I am an at-home mother of six children, four of whom are now adults. I've been married for 31 years and my children range from 15 to 27. This blog is about faith, family, and life, with occasional rants about politics and other hot-button issues for me. I am Catholic and by that I mean I believe in faithfulness to the Magisterium.
Reflections on life, faith, family and the times we live in
... by a mom at home raising kids.
The Holy Spirit will fill man's mind with good thoughts, will help him formulate his prayer even to the wording of it, will supernaturalize his actions, will constantly nourish his love until, on becoming a perfect man in Jesus Christ, man shares in heaven the triumph of the same Jesus Christ.Saint Peter Julian Eymard
"The United Nations (UN) committee charged with monitoring compliance with the Convention Against Torture has declared that Nicaragua’s full protection of fetal life violates the country's obligations under the Convention. This is the first time this committee has reviewed Nicaragua since that government outlawed abortion for any reason three years ago."
“When we open our hearts and our minds to those who may not think precisely like we do or believe precisely what we believe—that’s when we discover at least the possibility of common ground,” Obama said.
Your coverage of this year's commencement is conspicuously lacking any information at all about the alternate graduation activities organized by ND Response. Why? If the invitation of President Obama to deliver the Commencement address is to be justified by an appeal to dialogue and and an attempt at mutual understanding I should think you would want to promote such a dialogue by presenting information on ALL of the commencement activities. Perhaps the whole story is told on a different page. A search of your site has not produced anything.
You state that both President Obama and Father Jenkins used the controversy surrounding Obama's presence as a "teachable moment." Really. Those who opposed the honoring of a man who has utterly defied the principles of justice in regard to the unborn need to be taught? What a patronizing explanation of what was really happening.
I urge you, in the spirit of true dialogue to report ALL that was happening on commencement day. To do otherwise is to demonstrate quite the opposite of those arguments used to justify the invitation of President Obama to this year's graduation.
I love the University of Notre Dame and continue to pray for it.