Rejoice and Work in the Post-Roe Present

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 27, 2022 /

Praise God! What else can I say – can any of us say – in response to this incredible moment in U.S. history? And indeed, as I wrote this on Friday afternoon, I saw that the phrase “praise God” was trending on Twitter, right below the headline “U.S. Supreme Court strikes down landmark abortion decision…

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Practical Tools for Teaching Healthy Sexuality

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 20, 2022 /
Mother Having Serious Conversation With Teenage Daughter At Home

One of the most difficult things every parent has to face is how to impart traditional moral norms to their children about human sexuality, thus safeguarding them from the deceptive language of secular values and the lures of sensuality. I hear it from parents all the time. They know they should teach their children. But…

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Be Courageous in the Face of Violence

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 13, 2022 /
pro life vs pro choice sign

Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ. ─ Pope St. John Paul II A few days ago, a young man was arrested outside the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. At the time of his arrest, Nicholas John Roske was carrying a gun, ammunition, a knife, pepper spray, a screwdriver,…

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Restore Fatherhood to End School Violence

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 6, 2022 /

There are no words to describe the horror and the evil that unfolded at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24. Twenty-one innocent people are dead, including 19 beautiful children and two of their teachers. Hundreds of the children’s classmates will be scarred for life, haunted by nightmares of the unbridled malevolence that…

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Correcting Pelosi with Truth and Charity

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 30, 2022 /

“To the Church belongs the right always and everywhere to announce moral principles, including those pertaining to the social order, and to make judgments on any human affairs to the extent that they are required by the fundamental rights of the human person or the salvation of souls.” ─ Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2032…

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Creatively Healing the Demographic Winter

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 23, 2022 /

What do you think of when you think of Italy? For many people what comes to mind is the food (pasta, pizza), the architecture (St. Peter’s, the Leaning Tower of Pisa), the natural beauty and the beaches, or the pervasive presence of thousands of years of history. But there’s something else that also comes to…

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A Post-Roe America: What’s Next?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 16, 2022 /

The news regarding the fate of Roe v. Wade is getting more and more promising. Last week in Spirit and Life, I wrote about the leaked U.S. Supreme Court majority draft opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, that appears set to completely reject Roe, the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion on demand in…

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A Route to a Post-Roe State

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 9, 2022 /
The US Supreme Court in Washington DC with dark storm clouds

By now you have almost certainly heard the good news: last week, a draft of a U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion on a crucial abortion case was leaked to the press. If this draft truly represents the Court’s final decision, then it seems that one of the most ardent dreams of generations of pro-life activists…

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Waves of State Pro-Life Progress

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 2, 2022 /

The pro-life movement in the United States is continuing to introduce and pass an unprecedented number of pro-life laws at the state level. According to new data just released by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, over five hundred pro-life pieces of legislation have been introduced in 42 different states so far in 2022. This includes 86…

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Why the ‘Libs of TikTok’ Controversy Matters

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 25, 2022 /

Before addressing the subject of this week’s column, an issue of grave concern, I begin with a quote from J.R.R. Tolkien’s book, “The Fellowship of the Ring.” I make specific reference to the scene where Gandalf stands alone on the Bridge of Khazad-dûm facing the Balrog, a sinister being. Gandalf knows that unless he overthrows…

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