My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II

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JCecil asks?

In Today's News: 10/01/2005 - 10/31/2005

JCecil asks?

Yeah. You got your guy elected. But did you give good witness to Christ in the way you did?

I can only speak for my family. I think we did a very good job. First of all, we showed our children how to be good citizens. We taught them the responsibility of being a good citizen and taking the time to learn about the candidates and the issues before you walk into the ballot box. Mr. Pete even worked at Republican Headquarters as a gofer on election day, which showed the kids that if you're able, sometimes putting some actual work in for your cause is also important. I think teaching our children to be active citizens in the community even in politics is a good witness. I simply do not understand this idea that we keep religion in this little box and our politics in a separate other little box.

Additionally we explained to our children how important it is to oppose abortion and how in this country one of the most effective ways to do that is by casting ballots for pro-life candidates. We discussed with our kids from the catechism why our church teaches that abortion is wrong and how the life of a baby begins in the womb from the moment of conception onward. To our older two we discussed the Roe Vs. Wade decision and discussed other bad court decisions like Dred Scott. We also talked about how as Catholics we recognize that secular law is not necessarily always moral law, and that we have to be able to discern between the two.

And then we walked the walked.

So yes, I think we did give a good witness and we did it without a lot of name calling and ad hominem attacks. That is the true litmus test of a good Christian witness. Mr. Cecil should take note.