Monday, August 15, 2005

Mother & Daughter--Heart to Heart

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5 comments:

Jay Anderson said...

As my wife (who is expecting our 3rd child) always says when noting the left's double standard on abortion: "It's a baby if you want it, but a mere clump of cells and tissue if you want to abort it."

By the way, great blog - you're on my blogroll.

Zach Brissett said...

Thanks for the kind words, Jay. My wife saw your comments and called me at work. "I just found your twin brother!" she exclaimed.

Like you, I and my wife are recent adult converts (from devout Protestantism) to the Catholic Church.

I also share your love of college football, the Church, politics, publishing, law (attended U of Chicago Law, but hated it and quit), Gregorian chant, Irish music, LOTR movies, Chesterton, and the state of Virginia (my brother is a UVA graduate student, and my dream is to move to Staunton and join St. Francis parish).

Pretty funny, eh? Thanks again for writing, and I also enjoyed (and blogrolled) your blog. God Bless

Gerald Augustinus said...

It's not even satirical - more than once have I heard a pro-choice person refer to an embryo as "just a thimbleful of cells". So size decides whether one gets to live or die...

Zach Brissett said...

Exactly, Gerald. I find that arguments that one might uncritically consider defensible are often turned to mush when one has to explain them to a child.

I remember when I told my 10-year-old daughter about abortion last year. Her jaw dropped, and she burst out "Dad, why would anyone do that to a little baby!?!"

Jay Anderson said...

Zach,

The new pastor of St. Francis in Staunton was, up until last month, the pastor at my church in Columbia. He is part of the reason my wife and I converted. There's one word to describe him: "CATHOLIC".

Word of warning: it is getting more and more expensive to live here in the Commonwealth. I dreamed of living here my entire life, moved here 15 years ago, and have loved every minute of it.

But now we're moving the family to the Midwest, where the cost of living is a little lower, the Catholic schools are more affordable, and we can (hopefully) afford for the wife to stay home with the kids.

By the way, before deciding on moving to Ohio, Staunton was one of the places we considered moving because it's such a great city and the housing prices are still somewhat affordable - for now.