Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chapter Six is Up!

Chapter Six of my ongoing fan fiction story, Revealed Relationships, is now up.  That makes TWO chapters this week!

Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen







On this day 30 years ago, the last episode of M*A*S*H aired.   That episode's title was
Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen.
Today, Pope Benedict XVI stepped down.  I watched EWTN's live coverage of his helicopter trip to Castel Gandolfo, and then... his final blessing.
And I couldn't help thinking:
"Goodbye, farewell, and amen."

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Books Read in the Past Week



"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 

"Learning to Lean"
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader) 





"Thursday's Children"
[YA fiction]
(Characters from both "A Candle For St. Jude [most 
importantly, to me at least, Mr. Felix] and "Listen to the Nightingale"
appear in this book.)
{carried over from last week}
"Candy Floss"
[children's fiction]
by Rumer Godden
(openlibrary.org book)
this was my favorite book when I was in
third grade; I was delighted to be able to
read it online for free with the ORIGINAL
illustrations.

"Fire!"
"To The Rescue!"

"Reward: $1,000,000"
by Leah Klein
[children's fiction (older children), Jewish, "Operation Firestorm" mini-series,
featuring the Baker's Dozen and the B.Y. Times]

"Come Sing, Jimmy Jo"
by Katherine Paterson
[children's fiction]
{carrying over into next week}


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Arkansas Passes Bills to Ban Abortion, Sends to Gov. Beebe | LifeNews.com

Arkansas Passes Bills to Ban Abortion, Sends to Gov. Beebe | LifeNews.com

Let's pray that Governor Beebe signs this into law!

My First Cartoon Fic

I've just written and posted my first cartoon fic, which I would like to share with you.  Helen Barlowe Rochester, first seen in Ramona Q., makes her second appearance here.

Chapter 4 is up!

Chapter 4 of "Revealed Relationships" is now up.  This is a short, but important, chapter.
I am having such fun writing this story!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Books Read in the Past Week

Except for my Sunday books, every book I've read this week was written
by Rumer Godden.
"A Candle for St. Jude"
[fiction, some Catholic themes]
{carried over  from last week}
"Listen To The Nightingale"
[children's fiction (older children)]
(includes characters from "A Candle 
for St. Jude,  some with slightly different
names. Lollie, for example, is called Lottie
here.)
"Thursday's Children"
[YA fiction]
(Characters from both "A Candle For St. Jude [most 
importantly, Mr. Felix] and "Listen to the Nightingale"
appear in this book.)
{carrying over into next week}




"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 

"Learning to Lean"
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader) 

In Memory of Deacon Bill

I'd like to share this page   in loving memory of Deacon Bill  from EWTN's website.

Highly Recommended Anne of Green Gables Fanfic

I've discovered an absolutely amazing, true to the original work, ongoing Anne of Green Gables story   on fanfiction.net.  
I've posted a review.

New Chapter in Fanfic

Chapter 3 of Revealed Relationships is now up.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Prayer Vigil, Rosary, and Funeral Mass for Deacon Bill

I will be joining EWTN in saying goodbye to our beloved Deacon Bill.

Monday, 8:00 P.M. Eastern Time:
Vigil and Rosary

Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time
Funeral Mass
(This takes the place of the regular Mass on EWTN)

Deacon Bill Announcement - 1929-2013



I'm sure that Our Lord said to him, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Story

I've just posted a new post-war M*A*S*H  drabble (100-word story) on FanFiction.net.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My First Ash Wednesday (Old Post)

(Originally posted in 2011)

I remember my very first Ash Wednesday, my first day of
fasting as a Catholic. For me it was easy as pie; it was
a piece of cake. (Although, of course, I had neither pie nor
cake!)
Remember, I am a Jewish convert, a veteran of Yom Kippur
fasts: From a little before sundown until a little after sundown,
no food, and nothing to drink. Not even a sip of water!
The not eating wasn't all that hard (I'm not saying it was a picnic, but who picnicked on Yom Kippur, anyway?).
What I found hard was the "not even a sip of water" part.
So, my first fast as a Catholic was easy in that respect. What I found difficult was figuring out the "two small meals that
together don't equal a full meal."
It was like a combined one-day-diet and math exercise!
When Fr. Kelly asked me how I'd gotten through my first
fast-day, I couldn't help laughing.
"Father," I said, "you don't know from fasting!"

Monday, February 11, 2013

Abortion Doc Who "Snipped" Babies' Spinal Cords Faces Trial | LifeNews.com

Abortion Doc Who "Snipped" Babies' Spinal Cords Faces Trial | LifeNews.com

I read this article with increasing anger... make that fury, make that outrage... and deep, deep disgust and sadness.
Hundreds of babies murdered.
One would have been one too many!
I will pray that this (cough cough) "doctor"  will experience repentance and forgiveness, but I have to admit that I HOPE he does his repenting from a prison cell.

Pope Benedict XVI announces his retirement :: EWTN News

Pope Benedict XVI announces his retirement :: EWTN News

I heard this on the radio early this morning, but I didn't quite believe it until Fr. Anthony confirmed it at the beginning of this morning's Mass on EWTN. 
Something tells me that many, many of us, if not all of us, will be blogging on this topic.
God bless Pope Benedict XVI, and give the College of Cardinals wisdom in electing his successor.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

I'd like to invite you to join me and a growing group of Catholic bloggers at  Sunday Snippets    Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: New Item in Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: New Brochure Reveals the Truth About Planned Parenthood | LifeNews.com

Semper Gaudete!: One of my First Fan Fics

Semper Gaudete!: Treasure in a Jammed Drawer

Semper Gaudete!: New Chapter Up

Semper Gaudete!: EWTN Live - 213-02-06 - Fr. Brian Mullady & Deacon Harold Burke Sivers

Semper Gaudete!: Riots break out after 13-month-old child run over by Chinese family planning officials | LifeSiteNews.com

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week



Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #


"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 

"Learning to Lean"
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader) 


"Junior Miss" #
by Sally Benson
[fiction]
{carried over from last week}
(I had read one chapter years ago in an anthology;
can't remember whether it was the original prose version, or the
dramatized adaption.)

"Lulu's Window"
"Lulu Herself"
by Elisabeth Hubbard  Lansing
[children's fiction, 1950s]

"Do Not Disturb!"
"The Do-Gooders"
by Aidel Stein
"The Baker Family Circus"
by Miriam Rose
[children's fiction, Jewish, "Baker's Dozen" series, created
by Miriam Zakon]

"The Home Has A Heart"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[non-fiction; Christian (Protestant) themes, recipes, 
anecdotes]
(February chapter only)

"A Candle for St. Jude"
by Rumer Godden
[fiction, some Catholic themes]
{carrying over into next week}

Riots break out after 13-month-old child run over by Chinese family planning officials | LifeSiteNews.com

Riots break out after 13-month-old child run over by Chinese family planning officials | LifeSiteNews.com

I am too saddened, disturbed, and angered to write anything about this.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Treasure in a Jammed Drawer

One of the drawers in our house was jammed shut for almost a month.  Finally, yesterday, our neighbor Aran got it open with a wire hanger.  And guess what was jamming the drawer?   A plastic bag with refrigerator magnets in it, mostly plastic magnets.  I think they are vintage magnets!
So I will be adding to my collection:
a vanilla ice cream cone (THAT one feels like rubber)
a green daisy with a yellow middle
a watermelon slice
a pear
a strawberry 
a bunch of purple grapes.
I am thrilled to add SIX, yes SIX vintage magnets to my collection without spending a cent!
And thank God they didn't get broken in the drawer!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

One of my First Fan Fics

I began writing fan fiction in 2001, soon after Mom and I got our first computer.  Here is the link to one of my earliest stories.  

Monday, February 4, 2013

New Brochure Reveals the Truth About Planned Parenthood | LifeNews.com

New Brochure Reveals the Truth About Planned Parenthood | LifeNews.com

It is with great pleasure that I share this brochure, and I ask everyone reading this to do the same.
We MUST expose Planned Parenthood [what a hypocritically named organization!] whenever and wherever we can.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

New Item in Rosary Art Collection

I've just added a lovely stained glass image of The Presentation to my Rosary Art Collection.
As I mentioned several weeks ago, Sunday is my day for adding to this collection.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Once again, it is time for Sunday Snippets, a gathering place for Catholic bloggers.  Thanks to RAnn for hosting so faithfully week after week.  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: New Image in my Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2013 01 30 Fr Mark Mary MFVA St Hyacinth Marescotti Virgin

Semper Gaudete!: Pro-life activists crash Planned Parenthood abortion gala | LifeSiteNews.com

Semper Gaudete!: Twitter Censors Black Pro-Lifers Blasting NAACP on Abortion | LifeNews.com

Semper Gaudete!: New Magnets Ordered

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2013-02-01 - Fr. Anthony Mary MFVA - Hebrews 10 :32-39

Semper Gaudete!: Writing Fan Fiction Again

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

"Ima Come Home"
by Aidel Stein
{carried over from last week}
"Hey Waiter!"
by Emmy Zitter
"Through Thick and Thin"
by Debby Garfunkel
[children's fiction, Jewish, "Baker's Dozen" series, created
by Miriam Zakon]

"Little Town on the Prairie"
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
[children's fiction, historical, autobiographical, "Little House" series]

"Junior Miss"
by Sally Benson
[fiction]
{carrying over into next week}
(I'm trying to remember whether I've read this before,
or just read part of it in an anthology.)



"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 

"Learning to Lean"
by Richard Maffeo
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
(Amazon Kindle cloud reader) 

Homily 2013-02-01 - Fr. Anthony Mary MFVA - Hebrews 10 :32-39



I love this homily!  (Bet Fr. Anthony heard from his mother about this one!)

Writing Fan Fiction Again

I used to write a great deal of fan fiction, but I've been neglecting it lately.   Now, however, I've gotten back to work on it.  I'd had forgotten how much fun, and how challenging,  it is to write stories based on other people's work, to adjust things while still respecting the original canon.
That is why I prefer doing fill-ins and continuations, or, sometimes, telling the story from a different character's viewpoint.
I am on fanfiction.net; my username there is ProLiferChelle.

I'm currently writing a continuing  Another World fanfic.  That show had a very important impact on my life.  Through one of its characters,  I was  brought back to the Church.

I've also just published a story based on Beverly Cleary's "Ramona" books.