Spirit & Life Newsletter

Michelle Williams’ Speech and the Challenge We Face

In a few days, hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans will converge on Washington, San Francisco, and other cities across the country to march in support of the right to life of the unborn. The theme of this year’s March for Life in Washington is “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.” [...]

Standing for Truth Against the Spirit of the Age

What happened to a Catholic parish in Ireland over the Christmas holidays is a distressing example of the growing intolerance towards, and vilification of, even the mildest expressions of religious doctrine that go against the spirit of the age. Unfortunately, it also appears to be another example of the growing [...]

The Decade Marriage Died

Less than a decade ago, President Barack Obama was opposed to same-sex “marriage.” So was just about everybody else. Legislatures and pluralities of people in state after state voted in favor of marriage amendments that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. I can vividly remember [...]

By |2020-01-07T13:17:00-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |

Shut Down the Pornography Industry

Confronting the Scourge  The Catechism of the Catholic Church advocates what I would consider basic common sense when it urges civil authorities to stop the proliferation of porn. Pornography, says the Catechism, is a “grave offense” that “does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, the public), [...]

By |2020-03-31T15:18:19-04:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: |

Chick-fil-A, You Let Us Down

Chick-fil-A has Caved, and Here’s Why that Matters As you’ve probably heard by now, Chick-fil-A recently announced that they would no longer donate to The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). And, like me, you’re probably asking yourself: what was Chick-fil-A thinking? Photo cropped: original by [...]

By |2019-12-10T16:40:41-05:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|

In Bleak Times, Let Your Light Shine

Extremism Requires Courageous Witness  The photos are heartbreaking. A statue of the Pieta, with Mary holding the body of Jesus, lies abandoned in the street. The head of Mary has been smashed off. The background is a blur of smoke, teargas, flames, and masked men and women. Another photo shows [...]

By |2019-11-19T09:27:15-05:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: News and Commentary, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: |