Response to NY Times article. "Can the Catholic Church 'evolve' on L.G.B.T. Rights?" By John Gehring. Mr. Gehring is the author of “The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope’s Challenge to the American Catholic Church.” July 5, 2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/05/opinion/pope-francis-catholic-church-lgbt.html I do not see the teachings of Jesus or the Catholic church to be in opposition to respecting the life … Continue reading Response to “Can the Catholic Church ‘Evolve’ on L.G.B.T. Rights?”
I share this ever 9/11. It is still a day that haunts me.
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 First Plane: As the students slowly streamed in, they were announcing that a plane had crashed into one of the twin towers in NY City. This caused great agitation in some of my students who had friends and family in NY. A few minutes passed and more students entered the room upset about the plane crash. It became clear to me that we would not be able to do this particular lab as it would involve the “crashing” of airplanes. I decided to consult the lab coordinator to see if we had the…
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I was reminded of this blog post this morning. It is amazing to see where we have gone as a country since this reflection. I await the future with hope, but pray we don’t all die before America and the rest of the world figures out that populism is deadly.
A Reflection on Racism – 50 years later, C. Dianne Phillips
Reflecting on the news of the week and on the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s, “I have a dream” speech…I share the following memories…
Fifty years ago, the summer of 1963, I was a little girl. I didn’t get to watch tv often because we didn’t own a TV, but I did listen to the radio in the evenings after going to bed. My mother would play the radio in the living room as she read books. The sound of the radio was very soothing and I enjoyed listening to the shows as I laid in my bed looking at the night sky outside of my window. We didn’t have central heat or air and our windows were open to allow air to flow through the house. My bedroom window faced east…
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Legislating Morality Will Not Stop Abortions.. I am Catholic, I do not promote abortion. I believe that every conception should be given the chance for life. Every life is sacred, lovingly made by God. I respect the dignity and life of all human persons from conception to grave. BUT, not everyone is Catholic. Not all … Continue reading Legislating Morality Will Not Stop Abortions..
How much do I love America and my fellow human person? I will not be shamed into silence. This election is not like any other election. I can be a positive force and make a positive difference in t… Source: How much do I love America and my fellow human person?
How much do I love America and my fellow human person? Enough to speak out! I will not be shamed into silence. This election is not like any other election. I can be a positive force and make a positive difference in the lives of my students and through my ministries, and still speak the … Continue reading How much do I love America and my fellow human person?
“Just shut up and get over it? Don’t be a sore loser? Give the guy a chance? Stop being so negative? We must all unite now. Grow up. Let’s hit the reset button. We must all work together now.” WHAT?!!! Do we live in the same reality? Waking to a nightmare: I woke up the … Continue reading “It is time for us to come together…” Not so fast! – 2016 Election
In response to the article posted by the Huffington Post. This Catholic is tired of being labeled and judged. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/catholic-church-democrats-go-to-hell_us_581c1493e4b0d9ce6fbb1c3d? Faithful Citizenship: The "common good" is important and is outlined in the document on "Faithful Citizenship." If the church does not want to lose its tax-exempt status, each diocese should put a stop to this nonsense. … Continue reading Faithful Citizenship – Proud Catholic, Proud American
I don't understand how a person of any religion could ever assume that a free and open society would allow one religion or one set of moral principles to be imposed on others of no religion or a different religion. One of the great things about America is our religious freedom. As a Catholic, I … Continue reading Freedom from religion…America’s greatest freedom
"What does religion have to do with it? Terrorism has zero to do with religion. It has everything to do with power and control. Radical extremism does not require God; it only requires a willful disregard for human life and dignity and a focused desire to gain power and control at the expense of others. Humankind has been seeking this since the dawn of civilization."