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Wanting

To want something badly is a characteristic human experience. Some things we want so badly that we go to extremes to get them, which can lead to wrongdoing. This is why, of the seven deadly sins, four of them are…

Promoting Life in a Culture of Death

Responses to Abortion Memes

As I wrote in my last article, the culture war surrounding abortion has heated up. One of the things that I’ve noted is new and strange memes that the pro-abortion side has unleashed. A meme is an idea that gets…

The Holy Spirit and Disney

The high school production of Mary Poppins was glorious and magical! My granddaughter Nancy played Mrs. Banks, the mother of the children who hires Mary Poppins when she unexpectedly shows up to be their nanny. In the musical based on…

Sharing your Catholic Faith Story: Tools, Tips and Testimonies, by Nancy H.C. Ward

I believe we all have a story. And it’s not done until we have left this world for heaven. I love other people’s stories, reminding me of how God pursues us all differently; the still, small whisper is heard in…

Pregnant wife and husband

Can A Catholic Ever Choose Abortion?

Right now in our Culture War, we have several pieces of legislation passing in different states that are the extremes of the abortion question. Some, like New York, have made abortion available until the moment of birth. Others, like my…

A Light in the Storm

For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts to give the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)   Darkness: How many…

The Thrill

80’s music, love it or hate it or somewhere in between, it’s what my high school and college days were full of and when I hear those songs it brings back memories of dances in the gym, clubs, and dates…

Blessed Are the Poor at Christmas

Christianity and Communism

A few days ago, I had a friend of mine ask me what are the differences between Christianity and Communism. He asked because some of his associates were stating that the two world-views were compatible with each other. Communism is…

Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety seems to be on many peoples’ minds lately. Severe anxiety is becoming so prevalent in today’s society that it is increasingly being called a “plague”.  Many of us experience anxiety all too often. Some anxiety is a normal part…

Mary, Extraordinary Evangelist

If we walk with Mary through Luke 1:26-39 from the Annunciation to the Visitation, we’ll see how Mary’s encounter with God’s messenger changed her life. Mary’s yes triggered a new level of God’s power in her through the Holy Spirit….