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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My Domestic Church Daily Clips 01/29/2010

  • Interesting perspective - I think he has a case.

    tags: marriage

    • This is a national disaster. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Census Bureau: 63 percent of all youth suicides; 71 percent of pregnant teenagers; 85 percent of all youth in prisons; 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children; and 71 percent of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.
    • In my work as a minister and counselor over the past 17 years, I've talked with countless couples and have noticed that women are angry and men don’t know how to deal with this anger. Everyone can see that "mom" has issues; the father knows it; the kids know it too. The mistake they make is reacting to this anger with their own anger and fear. The resulting inner pain causes men to overreact, and literally shift into a "fight or flight" response.

      To avoid the inner and outer conflict, a man will leave his wife (or girlfriend) and his children.

      Many women I counsel with and have interviewed on my radio and TV shows are quick to point out everything their man is doing wrong, but it's rare to find one who will honestly admit that she’s screwed up the kids or that she’s driving her mate crazy.

    • I'm not saying this is right, but this is the reality.

      There's been a deliberate plan to wipe out masculinity in society. When you wipe out the man you wipe out God, because the man represents God on earth. Then there’s no truth – no light – and no hope for the family.

      God is the source of love – not the woman. When a man comes to understand this he develops the love and courage necessary to properly handle "the heat in the kitchen."

      And women must be willing to admit their role in driving fathers out of homes. They must learn to love what is good in their man and to resist hating his weakness – only then will there be peace in our homes.

  • tags: abortion, mothersloveyourbabies

    • I too, was told to get an abortion. I was date raped. I was only 23. I had my dream job (flight attendant). I chose life. My son is now 20 and in a few weeks will become a father to a baby girl. My 1st grandchild.

      “They” said that every day I would look into my baby’s eyes and see the man who raped me. Every day I DID look into the eyes of my baby boy and I saw…my little boy. Mine. My love. My joy.

      I can honestly say that I never had trouble bonding with him. I can honestly say that I never once thought about that man while looking at my son. I received healing everytime I looked into his eyes.

      I can not imagine my life without him. I went on to have 6 more children (3 of whom I hope to meet in heaven someday — those pregnancies ended in miscarriages) 3 who are with me today. There is no difference in the love I feel for my “planned” children and my “unplanned” child.

  • Analysis of the high points.

    tags: obama, sotu

  • tags: SOTU

  • tags: obama, sotu, currentevents

    • But you needn’t take Brad’s word for it. The Court itself made clear that its opinion did not address the question of whether the government can regulate improper foreign influence over our electoral process. Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy expressly stated: “We need not reach the question whether the Government has a compelling interest in preventing foreign individuals or associations from influencing our Nation’s political process.” In support of that carve-out, the Court acknowledged the statute Brad discussed, 2 U.S.C. section 441e, which bans contributions and expenditures from foreign nationals. So Obama’s attack was a blatant misrepresentation of the holding of the case. And given that his top White House lawyer is a seasoned campaign-finance attorney, it is hard to believe that it was not an intentional misrepresentation.
  • The article explains how Obama got it wrong during his SOTU address - which makes me wonder did he do it on purpose or was he just ignorant?

    tags: obama, currentevents, sotu

    • Tonight the president engaged in demogoguery of the worst kind, when he claimed that last week's Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC, "open[ed] the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections. Well I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities."

      The president's statement is false.
  • tags: homeschooling

  • tags: art, homeschooling

  • tags: Catholic, priesthood

    • Well, here's a story you don't see every day.

      Grant Desme, a 23-year-old minor league outfielder in Oakland's system, is retiring from baseball to follow a calling into the Catholic priesthood.

      The story was first reported by Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi — perhaps appropriately with that first name of his — and this isn't a case of a struggling player going through an early-life crisis. Desme was ranked the A's eighth-best prospect by Baseball America after hitting .288 with 31 home runs and 89 RBIs in A ball in 2009 and he was just named MVP of the Arizona Fall League.

      Desme might have even been a late-season callup to the big league club in 2010. Our Y! Sports 2010 fantasy guide has him ranked the 40th-best minor-league prospect for near-term fantasy purpose.

  • tags: obama

    • The president the GOP decried for months as too far to the left on issues ranging from health care to war spending offered Republicans some things to be happy about Wednesday night.

      He used parts of the hour-plus speech to tout offshore drilling, promote nuclear energy, and advocate tax cuts, including the elimination of the capital gains tax for small businesses.

      “If he’s going to take a step in that direction, yeah, I’ll be right there with him,” said Chaffetz, who sat behind House Minority Leader John Boehner during the speech.

    • Crapo, one of the more conservative members of the Senate, said he liked some of Obama’s plans on taxes. And he said Obama’s ideas about energy legislation, which has Democrats and Republicans at loggerheads in the Senate, “opened the door to some potential solutions.”

      “There were things that if he stands behind them, we can do,” Crapo said.

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