During spiritual direction yesterday, the priest and I talked a lot about Our Lady of Guadalupe. She kind of popped up out of nowhere into my heart, and when the priest asked me why this particular image of Our Lady speaks to me as she does, I had trouble articulating an explanation. I didn’t even realize […]
This week’s 7 QT @ The Practicing Catholic highlight digital friendships, an expectant mother’s blessing, a miscarriage/perinatal loss memorial Mass, and the 40 Days for Life campaign. Oh and Lisa’s getting published Down Under!
Christians need to facilitate dialogue without arguing politics and religion. Congratulations to last week’s giveaway winner Sally Pap! Enter to win a your own copy of Indivisible! Simply leave a comment here. Next Wednesday, July 25, we will randomly select this week’s winner. Giveaway sponsored by The Maximus Group. You also can buy Indivisible from Ignatius […]
Obama administration empowers dissident Catholics to represent the Church, tries to shift conversation from religious freedom to contraception. “Click, click.” Did you hear that? It’s the sound of the Obama administration taking aim at the Catholic Church. I’m sure there are some who disagree with me, who want me to just relax and stop with […]
As a Ph.D. biochemist and a native Wisconsinite, I can’t keep silent. The science of stem cell research is again in the news due to a pair of identical bills introduced in the state Assembly and Senate. If you don’t live in Wisconsin, you may be wondering why you should care. Here’s the thing. As […]
Seven things I feel are worthy of a first Friday shout-out! 1. The Podcasting Priest Finally! Joel and I have been bugging Fr. Kautzky, our parish’s associate priest, for nearly a year to begin podcasting his homilies, and that moment has arrived! His first podcasted homily has been uploaded and is ready for the world to […]
Informed Choices Medical Clinic is coming to the Des Moines area! This is huge for the pro-life cause for a number of reasons. Iowa has been under siege in the fight for life lately. Planned Parenthood has been perfecting its telemed abortion scheme in Iowa whereby abortion drugs are administered remotely via a push-button mechanism. […]