You never know. A seemingly innocent remark wounds a friend. Callous words from bystanders injure fragile survivors. A stranger is believed over a friend. Sticks and stones may break bones, but words DO hurt, especially when uttered by a friend. Why does it matter? Why … Continue readingWhy It Matters
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 my vocation as a mother. The fervor – no need – for children resonates differently … Continue readingSoul-Searching Valentine’s Day – Mourning Motherhood
I’ve always been Catholic and pro-life. These two attributes are intrinsically linked not only to each other, but also to my character. My brothers and I were blessed with wonderful parents who instilled Catholicity and respect for life. We attended Mass, prayed rosaries, received a … Continue readingThe Gospel of Life: Pro-life for a Reason
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 this new propaganda to relabel yourselves an attempt to muddy the waters so that we don’t know what to call you – to not … Continue readingHey Abortion Advocates, What do You Mean by Choice?
“You have breast cancer,” the surgeon deadpanned. I glanced at my husband & then my mom, and waited for the punch-line. It never came — the doctor was deadly serious. He had just performed a biopsy (that amounted to a lumpectomy) with me wide awake … Continue readingBald, Pregnant, and Living