Dangers to Life in Prenatal Testing

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 17, 2022 /
baby in ultrasound

Modern forms of non-invasive prenatal tests (called NIPT, for short) are growing in popularity, being used by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of women every year in the United States alone. These highly profitable tests, which promise parents a glimpse into the future of an unborn child by detecting some type of malformation or…

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Beware the Dangers of TikTok

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 10, 2022 /
teenage girl on her phone in a coffee shop

LGBT extremists are deliberately targeting children with dangerous propaganda using methods that are designed to ensure that the children’s parents know nothing about it. That is the disturbing lesson from two stories that broke over the past few weeks. The first story involves a uproar that broke out at a school in California. Parents there…

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Your Heart Is A Pro-Life Remedy

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 3, 2022 /

The start of a new year is a time to look both backwards and forwards. In looking backwards, we review the past year from the bird’s eye perspective of the present, acknowledging and celebrating the accomplishments achieved, while ruthlessly cataloguing those areas where we fell short. In looking forward, we lay plans for the upcoming…

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Why Wait to Receive Christ’s Peace?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 27, 2021 /
nativity scene

On the night of Christ’s birth, the angels who appeared to the shepherds of Bethlehem sang, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” Peace. There is something about this word – the sound of it, the feel of it on our tongue – that seems to…

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A Warning About Declining Birth Rates

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 20, 2021 /

Time Magazine has just named Tesla CEO Elon Musk as their “Man of the Year.” The Time feature on Musk, the richest man in the world, naturally focuses on Musk’s extraordinary career as the founder and CEO of world-changing corporations like Paypal, Neuralink, SpaceX, and, of course, Tesla. However, Musk has been in the news…

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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: False Mercy

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 13, 2021 /
elderly man in bed with someone taking care of him

In a disturbing development, Switzerland has approved a euthanasia device designed to make killing people easier than ever, including in locations where the practice is illegal. The colorful device, with a sleek design that looks like something straight out of a futuristic dystopian movie, was created by euthanasia-enthusiast Dr. Philip Nitschke. The device is called…

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Roe’s End in Sight, But Our Work Goes On

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 6, 2021 /
baby in ultrasound

Roe v. Wade’s days are numbered. That, remarkably, seems to be the consensus after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments (transcript here) last Wednesday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This blockbuster case involves a challenge by Mississippi’s last abortion facility against the state’s 15-week abortion ban. That law, passed in 2018, has…

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Children and the Meaningful Life

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 29, 2021 /
black and white picture mom with baby

America’s birthrate is at its lowest point ever. Now, a new survey suggests that there is little reason to hope that this trend will reverse itself any time soon. According to the poll by Pew Research, 44% of non-parents say that it’s not too likely, or not at all likely, that they will have children.…

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Teaching about Reproductive Technologies

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 22, 2021 /
Couple with baby shoes

If an obscure, small-town Jewish rabbi tells his congregation what Judaism teaches, is that national news? What about if a Buddhist monk preaches the teachings of Buddhism? Or if a Hindu guru explains Hinduism to his followers? It seems quite obvious that there is nothing noteworthy about any of these scenarios. And yet, for some…

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Pro-life Headway, Hope for Ending Roe v. Wade

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 15, 2021 /

The Guttmacher Institute (GI) is one of the most powerful pro-abortion organizations in the United States. Originally the research arm of Planned Parenthood, they are now a legally separate organization that pushes for more liberal abortion laws using studies and research. Although their research is consistently skewed to support their agenda, there’s no denying that…

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