The World Goes On! Some Good News, Some Bad News

I've been away from the computer lately--but not away from the news. Just thought I'd pop in here to comment on a few items that caught my eye:HOUSE VOTED TO BLOCK PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDINGIt seems so obvious: The federal government should immediately defund Planned Parenthood. We've seen Planned Parenthood executives and abortionists exposed as the heartless murderers and scofflaws they are--slicing open the head of a breathing, moving fetus; selling aborted baby parts for profit. … [Read more...]

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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...]

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THE FRUIT OF HER WOMB: John Meets His Cousin for the First Time

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation, that day when the pregnant Mary travels from Nazareth to Bethany in the hill country to visit her older cousin Elizabeth.  Mary seeks support, advice, perhaps a shoulder to cry on—for she must have worried what people would think, seeing her condition.  Wouldn’t they be scandalized?  And what does it all mean?Elizabeth, seeing Mary approach along the road, rushes out to greet her.To Mary’s delight, Elizabeth—long childless, and probably appr … [Read more...]

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