News and Commentary

How Marriage Improves Happiness

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 28, 2023 /
figurines on wedding cake

In reading the Gospels, one can spend as much time meditating upon what is not said, as what is said. Take, for instance, the story of the miracle at the wedding feast at Cana. Who, one wonders, is the fortunate couple that had Our Lord and His Blessed Mother present as honored guests at their…

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What A People Worships, Shapes Their Culture

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 21, 2023 /

The word “culture” has an interesting history. At the root of the word is the Latin word “cultus.” This is the Latin term from which we derive the word “cult.” “Cult” is a word that has negative connotations. It suggests a group of wide-eyed, fanatical followers of a dangerous belief system created by a cult…

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Protecting Families, Children and Society from a Pornographic Culture

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 14, 2023 /

Should underage children have access to unlimited, hardcore, high definition, streaming pornography? You’d think that this is a question on which everybody agrees. But you would be wrong. I have warned in recent years that the euphemism that refers to the porn industry as the “adult entertainment industry” is dangerously wrong. Study after study has…

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The Spread of Classical Education and Why It Matters

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 7, 2023 /

“The human being is a creature with a built-in desire for God, even though this desire often goes by other names such as the desire for beauty or the pursuit of happiness, and is often not articulated or recognized at all… Human culture is best and most fundamentally understood as an expression of that desire.” – Michael…

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Social Impact of Over-the-Counter “Opill”

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 31, 2023 /
spilling bottle of pills

“Most abortions are the result of unwanted pregnancies, most unwanted pregnancies are the result of sexual relationships outside of marriage, and most sexual relationships outside of marriage are facilitated by the availability of contraception. To turn this ‘progression’ around: contraception leads to more extra-marital sexual intercourse, more extra-marital sexual intercourse leads to more unwanted pregnancies;…

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Hidden Dangers of Pornography

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 24, 2023 /
Man on a laptop in a dark room at night

There’s an old saying that goes, “You are what you eat.” The idea is simple: what you put into your body through your mouth is what becomes your body. A body fed on fast-food and potato chips is a body that, unsurprisingly, is one that will show signs of obesity and clogged arteries. As true…

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“Sound of Freedom” Exposing the Violence of Human Trafficking

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 17, 2023 /
is abortion okay after rape or incest?

“Is this not, rather, the fast that I choose: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking off every yoke?” ― Isaiah 58:6 You might have heard something in the news about a new movie featuring Passion of the Christ actor Jim Caviezel. Sound of Freedom, released in…

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Marriage vs. Porn: Battle for the Soul of our Culture

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 10, 2023 /
Adult and children hands holding paper family cutout

“…[a]t a moment in history in which the family is the object of numerous forces that seek to destroy it, or in some way to deform it, and aware that the well-being of society and her good are intimately tied to the good of the family, the Church perceives in a more urgent and compelling…

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Graphic “Pride” Parades Attacking the Innocence of Children

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

*Some of the topics discussed involve explicit material that may not be suitable for younger readers* As we approach the end of June, which unfortunately has become known as “Pride Month” in much of the world, footage is beginning to emerge from so-called “Pride Parades.” In New York City, crowds of nude adults rode bicycles…

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Standing Against Transgender Ideology: Defending Human Dignity

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 26, 2023 /

“Man too has a nature that he must respect and that he cannot manipulate at will.” ― Pope Francis, Laudato Si Something extremely interesting is happening with regard to gender ideology right now. In the United States, we are seeing several states passing bans on such things as puberty blockers or body-mutilating surgery for children.…

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