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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.

The Red Convertible

I’m sitting in my car, a common occurrence, as my mother runs into the store for ‘just a second’. My mind is drifting as I wait, knowing itRead more »

Lifting the Veil…

.   …onto my head I have been contemplating wearing a chapel veil to Mass for a while now. At 54, I am just old enough toRead more »

164 cities Stand Up for Religious Freedom

Over 160 cities, nationwide, joined in a concerted effort spearheaded by Eric Scheidler and Pro-Life Action League. The subject of theRead more »

Lord, Help Us Help Our Country

I’ll admit it: the HHS Mandate debacle has been on my radar since the news came down the pike. How dare a government dictate that aRead more »

Meatless Fridays: Quick 3 Ingredient Meal

  Hmmmm…it’s Friday and the troops are hungry, but I’ve simply been too busy to worry about that…thatRead more »

Crazy Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Cobbler is a dish that I have a love/hate relationship with. I love the fruit part of it but have always felt that there is justRead more »

The Real Love Story of the Titanic

Much has been written and said about the sinking of the Titanic these past 100 years. There are books and movies and books about theRead more »

Stand Up for Religious Freedom – OWENSBORO

Defending the Catholic Church from the HHS Mandate Last Friday night – yes, SEVEN days ago – one of my acquaintances sent anRead more »

President Obama, LET US BE CATHOLICS!

As this newly minted Lent marches toward its first Sunday, I am refreshed from these few days of following my Rehab PROMISES. Although itRead more »

EGG-straordinary Lenten Rosary Project for your Family

I’ve been reflecting on Lent for the past week and how I am going to observe this time of penance, alms giving, and prayer. MyRead more »

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

The Lord’s Prayer, as taught to us by our Savior, seems simplistic on the surface – yet is profound and multi-faceted in its message. OneRead more »

FIAT: HHS Mandate and Why We Should Care as Catholics

The HHS Mandate has been prominently in the news for the past week or so. That the current administration would violate the religiousRead more »

Why age doesn’t matter in life

My sweet 'Mutti' I used to give my sweet mother a birthday card for my birthday. I would tell her she should be the one to getRead more »

YES! Komen Kicks Planned Parenthood to the Curb

We at Catholic Sistas are tickled pink that prominent breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure has decided to cut tiesRead more »

Seriously, what do you mean by ‘Choice’?

Welcome to Sanger’s Choice Cafe, my name is Margaret and I will be serving you today. You will be having water, spinach and liver.Read more »