News and Commentary

Abortion during Coronavirus

A Temporary Victory for Preborn Babies Apparently Vice News—a virulently pro-abortion news website—thinks that pro-lifers are “winning” the coronavirus pandemic. At least, that’s what the headline of one of its recent articles proclaims. Putting aside the absurd wording of the headline—nobody can possibly win a pandemic that is killing thousands [...]

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‘Petition on Hormonal Contraceptives’: The Real Effects of Hormonal Birth Control

Breast cancer. Cervical cancer. Depression. Mood disorders. Suicide. Multiple sclerosis. Ulcerative colitis. Venous thromboembolism. Inflammatory bowel disease. Systemic lupus erythematosus. Cystitis. Crohn’s disease. Urogenital effects. Cardiovascular events. Increased chance of HIV transmission. Your doctor rattled off those words like he was calling roll in a classroom. But each one made [...]

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Coronavirus, the Dignity of Work, and the Common Good

The Dignity of the Human Person, Work, and the Common Good “In work, the person exercises and fulfills in part the potential inscribed in his nature. The primordial value of labor stems from man himself, its author and its beneficiary. Work is for man, not man for work. Everyone should [...]

Globalists and Corona

Staying Vigilant in a Time of Crisis It is disconcerting to read Henry Kissinger in the Wall Street Journal arguing that a failure to “transition to the post-coronavirus order” could “set the world on fire.” Kissinger is rather vague on precisely what this post-coronavirus “order” would look like, but as [...]

By |2020-04-14T21:33:20-04:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: News and Commentary, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |
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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: , , |