New Study on ‘Sexuality and Gender’ Shakes Assumptions About Transgenderism

A new study calls into question the political narratives surrounding trendy treatments for people who say they are transgendered, in particular the unethical practice of dosing children with powerful hormones to suppress their normal physical development.I wrote this post about it for CatholicVote.  The New Atlantis recently published a study, Sexuality and Gender, that is sure to earn its authors a place on the secular media hit list.The study and paper weren’t produced by a … [Read More...]

They’re Opening an Abortion Clinic Next to My Parish Church

An abortion clinic is opening just a couple of blocks from my church. I wrote about it for the National Catholic Register.An abortion clinic is opening two blocks from the parish where I go to encounter the Risen Lord in the Holy Eucharist.Parents will drive the children who attend our parish school past the abortion clinic on their way to class. I will drive past the abortion clinic on my way to Mass, as will most of my fellow parishioners. Our parish priests will sleep in a rectory t … [Read More...]

Cancer has Taught Me the Cure: We Have to Follow Christ.

I wrote this last week for the National Catholic Register. I’ve been trying to find my way back into writing for quite a while. It isn’t easy.Every time I think I’m moving forward, I fall down. I get sick again; not cancer sick, but too sick to do anything. I get colds, kidney infections, gastrointestinal thing … [Read More...]

Trump is Unfit to Lead America

 The New York times broke a story yesterday that fits the pieces of Donald Trump’s bizarre foreign policy together. It also makes this election about a lot more than issues. It raises an ugly and unthinkable question: Is Mr Trump a Manchurian candidate of sorts?Let’s talk background. What “pieces” am I referring to? … [Read More...]

Sorry for the Gap in Posting.

Sorry for the gap in posting folks. I've been sick again. But, I'm feeling better today! Prayers requested that I can get all the way well.In Christ,Rebecca  … [Read More...]

Play Nice or Play Elsewhere

There’s a new/old sheriff in town, and she’s had cancer.What does that mean?It means that I’m going to attempt to post here on Patheos once again in a fairly regular fashion. But I’m tired, worn and no longer have the energy and patience for nasty people who come here to exercise their inner jerk.The main reason I’m b … [Read More...]

As the World Gets Crazier and Meaner, Follow Jesus Christ

I wrote this post for the National Catholic Register a few weeks back. Since then, the United States Supreme Court has stayed action on forcing girls in public schools to go to the bathroom with boys who identify themselves as transgendered. What this means in the long run, I can't predict. I will say that unless we convert the … [Read More...]

Election 2016: Skip the Top and Look Further Down the Ballot

Warning: This post is not for children. This is one of those times I don’t care what people call me. If what I’m about to write offends you, and you want to call me names for it, do your worst. Somebody needs to say this.Publications and organizations who, in the public mind, speak for Christ, need to be very car … [Read More...]

Pregnant and Diagnosed with Cancer

These videos tell the story of one young family's fight with cancer. Mom of the family had cancer, and she was pregnant when she was diagnosed, but the entire family fought the disease, which is how it has to be. Nobody fights cancer alone. God bless husbands and wives who go through this journey with their spouses. They are … [Read More...]

My First Wobbly Post Cancer Post, and It’s About Little g gods.

This post for Catholic Vote was the first post I wrote after being away so long. I felt like someone trying to ride a bicycle for the first time in years; all wobbles and uncertainty. So, I went with something I believe to my core and have written about many times before: Many Christians on both sides of the political spectrum … [Read More...]

There are Two Ways to Survive Cancer

I'm back. Sort of.As I explain in this post I wrote for the National Catholic Register, I feel like a shipwreck victim who has washed up on a strange shore. I've been so completely immersed in that nether world of cancer treatment and fighting for my life that this normal world seems odd to me.The values of this world … [Read More...]

Cancer and Dementia are Risky Ailments in a Time of Euthanasia.

I stopped off at Catholic Vote this morning to write a post adding to another post by my friend Kate O'Hare. Kate took on the questions circling cancer and euthanasia.Cancer is one of those dread diseases that euthanasia salesmen use to convince people that the compassionate thing to do for people is to kill them. Then, they … [Read More...]

There’s a Man in My Front Yard with a Gun

I want to thank each of you who has written to me with your kind words and excellent advice. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers. Please continue praying. I need it.Have a blessed and Holy Christmas this year. Remember always that you are God's precious child.I wrote a post about cancer and Christmas … [Read More...]

Cancer or Not, I Know Whom I have Believed and I Trust Him.

This is another article I wrote for the Register. This one is about my surgery for breast cancer. I am having surgery today, beginning at 8 CST. It will run until about noon. I would appreciate your prayers, my friends. RebeccaBY REBECCA HAMILTON(Credit: Andrey Mironov, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia … [Read More...]

God’s Blessings are Circled with Thorns, Dressed with Tenderness.

I wrote this post about family and thankfulness for the National Catholic Register.Here's part of what I said:God’s blessings are circled with thorns, dressed with responsibility and laden with tenderness.God’s blessings are always blessings of love. St. Paul told us that “faith, hope, love remain, these three; but … [Read More...]

At the Evening of Life, We Shall Be Judged on our Love

My uncle died last Sunday. I'm going to Dallas early next week for my appointment about the mass in my breast.All these things, plus a number I haven't written about, have struck me mostly mute of late. I apologize to all of you for being MIA so much of the time. I have quite a lot to say about the things happening in the … [Read More...]

King of Jordan Warns of Third World War Against Humanity

Jordan's King Abdullah II warned of a "third world war against humanity." He described ISIS as "savage outlaws of religion."From Al Arabiya News:King Abdullah II of Jordan warned Tuesday of a “third world war against humanity”, in the wake of the Paris attacks, describing the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) gr … [Read More...]

Jenny McCarthy Says Charlie Sheen Should Have Disclosed His HIV Status Before Love Scenes

Jenny McCarthy gives another viewpoint on the Charlie Sheen/HIV discussion. I didn't know that the actors were obliged to reveal communicable things such as herpes, but I think, considering the intimate contact they engage in, it's a good idea.It sounds as if Sheen failed to disclose. Do you agree with Jennifer that he … [Read More...]