Posts Tagged freedom

Memorial Day 2016: So That We May Always Live Free…

30 May 2016

Thank you to

Andrew Marmouget (@oldgrandman on Twitter) who sent me this video.)

A Blessed Memorial Day: “Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends”Jn15:13

26 May 2014

Posted by Pvt Sarah Campbell, WIARNG
Memorial Day 2014


Emma’s Story…Our best  intern at Always Catholic:

I never met my grandfather, my mother’s father. He gave his life for his country and for freedom at the end of WWII. My grandmother was home with two young boys and an infant, my mother.

Yes, I am young and people always wonder how I had a grandfather in WWII. I am adopted. I was chosen by my Dad and Mom late in life. My birth mother wanted to abort me,  but a woman praying the Rosary outside of Planned Parenthood convinced her not to have an abortion. That woman became my Mom.

My birth mother said, “Ok, so if you don’t want me to have an abortion, you adopt my baby.” My Mom said, “Yes, I will.” From that day my Mom let my birth mother live with her and my Dad and my soon-to be brothers and sisters. I came into the world wanted and loved. My birth mother grew to love me I am told and wanted to stay with the family. My Mom and Dad said yes. I grew up until 4 years old with Mom and Dad and my birth mother.

At four years old my birth mother died in a car accident.I have never been sad because I learned that she chose to live her life as a good Catholic those last few years. I know she is probably in Purgatory experiencing the preparation for Heaven. We pray for her everyday.

She died at the hospital after receiving Extreme Unction with my Mom and Dad at her side. None of her blood family and relatives would come. I was the only one. I remember, even though I was so young at the look of love in her eyes when she looked at Mom and Dad.

She gave her life for me. She knew her family would turn their back on her but she chose life. She was going to pick me up that day from pre-school when a drunk driver went through a red light and crashed into her.

I am not sad. I know she will go to Heaven one day because she chose life and then lived as a good Catholic, changing her life. The greatest memory my Mom and Dad have of her is the day she held me in my Baptismal gown as my godmother. She had given up her parental rights to my Mom and Dad so they could adopt me. She then could be my godmother. What a blessing my life has been!

I know it seems I am off the track with this story but not really. My grandfather died in WWII for all of us to have the freedom to be the best we can be in order to serve God and to serve our blessed nation. Without his sacrifice, we would not be free. Similarly, without my mother’s sacrifice of letting Mom and Dad adopt me, I would not be alive to be free as our Declaration of Independence and Constitution guarantee all citizens of the greatest country in the world.

Thank you to all those in the Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan who have died for our freedom. I pray I can be the best I can be to show the gratitude for your ultimate sacrifice.

“Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.”

VOTE on Nov 2nd, your life may just depend on it!

15 August 2010

Thanks to CreativeMinorityReport for getting this vid up quick!! Great job… I happened to see it via BattleBeadsBlog. I agree with Mary at BattleBeadsBlog this needs to be shown as much as possible until November 2nd, Election Day. We put these people in office, fellow Catholics, our responsibility to get ’em out!! Thanks to the Brothers Archbold (Creative Minority Report) for always having their finger on the pulse and to Mary at Battlebeads Blog for having the sharp eye.

Ad majorem Dei gloriam,


And at that moment… I cried…

19 July 2010

Sean Norris has posted this video for AlwaysCatholicBlog. Sean can be found at his blog, An Average Patriot Speaks Out and at AlwaysCatholicBlog. Follow Sean on Twitter @commonpatriot.

Today is “#MilitaryMonday” on Twitter when all good peeps that are worth following give homage to the military. Keeping with that tradition on Twitter, Sean Norris our resident political contributor on AlwaysCatholicBlog gives us the chance to contribute in style. This video is so well done, even a tough nut from Jersey named Sofia (that would be me) grabbed the tissues on this one. Presented with real people in a classy setting as a teaching moment to the kids, this video gives us back the feeling we had when we could see movies that made us feel proud like this little vid has accomplished.

In a world of cynicism and frowns, this little “movie” shows what is so right about being us…about being Americans, strong and brave…good job, Sean, thank you. AMDG, Sofia

A Sad prediction come true…from one of our colleagues at

15 July 2010

A good friend and colleague of Always Catholic is Brian H. Gill. Brian is a writer, blogger, teacher, husband, father, a patriot and a Catholic. He is a bright light out here in the darkness and we are grateful for him at Always Catholic. Today, Brian tweeted me (he goes by @Aluwir on Twitter and all should follow him) to remind me of a post he had written on his blog, “A Catholic Citizen in America” well over a year ago… I went back and read it again and it was chilling. Notice the date: April 19, 2009. Please read on.
Remember, we are Catholics and we have a responsibility to God AND COUNTRY. Obama and his Marxist agenda didn’t win by a landslide…but he garnered the majority of the Catholic vote in America and WE PUT HIM IN OFFICE. NOW, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO TO MAKE AMENDS AND RECTIFY THIS SIN??? YOU TELL ME….     Ad majorem Dei gloriam, Sofia

FROM: “A Catholic Citizen in America

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fear of Right-Wing Extremism: Commie-Hunting in Reverse

I was born in the Truman administration, and remember the tail end of the commie-hunting days. What’s talked about, or referred to, most these days seems to be Senator Joe McCarthy and his anti-Communist witch hunts.

There may actually have been commies in the State Department, but what the Senator accomplished in the long run was discrediting his sort of pogrom against people who don’t toe the party line.

I sincerely hope that what I see brewing in Homeland Security and the Obama administration isn’t a replay of the ‘good old days’ of McCarthyism: this time with pro-life people, American veterans, supporters of Ron Paul, and other dangerous radicals in the cross hairs.

I’ve posted about this before. What’s new today is that another blogger’s post (Tim Burke, in Salvation Is an Adventure) contains a link to the latest disturbing document from Homeland Security programs: “(U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”

More…read on please…

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