Marriage is a Vocation

ChelseaFamily, Marriage, Prayer, Religion, Vocation3 Comments

So, I’m going to shift gears a little bit on this post to talk about something else I am very concerned about. The “other” vocations crisis in the Church. The reading at Mass today was from Ephesians 5:21-33. This reading contains what I consider one of the most beautiful Bible verses, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church, … Read More

Claire McCaskill

ChelseaAbortion, Politics, Religion, Stem Cell Research2 Comments

Alright, so I think I am one of the last Catholic bloggers to blog this sticker. My mother thinks it should say, “You can’t be Catholic and pro Claire.” It disturbs me greatly that any Catholic could be endorsed by Pro-Choice America, or even think that abortion should be, “safe, legal and rare.” Claire recently used her Catholic faith to … Read More

Missouri Bishops’ Letter

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The good bishops of Missouri have issued a letter to all the faithful regarding Amendment 2, most importantly urging us to vote no. “We Catholics in the State of Missouri must bring our knowledge of the moral truth to bear upon our choices, especially when participating in the democratic process. Our “least brethren” are depending upon us. Our Lord Jesus … Read More

Respect Life Month

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October is Respect Life Month and here in Missouri we are trying very hard to help ensure that Missourians will continue to respect life by voting no on Amendment 2 this November. At my parish we are relying heavily on the power of the Blessed Virgin Mary and praying the Rosary Crusade Safeguarding Embryonic Human Life, put out by the … Read More

Few Things Worth Reading

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I found this an interesting article: For all the fuss, stem cell study rare in Missouri, highlighting the fact that the stem cell research that Amendment 2 is so apt to protect as a constitutional right isn’t even being done in the state!! And the founders of the Stowers Institute, KC’s big biotech institute, have spent more than $15 million … Read More

Father Michael Esswein

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So I have heard about this priest, but I have never met him. Fr. Esswein is a priest in the Archdiocese of St. Louis who is also a quadraplegic. A friend of mine went to a Mass that he was celebrating and said he did a phenomenal job speaking about stem cell research. The St. Louis Review recently wrote an … Read More

I Love This Man

ChelseaAmendment 2, Politics, Religion1 Comment

We have been blessed here in Missouri to have Archbishop Raymond Burke as the head of the St. Louis Archdiocese. Many of you will remember that in 2004 he was very outspoken against pro-choice Catholic politicians. Now he is an outpoken critic of Amendment 2. Below is the intro to an article he wrote in the St. Louis Review. It’s … Read More