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We Will Risk Everything to Save Some Human Lives. Why Not All?

Periods of disruption and turmoil have a tendency to expose our true selves. The insights thus gleaned are not always comforting. For instance, a man may feel convicted that he is especially courageous, but placed suddenly in a situation of danger, he may find—to his surprise—that he has turned tail [...]

Celebrate the International Day of the Unborn Child

Today we celebrate the International Day for the Unborn Child, which originally began in Argentina in 1998. The date – March 25 – is also the day that the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to ask her to become the [...]

By |2020-04-01T15:45:32-04:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , |
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Even in a Pandemic, the Battle against the Culture of Death Wages On

Evil Does Not Rest, and Neither Should We What’s the first thing you worry about in a global pandemic? For many of us, it’s the safety of loved ones, friends, and neighbors who are at risk, or concerns about the economy and how it might affect our family. Unfortunately, for [...]

Shut Down Pornhub . . . and Every Other Porn Site

Pornography, a Plague Upon Our Families, Children, and Societies It has always seemed to me that if ever there were an issue that religious conservatives, feminists, and human rights activists should agree on, it is on the evils of the mass proliferation of online pornography and the urgent need to [...]

By |2020-03-31T15:47:13-04:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: News and Commentary, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |
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Making Sense of a Crisis in a Post-Christian Era

There is a moving black-and-white photo taken in San Francisco in 1918 during the Spanish flu pandemic. The photo shows a crowd of men and women, soberly dressed, standing and kneeling on the steps of the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption. In the foreground, a lone man kneels on [...]

By |2020-03-31T14:52:49-04:00March 8th, 2020|Categories: News and Commentary, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |

Telling Signs of the Failure to Teach Perennial Catholic Truths

Faith in Jesus Christ, who is “the way, the truth, and the life” (Jn 14:6), calls Christians to exert a greater effort in building a culture which, inspired by the Gospel, will reclaim the values and contents of the Catholic Tradition. The presentation of the fruits of the spiritual, intellectual [...]

The Transgender Movement Is a Living Nightmare

The Naked Totalitarianism of the Transgender Movement Watching the progress of the transgender movement is like watching a train wreck in high speed. This ideological behemoth is hurtling through our culture at breakneck speed. But those driving the train seem utterly heedless of the path of destruction and horror they are [...]

Time for the Trump Administration to Formally Rescind NSSM 200

Revoke NSSM 200 and Apologize for the Evil Done Last week I wrote about the admirable work that the Trump administration is doing to promote the pro-life cause at the international level. It is extremely encouraging to see administration officials forming coalitions with other pro-life nations, in order to push [...]

Trump’s Leadership in the International Fight for Life

Pro-life leaders everywhere agree that the sheer amount of pro-life activity undertaken by the Trump administration has far exceeded all expectations. However, what I find remarkable is that this activity includes initiatives that won’t grab big headlines in the media, but that are having a dramatically positive impact on the [...]