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Author Archive: Stacy Trasancos, PhD

Stacy Trasancos has a PhD in Chemistry from Penn State University and a MA in Dogmatic Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary, is a chemistry and physics instructor for Kolbe Academy, adjunct professor at Holy Apostles, and author of Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki. Most of her time is devoted to raising her youngest five children, and worrying about her two oldest, with her husband in a 100-year old restored mountain lodge in the Adirondack mountains. Interact with her on Facebook or Twitter. Visit her website.

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A Woman Changed by Grace

December 25, AD2015 6 Comments
A Woman Changed by Grace

Some place very busy, some age modern, there was a woman who woke alone on Christmas Day. She was in her car. When she lifted her head from the steering wheel that countered the gravity dragging her to the ground, a jolt of pain filled her cranium as light invaded her eyes. The cachinnation in the club from […]

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Ganogen’s Aborted Human Fetal Kidneys and Hearts Living in Rats and Some Ethical Questions

August 13, AD2015 2 Comments
Ganogen’s Aborted Human Fetal Kidneys and Hearts Living in Rats and Some Ethical Questions

Below is a 3D ultrasound of an unborn child at about 18 weeks gestation, which is 20 weeks pregnant by LMP date. Emotions are not bad things. Watch the whole minute and a half, and don’t forget. In this next video, you will see first a kidney from an aborted child about the same age as […]

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Experiments on Intact Live Fetuses and the Connection to Infant Formula

August 5, AD2015 31 Comments
Experiments on Intact Live Fetuses and the Connection to Infant Formula

Recently the investigative journalism conducted by David Daleiden who started the Center for Medical Progress has provided a raw look into the minds of the people involved in the “human capital” abortion industry. As the videos continue to come out and lawsuits are filed threatening to suppress free speech and journalism, perhaps this is a […]

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The Trail of Fetal Body Parts in Scientific Papers

July 24, AD2015 26 Comments
The Trail of Fetal Body Parts in Scientific Papers

Maybe the undercover investigation conducted by the Center for Medical Progress needed to happen so people could see and hear the gruesomeness of Planned Parenthood’s harvesting and sale of fetal body parts. Maybe it was too easy to ignore without video-taped evidence in plain, gory language. Maybe it is not enough to be outraged at […]

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The Subsistent Soul: Are You More than Particles?

April 12, AD2015 6 Comments
The Subsistent Soul: Are You More than Particles?

The word “subsistent” is tricky. Modern day dictionaries define “to subsist” as “to be sustained,” or “to maintain existence” or “to support or maintain with provisions or funds, to support.” This meaning is consistent with the word’s etymology. In classical Latin, subsistere meant “to stand firm” or “to come with relief or support.” In post-classical […]

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Does Your Mind Wander When You Pray?

February 20, AD2015 8 Comments
Does Your Mind Wander When You Pray?

Do you have trouble paying attention while praying? Does your mind wander? Do you sometimes fall asleep? Do you forget where you were and stop? Do you then feel ashamed and disappointed in yourself? Do you get frustrated? Do you want to give up trying to pray long prayers like the Rosary? Do you give […]

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Announcing Our Editing Team and Photographers

January 19, AD2015 0 Comments
Announcing Our Editing Team and Photographers

We are coming up on our second anniversary of our launch, which was January 25, 2013, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Our mission has always been to “provide perspectives and education on topics that matter to citizens living the truths the Church teaches.” True to Pope Paul VI’s charge, which echo St. […]

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How A Scientist Sees God in Nature

June 23, AD2014 15 Comments
How A Scientist Sees God in Nature

St. Bonaventure described in his essay “The Mind’s Road to God,” a proto-scientific process for the acquisition of knowledge about the natural world. He explained how we can know God from creation. A child playing outside, for instance, can pick up a leaf and study it, and by doing so, he takes in the “macrocosm” of the world into the […]

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Do Kids Need Intelligent Design Theory to See Design?

May 3, AD2014 10 Comments
Do Kids Need Intelligent Design Theory to See Design?

I’ve been hesitant to weigh in on the intelligent design debate because so much is already written, and I’m still forming an opinion. The body of work is computational and possibly, in part, an exact and quantitative science of objects in so far as the researchers study patterns (quantities) in nature (objects) to infer design. The […]

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Pecan Pie Protestantism

December 14, AD2013 2 Comments
Pecan Pie Protestantism

My grandmother used to bake one pecan pie a year using her own pecans from her own tree, which she guarded with her own rifle. She said she would shoot any crow that messed with her pecans. Somebody might steal a scarecrow, so she figured she could do the job herself. Memommy was as tough […]

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Fr. Stanley Jaki on the Fátima Miracle

October 13, AD2013 7 Comments
Fr. Stanley Jaki on the Fátima Miracle

It could have been a sun spot, an air lens, some turbulent clouds, or maybe even eye tricks. The skeptic Benjamin Radford, deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine and a Research Fellow with the non-profit educational organization the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry — without investigation or research to support his opinion — suggests that it was likely an illusion […]

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Donna D\’Errico & the Secret of Ağrı Dağı

July 15, AD2013 5 Comments
Donna D\’Errico & the Secret of Ağrı Dağı

Donna D\’Errico is a real life modern day explorer. She\’s getting ready to journey into the most amazing and remote location in the world, Mount Ararat in Eastern Turkey, to follow her life’s quest. Ağrı Dağı is the Turkish name for the mountain. What\’s the secret to be found there? She\’s looking for Noah\’s Ark. You may remember […]

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So You Think You Know How the Morning After Pill Works?

March 18, AD2013 9 Comments
So You Think You Know How the Morning After Pill Works?

So did I. Stay with me to the end, I argue that we reject any use or further testing of the morning after pill (MAP) completely. Here is what I thought I knew. The Luteinizing hormone (LH) in the female menstrual cycle precedes ovulation by about a day. It is the pink line with a spike in […]

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10 Things To Remember About Abortion

January 25, AD2013 6 Comments
10 Things To Remember About Abortion

Fighting against the evil of abortion can sometimes feel futile or tempt a person to despair, but here are ten good things to remember about the unborn, even if they are aborted. One, unborn children have souls created by God immediately out of nothing. Although the body can be dismembered, burned, or thrown out as […]

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