“The Infant Leaped in Her Womb”

ChelseaPro Life, Religion0 Comments

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 Judah, where she entered the … Read More

I Do Not Trust John McCain

ChelseaPro Life1 Comment

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, etc… Just because he promises … Read More

The Real Future of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

ChelseaEmbryonic Stem Cell Research2 Comments

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 to protect the right of … Read More

Introducing “Missouri Life News”

ChelseaPersonal, Pro Life0 Comments

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 you can also find me … Read More

Some Courtney Love Buzz

ChelseaAbortion0 Comments

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 drug addiction. Love objected to … Read More

In Memoriam

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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 Settle, a very good friend … Read More

Pray for “Grandma”

ChelseaPersonal, Prayer0 Comments

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.

Pro ESC Research Movie to Premier at Cannes

ChelseaDisabled, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Suffering, video4 Comments

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 is an outspoken opponent of … Read More

NFP Works!

ChelseaContraception, Marriage, Natural Family Planning, Science, Women2 Comments

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” article dealing with NFP and … Read More

NFP Podcast!

ChelseaContraception, Natural Family Planning1 Comment

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 contraception does not mean that … Read More