Hope for the Suffering: Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle Inspires in Candid Memoir

I remember the first time I saw Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle on EWTN. She seemed so delicate, so mild-mannered, so firm in her Catholic faith. Later I met Donna-Marie at a meeting of the Catholic Writers Guild, and her image as a strong faith leader and an inspirational speaker was reinforced in my mind.Her writing is truly inspirational--reading her books, one can't help but resolve to be holier. When, in December 2012, I participated in the blog tour for Donna-Marie's book Rooted in Love: Our … [Read more...]

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Clemson’s Dabo Swinney Capitulates to Bullies, Will Not Attend Palmetto Event in His Honor

Dabo Swinney, coach of Clemson University's football team, will not attend an award ceremony next week honoring him for his support of religious freedom.The Palmetto Family Council, a South Carolina nonprofit organization, planned to honor Swinney as a "defender of religious liberty" in the "Celebrating Families 2015" event at the beautiful Seibels House and Garden in Columbia, SC, on June 2.  In choosing Coach Swinney as this year's recipient, the Palmetto Family Council praised hi … [Read more...]

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Why You’ll Never See the “F” Word on My Blog

I get it: I'm older and crankier than some of you. There is an entire generation of young Americans, many of whom have a casual regard for the rules of polite speech which marked my early years. For some of these young people, the 'f' word is just another, more expressive means of communicating.To which I say: No, it isn't.Every once in a while, I have to repeat the rule that offensive speech--name calling, profanity, blasphemy and obscene speech--will not be tolerated in my combox. F … [Read more...]

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