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8 comments:

  1. Hi Michele,
    I read about you on Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real and I think my son is at the seminary your husband teaches at! We used to see you at Cure of Ars. I thought that was so "small worldish". I like the theme of your 40 days. My son's name is Ben and he is a freshman.
    Your kids are so cute!
    Denise

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    1. Oh my goodness! It is a small world!! That's us, alright!! I just saw Ben at Mardi Gras the other night. He is clearly well-loved by the other seminarians. :-) I just followed your blog. Any chance you could convince Ben to do a guest post for me?! I would love to hear his thoughts on vocation. If he was in Andrew's Greek class I could swing him some extra credit, but no such luck. ;-)

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    2. Hi Michele,
      I am sure Ben would love to be a guest blogger for vocations. He loves his own! We should meet sometime for coffee.
      Denise

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    3. Hi Michele,
      I am sure Ben would do a guest post for you. He loves his vocation!! We should meet in real life!
      Denise

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  2. Hi Michele,

    Just wanted to drop by and encourage you with your good work. I am a mother to Baby Michael Francis - 6 weeks young. And while we're building our little domestic church, I turn to you time to time again for a light read, laugh and encouragement. I totally look up to your little family as a great model for us to follow. Wish we had all the great resources you have here in Australia :( But we have the best resources right here - the sacraments!

    Keep up the good work and I continue to pray for your family and your apostolate. May our dear Mother protect you and keep you warm and snuggly under her mantle. Praying for my holy spouses and holy families through the intercession of Sts Luis and Zelie!

    God Bless,
    Bianca, Jared and Michael - Sydney, Australia

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  3. Ummm...*I* grew up in MI and *I* went to ND! What year did you graduate? What dorm were you in? Where did you grow up in MI?! How did I not realize this until now?!

    -Anna

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  4. I just want to thank you for your writing concerning suffering. So very human and real. I, too, have struggled with pain emotional and physical. I am an expert in one thing...physical pain. I try very hard NOT to be the victim, but rather, a Conqueror through Christ. Everything you said is valid and true, and I cried with you and for us both. The struggle is terrible, but the reward, immeasurable! Keep writing!

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  5. Dear Michele,
    I read your article and felt that something very big was missing from it.
    I was sent to an all boys boarding school run by the Irish Christian Brothers, here in England, from 1960 to 1968. I was eleven years old when I went there. My parents entrusted me, their one and only son, to the care of those vicious and violent and perverted men and for those 8 years I suffered physical, sexual and emotional abuse of the highest order.
    You say that we must pray and fast and suffer with all the victims - well that's sympathetic up to a point, but what I also want is ……………………… retribution. I want to see the perpetrators brought to justice - I want them exposed, excommunicated and brought to face the consequences of their crimes in the civil courts.

    There are several priests, and much higher (what ever that might mean huh!), who are actually being tried in the legal system even as I write, yet ALL have claimed innocence. I would have thought it essential, especially if they are truly Catholic, to recognise their guilt and own up to all their sins before they could even receive absolution from their confessor - or is it that being so esteemed and garbed in gold, ermine and red finery, they don't even need to go to confessions but have a direct line to 'their god'.

    Fine rhetoric and hand wringing is the easy stuff, and let's face it, Priests are usually excellent theatrical performers - it's part of the 'role'. Let's really seek to put things right and demand proper retribution. These are Judas priests, so lets encourage them all to act in the appropriate way so that we can echo the words of Jesus Himself - it would be better had they never been born!
    Paul Brann

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