“It is true that the decision to have an abortion is often tragic and painful for the mother, insofar as the decision to rid herself of the fruit of conception is not made for purely selfish reasons or out of convenience, but out of a desire to protect certain important values such as her own…

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Something very odd happens whenever a spiritual leader publicly defends some unpopular moral principle. Inevitably, people react with outrage, accusing the spiritual leader of restricting their “freedom,” and telling them to mind their own business. When, for instance, a Catholic bishop publicly reprimands a pro-abortion Catholic politician for his or her position, the politician and…

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Evil thrives amidst darkness and shadows. Thieves operate under the cover of night. Bribes are passed beneath tables. Drugs are sold from cars with tinted windows in unlit parking lots. White collar crime is committed under the cover of the opaque complexities of high finance. The way to fight evil is to cast light on…

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It is a difficult time for pro-life Catholics worldwide, who are scrambling to figure out how to respond to the fact that the world’s most powerful politician – President Joe Biden – routinely touts his “devout” Catholic faith, while simultaneously promoting such evils as abortion and a radical form of the LGBT agenda. In the…

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What a difference a few days can make. On January 17, President Trump issued a statement declaring National Sanctity of Human Life Day. “Every human life is a gift to the world,” the statement began. “Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God.”…

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Well, Joe Biden wasted no time in making clear just how committed he is to promoting and funding the murder of innocent unborn children as president. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance at Biden’s inauguration was restricted to a small number of select individuals. Where normally there would be crowds of hundreds of thousands of people…

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Without sounding like a radical conspiracist, we in the United States are dancing precariously on the edge of a knife. The events that unfolded on January 6 at the Capitol in Washington have given the tech giants – Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple, and Google – the excuse they need to begin purging personalities and opinions…

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“It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop.” ─ Pope St. John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, no. 101 In the chaos that characterized the end of 2020, many people missed one…

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“The family has a special role to play throughout the life of its members, from birth to death. It is truly ‘the sanctuary of life: the place in which life – the gift of God – can be properly welcomed and protected against the many attacks to which it is exposed, and can develop in…

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Last week I wrote of how the nativity scene in Bethlehem sums up and celebrates the pro-life cause, illustrating the great dignity of the human person. Just as the Christ child, young and helpless, contains the fullness of the Godhead, so every human child is made in the image of that same God. Human dignity…

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