Join New Hampshire Right to Life’s “Caroling for Life”

The team at New Hampshire Right to Life – including NHRTL president and opera veteran Jane Cormier – welcome carolers to join them on December 10 in singing Christmas carols on the public right of way outside Planned Parenthood’s office at 24 Pennacook Street, Manchester NH.

The event will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.   For more information, email

graphic courtesy of New Hampshire Right to Life

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An All Saints Day link

Sometimes, I struggle mightily with a post. I research, draw up an outline, do my best to compose an essay…and then find that someone has covered it already and done a better job. With that on this All Saints Day, I leave you with this post from Deacon Greg Kandra. May you find inspiration in his words.

Kendra All Saints

Full post here.

Here are a few titles from my bookshelf (all available from to which I’m turning today in honor of the feast – two are reference works, the other a short and powerful biography: John Paul II’s Book of Saints (Our Sunday Visitor, 2007), which is good to put side-by-side with Butler’s Lives of the Saints (I have the concise edition from Harper & Row); Saint Edmund Campion by Evelyn Waugh (Sophia Institute Press, 1996)


On Memorial Day

This was originally posted on Leaven for the Loaf in 2014. 

I’m the mother of a combat veteran, which is a situation I couldn’t have imagined ten years ago. My son came home from two tours in Iraq, safe and sound. That’s not true of some of the men with whom he served. I am beyond grateful for my son’s safe return, and just as grateful for the people I’ll never meet who had his back over there. Please, join me in prayer and gratitude for all the ones who never came home. Enjoy Memorial Day weekend – but let’s remember why it’s a holiday.