On the morning of 9/11, I was preparing to teach a Physics Lab on Bernoulli's principle. My students were experimenting with the design of aircraft wings as they investigated the physics of "lift." This meant that they would have to propose various designs and develop a methodology for testing the efficacy of their designs. The … Continue reading 9/11 A Reflection – C. Dianne Phillips
Religious Freedom and Planned Parenthood - reduce the need for abortion Praying for an end to abortion: As a Catholic, I pray the rosary daily for the unborn. I pray that women and men, boys, girls, everyone will make an informed personal choice and that the choice will be life. I particularly focus on the unborn … Continue reading Religious Freedom and Planned Parenthood – reduce the need for abortion services…fight against socioeconomic disparity, which leads to abortion
Freedom to Choose - Choose Life A Moral Dilemma: A family member asked me my opinion on an article about a Jewish woman who had to make the choice to abort a baby who was so badly deformed, it would not be viable outside of the body. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tamara-mann/heartbeat-involuntary-miscarriage-and-voluntary-abortion-in-ohio_b_2050888.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003 The doctors deemed maintaining the pregnancy until … Continue reading Women’s Rights – “Women must be given freedom to make informed choices!”
Again, I have many wonderful, fiscally conservative friends, who are truly Christians, but the Republican Party of today is a perversion of the beautiful teachings of Christ. Republican version of reality: Protect the rich while you gut, instead of reform social programs that serve the poor, in the name of "fiscal" responsibility. Accuse the poor … Continue reading “Right”eous Elitism and Hypocrisy
How do we judge the character of our President? I was sent an email in 2008 by a "prayer warrior," charismatic, Catholic friend. The gist of her email was that our president hated white people and America and would stand with Muslims if they were threatened and was engaged in a secret plot to dismantle … Continue reading How do we judge the character of our President?
The second amendment was written because our very young republic did not have a police force or organized military. It was the responsibility of all "able-bodied men" (especially those who were white) to maintain weapons and ammunition in the event of the need to defend the common good. It was never meant to extend to … Continue reading It is not about the second amendment!