Living and Loving the Gospel of Life

Well now, this is a first!  I haven’t shared the pen on my blog (except with my husband) until now. I don’t plan to make guest blogs a regular feature on my site, but this works for me because Stephen Sparrow, a good friend from Christchurch, New Zealand, wrote on a topic that I just haven’t gotten to:  HUMANAE VITAE.So thank you, Stephen, for stepping up to the plate and talking about the Theology of the Body and the profound and consistent teaching of the Church on this important topic.  Sorr … [Read more...]

Big News for Archeology and for Christendom: Tomb of Apostle Philip Uncovered in Turkey

He’s kind of like the “Come and See” Saint.-- Philip brought to Jesus his friend Nathaniel who, along with Philip, dropped what he was doing and became a follower of Christ.-- He brought to Jesus the boy with a basket of food, and so witnessed the miracle of the loaves and fishes.-- And Philip wanted to see for himself—so he asked Jesus, at the Last Supper, to show him the Father. *     *     *     *     * The archeological world has been abuzz this week with the news that the tomb of the a … [Read more...]

Rest In Peace, Beloved Archbishop Sambi

Earlier this week, I told the story of how Archbishop Pietro Sambi, papal nuncio to the U.S., had so generously welcomed Guest House to the Vatican Embassy in 2006.  Guest House, the treatment center for Catholic clergy and religious, was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding; and the nuncio’s enthusiastic support for our mission was evident in his remarks that evening.In my brief report I fell short, though, of truly capturing his warmth and his charisma.  Here's what I mean:In my … [Read more...]


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