July 20, 2019

While listening to one of the more recent episodes of Trent Horn’s excellent podcast, Counsel of Trent — “#181 – DIALOGUE: Do pro-lifers oppress women?” — I heard my blog mentioned! Trent’s guest was Steve, a fellow Patheos blogger at the nonreligious channel’s Driven to Abstraction. Steve wrote a post titled “Pro-Life Is About Oppressing Women” and linked to my post “Why Are Abortion Rights Advocates Anti-Science?” as an example of this oppression. Yes, apparently, I’m oppressing myself. via GIPHY After listening to the podcast… Read more

June 24, 2019

Congratulations to Cathy Torrez for winning the selfie contest! Cathy won by leaving an Amazon review (the first one!) for my book, so I don’t have a selfie to share. However, here is her review! Congratulations, Cathy! (Also, if you go to the reviews you can see a one-star review left by a pro-abortion troll. She was subsequently kicked out of an abortion debate group we’re both in for doxxing. Fun, huh?) This summer has been exhausting already and June… Read more

June 9, 2019

Now that my book is out, I’m holding a selfie contest! The prize is a $50 gift card to Amazon.com.* Here are the details: If you take a selfie with the book WHILE AT WORK: 1 entry (yes, your home office counts!) If you take a selfie with the book AND your boss is in the picture too: 2 entries If you take a selfie with the book AND one or more of your coworkers: 2 entries If you take… Read more

June 7, 2019

Yikes, I didn’t mean for so long to go by without posting on the blog! The last two weeks have been so crazy busy that I’ve mainly been sticking to Facebook and Instagram. Here’s a brief recap of what’s been going on: (1) Another school year is in the books! Yay! I thought those last few days of school were going to kill me, but thankfully I survived (and so did the kids). My oldest daughter graduated from eighth grade,… Read more

May 20, 2019

EIGHT DAYS! Only eight days until my book is released! Are you excited? I’m excited. I’m also tearing my hair out because it’s the last week of school here and my oldest daughter is graduating from junior high today (!) and my middle daughter has her First Holy Communion & Confirmation on June 1 (!!) and all of our activities are doing end-of-the-year parties and such and my dad is coming to visit next week AND I’m trying to plan… Read more

May 10, 2019

It’s almost Mother’s Day, and what says “Mother’s Day” better than cute babies? I thought I’d share some of my cute babies with you (even though they aren’t babies anymore… *sob*) to celebrate the #ShoutYourMotherhood campaign (a counter to Planned Parenthood’s “Shout Your Abortion” one). Elanor This is my oldest, Elanor (although she prefers to be called Ellie). She was 2 days old when this picture was taken, and now she is 14. She is starting high school this fall… Read more

May 3, 2019

Fr. Chad Ripperger’s name is one that seems to be popping up frequently in Catholic circles these days. His YouTube videos are used to defend a number of claims, such as the alleged occult nature of the Harry Potter books — a claim I’ve previously debunked.  More recently, he has claimed that working mothers are committing mortal sin by working outside the home unless they have sufficient and/or grave reasons to do so. Not surprisingly, I have several problems with this… Read more

April 25, 2019

Finding Catholic godparents for one’s children at their baptism seems to be a problem that’s becoming more and more frequent, judging from the number of posts I see about the issue in my Catholic Facebook groups. All too often, Catholic family members don’t fit the criteria specified for godparents/sponsors from the Catechism (emphasis mine): 1255 For the grace of Baptism to unfold, the parents’ help is important. So too is the role of the godfather and godmother, who must be firm… Read more

April 19, 2019

We know what happened to Mary, the mother full of tenderness and love who was never ashamed of proclaiming Jesus her son. Eventually everyone abandoned him. Mary stayed beside him. Mary was not ashamed by the fact that Jesus was scourged, that his face was spat upon, that he was treated as a leper, as one unwanted, despised, hated by all. Because he was Jesus, her son. And there surfaced the deep tenderness of her heart as a mother. […]… Read more

April 15, 2019

Has it been a while since you’ve made use of the Sacrament of Penance (a.k.a. Confession or the Sacrament of Reconciliation)? If so, you are not alone; many Catholics struggle with going regularly or even annually. It’s difficult enough to acknowledge our failings to ourselves, let alone confess them to another person; it takes a lot of self-discipline and willpower to force yourself to do something you really don’t want to do, even when you know it’s good for you (see… Read more

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