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Birgit is a 50-something cradle Catholic who is passionate about the pro-life movement. She enthusiastically serves on the Diocesan Gospel of Life Committee where she chairs pro-life events and writes pro-life articles. Birgit has been married to her Catholic convert husband, Rick, for 37 years. They have four children and seven grandchildren (all age eight and under). Their frequent visits eliminate any fear of an empty nest! Her vibrant Catholic faith colors every aspect of her life. She also sings in the church choir with her husband and daughter. Other interests include politics, as they relate to ‘Life’, and Church liturgy as well as photography, cooking, and gardening. She can also be found on her personal blog, Designs by Birgit.

Forgiveness: Is Someone You Love Poison for Your Soul?

It’s evident that I’m not alone in a struggle with someone intimately linked to my life. I have heard many stories portrayingRead more »

Protect Babies and Women – Stand With Prolife Texas!

I’m not from Texas so you might be wondering why I would be all enthused about something that is happening in the Lone Star State.Read more »

Midnight Vigil for ProLife Bill in Texas

At the time I am typing these words it’s 1:20 here in W KY. Why am I still up because of something that has happened in Texas? If youRead more »

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The Aborted Generations – Faceless Group or Beloved Individuals?

Recently I revisited my pro-life testimony which was originally shared here. Not that something this huge – so early in life -canRead more »

Gosnell Found Guilty – Now What?

Now is a good time to take a cleansing breath and focus on the impact the Gosnell verdict will have on the pro-life movement. As we areRead more »

Not a Garden Gnome: Understanding St. Francis

The name, St. Francis, is on everyone’s lips these days – ever since our new Holy Father took Francis as his official name. With thisRead more »

Catholicism – Appearances can be Deceiving

The saying, “the devil is in the details” seems to be more relevant these days. The Great Deceiver consistently works to detour our courseRead more »

Smoke Watch – Being a Savvy Conclave Fan and Member of the Papa-ratzi

CONCLAVE updates at END No’pe = a contraction indicating that there is no pope. This type of humorous comment (thanks, Stacy T) – inRead more »

Of Toilet Paper and Fortitude

I have often found that our best virtues can also be our worse vices. What makes us ‘good’ can also present quite the trial for our soulsRead more »

Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Pope Benedict’s Retirement

The final Angelus – 24 February 2013. Handout photo provided by Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano.Read more »

The Bells and Smells of Mass – Why Our Senses Matter When We Worship

We are “fearfully and wonderfully” made by God and His crafting of us is undeniably intricate. Our five senses give us aRead more »

Soul-Searching Valentine’s Day – Mourning Motherhood

I am in mourning. No, no one close to me has died, there has been no divorce – no loss of home or means of income. My loss relates to myRead more »

Pope Benedict XVI to Step Down – Were the Signs There ?

The historic news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI came as a surprise to laity and Church leaders alike; he will be only the 5thRead more »

Hey Abortion Advocates, What do You Mean by Choice?

Oh, that’s right, you don’t like the word ‘choice’ anymore. So how do you plan to label your unconditional support for abortion? Is thisRead more »

Pro-Life Advocacy – It Might be Easier Than You Think!

Abortion is a scourge on our nation; yet there are millions of faithful pro-life citizens across the land. Recent statistics have shownRead more »