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Signs From Heaven

September 20, AD2014 1 Comment
Signs From Heaven

I used to have a strange, very naive idea that I would be closely united with my father after his death. I know that we are united with the communion of saints, and that death no longer separates us (Romans 8:38-39). I believe we can pray to the saints, and even pray to and pray […]

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Save the Storks in Delaware

September 19, AD2014 0 Comments
Save the Storks in Delaware

Friends, I have a very important message for you today, but I’m not going to be the one to convey it. Instead, I’m going to let my good friend, Nicole Collins, a wonderful pro-life warrior, deliver it in my stead. Please consider contributing to this very worthy cause, and if you are unable to contribute […]

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Eugenics and the “Hitler Card”

September 19, AD2014 5 Comments
Eugenics and the “Hitler Card”

Taxonomy of the “Hitler Card” Fallacy The Fallacy Files website, which is devoted to exploring and exploding errors in reasoning, gives the following forms for “the Hitler card” fallacy (also called the “ad Hitlerum” or “ad Naziarum”): Forms Adolf Hitler accepted idea I.Therefore, I must be wrong. The Nazis accepted idea I.Therefore, I must be […]

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12 Thoughts on Marriage As We Approach Our 40th Anniversary

September 19, AD2014 8 Comments
12 Thoughts on Marriage As We Approach Our 40th Anniversary

As Holy Mother Church plans the World Meeting of Families, my husband and I are approaching our 40th wedding anniversary. As a child bride of 17 marrying her high school sweetheart, I felt the invincibility of our union with the passion of youth. Now, some four decades later, I’d like to reflect on what we’ve […]

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15 Tips for Surviving Mass With Little Ones

September 18, AD2014 3 Comments
15 Tips for Surviving Mass With Little Ones

I have been sitting in mass with small children since I became Catholic in 1994. There were times when it was more difficult and times when it was less difficult, but it is always an exhausting experience. Rewarding at times, but still a workout. Many times people have come up to me and told me […]

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Faith Without Hope

September 18, AD2014 8 Comments
Faith Without Hope

Ephemeral Hope I possess an intellectual spirituality that makes me shy away from an outward display of faith filled emotions. I prefer internal intensity. Also, I also fear how such emotions are temporary. Ephemeral feelings should not be the foundation of the spiritual life. Although, we certainly benefit from the good times, those windswept moments […]

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How to Fight the Prosperity Gospel

September 17, AD2014 13 Comments
How to Fight the Prosperity Gospel

This morning I woke up and read an article about the Olsteen Predicament. It was kind of weird because the issue of the prosperity gospel has been coming up a lot lately. I watched the video of Victoria Olsteen’s sermon and wondered why anyone would believe that crap. It is so easy to see that […]

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Why I Never Should Have Had Eight Children

September 16, AD2014 22 Comments
Why I Never Should Have Had Eight Children

Long ago, I wrote a blog post explaining how to raise eight children without even trying. Today, I’m going to tell you why I never should have had eight children in the first place. Had I listened to the devil and modern conventional wisdom, that is. When I was a happy mother of four, seriously considering […]

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Do You Know Where You Are Going in Your Business?

September 15, AD2014 2 Comments
Do You Know Where You Are Going in Your Business?

Recently, my family and I vacationed in the New Mexico mountains on the Pecos River. Runaway fires tore through the mountains very near that cabin the summer before, destroying many of our favorite hiking trails. The damage forced us to venture out. We discovered a popular trail leading to three mysterious caves, which the Pecos […]

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A Voice From Hell

September 13, AD2014 146 Comments
A Voice From Hell

Author’s Note:  Recently, I had a conversation with a high school friend of mine, concerning how people rarely think about the reality of hell, and going there for all eternity. We agreed that very few people do. This article is a work of pure fiction. However, hopefully, it will get people to at least start […]

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God Reveals – We Respond?

September 12, AD2014 14 Comments
God Reveals – We Respond?

As Christians we are called to listen and respond to God’s direction, because our lives revolve around God. We have no business asking God to bless our great ideas and projects. Decades ago, I ranted and raved at the efficient, organized people who tried to carry out their own personal agendas within the Catholic Church. […]

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CS STUDY GROUP: The Trinity

September 12, AD2014 1 Comment
CS STUDY GROUP:  The Trinity

In De Trinitate St. Augustine writes: “There is no subject where a mistake is more dangerous, or the search more laborious, or discovery more advantageous than the unity of the Trinity: of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” –  St. Augustine, De Trinitate Taking up this invitation of St. Augustine, I want to begin this “most dangerous” study by reading the book entitled  The Trinitarian Theology of […]

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Killer Grandparents

September 12, AD2014 8 Comments
Killer Grandparents

Across the country, pro-lifers battle for parental consent laws so that a girl as young as twelve can’t just walk into an abortion clinics and abort her baby. We know all too well that Planned Parenthood chronically aborts babies of young teens even to the point of helping to cover up sex trafficking of minors. […]

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Accelerated Changes: Disappearing Faith

September 11, AD2014 14 Comments
Accelerated Changes: Disappearing Faith

It took roughly 1,750 years after Jesus Christ walked the Earth for the United States of America to be formed and organized by a group of European refugees seeking religious and political freedom. Yet, less than 200 years later, the country founded upon fundamentally Christian ideals had become the economic engine and global defender for […]

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The Red Sword of ISIS

September 11, AD2014 4 Comments
The Red Sword of ISIS

They bowed their heads to say grace, then started to eat a rare breakfast together when the cell phone rang. The man and his two-and-a-half year old son were the only ones at the table this morning. Normally, they are accompanied by the son’s three older siblings and his mother. Today was different. The others […]

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ISIS and the Just War Doctrine

September 11, AD2014 20 Comments
ISIS and the Just War Doctrine

Let’s not go to war with ISIS.  I know, radical idea; and honestly, I understand why so many people want to. The Islamic State is brutally destroying the Christian foothold in the Middle East. They’ve produced hundreds, if not thousands, of martyrs; and they’re desecrating Christian holy land, in the name of an extremist version […]

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Unity is Overrated and…Divisive!

September 10, AD2014 13 Comments
Unity is Overrated and…Divisive!

Unity…wouldn’t you like a penny for each time you have heard this word praised as some Shangri-la of human goals? I think that I will cough out a lung the next time I hear someone was poetic about how God brings us unity, or how unity is a symptom of peace and brotherhood or, take […]

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