Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Party!

I often hear stories about people getting in feisty discussions with their relatives at family gatherings. Usually, my family doesn’t mention politics or religion (even though we almost always wear pro-life t-shirts) but this time I started a little conversation.

My cousin’s wife works for the NRA and my Uncle who lives in Missouri bought my aunt a gun for Christmas. My mom wanted a gun for Christmas (but didn’t get one) so I asked him about it. We got into a little discussion how our 2nd amendment rights are being violated with the new restrictions being made. Bringing up the pro-aborts attack at the “Empty Manger Christmas Caroling” in Chicago with Pro-Life Action League, (that my mom went to) my mom made the point that the rights of the innocent unborn are being denied. That’s when it got a little hot and he disagreed. He gave the old reply that abortion a right, “a moral issue” that politics should not be involved in.

Abortion, killing a baby, is not a right. Life is a right which everyone innocent deserves. Without life, Uncle, how can anything be? Rights have limits. Calling abortion a right is like calling murder a right. What’s the difference? Nothing. Abortion is killing a defenseless innocent child! Common sense!

The direct correlation is explicit and very easy to understand. I don’t understand how a person who believes in the Second Amendment does not believe in the right to Life. The two issues go hand in hand. Pro-lifers have the right to defend the right to life, which everything stems from, just as gun owners have the right to protect themselves and their families by owning guns. We are all protecting innocent life.

As my mom says, the first thing Hitler did was ban guns and allowed Jews to have abortions. Is history going to repeat itself…..or is it already?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Video of the Week

TIED WINNER OF Video of the Week for December (tied with Charlie Brown)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Felix Dies Nativitatis!

Hope everyone has/had a very blessed and Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 22, 2008

YOUR favorite Pro-Life Blog

Vote for your favorite pro-life blog here:


[HT: Patricia]

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Video of the Week/Orgin of the Christmas Tree

In today's bulletin - from the Shrine of Christ the King, the "Origin of the Christmas Tree" is posted. I found it intresting so here it is:

"Saint Boniface, an English missionary known as the '"Apostle of Germany"', in 722 came upon some men who were about to cut a huge oak tree as a stake (Oak of Thor) for a human sacrifice to their pagan god. With one mighty blow, Saint Boniface himself felled the massive oak and as the tree split, a beautiful young fir tree sprang from its center. Saint Boniface told the people that his lovely evergreen, with its branches pointing to heaven, was indeed a holy tree, the tree of the Christ Child, a symbol of His promise of eternal life. He instructed them henceforth to carry the evergreen from the wilderness into their homes and to surround it with gifts, symbols of love and kindness. "

St. Boniface was eventually murdered by the pagans after he chopped down their tree, but they did not abolish the Truth of Christ from Germany.

Today, pagans in our society hate the Christmas tree so much they call it the "Holiday Tree." (Target) They keep trying to do away with the Truth, Christ, but they can't. As St. Theresa Avila said, "Truth suffers but never dies."

St. Boniface, pray for us!

Video of the Week:

Monday, December 15, 2008

Video of the Week

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

We made a safe trip home on Friday night after a long day at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Early that morning we went to the Shrine visitor center to "Wake up Mary" with songs. The Archbishop stood right next to me and sang. Yipes!

Then, we walked up the to the shrine and prayed the Rosary. It was my first time being in the completed shrine and it is beautiful.

After that, hundreds processed to the new mosaluem which the Archbishop then dedicated to the Unborn.

It was a beautiful drive and an honor to be at the shrine.

I am sorry for not posting this weekend. A young distant cousin of mine was tragicly killed in a car accident. Please keep him (his soul) and his family in your prayers.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

We'll see....

We're leaving for La Crosse any minute now and it looks as if we will be in the midst of some controversy:

We shall see what happens. My mom mentioned something about writing on the car...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Video of the Week

Video of the Week for the first week of December:

To me, the end is the best part!

New Poll

Vote for your favorite "Video of the Week" for the month of November.

Here are links to the videos:

Little Sarah Palin
American Idol...

The poll is to the left!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

My favorite miracle of St. Nicholas (which God performed through him) from my Mom's book of saints:

"On one visitation he stayed in the house of a man into whom
Satan seemed to have entered; for when meat failed for his table he supplied it with the flesh of little children whom he stole and murdered in order to serve as meat to the travelers who were his guests. It was this
horrible repast, disguised with his best skill, that this wicked man
dared to set before the Bishop and his companions. No sooner had the man of God set his eyes upon the sumptuous table and upon the 'meat' prepared for him, that he understood the horrible fraud. He charged the host with this abominable crime, and the man, trembling confessed his sin. Then, St. Nicholas led the way to the place were the remains where the remains of the other victims had been hidden, To the horror of all, they found them salted down in a tub. Clothed with the majesty of a Bishop of God, and endowed with the power which the Almighty One gives to His Saints, no sooner had St. Nicholas made over them the sign of the cross, than the three little children were restored to life, and then given back to their Mother."
I hope everyone has/had a blessed day!
St. Nicholas, Patron Saint of children, pray for us!