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Same-Sex Marriage: Every Cake You Bake

August 19, AD2015 4 Comments
Same-Sex Marriage: Every Cake You Bake

We read, see, and hear a growing accumulation of stories in the news of small businesses being persecuted for not providing services to celebrate a same-sex marriage. Photographers, restaurants, inns, and bakeries are the initial targets; some law suits have had great success. It is an eerie echo of the Police song: Every move they […]

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Laughing at Dead Babies: The Avenging Conscience

August 18, AD2015 6 Comments
Laughing at Dead Babies: The Avenging Conscience

A while back, I read a disturbing blog post by Abby Johnson, former director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic and author of the book, UnPlanned. She recounts her early experiences in the clinic: It took a few weeks before I got the alarm code to our clinic. I guess it takes that long for them […]

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Dr. Ben Carson: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

August 18, AD2015 35 Comments
Dr. Ben Carson: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

With the crowded Republican field, one would assume that someone will surely stand out as the pro-life candidate. After all, most if not all of them have spoken out against abortion. Yet, what appears to be pro-life on the surface doesn’t necessarily make the cut once the details come to light. Dr. Ben Carson: The Good One […]

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What Is Wrong With Latin?

August 18, AD2015 4 Comments
What Is Wrong With Latin?

“You know that your grandfather always loved the language of his heritage?” My mother gave me this suggestion as I was wondering out loud which foreign language I should take of those offered in my high school program. Am I most interested in French, Spanish, or Latin? I was told that Latin would be useful if […]

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Ashley Madison Proves People Aren’t Doing Marriage Right

August 17, AD2015 2 Comments
Ashley Madison Proves People Aren’t Doing Marriage Right

Perhaps you’ve noticed Ashley Madison trending on the Internet lately. The story here is one of the saddest I’ve heard or read about in a long time. Ashley Madison, if you aren’t aware, is a dating site for married people. Keep in mind, this is not a dating site for persons interested in developing neat […]

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Pope Francis Remakes the Vatican?

August 17, AD2015 4 Comments
Pope Francis Remakes the Vatican?

The August 2015 edition of The National Geographic Magazine features a lengthy article on Pope Francis, written by Robert Draper after six months of observing the life of the Holy Father, featuring photographs by Dave Yoder.  Though the article is titled and headlined with one-liners that portray the Pope and Catholic tradition in conflict, the […]

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Reflecting on “Living Like Paul”

August 17, AD2015 4 Comments
Reflecting on “Living Like Paul”

It is hard to believe but it has been nearly seven months since my friend Paul Coakley went to receive his eternal reward. His wife, Ann, has asked people to write about how they have since been “living like Paul.” It is difficult to explain how I have been doing this without going into the background. […]

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Planned Parenthood: The Price of Justice

August 17, AD2015 0 Comments
Planned Parenthood: The Price of Justice

  Recent videos, recorded by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), will continue to add to the mounting disapproval of Planned Parenthood’s (PP) methods of providing what they refer to as women’s healthcare. It appears the winds of change might begin to blow are blowing in a new direction now, and though this is cause […]

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Do You Not Yet Have Faith?

August 17, AD2015 0 Comments
Do You Not Yet Have Faith?

For me, the word yet jumps out most in this article’s title. When will we finally cast fears aside? Is it by choosing to focus on faith and ignoring the negative? The title of this article comes from a question Jesus asks His apostles in Mark 4:40 (“The Calming of The Sea”). Notice the contrast between […]

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Stand Still? I’m Wired to Fight or Run

August 14, AD2015 39 Comments
Stand Still?  I’m Wired to Fight  or Run

The  secret to authentic interior freedom goes against every fiber of  our being. The answer to every crisis, every threat we will face in our lives on earth, is to stand still and trust. Easier said than done. As sinful humans, we are wired to fight  or run from any threat to ourselves or those we […]

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Are You In The Habit Of Comparing Yourself With Others?

August 13, AD2015 0 Comments
Are You In The Habit Of Comparing Yourself With Others?

When I was in high school and college, I struggled with body image. But as a young professional the Holy Spirit inspired me to do an experiment. No matter how great or not-so-great I looked when I went to the gym to work out, those huge full-length mirrors in the aerobic studio would get me […]

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

August 13, AD2015 1 Comment
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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Where’s the Welcome Mat for Young Families?

August 13, AD2015 7 Comments
Where’s the Welcome Mat for Young Families?

  One Sunday a while back, a family of five filled a pew at church near where I was sitting during Mass. That family grabbed my attention. The pew was much larger than needed to accommodate a regular group of five. But this family, in addition to the two parents, included three young children. Three […]

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Blessed Bartolo Longo: From Satanist to Saint

August 13, AD2015 14 Comments
Blessed Bartolo Longo: From Satanist to Saint

What could be a more fascinating tale than a satanic high priest becoming a saint? Blessed Bartolo Longo is such a story.  Born in Italy in 1841, Bartolo grew up in a very Catholic household, where the family said the Rosary regularly.  But his mother died when he was 10, and Bartolo’s life began its […]

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The Devil is Out of the Closet and is a Liberal

August 12, AD2015 49 Comments
The Devil is Out of the Closet and is a Liberal

Ever since the devil convinced Adam and Eve to eat the apple, it has been game on!  In the past, he mostly worked undercover because obvious evil repelled most people. Of late, however, the devil feels safe enough to come out of the closet. He once operated under the cover of atheists like Madeline Murray […]

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Embracing the Divorced and Remarried With a Mother’s Heart

August 11, AD2015 16 Comments
Embracing the Divorced and Remarried With a Mother’s Heart

In his August 5, 2015 General Audience, Pope Francis broached the controversial topic of civilly divorced Catholics who have remarried. The secular media lit up with pronouncements that Pope Francis was pushing for communion for the divorced and remarried. Those who advocate for a change to Church doctrine and those who are caught up in […]

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Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times, and the Racism of Low Expectations

August 8, AD2015 15 Comments
Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times, and the Racism of Low Expectations

In an August 1, 2015, editorial in the New York Times entitled “Our Sex-Crazed Congress,” Nicholas Kristof argues that Congress is wrong to “destroy” the Title X program as part of its attempt to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Title X clinics provide “family planning and often test for HIV, cure sexually transmitted infections, and screen for […]

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