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Fight FOCA!!

Please remember to send in the postcards to your Senators and Representatives urging them to protect life and reject FOCA. If you can, please write a personal note with your postcard expressing your concerns and desire to defend and protect innocent human life.

It only takes a few minutes, so please put a stamp on the cards and mail them!

Don't have any postcards? Contact your diocese today!

Fr. Tom Kraft, O.P. 1953-2009

I just had to write about our Dominican friend here in Seattle, Fr. Tom Kraft.

Fr. Tom died last week of terminal cancer.

He was 55.

Fr. Tom was one of those people who radiated the love and zeal of Jesus. He always had a smile on his face and a humble and humorous manner about him. He welcomed you when he saw you and he was always going from one place to the next, spreading the love of Jesus wherever he went. He loved his priesthood and he loved God's people.

The Dominicans and those at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Seattle did an astounding job today organizing one of the most resplendent and piercing funeral liturgies I have ever witnessed. The church was packed to standing room only with people of all races and ages. We had all come to pay tribute, grieve and celebrate the life of a man whose "yes" to God changed us all forever.

Fr. Tom's brothers and sister and niece gave moving eulogies about their beloved brother and uncle, a man who brought authenticity, music, laug…

Pope Benedict You tube Channel

Pope Benedict XVI has his own youtube channel! Rock on! Click the link to see all the latest updates, news, homilies etc. of our wonderful Holy Father.

On the Street

Check out the Theology of the Body blog by one of our fab priests, Fr. Samuel Medley, SOLT

Latests thoughts of Fr. Corapi

Someone sent this to me this morning, thought you might like it:

Thought Provoking

Check out this new ad on the Catholic Vote website, very thought provoking.

Please pray for our country at this decisive moment in history.

On being a nun

Here's a neat video one Sister's vocation story (don't know which community)

Urgent Recall

lol! I liked this one-

Happy New Year

Hello to you all on this First day of 2009 and on the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God.

So much is going on the world today. It's interesting, listening to and reading the latest words of the Holy Father. He is calling on all of us to have a conversion in order to change the world. It's easy to sit back and point out all that is wrong with the world, but the hard part is looking within ourselves and seeing what needs to be changed in order to help that change along.

The Holy Father recently said, "If people only look to their own interests, the world will certainly fall apart." This is certainly true. At this time in history, when it seems more than ever that people are sensing a dramatic change on the horizon, we need conversion, we need Christ.

How often we relegate Christ to the farthest corners of our lives, and only call upon Him when we are in trouble or when we want something. How rude! I don't like that when people do that to me and yet how freely we do …