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Thanks to Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul for Voting Against CRPD


As noted earlier, the United States Senate has voted against ratification of a United Nations treaty on disabled persons. The U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was supported by many “disability rights” organizations, but the text of the treaty included language that posed a threat to parental rights. As such, it was […]

Rick Santorum Applauds Defeat of Flawed U.N. Disabilities Treaty

Rick Santorum and his daughter Bella

Verona, PA – Former Republican presidential candidate and chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following statement regarding the defeat of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): “Today’s vote was a victory for disabled Americans across the country, and Karen and I, as parents of a special needs […]

Ashley Judd Cannot Win a Statewide Race in Kentucky


I heard about this a while back and thought it would blow over, but somehow the story lingers. Via Politico, Ashley Judd is reportedly considering running for United States Senate here in the Bluegrass State. Ashley Judd vs. Mitch McConnell? It might not be as far-fetched as you think. The Hollywood movie star and eighth-generation […]

Misplaced Fuss Over Rick Santorum and World Net Daily

Rick Santorum debates Howard Dean at Cornell University. Cornell alumni include Ann Coulter and Keith Olbermann. Santorum is fond of debate and does not shy from the chance to speak in venues where there is strong disagreement.

There seems to be a great deal of misplaced fuss over Rick Santorum contributing at WorldNetDaily. While I am used to this coming from the Left, it was a surprise to see Matt Lewis write at the Daily Caller that this means by attrition that Rick Santorum is not running for president in 2016. 1.) […]

Those Passionist Nuns Always Make Me Smile


The Passionist Nuns of St. Joseph Monastery are responsible for a great deal of joy in my life. They are cloistered nuns, but as a Passionist Oblate Associate, I am spiritually connected to them in the Cross. It is quite an experience, most of all spiritually, to be a part of a family you never […]

Congratulations to my Daughter


I’m so very proud of my daughter Teresa, who is in eighth grade, for earning a high school varsity letter in cross country. Well done. There are four Graas children, all equally AWESOME.

A Cajun Nun?


My friend Opinionated Catholic (a big LSU fan in Louisiana) has a great video on his blog of a Daughter of St. Paul, Sister Tracy, who is from Cajun country in South Louisiana. That’s some cool stuff there! One funny thing she shares is that she said her highest aspiration in high school was to […]

St Gemma on Humiliations


Humility is…”The moral virtue that keeps a person from reaching beyond himself. It is the virtue that restrains the unruly desire for personal greatness and leads people to an orderly love of themselves based on a true appreciation of their position with respect to God and their neighbors.”  Humility is a quality of all the […]