Olfactory Comfort: French Perfume Smells Just Like Your Departed Spouse

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For a lonely widow, a photograph can trigger a memory of happier days--but so can the familiar scent of her husband's shaving lotion, his pipe tobacco, the shirts in his closet.Katia Apalategui, grief-stricken after her husband's passing, found consolation by burrowing her face into her late husband's pillow, allowing his familiar scent to renew memories of their years together. So Katia had an idea:  Why not create a perfume which matched her late husband's scent, so that she could keep the … [Read more...]

Mayberry Revisited: Does God Hate Guns?

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Last week,the issue of gun control came to the fore here in southeastern Michigan.   That's because a local Ann Arbor pastor, Fr. Ed Fride, announced to his congregation that there would be a four-hour Concealed Pistol License (CPL) class at the parish.In a letter to parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church, Father Fride explained that the class would be offered on two or more Saturdays, and he encouraged people to take advantage of it.  "We're not in Mayberry any more," Father Fride w … [Read more...]

Redeemed by Grace: Another Abortion Worker Comes Over to the Side of Truth

Redeemed by Grace

Through the years, I've met several people who have worked in the abortion industry, and who have then experienced a dramatic conversion and joined pro-life forces:Abby Johnson, whose  work on behalf of Planned Parenthood is recounted in the book Unplanned; Carol Everett, former abortion provider and former owner of several abortion clinics in the state of Texas; Rebecca Hamilton, Catholic blogger and former legislator who served as director of NARAL in her home state of Oklahoma before … [Read more...]