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Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

Pope Francis (neneo / Shutterstock.com)

“In big cities, beneath the roar of traffic, beneath ‘the rapid pace of change,’ so many faces pass by unnoticed because they have no ‘right’ to be there, no right to be part of the city. They are the foreigners, the children who go without schooling, those deprived of medical insurance, the homeless, the forgotten elderly. These people stand at […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Francis

“On this day illumined by the Gospel hope which springs from the humble stable of Bethlehem, I invoke the Christmas gift of joy and peace upon all: upon children and the elderly, upon young people and families, the poor and the marginalized. May Jesus, who was born for us, console all those afflicted by illness and suffering; may he sustain […]

Grandma’s Ice Cream

Grandma didn’t always make chicken and rice casserole without the chicken. And she didn’t always ask mom three times if she wanted to save or throw out the leftover peas. But these moments became the ones seared in my memory in the years after she’d gone. Though watching her sporadic mental hiccups in her final years seemed more funny than […]

Disposable People

Father and Son

At first I thought it was the article about the Canadian mother who received a letter from a neighbor suggesting she should euthanize her autistic son which prompted me to write today’s blog.  Maybe it was my recent discovery that 92% of babies determined to have Down’s Syndrome are aborted by their parents.  It could have been the alarming lack […]

The Star

The Star – by Jef Murray A Tale of an Aging Mother and her Son His mother was propped up in bed; seemingly in the same position as when he’d left her two days before. Her eyes fluttered open. “Sam! Have you come to take me home?” He sighed and pulled a chair up beside her. Through the window above her bed, […]