Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Planned Parenthood to be Investigated!!!!

(copied from
September 28, 2011 by Erik Whittington

Great news! Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider is being investigated by Congress! On September 15th a Congressional Committee sent Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards a letter that communicated its concerns regarding their operations and how they use federal funds. Documentation is being requested on how Planned Parenthood keeps its federal funds separate from their abortion business, how they are notifying law enforcement regarding reporting statutory rape and sex trafficking.

Of course they aren’t keeping their federal funds separate from their abortion business so it’ll be interesting to see how they comply. You can read the letter here.

And we all know they aren’t contacting the proper authorities when it comes to statutory rape and human sex trafficking as you can see by this video and this one. I wonder how they’ll wiggle their way out of this one.

Planned Parenthood aborts one baby every 96 seconds. Planned Parenthood receives $11 taxpayer dollars every second. Planned Parenthood, at the very least should not be funded by our tax dollars. Ultimately, Planned Parenthood and their affiliates, as long as there are aborting babies, covering up for statutory rape and sex trafficking should be shut down.

Cecile Richards has 2 weeks to comply. That is tomorrow! Let’s hope and pray that this Congressional Committee, the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the investigation led by Cliff Stearns, (the Chairman of the Subcomittee on Oversight and Investigations) will be able to overcome the upcoming attacks by the pro-abortion forces and bring the truth about Planned Parenthood and their illegal operations to light!

Pray that the investigation will reveal the lies and evils of PP and that they will lose federal funding!!!

God bless all of those who have been working so hard to bring an end to this massacre of the innocents!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Devotion for Everyone

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Hello again everyone!

I apologize for how long it's been since I've posted something (the pictures with the quotes don't really count, in my opinion)!  I'll try very hard to make sure that doesn't happen again.

Last night, I read the third chapter in St. Francis de Sales's book An Introduction to the Devout Life. For anyone looking for a great spiritual/devotional type book, go buy a copy of this.  The advice and spiritual direction has helped me so much, at all different times in my walk with God.

Anyway, Chapter Three was about how devotion is something everyone can strive towards and practice, but not in the same way.  He talked about how the life of a poor monk would not work for a married couple with children, but that couple should have their own, more personalized way of growing in Christ.  This is not the same, mind you, as deciding one doesn't need to go to Mass because they can pray at home.  This is referring to the time one spends on his own, by himself, trying to cultivate a garden of good deeds and hopeful prayers to present to God.

When around nuns, monks, priests, or other very disciplined spiritual people, it's easy to feel like you're not doing enough.  Seeing their hard work and selfless lifestyle, it's hard not to start feeling guilty because you have a closet full of clothes, spend time pursuing your own interests, and sometimes miss your Daily Rosary.

But, as St. Francis de Sales wants to remind all of us, we are not all called to the same lifestyle.  Possessions are not evil in and of themselves; what is wrong is when they become our center, instead of Christ.  Spending time golfing, sewing, surfing, gaming, etc. is not wrong, as long as you make sure those things do not replace or cut into your time for God. 

Here's some tips for all of you.
  1. If you've tried saying a Rosary every day, and you find you just can't concentrate, buy Fr. Benedict Groeschel's "The Rosary is a Place" CDs. These are great! Fr. Benedict gives a reflection on each mystery, and meditatively prays the decades with a woman named Simonetta, who sings a little song in between each decade.  It's so beautiful, and helps me get in a reflective mood.  You're not going to have perfect concentration every time, but if you honestly try to keep your mind on God, He will understand.
  2. Start reading the Bible daily! If you already do, but are having trouble understanding it, start with the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament. It's full of amazing historical and spiritual commentary, essays, and word studies. Above everything, don't become overly worried about a time schedule. If trying to read a certain amount every day is becoming stressful, chances are it's not nourishing your soul very much. And always pray to the Holy Spirit before reading!
  3. Start trying to do a Morning and Night prayer, as soon as you wake up and before going to bed. These help the day start and end on the right note. Magnificat has great prayers in their monthly issues, but if you want even more, try the Divine Office.  For something a little less daunting, buy a basic prayer book and choose one of the morning dedications to say every morning until memorized. Then move on to more in-depth reflections.
  4. Read good Catholic literature! If you like non-fiction, I suggest either The Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux or The Lamb's Supper by Dr. Scott Hahn. Both are fairly easy to read and offer great insight into living a more loving life and deepening one's devotion to the Mass.  Fiction lovers, pick up any of Michael D. O'brien's books, A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. (if you like sci-fi or other new concepts), The Great Divorce or The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, or Mr. Blue by Myles Connolly (for realistic fiction). These are all wonderful books that get one's mind and soul thinking!
  5. Pray! Anywhere and everywhere, just start doing it! An amazing prayer book is Jason Evert's Pure Faith. It says it's for teenagers, but anyone could appreciate it.  He has a great prologue about how to start praying and some tips, along with a lovely collection of prayers and other devotions.  If you're in a rush, whispering Christ's name is better than putting Him off entirely!
Don't forget, start slowly.  Baby steps come before big ones.  By easing into some of these things, your life will immediately begin to change for the better, and your soul will long even more ardently for Christ.

God bless you all!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Triumph of the Cross

"For God so loved the world, as to give His only begotten son; that whosoever believeth in Him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. For God sent not His Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world might be saved by Him."

John 3:16-17

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Mary!

"Your birth, O Blessed Virgin Mary, fills the whole world with a sweet consolation and a holy joy, because of you was born our Jesus, our God, who has taken away from us the curse in which we were plunged by the sin of our first parents, and filled us with all kinds of blessings,"

St. John Vianney

Holy Mother of God, ora pro nobis!

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Worthy Websites

Hello Everyone!

I don't plan to go a whole week between posts again! It's just been crazy busy at home lately. Until I can sit down and write a nice post, I thought I'd post links to some of my favorite blogs/websites for you all to read.

So, here they are in no particular order:

This is Clare's personal blog. She also writes for The Catholic Young Woman. This blog is full of lovely thoughts and reflections, perfect for a young lady looking for inspiration.

Ioannes posts regularly about political news and the Catholic Church's views on the hot-button issues. His commentary is filled with enthusiasm , and is always very engaging.

This is the website of Michael D. O'Brien, author of many amazing Catholic fiction books. He writes articles on popular literature, and his opinion of it. I love his artwork as well! LOVE this site!

This young lady has extreme art talent. I love looking at the beautiful paintings she's done in the past (since 4 years old), and the paintings she continues to produce. Incredible!

My favorite way to listen to music online! A radio that works like the "Genius" on iTunes, except it plays music for free (you don't have to purchase songs to listen to them). Right now, my stations include "Josh Groban" Radio and my Dad's "Waterboys" Radio! :)

This is an absolutely lovely website! A group of young women post all sorts of lovely reflections, inspirations, tips, and suggestions for young woman striving to embrace Catholicism and femininity. And, Clare re-posted an article (The Shieldmaiden) from my blog a couple weeks ago!

Enjoy your Sunday, and I'll be posting again soon!

God Bless!