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Wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend and, please, amid your boat rides, barbecue and beer, be sure to stop at some point and take a moment to remember what this holiday is really about. Image: Incidents of the war. A harvest of death, Gettysburg, July, 1863 No one has greater love than […]


Posted at: May 28th, 2011 - 2:37 pm - Number of Comments » 0

This is a delightful story (via KJL, photo via army.mil). After trying to help deliver an Afghan woman’s baby for eight hours in northern Kandahar Province’s Khakrez District, it was determined that an emergency c-section was the only way to ensure that both mother and child would survive. Lacking the necessary surgical capabilities at their […]


Posted at: January 28th, 2011 - 12:58 am - Number of Comments » 2

Many thanks to all of our veterans for your service to our country! I say it every year: it is not easy fighting for life in a time of war, so my prayers are especially with all of our men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan right now, including military chaplains, and their families. […]


Posted at: November 11th, 2010 - 4:56 pm - Number of Comments » 1

This is just awful: (CNN) — Four soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas died over the week. In all four cases, it appears the soldiers, all decorated veterans from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, took their own lives, according to Christopher Haug, a Fort Hood spokesman. If confirmed as suicides, it would be on top […]


Posted at: September 30th, 2010 - 11:26 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day and, please, amid your boat rides, barbecue and beer, but be sure to stop at some point and remember what this day is really about. For all those who have lost loved ones in battle I pray, in the words of Abraham Lincoln: that our heavenly Father […]


Posted at: May 31st, 2010 - 4:26 am - Number of Comments » 1

God bless our troops! Pray for our wounded warriors and help support them if you can!! (h/t Gianna Jessen) On that note, I’m off to watch The Hurt Locker and make rosaries to send to our troops. See my previous war related posts: Fighting for Life in a Time of War War Through the Eyes […]


Posted at: March 3rd, 2010 - 7:45 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Many thanks to all of our veterans for your service to our country. It is not easy fighting for life in a time of war, so my prayers are especially with all of our men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan right now. R.I.P. Darin Thomas Settle and all who never made it home […]


Posted at: November 11th, 2009 - 9:26 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, has written a new book with the help of Father José Granados explaining John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Here is a description of the book titled “Called to Love“: Christianity has long been regarded as viewing the body as a threat to a person’s […]


Posted at: April 28th, 2009 - 10:46 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I just recently watched the documentary, Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, which explores the firsthand accounts of American servicemen and women through their own words. It is amazing to hear about war from those who actually experience it. It’s a much different story than you will ever get from your history books or any […]


Posted at: March 6th, 2009 - 12:58 am - Number of Comments » 0

One of my favorite scenes from Saving Private Ryan (which is my favorite movie) comes after they take out a machine gun nest on their way to Ramelle. After digging graves to bury the dead there, a surviving German is blindfolded and the soldiers prepare to execute him, nevermind the fact that he surrendered. When […]


Posted at: June 6th, 2008 - 9:57 pm - Number of Comments » 0