Catholic Mom

I’m still struggling with understanding how women need “the pill” for reproductive health. As others have been saying, fertility means you are healthy, while infertility is a health problem.

Yet the Affordable Care Act does not require treatment for infertility.

My daughter has actual issues with reproductive health. These issues are not only issues of infertility, but issues that affect her general health and ability to function on a daily basis. Th Affordable Care Act does not require employers to make sure she is covered for this.

I don’t understand. Ability to have sex whenever you want and reduce the odds you will get pregnant is reproductive health. A reproductive system that is not working properly and affecting a woman’s life is not.

In 2012, the Affordable Care Act mandated contraception coverage be offered by almost all employees.

Before the mandate, by Obama Administration statistics, over 90% of women used contraception. It must have been affordable to people.

Suddenly, with the latest ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, people are making all sorts of wild claims. They’re saying contraception will be harder to get, there’s a war against women, and now Jehovah’s Witness owners can deny blood transfusions! You get the idea.

Yet, all that really happened is that Hobby Lobby and some other businesses get to keep doing things the way they were prior to 2012. 

It scares me that people think they have a right to have their contraception paid for by employers, even though there are a lot of things pertaining to actual health care that employers are not obliged to cover.

Short update


My surgery’s this Thursday.

It’s considered a “major surgery” and I’m gonna have an estimated two week recovery.

I’m basically freaked out but trying not to be.

So prayers as always would be really appreciated.

I appreciate your prayers for my daughter’s surgery.



Hey guys, could you please pray for my very good friend. Her mum has just died. She was very young and had only been ill for a week so it’s a massive shock to everyone. Thank you!!!

Small prayer request.


Hey guys. I had surgery on Thursday and recovery is being really hard on my body and emotions. The doctor said everything looks healthy but I’m in a lot of pain and struggling to stay positive during all of this.

I also have a second surgery sometime in July. Date TBD. 

I’d really appreciate any prayers you could send my way. Thanks.

Lovely Loretta is my daughter. I appreciate your prayers.

Urgent Prayer Request: Convent Surrounded, Death Appears Near

I got this from a Facebook friend, a message from a Dominican in a convent in Mosul. They are being surrounded, death may well be imminent. Here is the translation:

The following is a rough translation of a message received today from a Dominican who in a convent in Mosul:

Bad news. I write you in a critical and apocalyptic situation of violence in Mosul. Most of the inhabitants of the city have already abandoned their houses and fled into the villages and are sleeping in the open without anything to eat or drink. Many thousands of armed men from the Islamic Groups of Da’ash have attacked the city of Mosul for the last two days. They have assassinated adults and children. The bodies have been left in the streets and in the houses by the hundreds, without pity. The regular forces and the army have also fled the city, along with the governor. In the mosques, they cry “Allah Akbar, long live the Islamic State.” Qaraqosh is overflowing with refugees of all kinds, without food or lodging. The check points and the Kurdish forces are blocking innumerable refugees from entering Kurdistan. What we are living and what we have seen over the last two days is horrible and catastrophic. The priory of Mar Behnam and other churches fell into the hands of the rebels this morning… . and now they have come here and entered Qaraqosh five minutes ago, and we are now surrounded and threatened with death … . pray for us. I’m sorry that I can’t continue … They are not far from our convent … .
Don’t reply… .
Superiors are asked to share this information with those who do not use email.
Very Rev. Darren Pierre, O.P.
Vicar Provincial and Socius

Prayer Need…1 Priest Killed, One Priest Wounded

Phoenix Priest Killed

Father Kenneth Walker, 28, was killed at their mission Church. One website is saying it appears that Father Terra, who was wounded, was able to give Father Walker his last rights.


Please pray for my parish priest. He’s in a bad way health-wise and could really use the support. Thank you.

Please pray for me.


I honestly feel so worthless right now. I have never felt this horrible in my life before. I cannot handle this pain to the point I can’t even offer it up. My heart is literally throbbing right now.

I feel so ugly, dirty, empty, and worn.

Please God, help me.

Praying for all who feel this way.