The Visitation, Pro-life, and Creating Structures of Virtue

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 29, 2023 /

In a few days (May 31) the Church will be celebrating the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast holds a significant place in the Christian liturgical calendar, commemorating the visit of Mary, pregnant with Jesus, to her cousin Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist. The story as recounted…

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Unnatural Sex Education & Its Deadly Consequences

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 22, 2023 /
sex education

*Some of the topics discussed involve explicit material that may not be suitable for younger readers* Few things provoke more righteous anger in me than the increasingly common sight of ideologically minded adults hyper-sexualizing children, whether for their own gratification, or in the cause of spreading the doctrines of the sexual revolution. One sees this…

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Pope Francis on NFP and Birth Rates

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 15, 2023 /

“Indeed, the birth of children is the main indicator for measuring the hope of a people…If few are born, it means that there is little hope.” ― Pope Francis In recent weeks, Our Holy Father has captured global headlines twice with remarks highlighting the beauty of the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexuality, and how that…

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Mothers Shaping Human Souls

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 8, 2023 /
Happy mother holding her newborn baby

Thank you, women who are mothers! You have sheltered human beings within yourselves in a unique experience of joy and travail. This experience makes you become God’s own smile upon the newborn child, the one who guides your child’s first steps, who helps it to grow, and who is the anchor as the child makes…

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Abortion is Beyond Politics

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 1, 2023 /

Are politicians inherently untrustworthy? Certainly, a lot of people think so, and not without reason. After all, at least in a democracy everything a politician says or does has to be measured against the question of whether doing or saying that thing will help his chances of election or re-election. One unfortunate consequence of this…

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Parental Rights and the Protection of Children

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 24, 2023 /
supreme court building

A few weeks ago, I told you about a Substack publication called “Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT).” The publication provides a place for parents with children who are struggling with gender dysphoria to describe their often-horrific experiences. One of the most disturbing (but, by this point unsurprising) themes of the posts, is how…

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Texas Abortion Pill Ruling and Its Implications

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 17, 2023 /
gavel with open book

In the year 2000, the United States’ Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved two chemical abortion drugs. The pair of drugs – mifepristone and misoprostol – are sometimes referred to as RU-486. Used in tandem, they reliably kill a preborn child: first, by starving the developing preborn child and causing it to detach from its mother’s…

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Resurrection of Jesus, America, and the World

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 10, 2023 /

Khristós anésti! – Alithós anésti!  Christus surréxit! – Surréxit vere! Christ is risen! Indeed, He is risen! These words, given above in Greek, Latin, and English, are the traditional Easter greeting and response, exchanged for centuries by Christians all around the world.  Within these few words we find succinctly expressed the central mystery and message…

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Progressive Violence

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 3, 2023 /

Last Monday, a 28-year-old woman entered a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, and proceeded to shoot and kill three nine-year-old children and three adults, including a substitute teacher, a custodian, and the head of the school. In the hours following the shooting, media reports gave strangely conflicting accounts of the gender of the shooter, who…

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Transgenderism: A Rebellion Against Nature and God

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 27, 2023 /
image of a girl with gender dysphoria looking in the mirror

“[T]he young need to be helped to accept their own body as it was created, for thinking that we enjoy absolute power over our own bodies turns, often subtly, into thinking that we enjoy absolute power over creation… An appreciation of our body as male or female is also necessary for our own self-awareness in…

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