Resolve to Spend More Time Spreading the Gospel of Life

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 28, 2012 /
new year resolutions

In a few short days, we will celebrate the beginning of the New Year. For many this brings a sense of renewal, joy and anticipation. For others the New Year seems to only solidify the current problems and exasperate the struggles. For still others, it’s just another passing moment, another day and another year. As…

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Prepare Room for Christ in Your Hearts and Homes

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 21, 2012 /
Christmas Nativity scene

At dusk, a very young, very pregnant woman rides on a donkey led by her husband, a man whose full beard already shows quite a bit of grey. She is protected from the chill by heavy blankets, well made by family, perhaps by herself. She says something, he responds curtly without turning to look; after…

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The Gospel of Life Today

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 14, 2012 /
Cute Life Feet Baby Newborn Child Human

As we near the end of this series on how we, as people of true Christian hope, must have the courage to look honestly at the culture of death around us, and to do so with an eye toward uniting in charity and truth, let’s keep in mind that this is an ongoing process. Like our…

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Benedict and Nicholas: What Fierce Love of Christ Looks Like

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 7, 2012 /
santa claus

Yesterday was the feast day of ol’ Saint Nick, falling within what Catholics and many non-Catholic Christians celebrate as Advent, a season of preparation for the birth of Our Savior. Much of the rest of the United States has designated the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas as “the Holidays” which are held to be special…

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Dissent Against Humanae Vitae Lacks Charity and Truth

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 30, 2012 /
Humanae Vitae of Pope Paul VI

Today we continue our reflections on how as people of true Christian hope we must have the courage to look honestly at the root of the corruption that we see around us and try to understand it so that we may respond accordingly. We must unite in charity and in truth, rather than in niceness…

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Uniting in Truth: The Teachings of Humanae Vitae

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 26, 2012 /
Humanae Vitae of Pope Paul VI

I have written in previous weeks about the importance of living our lives with authentic hope — hope that is focused on our true end with Christ, and which thus transforms our outlook and helps us see beyond the wreckage that is modern culture, even as we work within it. With our hope properly placed,…

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Contraception’s Role in the Election and Our Culture

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 21, 2012 /

Last week I wrote about “The Task Before Us,” that is, the need to get much more serious about our faith, to refocus our efforts on our true end — Jesus Christ. He is our only true hope. The more fully we live the virtue of hope the more it becomes performative in our lives,…

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The Task Before Us Post-Election: Bring Christ to the World

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 13, 2012 /

With a few days’ perspective since the election, we can see things a bit more clearly. We should be honest about the situation for the pro-life community as we can best understand it. The outcome of Tuesday’s election does not bode well for life and family — that is, for our most vulnerable brothers and…

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Contracepting the World’s Youth

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 21, 2012 /
little boy from the back

For the past several years, a coalition of international organizations has sponsored World Contraception Day (WCD) on September 26. The goal of the organizers, which include the largest abortion providers in the world and the American taxpayer-funded United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is to target young people (including teenagers) with “unbiased information about…

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Learning from the Panic Over Population Growth

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 31, 2012 /
panic keyboard button

The contrast is striking. On one side, we have those telling us that there are too many people in the world, and that for the sake of “women’s health” and “sustainability,” abortion and contraception must be basic rights—perhaps even an obligation for some—if we are to achieve sustainability in this world. On the other side…

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