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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1.  More on bad church music.  Of course, Gather Us In, makes the cut.

At least the majority of the time, I'l playing the music, and not singing the lyrics. So at least that's a small blessing.

2. The Richmond Bishop, Francis X. DiLorenzo,  responds to the comments of his lost sheep, Tim Kaine:

More than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage, and despite recent statements from the campaign trail, the Catholic Church’s 2,000-year-old teaching to the truth about what constitutes marriage remains unchanged and resolute.As Catholics, we believe, all humans warrant dignity and deserve love and respect, and unjust discrimination is always wrong. Our understanding of marriage, however, is a matter of justice and fidelity to our Creator’s original design. Marriage is the only institution uniting one man and one woman with each other and with any child from their union. Redefining marriage furthers no one’s rights, least of all those of children, who should not purposely be deprived of the right to be nurtured and loved by a mother and a father.We call on Catholics and all those concerned for preserving this sacred union to unite in prayer, to live and speak out with compassion and charity about the true nature of marriage—the heart of family life.

3.  Ever wonder why the Concorde folded?  Here's why.

4. This just drives me crazy, because for most of my adult life, up until three years ago, I was always stressing low-fat eating. If it weren't for ulcerative colitis, I would never have considered changing my attitudes towards fat.  I also would still be 40 pound heavier.r

The Study on Fats
There was a lot of news this week about a study, published in the medical journal BMJ, that looked at how diet affects heart health. The results were unexpected because they challenged the conventional thinking on saturated fats.
And the data were very old, from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
This has led many to wonder why they weren’t published previously. It has also added to the growing concern that when it comes to nutrition, personal beliefs often trump science.

5.  Oh, and about science - the witch hunt for Dr. Bob Sears began this month.  Dr. Sears is not anti-vaccine, but he does question the current vaccine schedule and wrote a book with an alternative schedule.

which apparently is just about as bad in the eyes of some folks as eschewing vaccinations altogether! He is in danger of losing his medical license in California

Here's an explanation of the charges.
That said, Dr. Sears is no “anti-vaxxer.” As far as I know, his own kids are vaccinated. But he’s been putting his career on the line by vocally sticking up for all our kids for the past year and a half as one of the most well known critics of SB 277.
So that’s all they’ve got? That’s the whole charge? A two-year old case of loose record keeping? Clearly this is trumped up bullshit about a kid I’m guessing Dr. Sears could see was on his way to being on the spectrum and he wanted to lessen the severity of that diagnosis.
The Medical Board doesn’t know what testimony the mom gave to Dr. Sears, and they don’t know if Dr. Sears looked up his shot records in the California Immunization Registry. The Medical Board doesn’t know if Dr. Sears thought the hammer incident was fabricated, even though CPS obviously did, not that their opinion means anything. And what’s going on with the parents now? Are they divorced and the dad is going after the mom to vaccinate the boy, as we’ve seen hundreds of times in our circle? We’re supposed to believe that a mother who brought her son in for 5 sick child visits in 13 months waited two weeks for medical care after what the board thinks was a serious head injury? If the kid has got neurological damage now, my money is on it being caused by the vaccines, not the hammer.

6. Goodness knows, I am not a fan of Occupy Democrat at all, but this video was the first I have seen that really makes the excellent contrast of how races are treated differently by law enforcement in a number of high profiled cases.

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  1. After all these years, you still surprise me Elena. Mark this day on your calendar because I agree with you! That video is a perfect explanation of the state of affairs between POC and law enforcement. An excellent post, thanks for sharing!


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