Sunday, July 27, 2008

"A man of conscience, is one who never acquires tolerance, well- being, success, public standing, and approval on the part of prevailing opinion, at the expense of truth."
Pope Benedict XVI

Thursday, July 24, 2008

the politics of babies...

So, I'm trying to type this out as my 19 month-old is dumping the few remaining clothes we have left here (everything else is packed up to move) and jumping on me, so I might miss a key.

But I'm thinking about the election for President of the Stati Uniti, and how I would like to vote for Obama. I'd really like to vote for him, because he inspires this crazy hope in people, and it feels like we need that now. I like a lot of his policies.

But he seems to have unwavering support for that amorphous choice. After a great deal of thinking and praying, I can't vote for him, but I can't vote against him, either. And I know that conservative president don't always make conservative Court appointments (hello Nixon!), and that even if Roe was overturned, abortion would be legal in the states (such as California) that are liberal.

Nothing will change unless we change people's minds.

The only really pro-life thing I do is try to be a good mama, and make parenthood look as good as possible. So I don't complain about the normal stuff that happens when little ones are around. I just offer it up.

But that doesn't seem to be enough.

So I though of this idea, that is basically making a shrine and inside are these really beautiful icons of aborted babies (they are little saints, right?)... where it isn't put in people's faces unles they enter the shrine. But we can "see through this window into Heaven" and see these babies, and pray for them, just be with them... It seems like a start.

Who will help me with this project?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers." ~Bl. Teresa of Calcutta

Sunday, July 20, 2008

On the Media

Whenever I have a chance to listen to this show, I am constantly awed. If you ever doubt the value of public media, this show is evidence that public radio is ... well, going to go in-depth and actually inform you of something.

Do you wonder why oil is so expensive? The typical line is supply blah blah and demand. Well, have a listen here to Supply and Command and you may actually begin to grasp what is going on:

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Policy does matter...

it effects all of our lives. Listen to this.