Over at my Facebook site, I made the following offer: I plan, at some point, to be at the National Shrine and if anyone has a special prayer intention, let me know it and I will pray it for you to the Blessed Mother, and offer my walk for your intention. I make the same offer here.
The weather is not promising to be very good. In fact, it is going to be cold and snowy, or at least cold and a winter mix. Why is it that the rulings for most US Supreme Court cases are handed down in may or June, but not Roe v. Wade? I think God arranged that, so that we pro-lifers get a chance to refine out mettle, a chance to offer the discomfort as sacrifice for what is at stake. It is a way of doing penance for those who will not or cannot. So . . . long johns and heavy socks in waterproof boots. I wish I had the fortitude to march as the Franciscans do, in sandals or barefoot. Like a boss, those guys!
Because of the threat of weather, and because that meant the threat of having 100+ kid stranded in Washington DC, Knoxville Catholic HS cancelled their trip. So, tomorrow my own Dolly Girl and a friend of hers will come with me. This will be fun - we will stay at my niece's apartment and who knows? Maybe I will wait until Sunday to drive back and show the girls around town.
|Justice Scalia wore a replica of the hat worn by St. Thomas More as Chancellor of England during the inauguration, to demonstrate his support for religious freedom. Like a boss!|
One more thing - can I have your prayers for a safe trip, for our goal o be met, and for the Blessed Mother and St. Dymphna to intercede for a special intention of mine? Thank you.