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Happy feast of the Visitation! This account of the Blessed Virgin visiting her cousin Elizabeth is is one of my favorites in scripture. I love it because the life of the unborn child is so clearly illustrated. During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of […]

Posted at: May 31st, 2008 - 3:26 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Some pro-lifers might be content with John McCain’s promise not to try to soften the party’s platform when it comes to abortion, but I’m not put at ease. From 1999: This does not make me comfortable about the type of Supreme Court justices he will appoint, or who he would chose as V.P., cabinet members, […]

Posted at: May 30th, 2008 - 1:12 pm - Number of Comments » 1

For the last 10 years at least we have been consistently told that embryonic stem cells are the greatest and even the only hope for cell based therapies and cures. This is what voters were promised when they approved spending billions of State dollars on cloning/ESC research in California and amended the Constitution in Missouri […]

Posted at: May 29th, 2008 - 11:35 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Due to the sometimes overwhelming amount of news alerts I get (and almost never use) concerning life issues in Missouri I decided to start a blog solely dedicated to MO life news. Come by and check it out! This makes blog number five(!) for me. Reflections is still my main and most important site, but […]

Posted at: May 28th, 2008 - 10:59 pm - Number of Comments » 0

A new book by former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg reveals that Courtney Love was heavily pressured to have an abortion when she found out she was pregnant 16 years ago. A doctor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s chemical dependency unit gave the advice citing concern for the health of the Cobain’s unborn child due to Courtney’s […]

Posted at: May 27th, 2008 - 11:27 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I have said before that we cannot celebrate the great gift of life without also meditating upon the mystery of death. Today we remember those who have given their lives for the cause of freedom, the protection of their country and their fellow man. In a very special way today I remember Lance Cpl. Darin […]

Posted at: May 26th, 2008 - 12:00 pm - Number of Comments » 0

After visiting the nursing homes yesterday I found out that one of our most beloved residents, 92 yr. old Dorothy, AKA Grandma, seems to have reached her final days. Please pray for her and her family. Find out more about Grandma on this post.

Posted at: May 24th, 2008 - 9:38 pm - Number of Comments » 0

The brainchild of a group of Kansas City doctors, the movie “Hope”, is supposed to premier, if it hasn’t already, at the Cannes Film Festival that has been going on all week (ht: FRC Blog). It is a fictional story promoting research using human embryos. In this movie the son of a conservative Senator who […]

Posted at: May 23rd, 2008 - 11:54 pm - Number of Comments » 4

After seeing this post on natural family planning that I did yesterday (well, almost early this morning) my good friend Meredith offered this comment: Yes I can attest it WORKS! How many years and doctors did I go to Chelsea before opening the Catholic Missourian one day and seeing “Our Lady Queen of Peace Center” […]

Posted at: May 23rd, 2008 - 10:07 pm - Number of Comments » 2

A great way to build strong marriages and families is through the practice of natural family planning, whereby couples respect God’s vision for marriage and the family and learn to live out their sexuality to reflect this vision. This is one of the most highly contested and misunderstood areas of Catholic teaching. Saying no to […]

Posted at: May 22nd, 2008 - 11:00 pm - Number of Comments » 1