Putting the Family First

Tucker Carlson of Fox News, Meet Bishop Thomas Olmsted A pair of conservative authors writing in The Atlantic this week have highlighted the stark marriage statistics in middle-class America. “[D]ramatic increases in nonmarital childbearing, divorce, and family instability among the working class mean that only about 55 percent of children with working-class mothers will reach . . . Read more

Our Call in the New Year: Live in Christ!

The World is Thirsting for the Transcendent – We Need God! Duc in altum! These words ring out for us today, and they invite us to remember the past with gratitude, to live the present with enthusiasm and to look forward to the future with confidence: ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and . . . Read more

Restoring the Family

“[T]he fostering of authentic and mature communion between persons within the family is the first and irreplaceable school of social life, and example and stimulus for the broader community relationships marked by respect, justice, dialogue and love.” Pope St. John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio The fragmentation of the family is one of the great tragedies . . . Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Help Us “Be Not Afraid”

“The victory, if it comes, will come through Mary.” These were the dying words of Cardinal August Hlond, as recounted by Pope St. John Paul II in his book Crossing the Threshold of Hope. Reflecting on the Cardinal’s prophesy, the pope wrote: During my pastoral ministry in Poland, I saw for myself how those words . . . Read more

Gender Ideology, a Radical Attack on Family

Negative Impact upon Families, Children, and Society.” Gender theory is an error of the human mind that leads to so much confusion. —  Pope Francis The speed with which gender ideology has grown from the radical fringe to a movement dominating our media, legislation, education and entertainment is nothing less than staggering. Unless you are . . . Read more

Kenya…and the Marie Stopes and Gates Foundation Onslaught

Protecting Families, Life, and Nations from Anti-Natalists’ Invasive Ideology “[B]esides the earth, man’s principal resource is man himself.” —Pope St. John Paul II, Centessimus Annus This is the second time this month that I can share with you some good news out of Africa! Earlier this month I told you about how the Tanzanian government . . . Read more

The Holy Family – The Path to Healing Society

An Example for All “As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” — Pope St. John Paul II One of the most remarkable things about the Gospels is also one of the least remarked upon – perhaps, in part, because this most remarkable thing is . . . Read more

Life and Death – A Different Worldview

Two Diametrically Opposed Visions In a lyrical essay originally published in Crisis Magazine, Catholic philosopher and Senior Fellow of Human Life International, Donald DeMarco, Ph.D., poignantly paints the stark division between the pro-life worldview, and the worldview espoused by the Culture of Death. Invoking T.S. Eliot’s seminal poem The Waste Land, Dr. DeMarco suggests that . . . Read more