One Year Post-Dobbs: How Far Have We Come?
“This situation, with its lights and shadows, ought to make us all fully aware that we are facing an enormous and dramatic clash between good and evil, death and life, the ‘culture of death’ and the ‘culture of life’. We find ourselves not only ‘faced with’ but necessarily ‘in the midst of’ this conflict: we…Read More
The Ethics of Surrogacy
In essence, [surrogacy] is the ultimate manifestation of the neoliberal project of capitalist commodification of all life to create profit and fulfill the narcissistic desires of an entitled elite. ~Kathleen Sloan, director of the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women.1 What Is Surrogacy? Surrogate motherhood is the oldest form of assisted reproduction.…Read More
Is There Aborted Fetal Tissue in Cosmetics?
From time to time, we hear stories alleging that American abortion mills are selling aborted babies to major cosmetic companies so that they may be “rendered” for their collagen. Collagen is the main protein component of connective tissue. This rumor is persistent. While there are not baby parts in food, there are some companies that…Read More
The Visitation, Pro-life, and Creating Structures of Virtue
In a few days (May 31) the Church will be celebrating the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast holds a significant place in the Christian liturgical calendar, commemorating the visit of Mary, pregnant with Jesus, to her cousin Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist. The story as recounted…Read More
Does Abortion Reduce Crime?
Research shows that abortion and crime rates are related. The question is whether they are directly linked. One study claimed that legalizing abortion increased murder rates by up to 7%. This is because legalizing abortion is a contributing factor to the great increase in out-of-wedlock births and single parent families, which in turn contribute to…Read More
Unnatural Sex Education & Its Deadly Consequences
*Some of the topics discussed involve explicit material that may not be suitable for younger readers* Few things provoke more righteous anger in me than the increasingly common sight of ideologically minded adults hyper-sexualizing children, whether for their own gratification, or in the cause of spreading the doctrines of the sexual revolution. One sees this…Read More
Pope Francis on NFP and Birth Rates
“Indeed, the birth of children is the main indicator for measuring the hope of a people…If few are born, it means that there is little hope.” ― Pope Francis In recent weeks, Our Holy Father has captured global headlines twice with remarks highlighting the beauty of the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexuality, and how that…Read More
Relationship after Abortion: Will Abortion Help or Hurt?
Many women seeking abortions fear that a child might interfere with their relationships with their partners. Sometimes a woman’s partner, parents, or friends encourage her to have an abortion or express disapproval if she wishes to keep the child. Because of this, women often fear that if they do not have abortions, their relationships may…Read More
Mothers Shaping Human Souls
Thank you, women who are mothers! You have sheltered human beings within yourselves in a unique experience of joy and travail. This experience makes you become God’s own smile upon the newborn child, the one who guides your child’s first steps, who helps it to grow, and who is the anchor as the child makes…Read More
Trans Statistics and the Catholic Response to Transgenderism
What’s the number of transgenders in the United States? What percentage of people are transgender? A 2022 study by the Williams Institute at UCLA’s School of Law reports that about 1.6 million people in the US over the age of 13 identify as transgender. According to the World Population Review, each of the 50 states…Read More