Music for Your Monday: Prince of Peace

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The real “Christmas season” has finally begun! Here is another one of my favorite TSO songs performed by the late great Daryl Pediford. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I hope you’re all are having a wonderful Christmas. Today I’ll be flying home from South Florida where I’ve been with family since last Wednesday. It’s actually been a little chilly here, but thankfully we … Read More


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Our Bridegroom is here! Go out and welcome Him!

Our Lover is Coming!

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Jesus Christ has many titles according to his relationship with mankind. He is Prince of Peace and King of Kings, Lord, Savior and even Friend. But did you know that He is also our Lover and Spouse? As a young man marries a virgin, so shall your builder marry you (Is. 62). I’ve said here many times that all earthly … Read More

The Culture of Death and the Magesterium of Me

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Awful. In Canada a couple opted to have one of their unborn children killed for no other reason than that having twins just did not fit into the “perfect” life they had laid out for themselves (h/t Rebecca Taylor). From the National Post: Like so many other couples these days, the Toronto-area business executive and her husband put off having … Read More

Pope Holds Prayer Vigil for Nascent Human Life

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This Saturday the pope, together with bishops and priests in diocese throughout the world, held a vigil of prayer for nascent human life. Here in the Jeff City Diocese, our bishop will celebrate the vigil tomorrow evening during vespers. Here is part of pope Benedict’s remarks in Rome Saturday evening (full transcript) Dear brothers and sisters, our coming together this … Read More

Great Pro-Life Prayer to St. Gerard

ChelseaCulture of Life, Faith, Prayer, Pregnancy, Pro Life1 Comment

I just got my order of these great prayer cards from Priests for Life. I think it’s a wonderful prayer, especially for those involved in 40 Days for Life. I’m going to be giving them out when our parish Gospel of Life Committee shows the movie Babies tomorrow night! St. Gerard is the patron saint of mothers, specifically pregnant women. … Read More

Be Not Afraid of the Cross

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I’m preparing to give a talk to a youth group in Ellisville MO later this evening. This quote from Pope Benedict sums up the message I hope to get across: Dear friends, the Cross often frightens us because it seems to be a denial of life. In fact, the opposite is true! It is God’s “yes” to mankind, the supreme … Read More

Pray the Rosary for Purity

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Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, which comes in the midst of the Month of the Holy Rosary. At the end of one of my favorite prayers in this handbook is a call on St. Joseph to “keep our minds untainted, our hearts pure and our bodies chaste.” Keeping our minds pure is key to keeping … Read More

Lessons From a Little Flower Redux

ChelseaAbortion, Assisted Suicide, Bioethics, Disabled, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Euthanasia, Faith, Love, Religion, Sacrifice, Suffering1 Comment

Four years ago, I started this blog as an extension of my pro-life apostolate. As you’ve probably noticed, I also write a lot about suffering and the Cross. That’s because it has been my observation after several years of pro-life advocacy that one of the underlying causes of the culture of death (abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, cloning/ESCR) is a desire … Read More

Take Up Your Cross

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In the book Saint Gianna Molla: Wife, Mother, Doctor, Pietro Molla recalls his wife saying to him as she was dying: Pietro, I am cured now. Pietro, I was already over there and do you know what I saw? Some day I will tell you. But because we were so happy, we were too comfortable with our marvelous babies, full … Read More