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Archbishop Nona’s warning to the West about Islam

I have been keeping track of Archbishop Nona for some time via news through Aid To The Church in Need. He is a sober-minded man. The news he offers now is sobering itself. CNS News: “Our sufferings today are the prelude of those that you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near […]

Treasure in Heaven

In today’s readings, Jesus tells a rich man that in order to be perfect, he must sell what he has and give it to the poor. Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, […]

The song that must be sung by a woman

House of the Rising Sun is usually sung by men…but it must be sung by a woman. Just sayin’…. This is the correct melody. The lyrics are right except that it should say “my father was a gamblin’ man” instead of “my sweetheart.”   This is correct, except it says “your children” instead of “my […]

Grief: The Healing Pain

Last night, I lost a friend and a sister-in-law. Dayna Baker was my brother’s wife. Though they had divorced, we remained as close as we had ever been. It is a great and sudden loss. She was only 53 years old and perished in a motorcycle accident along with a man she was to be […]

Tony Perkins on the Kelly File: Genocide in Iraq

From Tony Perkins on Facebook: I joined Martha on Kelly File tonight to talk about President Obama’s refusal to call the systematic murder of Christians in the Middle East by ISIS what it is – genocide. The failed foreign policy of President Obama has once again had deadly consequences. Let’s pray for these innocent people […]

Prayer of the Children, for the children of Iraq

My daughter Teresa sings Soprano with the local public high school chorus. This year, one of the songs they will be singing is Prayer of the Children. They practiced it today after watching a video performance by Gondwana Singers. Teresa said that she thought of the children of Iraq as she sang it. She will be […]