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Can Obamacare Be Defeated Without Winning Elections or Court Cases?


I am a diehard conservative…but I hate political theater. Hate. It. I’m a mother of four. I don’t have time for games when it comes to serious issues. I only have time to do things that actually get things accomplished. Everything else is just entertainment. For me, politics and entertainment are two different categories in […]

VIDEO: McConnell Urges Democrats to Join Obamacare Defunding Effort

Mitch McConnell

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding defunding Obamacare: “About four years ago, I mounted a campaign right here on the Senate floor against a bill that would come to be as known as Obamacare. Nearly every day we were in session, I […]

Eat This Bread and Here I Am, Lord

My daughter Teresa is practicing the hymns for Mass this weekend. Two of them are Eat This Bread and Here I Am, Lord. Be sure to remember our priests at Holy Mass. They need and deserve our prayers. Readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

How to Attend Mass if You Have Panic Attacks in Crowds


A reader writes to ask about the issue of panic attacks at Mass. How does one attend Mass if one has panic attacks in crowds? First and foremost the obligation to participate in Holy Mass extends to everyone who is able to attend. Panic attacks are due to illness and if they are truly severe […]

Instead of Merely Cutting Food Stamps, Let’s End the Program

Poverty in America: It's not just about food stamps and Obamaphones. It's about suffering people who are hoping for change that is real, not just a slogan.

Democrats and Republicans alike are failing miserably to address the problem of feeding America’s poor. Republicans rightly say that the country cannot afford the $80 billion spent every year in providing food stamps and that there is too much fraud involved. Democrats rightly say that we cannot rely solely on food drives for food banks. […]

Blest are They

‘Blest Are They’ is one of the songs my daughter Teresa will be singing at Mass this evening. I’m sorry I don’t have any videos of her singing. Holy Mass isn’t the Teresa Graas show, ya know. I also realize that many of you don’t consider David Haas’ songs to be kosher, but hey, I’m […]

Why I’m Not Reading the Pope’s Interview

Pope Francis First Homily

The first word I heard about the Pope’s “big interview” came from “gay rights” activists talking about it saying it means Church teaching on homosexuality has changed. That’s why I’m not reading it. Obviously, he is being taken out of context, as is always the case whenever a pope gives an interview. It makes me […]

Communio on ‘Gay’ Identity vs. Identity in Christ

Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, our hero.

We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. — Ephesians 4:14 About Communio: Communio was founded in 1972 by Hans Urs von Balthasar, Henri de Lubac, and Joseph Ratzinger. It stands for the renewal of theology […]