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Trying to Understand Pro-Abortion Politicians

February 15, AD2015 5 Comments
Trying to Understand Pro-Abortion Politicians

“O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be understood as to understand.” As I walked down Constitution Avenue with hundreds of thousands of joyous, eclectic, fervent, solemn, loud, costumed, bundled, dancing, leaping, and loving pro-life marchers on the Thursday of the March for Life, I thought that this must be […]

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What Is It Like to Walk for Life?

January 27, AD2015 6 Comments
What Is It Like to Walk for Life?

The reason that a person would want to walk down the middle of a city street in one of the two largest U.S. marches, either in the cold and sometimes snowy conditions of Washington D.C. or as I did in the clear and sunny 60’s of San Francisco, is hopefully very obvious. The west coast […]

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How To Legally Beat Up A Little Sister

January 5, AD2015 2 Comments
How To Legally Beat Up A Little Sister

Remember when you saw a group gathered together on the school playground that surrounded a kid. You rushed over to them because it looked like something exciting was happening. You were not scared, because you were not the center of attention. You could be anomyous, except for the friends that might have been there. The […]

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“As we forgive those who trespass against us.” Part II: The Moral Responsibility of Evil-Doers

October 10, AD2014 16 Comments
“As we forgive those who trespass against us.” Part II: The Moral Responsibility of Evil-Doers

British woman who joined ISIS calls for beheading of Christians Headline, Christian Today, September 1st, 2014 New York man charged with hate crimes for seven ‘knockout’ assaults Headline, CNN Justice, January 6, 2014 Homegrown jihadist shoots N.J. teen 8 times, calling it a ‘just kill’: report Headline, Washington Times, September 18th, 2014 Scandal of the […]

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How is Evangelization Judging?

September 5, AD2014 14 Comments
How is Evangelization Judging?

“Don’t judge me!” A flabbergasted wrinkle joins my forehead. Wait. What? I was just relating to a friend how the Church changed my mind about birth control, or maybe I was posting a funny meme about modest dress, or showing my picture joining a pro-life rally, when I heard those unbelievable words.             How is […]

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A Dark Age of Reason

September 1, AD2014 11 Comments
A Dark Age of Reason

Adam’s sin weakened the will and darkened the intellect of all his progeny. God promised a redeemer to remedy the human condition. Every time I read the address, which Pope Benedict XVI gave in 2006 at the University of Regensburg, I become more impressed with his outline of the surge in faith and reason in […]

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Contraception Leads to Abortion: Come and See

July 22, AD2014 4 Comments
Contraception Leads to Abortion: Come and See

For most of my teen years and early twenties, I openly opposed abortion. When I was occasionally asked if I opposed contraception, too, I always responded like this: “No, I don’t have a problem with contraception, because contraception prevents abortions!” Everyone always agreed with my answer, because it was common sense: Widespread acceptance and use of contraception […]

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Caesar’s Thumb

June 26, AD2014 102 Comments
Caesar’s Thumb

“The sophistry is overwhelming: If I choose and desire my child, then ipso facto I have granted it the right to live, and it will live. But the inverse is equally the case, by means of nothing more or less than my choice: Caesar’s thumb is up, or Caesar’s thumb is down.” Lord Nicholas Windsor, […]

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MARRIAGE: A Well-Defined Union

June 17, AD2014 6 Comments
MARRIAGE:  A Well-Defined Union

“Many well-meaning people think same-sex marriage is just about equality and spreading the benefits of marriage. Its more radical supporters know it’s about destroying marriage itself.”   ~Robinson and Richards, Indivisible “We must continue to witness to the truth about marriage, find new ways to make the reasoned case about what marriage is and work to […]

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Contraception: A Hill Worth Dying On!

February 20, AD2014 14 Comments
Contraception: A Hill Worth Dying On!

  Is contraception “a hill worth dying on”? asks Austin Ruse, one of the Catholic Church in America’s most sage, most lucid commentators. There is no question that the Catholic politician is duty bound to limit and then to stop legal abortion. After all, abortion is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being. Protecting the innocent […]

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You Cannot Lose My Love

November 28, AD2013 8 Comments
You Cannot Lose My Love

There is an old saying that says, “You can take a girl out of Texas, but you can’t ever take Texas out of a girl.” Being a born and bred Texan, I always thought this to be true. I have been very blessed to be able to see many other areas of the country, but […]

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Mary Wagner: A Rose is Just a Rose Except in Canada

November 11, AD2013 15 Comments
Mary Wagner:  A Rose is Just a Rose Except in Canada

Imagine this scenario: You are a young girl. You are full of love for others from the tiniest and most defenseless to their mothers who will bore them. You hand one of these mothers a fresh white rose, and a handwritten note. In return, you are put in jail! That imprisonment happened, and is a […]

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Obama’s Shutdown: ‘No Catholic Mass’

October 10, AD2013 18 Comments
Obama’s Shutdown: ‘No Catholic Mass’

When Fr. Ray Leonard arrived to say Sunday Mass at the base chapel on Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base he got an unwelcome surprise: the doors were locked. Signs on the door sent a clear message to Catholic military personnel and their families: “Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice.” Fr. Leonard, who spent ten […]

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Why Not Surrender on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’? Because Consent Makes Marriage

October 8, AD2013 9 Comments
Why Not Surrender on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’? Because Consent Makes Marriage

A few of the skirmishes continue, perhaps, but isn’t the war against so-called “same-sex marriage” effectively over? Aren’t we Catholics on the losing side of a social and cultural shift in which the meaning of marriage is now irrevocably altered? Why continue the fight? Why? Three little words: “Consent makes marriage.” This simple and ancient […]

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The Case of Mr. Holier Than Thunderbolt Versus Mrs. Barest Minimum Catholic

October 3, AD2013 6 Comments
The Case of Mr. Holier Than Thunderbolt Versus Mrs. Barest Minimum Catholic

From where I sit, the online bickering between opinionated Catholics looks like a juicy scene straight out of divorce court. Care to see the eye view from a lawyer’s imagination?  (Note: All characters are fictional.  Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.) The first party, Mr. ‘Holier than Thunderbolt Catholic’ thinks […]

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Who Needs Religious Freedom?

October 3, AD2013 11 Comments
Who Needs Religious Freedom?

It’s ironic. The same day President Obama was in New York lecturing the United Nations on human rights and moral imperatives, a religious congregation of Catholic nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor, was in Colorado filing a lawsuit to stop the Obama administration from trampling their religious freedom. According to the Obama administration, the […]

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What is Freedom?

July 4, AD2013 3 Comments
What is Freedom?

For as long as I can remember, Independence Day celebrations, though filled with family gatherings, fireworks and parades, have also called us to reflect on the profound gift of freedom we enjoy in this country and the sacrifices so many have made to create and preserve a free society. I think it’s safe to say […]

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