I speak to Donna Heckler about her book: Living Like a Lady When you Have Cancer At the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Trade show in Lancaster PA

This is the type of thing we guys would never think of but is something vital for the well being of many ladies

Her web site is here

You can buy her book here


The 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Interview Bloglist (so far)

Sept 6th Voices of CMN 2018 Donna Heckler Author Living Like a Lady When you Have Cancer

Sept 5th Voices of CMN 2018 Dennis McGeehan Author: The Diaries of Joseph and Mary

Sept 4th Voices of CMN 2018 Carmela Martino Author: Playing by Heart

Sept 3rd Voices of CMN 2018 Barbara Golder Author: Dying for Compassion

Sept 2nd Voices of CMN 2018 Barbara Kudwa Author of Finding God Anew

Sept 1st Voices of CMN 2018 Anne Feaster Co-Author of Spiritual Deceptions

Aug 31st Voices of CMN 2018 AJ Cattapan Author 7 Riddles to Nowhere

Aug 30th Voices of CMN 2018 Virginia Lieto Author Finding Patience

Aug 29th Voices of CMN 2018 Tony Agnesi: Author: A Storytellers Guide to Joyful Service

Aug 28th Voices of CMN 2018 Steven Ryan Author The Madonna Files and Mystic Post blog

Aug 27th Michael Manley Author: The Resurrection Network

Aug 26th Voices of CMN 2018 Maurice Prater Author: Saved by the Alphabet

Aug 25th Voices of CMN 2018 Catholic Author Marge Fenelon

Aug 24th: Voices of CMN 2018 Linda Rose Author: Strength for your Journey

Aug 23rd Voices at CMN 2018 Kevin Rush Author: The Lance and the Veil

Aug 22nd Voices of CMN 2018 Kendra Von Esh Author: Am I Catholic

Aug 21st Voices of CMN 2018 Jennifer Angelle Hugs from Heaven

Aug 20th Voices of CMN 2018 John and Claire Grabowski Authors of One Body

Aug 19th Voices of CMN 2018 Fr. Bill McCarthy Author: God Bless America

Aug 18th Voices of CMN 2018 Fr. Chris Alar Author: After Suicide

Aug 17th Voices of CMN 2018 Dr Hellen Hoffner Author Catholic Traditions and Treasures

Aug 16th Voices of CMN 2018 Chris Faddis Author: It is well Life in the Storm

Aug 15th Voices of CMN 2018 Bud McFarlane and Ginny Mooney on the Messiah mini series

Aug 14th Voices of CMN 2018 Virginia Pillars Author Broken Brain Fortified Faith

Aug 13th Voices of CMN 2018 David Tittle Musicians for Life new CD “It’s a Life”

Aug 12th Voices of CMN 2018 Novena for Our Nation Starting Aug 15th & Rosary Coast to Coast Oct 7th

Aug 11th Voices at the 2018 CMN Moria Noonan Co-Author: Spiritual Deceptions

Aug 10th Voices of CMN 2018 Lesliea Wahl Author: An Unexpected Role

Aug 9th Voices of CMN 2018 Gerard Hasenhuetti Compassionate Capitalism The Intersection of Economic Growth and Social Justice

Aug 8th
Voices at CMN 2018 Ruth Apollonia Author of Annabelle of Anchony

Voices at CMN 2018 Kimberly Cook My Hand in Yours Yours in Mine Catholic Authors

Aug 6th Voices at CMN 2018 August Turak Author: Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim and the Purpose of Life

Aug 5th Voices at CMN 2018 Fr. Edward Looney Author A Heart Like Mary’s

Aug 4th: Karina Fabian of the Catholic Writers Guild or A Preview of Blogging Attractions


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I’ve noticed lately that fewer and fewer people know how behave in a respectful manner while in public.  I know I must not be the first person to make this observation and I’m willing to bet that a great many others have made the same observation in recent times.

There was an incident this past weekend at the Woodstock Fair, in Woodstock Connecticut that prompted the writing of this article.  I was sitting in the second row of seats that were set up for audiences in front of one of the stages.  I was with a couple hundred other people who were there to listen to a particular concert.  Unfortunately very few of us were able to hear the music because there were so many groups in the audience that insisted on carrying out loud conversations during the entire hour and a half concert.  The sound system was more than adequate and so was the volume of the music.  It was just that the groups were so loud and obnoxious.  There were five different loud and obnoxious groups in my immediate vicinity, including a couple sitting in the front row that were the loudest.  I was there to listen to music but instead was forced to listen to a lengthy and detailed discussion about every single painful dental procedure one of the women experienced.

If this was just an isolated incident I don’t believe it would be worth doing an article about it.  That incident however is a symptom of problems our society is facing right now.  Other symptoms of these problems include college students shouting down everyone that has a different viewpoint, members of the Trump Administration being harassed and bullied by mobs when they show up at restaurants, and Antifa physically attacking a group trying to hold a prayer meeting.

Morality, discipline, manners, and respect for others are concepts that are no longer taught in public schools.  Feeling good about yourself and the belief that you are the most important person in the universe have replaced those old fashion concepts.  None of those ten or so loud individuals, just in my area, gave a second thought to the far greater number of individuals who sat there for the sole purpose of listening to the concert.

Schools have stopped teaching us the important truth that every individual has a responsibility to exercise their right of freedom of speech, along with every other right, in a manner that does not interfere with the rights of anyone else.  Responsibly coexisting with others while we are exercising our rights was a frequent topic preached by those who wrote and ratified the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Those loud individuals do have freedom of speech, just like each and every other individual.  Every individual in that audience however had the right to listen to and enjoy the concert.  Since the audience was sitting in an area designated for them, their right to listen trumped the free speech rights of the loud individuals.  The loud individuals had the rest of the fair grounds to talk.  They could have sat in a different area and conversed while listening to the music and not pissed off a lot of people.

Every symptom I mentioned earlier in this article could be solved if every individual exercised their rights in a manner that did not interfere with the rights of others.  Colleges used to be bastions of freedom of speech for everyone, where everyone could have respectful back and forth dialogues.   If everyone respected the right of everyone else to dine where they choose would people be harassed into fleeing restaurants because of who their boss is?  There is never an excuse for violence against anyone.  It should be repulsive for everyone to hear that people are being taught that words can be violence and that this supposed violence must be stamped out by real violence.

The message that we must exercise our rights with responsibility is a crucial message that all schools should impart on their students.  Since schools are not spreading that message I believe it is vital that we spread it ourselves.

Image Shealah Craighead Feb 2017

While I was busy watching the Red Sox close out the Braves with TWO of the most impressive comebacks I’ve ever seen in one game (and watched Drew Pomeranz likely pitch himself off the playoff roster) and driving to Irondale to conduct an interview at EWTN word leads out that the so-called Resistance isn’t just trying to destroy the Trump administration from the outside:

 In a striking anonymous broadside, a senior Trump administration official wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times on Wednesday claiming to be part of a group of people “working diligently from within” to impede President Donald Trump’s “worst inclinations” and ill-conceived parts of his agenda.

Trump said it was a “gutless editorial” and “really a disgrace,” and his press secretary called on the official to resign.

Trump later tweeted, “TREASON?” and in an extraordinary move demanded that if “the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!”

As you might guess this story is producing more ink than the entire squid population of the known universe from speculation to who this person is , if this is a constitutional crisis, or treason, etc etc etc but everyone is missing what I believe to be the real significance of this revelation (assuming that it’s true of course) , and no it’s NOT that this proves the existence of the deep state although that is a significant development and a win for Trump.

The real significance of this revelation by the NYT of a mole with is this:

Consider the following, So far during his presidency Donald Trump has managed to:

Create a booming economy

Create a soaring stock market

Push through a record number of Conservative Judges

Win significant trade concessions favorable to the United States 

Promote the Pro-Life Cause

Open negotiations with in the Korean Peninsular that have the prospect of bringing actual peace

Decimate ISIS

Make the US energy independent

Cut regulations by the bucketful

Advance Tax Reform and relief

Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem

Cut funding to Palestinian Terrorists

Induce Nato allies to increase their defense payments

Bring manufacturing jobs back to the US

produce record employment for blacks and Hispanics

ALL WHILE AT THE SAME TIME (according to the NYT) A PERSON OR PERSONS UNKNOWN IN THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN SECRETLY WORKING TO UNDERMINE HIS EFFORTS.

Run that through your head for a second.

That Donald Trump has compiled the above record is an accomplishment any president would be proud of.

That Donald Trump has compiled the above record of accomplishment while practically the entire media, education, entertainment and elite political culture has spent every waking moment of the last 2 years trying to undermine him is incredible

That Donald Trump has compiled the above record of accomplishment while practically the entire media, education, entertainment and elite political culture has fought him AND if the NYT is accurate, Persons or Persons unknown working inside the administration have been actively trying to thwart him, then Donald Trump is undoubtedly the greatest and most successful occupant of the White House since day one period!

Or put it another way, if Trump has managed all this with at least one high level saboteur working against him can you imagine what he’d accomplish without a traitor in the house?

The NYT doesn’t realize it, but they are asserting that Donald Trump is the most accomplished occupant the White House has ever seen and I guess they’re right.


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