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Stop HHS

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Please make sure to contact your senators TODAY and tell them to vote for the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act.

Visit www.stophhs.com for more information

Planned Parenthood's Latest Propaganda

Lord, have mercy. Check out this article about Planned Parenthood's latest condom propaganda.

Suffice it to say that their slogan is "sex that safe should be shared"

Sex with condoms IS NOT SAFE. Give me a break, Planned Parenthood!!! Stop insulting the young American public.

Lenten Currency Exchange...

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Happy Lent! Perhaps many of you have discovered (as I have) that old habits die hard, so to speak. How easily we cling to our idols and the "currency" of our past.

I was thinking of it, like this--

As we go through life, we acquire and use a certain "currency" that gets us through life. It's a currency of acceptability, success, power, achievement, likeability- whatever masks we wear that help us feel loveable and get other people to like us. There is nothing wrong with people liking us, don't get me wrong. But when we live with these masks and use this currency as the value of our self worth, it becomes a problem.

Perhaps we could see it like holding onto American dollars, which only have a relative, but no intrinsic value. The value of the American dollar is relative and changing and could be revoked at any time (which isn't too hard to imagine). If the value and power of the American dollar is revoked, all we are left holding are pieces of pretty gree…

Glenn Beck Interviews Former Victoria Secret Model

A couple weeks ago I posted an article about Kylie Bisutti, a beautiful young woman who left Victoria's Secret modeling because of her faith and growing desire for modesty.

check out Glenn Beck's interview with her-

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/victorias-secret-model-who-quit-over-faith-tells-beck-theres-no-happiness-in-getting-half-naked/

Young Girls Asking Their Question...

More proof that we as women seek a deep answer to The Question, "Am I beautiful?'

But this article broke my heart. Where are these girls' fathers? A girl's father is the first man who anchors the answer to this question.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/disturbing-youtube-trend-tweens-post-am-i-ugly-videos-looking-for-feedback/

Beary Huggy...

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Even bears need a bear hug sometimes....

IPF and Fr. Mark Toups

Just wanted to give a shout out to the awesomely holy and humorous gift to the Church that is Fr. Mark Toups. Check out this incredible video from the Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF) with whom Fr. Mark is affiliated. Love, love, love it! The world in desperate need of solid, holy and authentic men to embrace the call of God and become priests.

Contraception Mandate Response Part 2

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Here is part two in this ongoing topic.....

Nicki Minaj and the Grammys

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Nicki Minaj raised a lot of eyebrows Sunday when she arrived at the Grammys dressed in a red cape by Versace with the "pope" on her arm.

The 23 year-old rap and hip-hop star didnt end there. Her performance at the Grammy awards included a fake confession, exorcism and levitation.

Response from critics was swift and harsh.

What was that all about?

She commented to one source,
“I had this vision for [the Roman character] to be sort of exorcised—or actually he never gets exorcised—but people around him tell him he’s not good enough because he’s not normal, he’s not blending in with the average Joe. And so his mother is scared and the people around him are afraid because they’ve never seen anything like him. He wanted to show that not only is he amazing and he’s sure of himself and confident, but he’s never gonna change, he’s never gonna be exorcised. Even when they throw the holy water on him, he still rises above.”

Interesting analysis....from what i understand, Nicki h…

Tuesday's song

this song has been in my heart for days. Checked out the lyrics out this morning-- the relevance to my heart made me laugh and it's fun to listen to!

Enjoy!

Contraceptive Mandate Response Update---

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The White House announced today that it is "accommodating" religious objections to the recent mandate of forced birth control coverage in health care plans.

Read two articles about the "accommodations" here-
Foxnews

The Blaze

Read these articles very carefully and strive to understand what is really being said here (do i feel another homemade video coming on?)

Here is a comment by Catholic League President Bill Donahue. Whatever your personal opinion of Mr. Donahue may be, I think his comments are very correct:

“President Obama’s latest ploy just adds insult to injury. If the insurance plan of a Catholic institution must cover services it deems immoral, then such a healthcare plan is offensive, plain and simple.
The Catholic League, for example, uses Christian Brothers as its insurance carrier. So if a future employee of ours were to demand free abortion-inducing drugs, and she is allowed to request free drugs from Christian Brothers, then the rest of us would, i…

The Day The Music Died.....

We have all heard the song, "American Pie" but check out this VERY interesting study of the song from the radio show yesterday of Glenn Beck. It makes a lot of sense. here is the original song below. Apparently, it's not just about the death of Buddy Holly.

Archbishop Sartain Releases Statement Regarding HHS Mandate

Our Archbishop in Seattle, has released his statement on the grave matter of the recent mandate from HHS.

Below is the link to his document and also a link to his column on this matter in the Archdiocesan newspaper--

http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Archdiocese/Sartain/Docs/ABS_HHS.pdf

http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Archdiocese/Sartain/Docs/02_09_2012.pdf

Shelter Of Your Love.....

This song was in my heart this morning. Jesus encouraging us to run for the shelter of His love.....



How I survived, Oh, I dont know.
Still I'm glad to say, I'm still here today.
I tried to pretend, but it was just a show.
Now I, I just cant hide. I had to swallow my pride.
And I had to:
Run for the shelter of your love. (x4)

You know I'm a man, I dont like to brag.
But it's been cold and empty out here, it's been a drag.
A man dont fight and run away. He will live to fight another day.
Well it's these words I sing that keeps me holding on today.
I know that I can:
Run for the shelter of your love. (x4)

The shelter of your love. (Longing for the shelter of your love.)
The shelter of your love. (Talking 'bout the shelter of your love.)
The shelter of your love.

I know that I can:
Run for the shelter of your love. (That's what kept me holding on so strong.)
Run for the shelter (So strong, so long.)
Run for the shelter of your love.
Run for the shelter of …

Is This Heaven?

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What rivals the Super Bowl the most are the commercials that are aired during the game. Every year, a big build-up commences to the almighty "Super Bowl Commercials" where advertisers this year paid 3.5 million dollars for a 30 second spot, a chance to feature their product in front of the nation's largest TV audience.

Personally, I thought most of the commercials this year were pretty lame. I think our favorite was the guy buying the car when his other self popped out from behind him and began singing. see below--



but of course, every year features several commercials dripping with sexual innuendo and overt immodesty, the godaddy.com ads being part of this norm. It still makes me sad to see NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and fitness coach Jillian Michaels supporting and promoting the indecency. Why do we as women claim we want respect and then resort to shamelessly showing our bodies to get attention? It doesn't make sense.

In one of the godaddy.com commercials, two y…

Peyton Manning's Advice For Men....

I love Peyton! We will only be seeing his brother tomorrow but here are some words of wisdom from Peyton's Pep Talk series......love it :)

Upcoming Retreats

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Some of you have asked about upcoming retreats-

I will be giving a Lenten retreat for women at St. Madeleine Sophie Parish in Bellevue on March 2-3rd, find out more about it and register here.

Our Lady, Star of the Sea Parish in Bremerton, WA is hosting a weekend retreat for High School girls April 20-22nd. Find out more about it and register here!


Contraceptive Mandate Response....

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I just couldn't take the propaganda being promoted by the media and the government about the mandate forcing the Catholic church to include birth control within health care provisions.....so, i made a video.

Political Pressure=Mission Accomplished

the Susan G Komen foundation announced today that it has reversed its decision to stop funding to Planned Parenthood. funny how the spokesperson for PP accused them of bowing to political pressure...who's bowing now?

My video thoughts to be published soon....

Occupy Protestors Throw Condoms At Catholic School Girls

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How funny that many "pro-choice" advocates remark that a pro-life stance harms the condition of women (no mention of the innocent children who are murdered), yet how many 40 Days for Life participators have you seen throw stuff at those who disagree with them? None that I know of......

Read the story here......

Former Victoria Secret Model Now Realizes The Dignity Of The Body....

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“My body should only be for my husband and it's just a sacred thing..It was pretty crazy because I finally achieved my biggest dream, the dream that I always wanted, but when I finally got it, it wasn't all that I thought it would be. Especially being married I just wanted to keep my marriage sacred because divorce rates now in America are pretty high, and I just want to do everything I can to keep my marriage special..."

God bless her, wow......

Check out the article on Kylie Bisutti here.....

Birth Control Pills Recalled, Komen Foundation Ends Grant To Planned Parenthood

two interesting articles that surfaced today-

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer recalled over 1 million packets of birth control pills, claiming that there may not be enough contraception hormone in the pills to prevent pregnancy. The company urged women to "begin using a non-hormone contraceptive immediately" (this so strikes at the heart and foundation of true love- the urge to protect oneself immediately- God help us all....)


The Susan G. Komen foundation is announcing the end of its partnership with Planned Parenthood (a fact that many people didn't even know, they kept it well hidden).

To which PP responded, "We are alarmed and saddened that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation appears to have succumbed to political pressure. Our greatest desire is for Komen to reconsider this policy and recommit to the partnership on which so many women count," Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement released by the…