In the Best of Company

In General Information on October 23, 2008 at 6:13 pm

I recently confided in someone close to me that this election is wearing on my patience. Some of my acquaintances, including people who call themselves Catholic, have been inundating me with pro-Obama propaganda. My views have been mocked. I have been called racist, anti-gay, prejudiced, and unintelligent. It has been suggested that I am against helping the poor and even that I am NOT pro-life (because I don’t support the liberal social agenda). As someone who has always striven to live my faith, it has been tremendously hurtful to have something so fundamental to my being made fun of or trivialized on a daily basis. It bothers me immensely to see Barack Obama’s face pasted into religious images, to hear people compare him to a messiah and make statements such as “Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor.” The person who I confided in had a very good and reassuring point. She said, “Remember that Jesus was also mocked. You are in the best of company.”


Vote Your Conscience

In Video on September 27, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Thank you.

In General Information on November 4, 2008 at 6:44 pm

I want to take a moment to thank all the people who have taken the time to visit this site and read the articles. Thank you also to my friends who care about their fellow Catholics, and helped me spread the word. I was hesitant to go public with my views, but with so much at stake I decided it didn’t matter what anyone thought of me. I advertised my link and posted my views in places where a great number of people who I know personally and disagree with me intensely would see them. If I am seen as “clinging to my religion” or “smug”, then so be it. I know I am doing God’s work.

I would also like to thank the many people who purchased products from my shops. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of purchases in these economic times! I will be making a donation to Human Life International in the near future.

Visits to this site have been tapering off for the past few days, and I presumed that people had their information, and had made up their minds. I was therefore stunned when I checked my stats a few minutes ago, and discovered that the number of visitors today is triple the highest count from any previous day. I like to think that these visits represent some of those “undecideds”, or perhaps Catholics who are searching their conscience before making their choice.

I am still praying for the outcome of our election to be favorable to Catholics, but whatever happens I know that it is God’s will, and something good will somehow result. I can say personally that this election has helped me seek more information about my cause, to seek a deeper understanding of the Church’s teachings, and to better communicate my beliefs to the people around me.

Keep praying!

“What is popular is not always right, and what is right is not always popular.”