Category Archives: Religion

This Archbishop Is Overreaching!

I was on my way to work this morning when Michael Krasny’s Forum started airing on the radio. Today, the topic was the recent move by the San Francisco Archbishop to revise the teachers’ handbook for four local parochial high schools … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Bigotry, Catholic Church, Catholicism, Civil Unions, Equality, Human Rights, LGBT, Marriage, Religion, Religious Freedom, Religious Freedoms, same-sex marriage, self-righteousness, Sex, Teacher, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Call

I’m slowly awakened by a persistent ringing just outside my room. My eyelids reluctantly break their embrace.  I sluggishly turn my head towards the sound.  It’s the phone. Who could be calling on a lazy Sunday afternoon?  Where is everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Catholicism, Daily Post Challenge, Daily Prompt, Death, Family, God, Letting Go, relationships, Religious Freedom, Religious Freedoms, Weekly Writing Challenge | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Alms For Sister Maxyne’s Congregation

My mother came to visit us for a few weeks.  She liked to go to church on the weekend.  My brother and I took turns taking her. Last Sunday, as I sat beside my mother listening to the Homily, I … Continue reading

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Easter Greetings

Everywhere you look, read, browse, drive by, walk by, and listen to, there are ads and displays galore of the sugary-sweet cutest more adorable looking buck-toothed bunnies, yellow chicks, elaborately adorned bright-colored eggs in wicker baskets.  Our household has long … Continue reading

Posted in Celebration, Daffodils, Easter Celebration, God, Human Rights, Pope Francis, Religion, Religious Freedom, Roman Catholic Church | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

This Is My Body, Not Yours.

To watch this video, click the following link:  THIS IS MY BODY, NOT YOURS. I came across this video featured by UPWORTHY, a website that aims to provide content that may be disturbing to some and relevant to others.  They … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Equality, gays and lesbians, Health Care, Human Rights, LGBT, Planned Parenthood, Religious Freedom, Religious Freedoms, self-righteousness, Sex, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Women's Movement, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Guest Post: My Second Grade Valentine by Esmeralda O. Lyn

This post is in response to the Daily Challenge, Teacher’s Pet. I have chosen to write about an unforgettable teacher. I hated the uniform in my new school. It was a starched long-sleeved white blouse with a stiff navy pleated … Continue reading

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In Spite Of It All, I Remain Hopeful

With the election behind us, it’s been interview after interview of the what-ifs, should-haves, could-haves, with all the seeming crystal clarity that only hindsight can ever boast. I’m beginning to find it all too exhausting to listen to. I watched … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2012, Equality, Human Rights, LGBT, Mitt Romney, Planned Parenthood, President Barack Obama, Race and Gender Issues, Religious Freedom, Republican Party, Vote, Women's Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Children Of The Rainbow

Last week, on All Things Considered, there was news that on a rainy morning in Oslo, 40,000 people gathered together and sang a children’s’ song called “Children of the Rainbow.”  Big crowds gathered in other towns and cities across Norway, … Continue reading

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The Price of Adaptation

I was saddened to hear news on All Things Considered (Host Melissa Block, NPR) a few days ago about an immigrant family where three family members, a father, a second wife, and a son, were found by a Canadian jury guilty of … Continue reading

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Please Stop Bashing My Head With Your Religion

What is it about some people and their ultra-right-wing religiosity and their insistence that everyone around them convert to their chosen faith?  Not only is it inappropriate, it’s downright annoying! I have my religious beliefs and I hold them very … Continue reading

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