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Thursday, March 25
Today is a wonderful day for us all! We celebrate today Mary's "yes" to God - the day the Word became Flesh and dwelt among us!
Wednesday, March 24
'course, these kid in Cherry Hill, NJ, are discussing over the houses in some sleek martini place.
Seriously, what's with this idea that you can only cook in a gourmet kitchen??? With granite and stainless steel appliances??
GET OVER YOURSELVES. I would LOVE your reject kitchen.
I just did a quick update on the blog's look. If you're on a feed aggregator, feel free to click through and see the new, updated header and the new color scheme.
Thursday, March 18
Wednesday, March 17
Monday, March 15
"The Bishops have drawn a strong line against abortion funding in the Senate version of ObamaCare. Here is the text of their message:
As long-time advocates of health care reform, the U.S. Catholic bishops continue to make the moral case that genuine health care reform must protect the life, dignity, consciences and health of all, especially the poor and vulnerable. Health care reform should provide access to affordable and quality health care for all, and not advance a pro-abortion agenda in our country. Genuine health care reform is being blocked by those who insist on reversing widely supported policies against federal funding of abortion and plans which include abortion, not by those working simply to preserve these longstanding protections.
•On November 7, the U.S. House of Representatives passed major health care reform that reaffirms the essential, longstanding and widely supported policy against using federal funds for elective abortions and includes positive measures on affordability and immigrants.
•On December 24, the U.S. Senate rejected this policy and passed health care reform that requires federal funds to help subsidize and promote health plans that cover elective abortions. All purchasers of such plans will be required to pay for other people’s abortions through a separate payment solely to pay for abortion. And the affordability credits for very low income families purchasing private plans in a Health Insurance Exchange are inadequate and would leave families financially vulnerable.
•Outside the abortion context, neither bill has adequate conscience protection for health care providers, plans or employers.
•Congressional leaders are now trying to figure out how the rules of the House and Senate could allow the final passage of a modified bill that would satisfy disagreements between House and Senate versions.
ACTION: Contact your Representative and Senators today by e-mail, phone or FAX.
•To send a pre-written, instant e-mail to Congress go to
•Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at: 202-224-3121, or call your Members’ local offices. Contact info can be found on Members’ web sites at www.house.gov &
MESSAGE – HOUSE:
“I am pleased that the House health care bill maintains the longstanding policy against federal funding of abortion. On the other hand, the provisions on abortion funding in the current un-amended Senate health care bill are seriously deficient and unacceptable. I urge you to work to uphold essential provisions against abortion funding, to include full conscience protection and to ensure that health care is accessible and affordable for all. I urge you to oppose any bill unless and until these criteria are met.”
MESSAGE – SENATE:
“I am deeply disappointed that the current un-amended Senate health care bill fails to maintain the longstanding policy against federal funding of abortion and does not include adequate protection for conscience. I urge you to support essential provisions against abortion funding, similar to those in the House bill. Include full conscience protection and ensure that health care is accessible and affordable for all. I urge you to oppose any bill unless and until these criteria are met.”
WHEN: Votes in the House and Senate are expected at any time. Act today!
It is good to see the Bishops entering the fray on this issue so clearly and forcefully.
Saturday, March 13
In case you haven't noticed, you are an adult. My child is not. I have taught my children that the proper way to show respect for adults is to first call them "Mr." or "Mrs." and a last name.
Please stop introducing yourselves to my obviously underage children by your first names.
Grow up and be adults, please.
Soccer Mom Christine
Friday, March 12
fornication, contraception, p0rnography, masturbation, general sexual immorality
cohabitation, contraception (again, "even inside of marriage"), adultery, divorce and remarriage