The Violence of Rape and the War on the Dignity of the Human Person

I am reminded of this as we endure the misogyny and sexism of 2017. If you don’t respect women, how can you respect life?. If you don’t respect those living in poverty, how can you respect life? If only the life of the unborn, the white, Christian male and the rich are valued, then how do we say that we are prolife? Promoting social Darwinism is not prolife. All people have dignity. All life is valuable. We cannot be truly prolife unless we promote life and dignity for all. C.Dianne Phillips

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http://www.thenation.com/blog/172024/americas-rape-problem-we-refuse-admit-there-one

As long as the global society continues to degrade and objectify women, there will always be a crime that women are afraid to report and a notion that they somehow caused the attack against them.

At the core of this problem is the inability to even respect life itself.

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1) Abortion- “violence against the unborn” is legal and seen as a viable solution to ending an unwanted/unplanned pregnancy. 

Global poverty drives this reality for so many. The culture does not exist to encourage life as a viable choice.  As long as there is disproportionate distribution of wealth and services, the poor will continue to be faced with death as a choice so that the quality of “life” is assured.

Those of us who are pro-life continuously ignore the human variables that bring about the need for birth control and abortion itself… -1) Poverty…

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Experiencing the Divine – “A Physiological Response to A Spiritual Experience”

With the 100th anniversary of Fatima coming up this next week, I wanted to share my own experience and hypothesis once again.

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Why do some people have a physiological response to the divine? Why do some experience the “anointing of the Holy Spirit” and others do not?Image

The following testimonial is a sharing of a personal paradox:

I have always had a difficult time believing in things without some proof. As a scientist, who is also a charismatic Christian, I have also accepted that faith is a gift from God and that faith does not need physical evidence. I have also come to the conclusion that there is NO separation between the physical and “spiritual” world. They do not just intersect each other, the “divine” permeates all space, time, energy, matter, etc..

As a child, I found that I had a physiological response to prayer. I also had a heightened perceptiveness that allowed me to know when people were bad or good and if something bad was about to happen. Some would…

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“My Cup Runneth Over” – C. Dianne Phillips

I was reminded of this experience recently. We must share God’s love. Especially with those who do not believe. God is glorified and the grace received is immeasurable.

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“My Cup Runneth Over” – C. Dianne Phillips

10858Everyone dreams, but when I dream and remember the dream, there is usually a message …I “believe” that God uses dreams at times to help us to achieve a higher level of understanding.  Throughout the bible, God uses dreams to convey messages through his angels. I “believe” that the Holy Spirit connects to my subconscious through my dreams and brings me visions meant to bring clarity and understanding to experiences I am having in the real world.    I gain “wisdom,” “strength,” “knowledge,” “understanding,”….God shares his grace with me as I sleep.  What a profound gift?  Some dreams are peaceful, serene, and some are disturbing, but each dream has a message for me and for others regarding our human experience and His grace presence in our lives.  I am given great understanding of the many blessings in life and also the answers to…

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Catholic Marriage – A mathematical derivation for a sacramental union

This is what the sacrament means to me as a Catholic   “The gift of the sacrament of marriage is like a precious, rare jewel, surrounded with the most precious and delicate wrappings…. held lovingly, purposefully, protected in the hands of God. When a couple comes to the Lord, both choosing to share in this … Continue reading Catholic Marriage – A mathematical derivation for a sacramental union

A Reflection on Racism – 50 years later

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.

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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…

imageFifty 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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