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.…

Happy St. Joseph’s Day

As a Polish-American great-granddaughter of immigrants from the northern coast of Poland we have always celebrated the Feastday of St. Joseph.  He is our go-to-saint for everything associated with  family. He was the head of the Blessed Family.  He was the provider for Our Lord Jesus and Mary, our Blessed Mother.  He was a carpenter, a husband, a father, and the man who presided at…

The Justina Pelletier case: Frustration on all fronts in struggle over child’s future – Metro – The Boston Globe

March 17 is the next chance for the parents to gain access to their daughter.  Please lend your voices to support their efforts.  As parents we all need to know that the state CANNOT take away our children because they think they know best…the doctor at Tufts is the parents choice of doctors.. Return Christina to CT and her family.  Massachusetts Court and Boston Children’s…

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…

Follow up to Baby Estie

As promised, I am posting an email I rec’d from one of the people who was referenced in the email I rec’d: “Ms. Bannon, I recently became aware you have the story about the triplets from St. Paul’s Children’s Hospital on your blog.  Please be aware that there is much inaccurate information in it.  Please be aware, this should come down off your blog.   I…

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…

Remember the Holocaust…

Today and tomorrow, until sundown, we are asked to remember the Holocaust. Do we remember the souls lost forever? Do we recall the inhumane torture and suffering of all captured, imprisoned, separated from loved ones? Do we remember the propaganda used to dehumanize our fellow human beings? Do we remember the lack of compassion, the desire to not become involved ‘in their war’? Do we…

“Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you.”  Matthew 7:7 I refused to make a New Year’s Resolution this year…until last week. I have asked for prayers, and I have been asked to pray for others.  I trust in the power of prayer and I truly believe they…

A Gentle Reminder

Upon greeting a dear friend at morning Mass today I inquired if she had had a wonderful Christmas. Little did either of us realize Father Fred was already sitting at the altar, only a few feet away, as we exchanged hugs and laughter about what we had done over the holiday; but knowing Mass was beginning soon, we  sat down to listen to his opening…