Malala Yousufzai – let us keep her in our prayers.

“Pakistan sent a 14-year-old activist who was shot and seriously wounded by the  Taliban to the United Kingdom for treatment Monday, saying she would require  prolonged care to fully recover from the physical and psychological effects of  the attack. She was shot by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education and criticizing the  militant group.” I cannot even begin to imagine  the mindset of those who would …

Separation of Church and State…Is that Possible?

           This is truly a must read, from a fellow blogger, Catholic, and American.  By: Edna Jean S. Halbach During the last year I have come to realize there are many events where a conflict between my faith and my government exists.  Our Constitutional First Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”  This phrase…

Woman feeding hungry children told to stop

A woman was told to stop feeding the hungry children in her neighborhood after a neighbor complained to the township’s council.  She was aided in this ministry by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. After an initial ourpouring of emails demanding the mayor do something about this overreach by government, it was decided she could continue if she purchases a $1000.00 permit!  What is this world coming…

Feeling a Little Bit of Guilt

As everyone loves to point out, there are times when Catholics feel as if they invented the concept of guilt. As mothers, who has not tried to evoke feelings of guilt in our children?  God knows, God sees, God is not feeling happy with you is He? We use guilt as a leverage, as a means of bending others to do our will.  We may…

Standing in Line Patiently

Could not resist when my 24 yr old son invited me to try out Chick-Fil-A today, so we rode the motorcycles over to grab a “quick” bite to eat. Imagine my surprise when we rode up to discover a line stretching outside the doors, filled with talking laughing happy people. Seems they were there to “protest” intolerance….the intolerance of one group of people towards those…

A Daughter’s Re-Posted Thoughts

I will admit I check Facebook only a few times a week…usually when I haven’t heard from my far-flung “children” and want to know what they are up to. I believe one daughter called it “slooping” – slang in their world for being a sleuth and snooping. Guess I have become a sloop. Ah well, I have been called worse. Anyway, today she posted this…

Hope in the City

Today I want to share with everyone an editorial I read in the Plain Dealer from one of their associate editors, Christopher Evans.  It concerns the horror awaiting all children who decide to run away, are taken away, or otherwise disappear and are swallowed up by the streets. One boy, Jesse, chose another path after running away for 32 days.  He is one of the lucky…

P.A.V.E: Prayer, Awareness, Vocalization, and Education – Defeat the HHS Mandate Today

Do not allow others to decide which parts of your faith you can practice and which ones you cannot.  Do not allow any government to tell you what you can believe.  Do not stand by and watch as the world you leave to your grandchildren is changed beyond recognition.   Do not allow the United States of America to become as destitute as Europe…financially and…