Granny’s and Southern Gospel, Two of My Favorite Things…

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... When I think of my Granny, eternal rest grant her, I remember a woman who rarely spoke, laughed a lot, and was always humming. She taught me the necessity of slowing down long enough to let the sun warm your skin. She also showed me life was full of simple pleasures to be enjoyed right now. This very moment. Things like the cold sweetness of a glass of tea, the scent of honeysuckle blowing in on a warm breeze, the rustle and wave of wild grass, and the haunting stir of good Southern … [Read more...]

Abortion Rom-Com Romanticizing Infanticide Hits Theaters…

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... Absolutely repugnant. [NewsBuster] In the new abortion romantic comedy hitting theaters, the child in “Obvious Child” is anything but obvious. Director Gillian Robespierre’s “Obvious Child” follows an aspiring young comedian, Donna Stern, whose abortion turns into a “happily ever after” love story. Opening June 6, the film stresses “self-discovery and empowerment” and the “realities of independent womanhood.” With endorsements from Planned Parenthood and NARAL … [Read more...]

Islamic Prayers to be Held at Vatican…

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From Al Arabiya news... For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Francis issued the invitation to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit last week to Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority. Abbas, Peres, and Francis will be joined by Jewish, Christian and Islamic … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday …

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... Gustave Jean Jacquet, La Coquette My word. Her hand is stunning. To appreciate the detail, click the image to view higher resolution. … [Read more...]

Mary, Undoer of Knots DAY EIGHT…

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... See, I told you guys I've never been able to faithfully keep to a consecutive nine days. I missed day eight, which should have been posted yesterday. So I don't know if you can double up today or not. I'm hoping you guys went on ahead with Day Eight without me. So now what? Does my novena no longer count or do I need to start over. Or does Mary understand I'm terrible at commitment? Man, I was so close this time. So close. Picking up where I left off... Click here to … [Read more...]

Mary, Undoer of Knots DAY SEVEN…

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Click here to subscribe for daily email reminders. Daily Opening Prayers: Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross. Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again. Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from … [Read more...]

Toni Braxton Joins Growing List of Celebrities Speaking Out After Their Abortions…

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... I suspect stories like this will start to become more commonplace. At least I hope they do. Not to mean that I enjoy reading about women struggling with the guilt and depression associated with being post-abortive. I mean that I hope more women who have a wide audience and the public's attention, like Hollywood celebrities, will start speaking out against abortion with regularity. When they share their painful stories it is a powerful witness. With each new headline the curtain … [Read more...]

Mary, Undoer of Knots DAY SIX…

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Click here to subscribe for daily email reminders. Daily Opening Prayers: Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross. Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again. Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from … [Read more...]

Mary, Undoer of Knots DAY FIVE…

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Click here to subscribe for daily email reminders. Daily Opening Prayers: Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross. Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again. Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from … [Read more...]


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