Saturday, April 28, 2012

High Flying Love

I had the most lovely visit and interview with Murrell and Kitty Cook who have been married for 63 years! What a happy and joyful couple. If I ready a story where a couple claimed to have never fought in their entire marriage-- let along a marriage that has lasted for six decades so far-- I'd think you were kidding! But spending a few hours with the Cooks I can tell you: This is a couple really did it!

The Cooks with pictures of prize-winning '53 Thunderbird
CHARLOTTE — On a clear evening in 1948, Murrell Cook took his girlfriend Kitty up in a twin-engine plane – just the two of them – to watch the sun set over Charlotte. She thought nothing more of it than another chance to practice her flying with the World War II vet who was helping her earn her pilot's license.

 But when they were flying high above the city, Murrell used that opportunity to pop the question.

 "I figured if I had her up there, there wasn't much she could do about it!" Murrell laughs.

Continue reading article on the Catholic News Herald....

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

40 Days for Life

On Sunday, we concluded the latest campaign of 40 Days for Life here in Charlotte with 53 babies saved. In my talk given at the closing ceremony, I said, "Let this experience of abundant fruit from our prayers and sacrifices be something that we thank the good God for, but not something that we cling to."

Often in pro-life work, we don't see the results of our efforts. We stand and pray at "Calvary" where all seemed hopeless, and for most bystanders and passers by, we look a little foolish. However, this campaign saw an abundance of fruit.

We will continue to pray as possible at the two abortion clinics in Charlotte. Please see calendars at the Charlotte Coalition for Life website and come join in prayer for the end of abortion as you are able.


A quick PS: The last issue of the Catholic News Herald featured four articles written by me! This is just a quick update: I am having difficulty accessing their website. I will post the articles to this blog when I can.