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In case you missed the news – yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals finally issued a ruling on the Obama administration’s appeal of a ruling by District Court Judge Royce Lamberth that blocked all current federal funding of embryonic stem cell research due to current federal law (via the Dicky-Wicker Amendment) that prevents the government […]


Posted at: April 30th, 2011 - 9:40 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I didn’t watch a second of the royal wedding or any of the coverage on TV, but I did check out some photos online this morning and I am absolutely loving the elegant, modest and just lovely wedding dress that Kate wore (click image to enlarge)! And check out her sister and maid of honor, […]


Posted at: April 29th, 2011 - 8:43 am - Number of Comments » 2

I wish more families who have children diagnosed with Down syndrome and other diseases before birth would get advice like this instead of pressure to abort: In a related video, St. Josemaria talks about true “liberation” from suffering and the value of the prayers of sick people – the apostolate of suffering. On our retreat […]


Posted at: April 27th, 2011 - 6:27 pm - Number of Comments » 1

I’ve been waiting to do this for weeks!! When Abby Johnson was here in Mid-Missouri earlier this month, I got an autographed copy of her powerful pro-life conversion testimony Unplanned to give away to one lucky Reflections of a Paralytic (ROAP) reader!! I’m sure many of you are familiar with Abby’s story – how she […]


Posted at: April 26th, 2011 - 4:32 pm - Number of Comments » 0

A friend of mine had this up on facebook recently and I can’t think of a better TOB kind of thought for this Tuesday in the octave of Easter: “I am always astonished at the emphasis the Church puts on the body. It is not the soul she says that will rise but the body, […]


Posted at: April 26th, 2011 - 1:05 am - Number of Comments » 0

I really like this advice from Fr. McCloskey. Sometimes I think people spend an awful lot of time, too long, waiting and looking for that “perfect” person – their “one true love.” But, ultimately, love is a choice, a commitment. A facebook friend of mine put it this way once: “marriage is not finding the […]


Posted at: April 26th, 2011 - 12:53 am - Number of Comments » 1

He is Risen! “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:54-55) Let us never be discouraged fighting for truth and life in our deadly culture for we know that ultimately death has already been defeated and He Who is Truth and Life […]


Posted at: April 24th, 2011 - 5:32 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world. “From the foundation of the world, everything had been pointing to what happened on the Cross.” -Fr. Richard Neuhaus A note from my retreat this week: may we always carry within us the dying of Christ so that we can share in His redemption. Father […]


Posted at: April 22nd, 2011 - 1:43 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Rebecca Taylor is a voice of sanity on the whole issue of genetic testing (she is responding to this LifeNews piece from Kristen Hawkins): I have the utmost respect for Ms. Hawkins and I feel her anger and frustration. Having tested pregnant mothers and their partners for cystic fibrosis mutations, I am fully aware of […]


Posted at: April 21st, 2011 - 5:48 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Absolutely brilliant! Related – Poll finds more women cohabitate for love, men for sex. Duh. Sociological Reasons Not to Live Together


Posted at: April 21st, 2011 - 3:25 pm - Number of Comments » 0