves to their uterus; but abortion makes them slaves to their vaginas. There’s nothing I can add.

The Death of Inconvenience

| June 27, 2008

Today I was greeted at the entrance to the store by a man seeking petition signatures to get items on the ballot. One of them was called “Death with dignity.” I cringe even thinking about what it means. “If you have any dignity, you’ll off yourself when you become inconvenient.” If that sounds cynical, ask […]


| January 28, 2008

I’m just sickened when I read the news. One mother is accused of microwaving her baby. Another killed her toddler in a murder suicide as revenge on her ex husband. And there was the recent national news about Baby Grace, whose mother and stepfather tortured and killed her. And I ache and feel nauseated over […]

Who’s Really Benefitting?

| January 23, 2007

Dawn Eden, in her usual delight of words writes a brief exposition of the lyrics of a song, in “From Bed to Verse.” I highly recommend the read. In it, she describes a feminist discussion about the meaning of the song, being the way men use women. Dawn describes the ache of sleeping with a […]

New Sidebar Item

| January 22, 2007

Thanks to WardWideWeb who pointed me to it, and to Uncool Mommy for providing it. She’s looking for someone to help host the ticker, because it’s using a lot of her bandwidth. If you’re able, please click on the image and offer your help.