Happy Birthday, St. Teresa of Avila: Patron of Catholic Writers and Headache Sufferers!

A Saint I Can Relate To!St. Teresa of Avila was born 500 years ago today, on March 28, 1515.  She was a mystic, writer, reformer, and the founder of the Discalced Carmelites.  Her feast day is celebrated on October 15, the anniversary of her death.  In 1970, she was one of the first women to be named a Doctor of the Church.In 1577 St. Teresa’s guide for spiritual development, The Interior Castle (in Spanish, El Castillo Interior) was published.  In the book, she envisioned the soul as a c … [Read more...]

Michelle Wilkins’ “Happy Ghost”: The Stinking Thinking of the Abortion Lobby

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We've learned this week that no murder charges will be filed against a former nurse's aide who cut the unborn child from the womb of expectant mother Michelle Wilkins.There's no question that Dynel Lane will be charged with a crime.  She stabbed Wilkins, then sliced open her abdomen, slicing through the wall of the uterus to remove her seven-month-old fetus.  Lane then abandoned the bleeding mother and carried the now-dead fetus to a local hospital, where she first tried to persuade medical s … [Read more...]

For His Birthday, Robert Frost’s “Prayer In Spring”

The beloved American poet philosopher Robert Frost, four-time Pulitzer Prize winner, had a birthday this week!  Frost was born on March 26, 1874.Frost is best known for his sentimental depictions of American rural life.  You may remember one of his best known verses: "Two roads diverged a wood--and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."Today, though--as light flakes of snow fall here in Michigan (again!)--I'd like to share his Prayer In Sp … [Read more...]


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