Holy Thursday: The Washing of the Disciples’ Feet

Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into…

Stressed? I May be Able to Help.

Feeling stressed? Is your boss on your back? Are your kids or coworkers getting on your last nerve? Are you too pooped to party?     I’m so sorry you are going through such a rough patch. Perhaps I can help. I would like to share with you my secret for surviving the rough times. Here’s more good news, for this secret you will NOT need to watch a lengthy presentation, wait through a bunch of pop up ads or spend any money. That’s right, my secret is FREE. Are you NOW ready for my secret? My secret is prayer,…

Praying to End Abortion And Green Beer

Originally posted on Modern Catholic Woman:
This is one of my past posts, but I decided to repost for St. Patrick’s Day since that is when the story took place. Years ago I was asked to fill an open slot at a prayer vigil in front of a Planned Parenthood. I accepted the request and signed up for a slot that was mid-morning on March 19. The Planned Parenthood is located downtown and to get there I needed to take two trains. Due to the train transfer, I left home early to make the 9:00 a.m. train. By 9:30 I was…

No One Can be a Sincere Catholic And be Pro-Choice

For 43 years now, abortion has been legal in America. For 43 years now, Americans have been bombarded with abortion marketing to create the illusion that somehow killing an innocent human is not only justifiable, but a “right”. There are also some so called prominent Catholics in political positions feeding more misinformation, making it more confusing. It seems these politicians prefer money from the abortion lobby over God’s teaching on Life. Also, there are organizations with word Catholic in the their title, like Catholics for Choice (CFC), but are not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church at ALL. They are…

Preparing for Lent

It used to be that it didn’t matter how long I prepared for Lent, it always seems like Ash Wednesday sneaks up on me and I’m scrambling the evening before, trying to commit to a plan of fasting, prayer and alms-giving. Do I give up something? Do I take on something? Do I give up something and take on something? Whatever I decide, will it be enough? Will it be too much and am I setting myself up for failure. I don’t know, up until this year it seems I always made it way more complicated than it needed to…

March For Life Chicago

Chicago: January 17, 2016 It was a crisp cold Chicago Sunday afternoon. The temperature was 2 degrees F with a wind chill between -16 and -20. It was a great day for a march, not because I like the cold but because anytime you have such a heinous crime against humanity, like abortion, every day is a good day for a protest. I made sure I dressed appropriately. I wore 3 pairs of leggings, 2 pairs of PJ bottoms and a pair of sweatpants. Bending over was nearly impossible and getting my socks and boots on was a small miracle….

No New Year’s Resolutions, Try Good Deed Beads Instead

Originally posted on Modern Catholic Woman:
Most New Year’s resolutions usually fail within the first month of the year. Instead of making resolutions, why not try daily sacrifices instead? I got the idea when I read about St. Therese of Lisieux and her “pulling beads”. St. Therese would carry in her pocket, a cord with beads on it. Every time she made a sacrifice, she would pull a bead to the other end. The sacrifices she made were gifts to God. The beads are called Good Deed Beads or Sacrifice beads and they are a powerful tool in effort for…