Catholic Perspectives on the Girl Scouts

Catholic Perspectives on the Girl Scouts

In my recent post I questioned whether or not Catholics should purchase Girl Scout cookies in light of the connection between the national organization and Planned Parenthood. As much as I hate to report it, additional information has surfaced regarding this connection and the secular agenda of the Girl Scouts organization. This saddens me, as I am an ardent advocate of scouting – both of my sons are Eagle scouts – and the character it builds within our girls and…

Rosary for Life in Knoxville

Rosary for Life in Knoxville

Yesterday was a chilly day, but the turnout for the annual Rosary for Life was nothing short of heartwarming. The cold didn’t deter hundreds of people from coming to Tyson Park off Concord Street in Knoxville, across from the infamous Volunteer Women’s Medical Center where abortions are routinely performed. This is the site for many peaceful demonstrations sponsored by the Diocese of Knoxville in witness to the sanctity of life, including the annual 40 Days for Life where a group…

Finding Joy in Our Obligation to Serve

Today we celebrated the Solemnity of Christ the King. On our way to Mass, Christine and I confirmed our intention to begin a new ministry that we’ve been talking about for a few years now. We decided that today we would begin visiting the local nursing home after Mass to visit some elderly residents who had no regular visitors. This has been a long time coming and today was the day we would finally begin. We knew that today’s reading…

Catholicism DVD Series with Fr. Robert Barron

I’ve been anticipating this amazing DVD series on the Catholic Church by Fr. Robert Barron ever since I saw the first trailer over a year ago. It is one of the best examples of using media for The New Evangelization to share the truth of the Gospel and the true Church established by Jesus Christ himself two thousand years ago. This six DVD set arrived today along with the study guide and workbook. We plan to watch the entire series…