Turn to Jesus Christ, Who Gives Life Its Meaning

I am having surgery Monday. I wrote about it for the National Catholic Register. I am having surgery next Monday to learn whether or not my cancer has spread.Docs in movies know what is wrong and what to do about it at jump street. Or, if they don’t get it at first glance, they engage in heroics and ultimately figure it out.Movie medicine has nothing to do with real-life medicine as I have experienced it this past year and a half. Cancer diagnosis is more like playing a game of Clue. T … [Read More...]

Benign … Rewind

I got a call from my doctor yesterday, and the "suspicious mass" wasn't so benign as they originally thought. The jury is still out on what I'm really dealing with, but I wanted to let you know that the all-clear was a bit premature.I need to have yet another surgery, which I've put off a few weeks. Rod and I have a vacation coming up that we've planned and paid for and I don't want to miss it. I'll let you know more when I do.In the meantime, I would appreciate your continued prayers … [Read More...]


I'll write more later, but I want to give you the word, and the word is ... BENIGN !!!!Thank you for your prayers and support. It helps more than you know. … [Read More...]

I’m Not Going to Church Tomorrow. I Have Other Plans.

Bright and early tomorrow morning, my husband and I will head to the hospital for another biopsy. They found another "suspicious mass" during scans Monday. It may turn out to be fine. I'll know more in a few days. If you could spare a prayer for me on this Holy Thursday, I would be most appreciative.I wrote about it in more … [Read More...]

What Was Your Best Lent Ever?

I wrote this for the National Catholic Register at the beginning of Lent, but I think it's pertinent for this Holy Week. Think on Jesus this week, my friends. Remember what He did for you.What Was Your Best Lent Ever? The Catholic Church is the spiritual home where we can lay our burdens down and rest in His grace. Rebecca … [Read More...]

You are Not the Worst Thing That You Have Done.

I wrote this for the National Catholic Register near the beginning to Lent.We do not have to suffer and grieve our sins all our days. We can lay them down at the foot of the Cross where all things are made new.You Are Not the Worst Thing That You Have Done Do not wallow in your sins, and do not attempt to hold your … [Read More...]

Fly the Friendly Skies?????

United Airlines guards drug a man off one of its flights because they had overbooked it. Several passengers posted videos of the event.One question that comes to mind is how much United Airlines is paying the guys who did the dragging. I can't imagine that it's all that much.I've told employers to shove it before, and, … [Read More...]

The Lives of Norma McCorvey and Michael Novak Testify to God’s Mercy

I wrote this post for the National Catholic Register a while back. I'm going to be sharing things I've written for them with you all week.Have a holy and blessed, Holy Week, my friends.Two historic figures finished their race last week.Norma McCorvey (who was the ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade) and Michael Novak (who was … [Read More...]

I Oppose Another Needless War

I'm going to take a break from book-writing to go on record in opposition to the recent bombing in Syria and the subsequent escalation of United States involvement in that war. I do not want there to be any confusion about where I stand, going forward.I gather that this recent bombing of Syria, which was a unilateral act by … [Read More...]

Going Away. Coming Back.

Eleven years ago next November, I was sitting in the cathedral at Fatima.I was not praying. I was simply floating in the atmosphere of blessedness that pervades the place.Without introduction, God opened up a sort of vision. I learned that I was going to be doing something very different in the future, that I had … [Read More...]