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One of those little black balls of fluff is a newborn Coco Kitty in May of 1993(with sweet, sweet momma Cassie Cat): Loot at the precious!: And here she is all grown up just a few short months ago: After 19 years, it’s hard to believe that she’s really gone. Though stuffed full of boxes, […]


Posted at: August 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Kindly requesting your prayers, gentle readers. It’s looking more and more like my precious Coco kitty is at the end of her life – and I am NOT ready to deal with this (I know, who is, right?). It’s hard to tell how close she is. She’s still eating and walking around, but she’s definitely […]


Posted at: August 17th, 2012 - 7:22 pm - Number of Comments » 4

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. –Douglas MacArthur Image: Incidents of the war. A harvest of death, Gettysburg, July, 1863 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (Jn. […]


Posted at: May 28th, 2012 - 12:02 pm - Number of Comments » 0

In 1993, Robert Latimer murdered his 12-year old disabled daughter, gassing her to death with fumes from his truck. He was convicted of second degree murder with a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 10 years. For nearly two decades, Robert has received widespread sympathy and support […]


Posted at: April 20th, 2012 - 7:17 am - Number of Comments » 5

As assisted suicide deaths rise yet again in Oregon and Switzerland and they prepare to discuss legalizing the practice in Massachusetts, over at Catholic Lane this morning, I revisited and revised a previous post from here: For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you […]


Posted at: April 6th, 2012 - 8:39 am - Number of Comments » 0

Over at Catholic Lane, Mark Pickup writes about the The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s recent statement against euthanasia. In it, he explains how euthanasia denies people of the “good time” of the “last phase of living” during which a person often reconciles with God and others. Mark’s article reminds me of something […]


Posted at: February 16th, 2012 - 10:31 pm - Number of Comments » 0

“Time is a treasure that melts away. It escapes from us, slipping through our fingers like water through the mountain rocks. Tomorrow will soon be another yesterday. Our lives are so very short. Yesterday has gone and today is passing by. But what a great deal can be done for the love of God in […]


Posted at: February 5th, 2012 - 5:28 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Jimmy Akin has an interesting post on the concept of “soul sleep” – addressing the question of whether the soul is alert after death or if death is more like sleep. Check it out. It kinda reminds me of something I read recently in Fr. Richard John Neuhaus’ book As I Lay Dying about what […]


Posted at: January 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm - Number of Comments » 3

Earlier this year I agreed to write for a new Catholic blog that launched for young adults in August. It’s now November and I haven’t written a thing – until now…finally! It’s definitely not some of the best writing I’ve ever done. I have not been in the mood to write at all lately, which […]


Posted at: November 3rd, 2011 - 6:52 am - Number of Comments » 0

Speaking of life ending suddenly and much too early, this morning Students for Life (SFLA) staffer Jon Scharfenberger died from injuries he sustained in a car accident earlier this month. SFLA leader Kortney Blythe Gordon and her pre-born daughter, Sophy, were also killed in that accident. Ironically, or perhaps providentially, Jon lost his voice forever […]


Posted at: October 18th, 2011 - 2:09 pm - Number of Comments » 0