Thank you Bishop Joe Vasquez

I was a brand new Catholic when Bishop Joe Vasquez was appointed to my Diocese. I didn't know anything about him. Was he going to be a good shepherd? Would he be able to stand against the issues facing our community with love and compassion but without fear of speaking the truth? I didn't know. But someone I trust did know. My RCIA director, Noe, knew Bishop Joe Vasquez from his days as a parish priest in San Angelo. Having Noe Rocha's approval meant a lot to me because I know for a fact that … [Read more...]

Abortion, Religion and Politics

So I wrote this blog post the other day, some of you may have read it.... the combox has 105 comments in it as of now. That is a crazy combox. I have read some of the comments and if I am going to be truly honest, I am so honored to be defended by pro-choicers who understood that I am 1. not a loser and 2. still against abortion. If there is one thing that makes putting myself the target of public scrutiny it is seeing people who don't agree with me on a certain issue, like abortion, actually … [Read more...]

I am No Longer Pro-life

 I used to be really involved in the Pro-life movement; I even worked in a Crisis Pregnancy Center where I worked with an amazing pro-life doctor and one of the holiest women that I know. It was a great job and I loved every minute that I spent talking to women who were scared that they couldn’t mother the children growing in their wombs. I loved seeing all that fear melt away when they saw the baby on the monitor during their sonogram. I loved seeing them feel cared for by a good d … [Read more...]

Babies, Sex and Birth Control

It is very difficult to find help when you are poor. Sure it seems like there are a lot of programs out there to help with all kinds of things but the thing that most poor people know is that it's a gamble to see if any of them will actually help you. You can go in to a place  and tell them that you are in the exact situation that they say their program is for, they hand you tons of paperwork, you fill it out and then they tell you you do not qualify for their services. This comes after you've s … [Read more...]

Our Common Ground

Hateful insults fling from both sides of the abortion debate and fuels violence from both sides. I know that it's not proper to speak ill about your "side" of this issue, but I prefer honesty. Both sides talk about the importance of truth, so here's a little. It would be dishonest to say that there are no hateful comments coming out of the mouths and keyboards of pro-lifers. It's an easy trap to fall into. I've done it, it happens. It's hard for it not to when you realize that babies are being … [Read more...]

The Scandal of TV Shows

People losing their shit for a TV show portraying things that happen in real life is so ridiculous to me. First of all, if people knew anything about Shonda Rhimes' shows they would know that when a character on Grey's had her abortion, her marriage fell apart because of it. But a lot of people like to write blog after blog about shows they know nothing about and a writer they know nothing about. Abortion happens in real life, Planned Parenthood has support from people in real life. A person … [Read more...]

How do we face this Evil?

Honestly, the pictures of aborted fetuses haven't ever really made me cry or anything. They have always made me mad. I fought in the pro-life movement for a little bit and I saw a lot of things that just didn't seem right to me so I stepped aside and did other things, like work on myself.I watched the first two undercover videos and they did make me mad just like other pictures have. But this last video where an abortionist says "we have a baby" and talks about how some fetuses are more … [Read more...]

Sometimes I leave God behind to Follow Myself

I haven’t been blogging because there have been a million things going on around here.  For one thing there was a huge pro-life bill getting passed in Texas. A few of ya’ll may have heard about it. I spent a lot of time in the last few weeks at the Capitol, at home watching testimony and debates and talking to a lot of people who supported and protested the bill. It was a lot to take in. I was a bartender for most of my life so I am naturally a people person. I watch people and listen to them. I … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol 6)

1.You know it's been a long day when you are trying to tune out the sound of your two youngest kids fighting with music and wine. Not only that, but I just realized what the next 3 months of my life are going to be like. I might just hand them a tent and some protein bars and have them camp out at the school until August. Don't judge me.2.I am so tired. I have no idea what is going on with me, but I am just exhausted. It's got to be a combination of my husband working all night long to … [Read more...]

I am a woman, I am Catholic, I have a Voice, and I will DIE standing up for my Church

There are times that I wonder what is wrong with me. Mostly when it seems that no matter where I turn there is someone who is saying something that is completely wrong. The last few weeks have been so drama filled that I wonder what is going on in the world. Have we all lost our mind, or is it that we just all know everyone's every single thought because of Facebook and 24 hour news channels? I mean really......Today I was in class and my Sociology teacher was talking about Sociology things … [Read more...]