Sunday, April 22, 2012

Book review; The Power of Choices

I was told by a priest who is a chaplain for the Sisters of Life that abortion will end when the women who have suffered the unspeakable emotional, spiritual, and physical pain of abortion speak out. No one can refute the personal experiences of women who were sold the lie that abortion painlessly solves the dilemma of an unplanned pregnancy.
 Tracy Medling's book "The Power of Choices" is the voice of one the victims of the mentality of the Culture of Death. Tracy didn't do anything unusual, committing fornication with her boyfriend in high school as she recoiled from the pain in her parent's broken marriage.  Tracy's case was atypical in that she was fortunate enough to have teachers in her life who reminded her that sin has consequences. She was asked to leave the convent school she was attending because she persisted in living with her boyfriend and being a poor example of the Christian life to the younger girls. It was the beginning of a wake up call that God sent her to leave sin behind and commit her life to Him.

How many young women in high school are encouraged to lead lives of sin, by Planned Parenthood coming to speak and advertise their contraceptives and abortion business? How many underage young women destroy their lives with the help of teachers who legally take them to abort their children without their parents' knowledge? Who has the courage to tell these young women that they are being sold a lie which in most cases will destroy their dreams of love and family?

Tracy became a devoted Christian after her abortion, and speaks frankly to young women about the damage these type of messages did to her, and the redeeming power of Christ to help her overcome the devastation of abortion, and begin anew to build a wholesome marriage and family. She speaks to young women with the authority of one who has walked in their shoes, bolstered by God's Eternal Word, which is quoted on every page.
A fascinating story told with honesty and humility,  containing life-changing truths. Recommended for adolescents through college age men and women who have been fed the lies of the Culture of Death.
"The Power of Choices" is available here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Our Blessed Lord and the Hobbit

What does The Hobbit have in common with Our Lord? More than we might at first think.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Music Review: "Blessings Peace and Harmony" Monks of the Desert

Release Date: April 24.

You may have heard the expression that "singing is praying twice",  and that is most true with chant, as that is singing, or chanting , parts of the Mass.

My favorite chants are the Kyrie's.

As the title indicates, this CD will truly bring you blessings, peace and harmony.   It will also bring you closer to God.
It is very soothing and calming, especially during stressful times.

An excellent collection of chant!
on Amazon

Thursday, April 12, 2012

"The Three Stooges" Updated

In the 1950s, Hollywood generally avoided crude fare and was respectful of religion. Today it specializes in crudity and trashes Christianity, especially Catholicism. Enter the “The Three Stooges.” This movie is not just another remake: it is a cultural marker of sociological significance, and what it says about the way we’ve changed is not encouraging.
Peter and Bobby Farrelly have been working on this movie since 1999. According to David Germain, an AP movie critic, the brothers “never wanted to tinker with the Stooges.” Dennis Lim in the New York Times agrees, saying the brothers “strove for absolute fidelity to the original.” CBS News also cites their “loyalty to the subject.”
They’re all wrong. Yes, the slapstick is there, along with the groans, pokes, thumps, and the like. But the TV show never mocked nuns or showed infants urinating in the face of the Stooges. The film does.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

The Lily Trilogy

I just noticed that the National Catholic Register published my book pick, on the Lily Trilogy by Sherry Boas.
Go over and read it here.