Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Joy of Siblings

Two Franks, surprisingly, on the same wave length. Pope Francis and Frank Bruni.

First, Pope Francis. Be open to children.
“No, no, not more than one child, because otherwise we will not be able to go on holiday, we will not be able to go out, we will not be able to buy a house. It’s all very well to follow the Lord, but only up to a certain point. This is what economic wellbeing does to us: we all know what wellbeing is, but it deprives us of courage, of the courage we need to get close to Jesus. This is the first richness of the culture of today, the culture of economic wellbeing”.

Now Frank Bruni. Too bad more people won't know what a gift it is to have siblings.
"That’s how it goes in a pack of siblings, and I sometimes wonder, when it comes to the decline in fertility rates in our country and others, whether the economic impact will be any more significant than the intimate one. For better or worse, fewer people will know the challenges and comforts of a sprawling clan."

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Pope and the March for Life Rome

News from this year's Marcia per la Vita 2013..

Lifesitenews has the story and the Rome Reports video.

“I invite you to keep the attention of everyone on the important issue of respect for human life from the moment of conception,” the pope told the marchers.
He also invited all to attend the Vatican’s “Evangelium Vitae Day,” which he said would be “a special moment especially for those who care about the defense of the sanctity of human life,” to take place “in the context of the Year of Faith,” on 15 and 16 June. 




As does the National Catholic Register, "Pope Personally Greets the Rome March for Life."

"Gente di Si alla vita" says Avvenire

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Surprised by joy... of motherhood

A beautiful reflection on motherhood from secular DIY blogger and graphic designer Brooklyn Limestone:
Before I was a mother, I imagined parenthood to be a marathon of sorts – worth it in the long run but painfully difficult while the race was being run.  Good parents sacrificed to give their children what they needed to grow and parents reap the benefits over time as their children age and are able to reciprocate that love. While that is entirely true, I didn’t realize there was something wonderful that was much more immediate.  I never imagined that being a mother wouldn’t feel like a sacrifice at all – at least not one that I minded.  How could I have known that even one sided love can fill my heart to bursting? 

Happy Mother's Day!

Marcia Per La Vita 2013 - March for Life Rome

Today's the day. Excellent photos at the "Live Blog" at Marcia Per La Vita.
They marched from the Colosseum to Castel Sant'Angelo (near the Vatican).  Some Marchers continued on to nearby Via Della Conciliazione and were blessed by Pope Francis who celebrated a canonization this morning in St. Peter's Square. Jeanne Monohan and Lila Rose were in attendance.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

I March, You March, We March - UPDATED



Photos are up at Lifesitenews of yesterday's March for Life Canada 2013.
Over 25, 000 in attendance.
Photos of March for Life Canada- British Columbia over at Orbis Catholicus Secundus.
CBC's Inside Politics Blog has Recap of March for Life in tweets and pictures.
UPDATE - more photos over at Lilley's Pad

Meanwhile, in Rome they are preparing for March for Life Rome 2013 Marcia per La Vita.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

50 Shades of Cleveland

More signs of the End of Western Civilization:

"Fifty Shades of Grey" chick lit bondage fantasy book sold over 70 million copies worldwide.
4 women detained for bondage freak for 10 years in Cleveland.
Filmmakers still moving forward with bringing "Fifty Shades" to movie theaters near you. 

Porn kills. Nobody cares. Crickets.

We Stand On Guard... For Life

O Canada, today you March for Life!
Check out live broadcast provided by EWTN.