An early spring snow shower spread a blanket of pure white snow across our unsightly, leaf-littered backyard, a reminder of the transformative power of God's grace and how His gentle love caresses even the most callous and cynical among us.
Alas, we are told that our own government does not believe that a violation of the Little Sisters of the Poor's beliefs is a violation of their religious liberty. Just when we think that the Obama administration could not possibly become any more lost at sea than it already is, we hear this. Never underestimate the danger of those who absolutely refuse to see the light.
With the season of Lent the Church urges us to pray the Holy Rosy and the Stations of the Cross. Why limit those to Lent?
I have a suggestion for old retirees like myself. At age 93 I have plenty of free time, so I set aside a time each day to pray the Rosary and I make every Friday a "good Friday." To further enjoy the prayers, I imagine being with the gang, following Christ as He trudges through each station. This makes my prayers more interesting and not automatic.
With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and with political fever mounting, Catholics need to be conscious of what the true genius of the American government is and where the true power of our Faith lies.
As much as he wanted to stop abortion, Justice Scalia knew better than most the limitations of government. I actually heard him say that the U.S. Constitution does not protect the life of the unborn.
I wanted to thank the Archdiocese of St. Louis for making the difficult decision to cancel the GenLife trip to Washington, D.C. when it appeared that travel conditions would deteriorate. I know many of the students were horribly disappointed, but I appreciate the decision to respect the lives of the would-be marchers just as much as the lives lost to abortion.
Samantha Nickrent, St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Brentwood