What’s at Stake in the Purge at the John Paul II Institute

Essence of Battle is Ideological In the past few weeks, a long-brewing skirmish over the identity and mission of the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences in Rome erupted into open warfare. Things boiled over after the new administration of the Institute abruptly terminated two long-standing and key chairs of . . . Read more

Living in a Post-Christian World?

“A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”   — G.K. Chesterton Responding to the Tsunami’s Attempt to Push Us Upstream  Until relatively recently, Christians in the U.S. lived in a more-or-less Christianized culture and were accustomed to governments that subscribed to an ethical code that could generally be . . . Read more

Planned Parenthood’s Firing of Leana Wen

“Anything Less Than Full Enthusiasm for and Celebration of Abortion is Unacceptable” After only eight months on the job, Planned Parenthood’s short-lived president, Dr. Leana Wen, has been ousted. Immediately after her firing, Dr. Wen herself took to Twitter to criticize the organization, pointing out that they abruptly terminated her after a “secret meeting,” even . . . Read more

The LGBT Doctrine of Intolerance

Normalizing LGBT Ideology A depressingly true image has been making the rounds on social media. I can’t seem to find the original right now. But if I recall correctly, the text on the image goes something like this: “2009: How will legalizing gay marriage personally affect you? 2019: Celebrate this 11-year-old drag queen, or you’re . . . Read more

The Blessings of ‘Ordinary’ Children

Sign of Hope  “In its most profound reality, love is essentially a gift; and conjugal love, while leading the spouses to the reciprocal “knowledge” which makes them “one flesh,” does not end with the couple, because it makes them capable of the greatest possible gift, the gift by which they become cooperators with God for . . . Read more

Standing Fast in the Philippines

“When I travel to the Barangay [i.e. Filipino villages], I am never asked for contraceptives. I am, however, always asked for a basketball.” — Philippine Senator Vicente Sotto I am often asked why I travel to the Philippines so often, my most recent trip being my thirteenth. The answer is provided by Father Paul Marx, . . . Read more

Before and After the Pill: Its Redefinition of Human Sexuality and Impact on Society

When couples, by means of recourse to contraception, separate these two meanings that God the Creator has inscribed in the being of man and woman and in the dynamism of their sexual communion, they act as ‘arbiters’ of the Divine plan and they ‘manipulate’ and degrade human sexuality – and with it themselves and their . . . Read more

How the Gates Foundation Harms, Not Helps Human Development

Openness to Life is at the Center of True Development Solving the world’s problems – serious poverty, hunger, war, disease, etc. – is a complicated business, to say the least. To make even a tiny, lasting dent in a single one of these problems typically requires vast amounts of careful thinking, planning, research, money and . . . Read more

Extreme Elites Vs. Real Pro-Life Middle America

80% of Americans Oppose 3rd Trimester Abortions There is a vast divide between middle America and the coastal “elites” who often purport to speak for the people in the current national debate over abortion. Poll after poll has found that most Americans are deeply divided over abortion. One recent poll, for instance, found that a . . . Read more

Where Many Fear to Tread, One Shepherd Dares to Go

Bishop Thomas Tobin Defends Truth Organizers of “Gay Pride” events have successfully conditioned the media and the public to talk about these parades as if they were simply celebrations of “equality.” However, even some people who are fully on board with the LGBT agenda have pointed out the obvious: these parades are often less about . . . Read more