Coming From a Place of Hurt

Unborn Child

National March for Life I have been covering the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. for many years now.  It is an incredibly moving experience for a variety of reasons. Firstly, literally hundreds of thousands of people show up every year rain or shine at the end of January.  Sometimes the weather can be extremely brutal as definitely was […]

Let’s Get Real About Reality TV

Seven Deadly Sins

It would be nice to think that when it comes to Reality TV,  young girls are spending their screen time taking in the more wholesome shows offered by this now well known genre of television programming, such ABC’s Extreme Makeover; Home Edition, or The Fox Network’s ratings winner,  American Idol. If you’re thinking that this is actually the case when […]

Are We Ready for the Year of Faith?

Pope Benedict XVI is giving us a great opportunity in this New Year to make a big difference.  In October he announced the “Year of Faith” which according to Vatican statements is designed to help Catholics around the world deepen their relationship with God, better appreciate the gift of our Catholic faith, and strengthen our commitment to sharing the Catholic […]

The Lost Art of Interpersonal Communication

Today we have a long list of ways to connect and communicate through the latest and greatest technological gadgets.  We have the new iphone4S.  We can text, tweet, friend people on Facebook and yes, we can even do something that is almost getting to seem old fashioned…e-mail.  Why is it with all of the communication advances available that we seem […]

Could Some Good Come Out of Such a Bad TV Series?

Talk about your slippery slopes and sliding all the way to the bottom of the programming heap! Want to know what NBC is up to lately?  The same network, which as Parents TV Council rightfully points out in a recent post on their web site was once home to family friendly programs such as The Cosby Show and The Wonderful […]

Sometimes We Women Are Our Own Worst Enemies

I don’t think I would get too many people disagreeing that the over-sexualizaiton of women and girls is a big problem.   Even “Good Housekeeping” magazine had a major story on this topic. The report in the publication’s August edition focused primarily on the fallout from shows such as TLC’s “Toddlers in Tiaras” along with the climate in our culture that […]

Supreme Court Ruling on California Video Game Law Could Hurt Children

I don’t get it.  We have restrictions on the sale of tobacco and alcohol to minors. But we can’t hold video game retailers accountable for selling adult games to unaccompanied minor children?  The answer to that question is “yes” according to a decision handed down last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.  In its decision the justices pointed to the […]

La dolce Vita, John Paul II Style

One of my fondest memories as well as my favorite pictures from my recent trip to Rome for the beatification of John Paul the Second might seem odd or surprise some people.  Most might think after experiencing such an historic event for the Catholic Church and the world that the most meaningful moment would be related to the actual religious […]

Count It All Joy

The first Scripture verse that came to mind when I viewed the shocking video produced by NARAL-Pro Choice New York, a video that attacks the stellar reputation of pregnancy resource centers, was Isaiah 5:20: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet […]