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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.
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Hobby Lobby – Crafting Religious Freedom

As a group of crafty Catholic women, joining Pinterest was a no-brainer for many of the Catholic Sistas Ink Slingers. As an Art Major,Read more »

Salvation Army: Bells for Abortion?

Ring-a-ling-a-ling goes the bell as stalwart souls stand in the cold, next to the familiar red kettle beseeching passersby to give almsRead more »

Advent – Don’t Rush! It’s not Christmas Yet!

It’s Not Christmas! A friend recently bemoaned her inability to ‘get into the Christmas spirit’. Her discomfiture was painfully evidentRead more »

Barack Obama as Lord and Savior

A painting in a college art gallery that depicts President Barack Obama as Jesus Christ. Actor and musician Jamie Foxx recently made aRead more »

Hope and Thanksgiving – They’re Contagious!

I was recently privy to a Facebook exchange between my friend, Michelle, and one of her friends. Michelle is going through a difficultRead more »

Election 2012 – Where do the Faithful Go from Here?

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, weRead more »

Breast Cancer: a Letter to Jacqueline

.  Dear Jacqueline, It’s October again. We both know what that means because the nation will once again turn pink. This is theRead more »

When “I’m pro-life, except” really happens…

A B O R T I O N: The rationalizations are many… “Why have a baby born into a family who does not want ‘it’?” “What aboutRead more »

Abortion Kills Children: the Language of the Pro-life Movement

As someone who has been in tune with the pro-life movement from the inception of the dubious Roe vs. Wade law, I am keenly aware of the insRead more »

Faithful Citizen: Vote with a Well Formed Conscience

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen seems to have been a prophet before his time. His quotes appear to resonate even more today than they didRead more »

God is Not a Cosmic Bubble Gum Machine – Pray Like a Grownup!

Pray like a grownup! Recently I had the privilege of attending a Marian Conference featuring several dynamic speakers. Tim Staples, ofRead more »

I’m So Pleased to Have Been Wrong – Cardinal Dolan’s Benediction

I’ll have to be honest about my skepticism when it was announced that Cardinal Dolan would subject himself to rubbing shoulders with theRead more »

Veiling Through the Joyful Mysteries

In June I shared ‘Lifting the Veil…’, a post about my decision to begin veiling. In reading the subsequent comments, I found renewed vigorRead more »

The Trauma and Pain of Abortion after Rape

Much has been made of recent remarks about abortion and rape by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin. From President Obama to his opponentRead more »

Instilling Vocations and a Servant’s Heart

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Garbage in, garbage out. Birds of a feather flock together. What is the commonality ofRead more »