Posted in October 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday

**1 ** It was my own fault. Last night, Eric and I decided to watch some tv. He had a long day at work, I had a long day cleaning and baking for the PARTY tonight, so we both wanted to just veg for a while before bed. Then IT happened. I turned on the … Continue reading

All Hallows’ Eve and All Saints’ Day

There are a lot of people throwing their two cents into the ring as Halloween approaches. I recently mentioned Halloween in the tongue-in-cheek post about “A Day Without A Scantily Clad Woman” this October 31st. Many reasonable Christians disagree, often with very articulate reasons, about whether or not Christians should celebrate Halloween, as it currently … Continue reading

For the baby I would have had this week. Pray for us Michael, pray for us all. One Art by Elizabeth Bishop The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of … Continue reading

A Halloween Proposition

Atticus and I have not shunned Halloween. Instead we’re choosing to focus on this day as a Church holiday, because, after all, that’s what it is. It is All Hallow’s Eve, which means, the eve of all holy souls. Now October 31 is the day before November 1. November 1 is the feast of All … Continue reading

7 Quick Takes Friday

Visit Jen to see more quick takes and thank this wonderful hostess! ** 1 ** Today is the quintessential fall day — blustery, somewhat rainy, and cool. The perfect day for copious amounts of tea, crocheting, and reading Jane Austen. Organic Chai and Emma are calling my name. ** 2 ** I love the Gilmore … Continue reading

Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

October is Support a Catholic Speaker Month, being sponsored by Fallible Blogma. Check out the site to learn more; there are still Catholic Speakers who aren’t being represented. You too, can be part of Support a Catholic Speaker Month! Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC is a convert to Roman Catholicism. Before his conversion, Fr. Calloway had … Continue reading

First EVER Blog Award!

I’m very flattered and humbled that I’ve been chosen for my very first blog award! It’s called the Dragon’s Loyalty Award — I was gifted by the wonderful Rebecca at Feel My Love — for my loyal reading and commenting on her blog. Rebecca and I share a love of college football, though we do … Continue reading

Music Monday

I LOVE this song. I was big into the Goo Goo Dolls in high school, then sort of stopped listening to them. What I think is, this is (a) a Christmas song — “Tonight’s the night the world begins again” — come on! and (b) this is a pro-life song — “the one poor child … Continue reading

A View From the Pro-Life Left

“Not too long ago, he was a pro-lifer. He wrote and spoke about the right to life and attacked advocates of abortion rights. “There are those who argue that the right to privacy is of a higher order than the right to life,” he would say. “That was the premise to slavery. You could not … Continue reading

Why I Listen to the Catholic Church

I have not always listened to the Church, despite my seeming  enthusiasm for obedience to demanding moral principles. :) There was a time, in the not so distant past, when I considered myself Catholic, and I enjoyed being Catholic. I attended Mass frequently, read the Bible a little, and tried to be a good person … Continue reading