Two Dyers, Hundreds of Dead Babies, and Money

Two Dyers, over 100 yrs apart – both making money off of dead babies. Coincidence? You be the judge. Amelia Dyer – a notorious baby farmer , hung for her crimes in 1896 for murdering infants in her care in London England; although hung for the murder of one, she is believed to have murdered over 400 infants during a twenty year period.  The good citizens of Victorian…

The Freedom to Choose…Really?

Yesterday  a young woman was ordered by the State of Connecticut Supreme Court to continue with a medical treatment, chemotherapy, for her cancer. Cassandra C and the State of CT Medical vs homeopathic treatment aside…and I am not going to comment on either, although I am a strong proponent of combating this horrible disease with everything in one’s arsenal…this case is strikingly hypocritical. Today in…

Grace of Yes Day!

There is a place, in Boston, where people gather everyday and say Yes God.  It is called the Yawkey Family Inn.  This home was built on compassion, it is run on compassion…it is a place where people say “Yes God” every day. It is a place where I was humbled.  It is a place where faith is renewed and strengthened. And, it is a place…

Here I Go Again

It is time to change homes once again, and I know from experience it will not be easy. Trust me – having moved from Connecticut, to Ohio, to Minnesota, and back to Ohio in under thirteen years  I have a faint idea of what I am up against!  Each and every time I have been faced with the same questions and fears: What will my…

Mass Mobs Saving Catholic Churches

If we are lucky, we will learn something new every day. Well, today I was lucky. Recently I have been doing research into the early Polish-Catholic settlers of Detroit for a series of articles. These early founders of the PolishAmerican Catholic Church faced extreme prejudice and hardships,  yet they never lost sight of what was truly important: their faith. They sought solace and solidarity within…

Protesting FOR a CEO – Imagine That!

In this day and age of ‘what is in it for me’, I am truly proud of what is transpiring out east across Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  It is better than any made-for-TV movie and has all the qualities necessary to keep viewers riveted for hours:  greed, envy, good guy/bad guy, hostile take-overs, he said/she said…a family feud of biblical proportions played out against the…

Help Alex…an Amazing Teen

Alex Berube is in need of your help. You don’t have to go anywhere, buy anything, call anyone, or even get up off of your chair.  What you need to do is click-through the link below to read her blog and see what she has been through  these past two years, read her incredible journey, and then click-through to the Vote For Alex page listed.…

We the People Can Do Better

Everyone has a breaking point – just ask the ever-loyal Cleveland Browns fans – who, by the way, I feel could use a tad bit more positive feedback  for their coming 2014-2015 season.  But in regards to the community of citizen-commentators who post to our newspaper, I reached my breaking point.  This week I logged on and viewed the “most comments’ link supplied on their opinion…

Baby Estie

Many people have been kind enough to pray for the Baby Estie in St. Paul, MN based on the email I received from the prayer group, and published on Holding Hands.  As a Catholic writer and mother I know all things are possible through prayers.  When angry, scared, and frustrated – I turn to prayer.  This email scared me. It scared me because I do…