HEARTSONGS: The Story of Matti Stepanek Will Knock Your Socks Off

Requiem in SeaOh, to call the conch my home . . . Stormy-smoothed tunnels of Kaleidoscope walls spiraling into Pearl-shimmered dyes, Ever-changing with the light Of the sun, of the moon, Of the tide, and the gloaming, And surging, and sighing,Of the sea . . . Of that space That calls to me Beyond the Polished Pier, Beyond the now, and here.Echo of ocean breath, Silhouette of Light, Indescribable description Passing, mortal fathoming. Passion, ebbing into solace, Upon … [Read more...]

Everyday Wisdom from Pope Francis’ Daily Homilies–Now All in One Place!

Encountering Truth

How often I've enjoyed the little pearls of wisdom which come from Pope Francis' morning homilies! "That would be a great blog post!" I say to myself; but all too frequently, I don't get around to writing about it. Life goes on.Each morning when he's at home in Vatican City, Pope Francis celebrates an early morning Mass in the chapel at his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae.  The audience varies--journalists, nuns and priests, office workers, gardeners, and heads of state; and the homily, … [Read more...]

Hillary Insists Your Backwards Religious Beliefs Must Be Changed….

By United States Department of State (Department of State) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

"Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” for the sake of giving women access to “reproductive health care and safe childbirth.”  That's the message Hillary Clinton delivered to the 2015 Women in the World Summit on Thursday, April 23.What she means is that Catholics and other Christians who find abortion abhorrent must be freed from their backward faith so that women can kill their children up through the date of delivery, without fear of repris … [Read more...]