A Great Prayer For Life

A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.” – Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae), n. 100.

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

Understanding Only Now

Writing as she must because that’s just the way she is and she just has to….Amy Welborn shares from the bottom of her heart and from the pain of her grief. I don’t like prying into someone’s soul, so I’m one who waits for words to be forthcoming to help me understand the meaning of a look, action, or a time of life.

Amy has a way of revealing the very real with a sympathy for herself, as though she were just watching instead of living it.  Thank you, Amy. I don’t understand the way you do now, but I understand as a friend can from a safe distance.

Amy writes:

“I understand how, if one had been married for decades and decades, the death of a spouse would just take it all out of you and propel you on the same road. I felt it very strongly that first day  – a sense that I do not want to be here, that I would rather be with him, I would rather just follow than stick out another day here. I understand how married people die within days of each other.”

Tea for …Hundreds

Instapundit reports on who came to tea on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol.   Hundreds came  to the third of the weekly tea parties at the invitation of the Commonwealth Foundation and two local radio talk show hosts.   “Harrisburg Tea Party” gives vent to their firmly held belief in limited federal and state government and definitely protests the government overstepping its role in our lives.  There is more tea to be served along with sobering declarations in the days to come.

Harrisburg Tea Party - photo sent to Instapundit by Genny Grace

"Harrisburg Tea Party" - photo sent to Instapundit by Genny Grace

Style vs. Substance

Seems Obama can make them swoooooon but they remember Limbaugh.

They Remember Limbaugh

You go, Guy!

Rick Tucker writing for TownHall.com says Obama’s address to Congress accrued kudos for a day.  Front pages  applauded his audacious plans.  By the weekend Barak was old news and lining garbage cans.  Rush on the other hand mouthed four words that are still lighting fires and making headlines.

The words, part if a diatribe decrying socialist plans for America, were that Rush wanted “Barack Obama to fail.  ” They were clearly and easily understood by people who understand context. That’s really all that matters.  People do understand what Limbaugh meant.  Some people just can’t stand that Limbaugh puts such a memorable stamp on it.

Update Prayer Request

Update Monsignor Raun was back at the Altar this morning.  Thank you for you prayers!

Remember Me

Paraphrasing Rev. Fr. Michael DePalma:

In life, it’s not how you begin.  It’s how you end.

How will you be remembered?  More importantly, how will The Father remember you?

Begin today to become a beautiful remembrance in the mind of God.


Our Day of Judgment should be our Day of Glory!