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 […]

A letter to the President

| March 25, 2009

Dear President Obama, I don’t know that you will ever read this; yet I feel I must share my feelings, if nothing else because I know that so many others feel the same way. I hope that if enough people express these same thoughts, they will come to your attention and you may know that […]

I’m a Little Angry… or Maybe it’s a Power Surge

| March 23, 2009

You know how we keep hearing that sex ed is really health education, right? They say that Planned Parenthood is about educating young people about their bodies because those mean Christians would keep them in the dark. It isn’t really about promoting sexual abandon, it’s just about letting them have enough information to make their […]

Why I’m Pro-Life

| November 15, 2008

I could post on this subject a million times and have something different to say each time. Today, I want to give the un-reasons. The I’m not pro-life becauses. I’m not pro-life because I’m conservative. Yes, I am more conservative than liberal, but I am not a “my side at all costs” conservative. I’m liberal […]

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 […]

I’ll be waiting to hear apologies to the Palins.

| September 1, 2008

I have a feeling I’ll be waiting a long time. Even people who did not believe the rumors were very, very quick to spread them just the same. These same people often people who would call it “mean,” “uncharitable,” or “immature” if similar rumors were spread about a Democrat. Now it’s been announced that Bristol […]

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 […]

You know you’re a big family if…

| August 14, 2007

You know you’re a big family when… …people count the number of your children out loud when you’re in public…people ask, “Are they all yours?”…you start counting your children when you’re out in public…you have at least three bunk beds set up in your home…almost everyone you know has less children than you do…people say, […]

There was an old lady who lived in a shoe

| June 8, 2007

Very old, to hear my doctor talk. I had my first OB appointment yesterday afternoon, and got the litany of risks, most of them age related. “You do realize that there’s a drastic increase in the chances of having a Down Syndrome child because of your age?” Yes. “As much as 1 in 260.” Yes. […]