Friday, January 31, 2014

Boycott Girl Scout Cookies!

Now, I love Girl Scout cookies -- Thin Mints and Trefoils are my favorites.   A couple of frozen Thin Mints for dessert are almost a slice of heaven. Trefoils with coffee during the mid-afternoon is almost a slice of heaven too. 

However, this year, I will not buy any. 


GSA has decided to honor pro-abortion, pro-obamacare women. 

A few weeks ago, the Girl Scouts designated Wendy Davis as an “incredible woman” who deserved to be on the list of 2013 “Women of the Year.” Only a month earlier, the organization promoted Kathleen Sebelius as a woman of “courage” on its Facebook page.

With most of the money going to GSA and not the local troop -- a troop gets to keep $.60 or 15%  -- I have decided this year not to support them.

Now, many of us have Girl Scout troops in our parishes.  In fact, some of you may even have your daughters, grand daughters or nieces in a GSA troop. 

Heck, many of you may have been a Daisy, Brownie or a Cadet.  

Double heck, you probably know someone who is a leader.

Triple heck, you may be a leader yourself.  

So, what do you do?  Well, I will tell you what I am going to do...

1.  Do not buy cookies.  My scale will thank me.
2.  Make a cash donation to the parish troop selling cookies, because I will know the moms.  If you give them $2, you are basically equaling the profit of selling three boxes...and the money does not go to GSA, but with the local group.
3. Any non-parish troop which attempts to sell me cookies, such as at Giant or Safeway, will get a polite, "No Thank You."

Now, this is not the perfect solution but I think it is the start.

I think that the Office of Youth Ministry/CYO should really take a second look at having GSA as part of their youth ministry.  They probably should consider moving to American Heritage Girls.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Update on St. John the Evangelist Teacher's Aide

For an the latest update on the proceedings, as well as all other updates, please go to the original post located here:

A New Movie: Gimme Shelter

I have not seen the move but I did notice a advertisement in the Catholic Standard for this.  It looks interesting and if it is all that they say it is, it will be a movie to see with a message, not just the regular garbage that Hollywood pushes.

The movie "Gimme Shelter," which has a pro-life message, opens in theaters on Friday, and is based on the work of Kathy DiFiore, founder of Several Sources Shelters, a network of resources based in New Jersey for women in need including several shelters for unwed mothers and their babies.

Vanessa Hudgens of the "High School Musical" franchise plays a pregnant teen named Agnes “Apple” Bailey, who is abused by her mother, played by Rosario Dawson. She runs away from home in search of her father, played by Brendan Fraser, and encounters James Earl Jones, who plays a priest. Hudgens eventually ends up at the shelter run by DiFore, played by Ann Dowd in the film. -

See more at:

For the movie site, click here:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

March For Life

Today is the March for Life.

If you cannot make it to the March, then pray.  Pray that the Father, through the intercession of Mary, may change the hearts and minds of our elected officials and that of the everyday citizen.


Monday, January 20, 2014

A Young Man Studying for the Diocese of Richmond at the Theological College in DC

When you know that God wants you to do something, it's pretty easy to just go ahead and do that," said Nicholas Redmond, a second-year seminarian in the Theological College in Washington, DC.

Redmond is a University of Virginia graduate who taught at Albemarle High School for 10 years. Now, he's among 21 seminarians preparing to become a priest in the Diocese of Richmond, which has more than 235,000 registered Catholics.

"It came to a culmination in the summer of 2011 where I really got a smack upside the head that God wanted me to enter the seminary," he said.

Click here for the entire story:

Friday, January 10, 2014

Sunday TV Mass in the Archdiocese of Washington and the Diocese of Arlington

If you cannot attend Mass because of poor health or are "shut-in", you have a couple of options:

·         The Archdiocese of Washington airs a Mass filmed in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine, Sundays at 10:30am on WDCW-50  (Verizon: Ch.3;  Dish or Direct TV subscribers: Ch 50

·         ABC Family airs Mass from 6:30 to 7:30 am each Sunday

·         Catholic TV Broadcasts a weekly Mass from the Basilica of the National Shrine on Saturdays at 7:00pm and 11:30 pm

Not certain if Sunday TV Mass meets your Sunday obligation, then read this:

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

UPDATE: St. John the Evangelist Teacher's Aide

There have been a number of updates to the court records regarding this case since my posting on December 12th.

Please go to the original posting for the complete update.

Thank you and please keep the child, his/her family and the school community in your prayers, that 2014 will allow them to begin to put this terrible event behind them and that God will begin to give them some peace.


Wishing You a Happy New Year

Let us pray that 2014 will be better than 2013, for 2013 has overall been a disaster for the Roman Catholic Church in my humble opinion, esp. in the US.