Friday, February 22, 2019

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I had been waiting for comments with fear and trepidation after writing an article on Pope Francis for CatholicStand, called Finger-pointing: The “Sins” of Pope Francis .This article was my response to verbal abuseI received on another article written last month on one of the pope's Wednesday Papal Addresses. These critical commentators seem poised, ready to pounce on any hint of Pope Francis' supposed sin against tradition. His detractors condemn him as a modernist heretic who is selling out to secular opinion by refusing to stand up for traditional Roman Catholic Church teachings.

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Two years ago, when I closeted myself in a room to sit down and write, I froze. I considered writing to be a solitary craft but looking at a blank screen or talking into thin air was a sterile exercise in futility for me. I could not translate the same creative energy that I experienced telling a story verbally to the keyboard. My intuitive, imaginative side stayed buried and my logical intellect wrote boring drivel.

I was struggling to start writing again, after raising a large family when I discovered blogs, blogging sites and blogging directories. I snapped to attention. Suddenly,... Read More

Our children come from the heart of God; He knew them in the womb and they knew God. Then at baptism, these little people become one with Christ. As I mothered nine children, I discovered that this sacrament is not simply a meaningless ritual but a real life, powerful encounter which actually transformed my children into spiritual people, albeit little people who could teach me about the nature of God and life in the Spirit.

When I first started to mother, I was determined to raise committed Catholic Christians and so I tried too hard. I had the mistaken notion that my kids were blank... Read More

I am appalled by commentators and writers who quickly denounce Pope Francis, often misinterpreting or twisting the meaning of his comments by taking them out of context. These critics are acting like the‘ the accuser of our brethren… which accused them before our God day and night’. [Revelation 12:7-12]Theyseem poised, ready to pounce on any hint of his supposed sin against tradition. Pope Francis’ detractors condemn him as a modernist heretic who is selling out to secular opinion by refusing to stand up for traditional Roman Catholic Church teachings. The pope’s critics seem determined to... Read More

After a grueling nursing shift,

Caroline sat alone, slumped, at the kitchen table.

Head bowed down, resting on her arms

with a glass of cold beer beside her.

Just like the other night and the night before that..


A traumatic childhood,

A husband dead after eight years of wedded torment,

Caroline was



Too exhausted now to carry out any nefarious plans she had concocted to end her own life.

Depressed , empty, seemingly devoid of hope

At a dead-end of nothingness.

Yet, a tiny... Read More

However I believe that some of the best thinking is circular.

In fact, I love sending other people ideas or a stream of consciousness about the feminine experience of (kind-of) ending up where I began … but being different for having circled around an idea and making it my own.

Men might call this crazy thinking; I call it intuitive, creative and right-brained. it is perhaps a totally feminine experience.

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LOOK! Don't look if you're a religious puritan, zealot, or like me, with a constantly questioning cognitive cog that doesn't quite mesh sometimes, when for example, a friend of mine, Shaun Gibson, (hope he's a friend after this?) tosses up religious pertaining grist that causes a miss mesh however slight, of thought.

If you are a zealot, puritan, of that ilk and stick rigidly to the scriptures and do no harm and it makes your life fulfilled and meaningful then good luck to you and yours.

I know that God sent Jesus down or... Read More

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