January 22, 2010

Hi Jesus. We pray for an end to abortion

On the way to preschool and then onto work, Little One and I pass by (at the posted speed of 65 mph...ok, maybe a little faster) a Catholic church. We wave, say "Hi" to Jesus, and make the sign of the cross. Sometimes we add a short prayer. Today's was "We pray for an end to abortion."

Today is the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. You can join virtually here. For some reason, the website keeps locking up on me, but I will try again in a bit.

January 21, 2010

Baby Blue Laces for Life

Here is a great way to show your pro life support. Proceeds from the sale of baby blue shoelaces with "Laces for Life" printed on them are donated to pro life organizations in financial need. You can order them from the group's website.

January 13, 2010

Praying for those in Haiti

Please say prayers for those in Haiti, recently struck by a 7.0 earthquake. The poorest country in the Western hemisphere has little resources to cope with this disaster. To help, you can donate via Catholic Relief Services or the American Red Cross.

January 11, 2010

2nd largest abortion clinic to open in Houston

Check out the video at Bound 4 Life. My lovely hometown - Houston - is soon to be the home of the second largest abortion facility in the world. That's right: the entire world. The facility is located in a former bank, which is being renovated by Planned Parenthood and will include equipment and space for late-term abortions. It will be located near my alma mater the University of Houston.

Dallas' March for Life is this Saturday, January 16.

January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a very happy new year and many blessings in 2010. Our Catholic faith gives us a wonderful way to ring in the new calendar year with the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (January 1).

A bit of history: Mary is called Theotokos, meaning "God-Bearer". Since Jesus was fully God and fully man, we rightly call Mary the mother of God. In the early 400s, Nestorius, for whom the heresy Nestorianism is named, proposed that Mary only gave birth to Jesus' human nature (and not His divine nature). The Councils of Ephesus (431) and Chalcedon (451) condemned this idea.

And today is the feast day of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, one of my favorites!