boo freakin’ hoo…

... in other happy news, Planned Parenthood had a bad year."To say that 2011 has been a watershed year in the battle against Planned Parenthood is an understatement. This has been a year that has seen the effort to close down Planned Parenthood escalate to new and successful heights. But, don’t take my word for it. Here are just a few examples of what Planned Parenthood leaders are saying:Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America: “…unprecedented attacks on P … [Read more...]

I never did get that Pope Benedict bobble head for Christmas…

... My love of Catholic kitsch is a well documented fact. If it's tacky and Catholic in theme chances are I am going to love and adore that object and give it a place of honor in my home. The more craptastic the better. I think it started as a young girl when I would gaze with child like wonder at my Abuela's velvet Madonna hanging in the hallway. It's a magnificent thing to behold, adorned with glitter and bedazzled to the hilt. All this splendor sat in a silver tin frame with angels and … [Read more...]

keeping Christmas in Christmas…

... I find it ironic that so many of the very same people that demand we keep "Christ" in Christmas fail to even observe Christmas during the actual Christmas season. Again and again, it is still Christmas. Christmas doesn't end on December 26th, it is just beginning. Nor does it end on January 1st. Settle down, take a deep breath and enjoy the still of winter accompanied by the warm glow of the Christmas tree just a little bit longer.Advent can be a crazy time for many, treated as … [Read more...]

Christmas in Poland…

... Jesus once told me to go to Poland. He really did! Though He wasn't specific about when to go, I think I prefer to go at Christmas. … [Read more...]

my favorite Christmas present…

... Melanie, aka The Rosary Chic, at Trendy Traditions sent me this beautiful rosary. Lookit, it even has my name on it! I was immediately struck by the Spanish style crucifix because it looks very much like the one my Abuela owns. When I asked Melanie about it she said it was hand cast from a 'family' rosary by a woman in Washington which makes this rosary, my rosary, truly unique.The beads are a beautiful red, my favorite color, but most striking is the Our Lady of Guadalupe center and … [Read more...]

the much anticipated statues installed at St. Ann’s…

Image: Catholic News & HeraldInstalled and unveiled this past weekend, just in time to be birthday presents to Our Lord, the 12 custom made Italian statues surround the church in their hand gold leafed niches. Read the News & Herald's full article here.Seriously, if you ever plan to visit Charlotte you must attend mass at this parish. … [Read more...]

sometimes I wish people got as righteously indignant over killing babies as they do over killing kittens…

... what bizarre times we live in. … [Read more...]

“when she read an article on the internet from a priest urging young people to follow their hearts, all her doubts seemed to disappear…”

... I wish I knew what article she read online. Anyway, here's a fantastic and inspiring story about Ashley Vola, now known as Sister Catarina. … [Read more...]