Kenya…and the Marie Stopes and Gates Foundation Onslaught

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 26, 2018 /
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Protecting Families, Life, and Nations from Anti-Natalists’ Invasive Ideology “Besides the earth, man’s principal resource is man himself.” – Pope St. John Paul II, Centesimus Annus This is the second time this month that I can share with you some good news out of Africa! Earlier this month I told you about how the Tanzanian government…

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Life and Death – A Different Worldview

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 12, 2018 /

Two Diametrically Opposed Visions In a lyrical essay originally published in Crisis Magazine, Catholic philosopher and Senior Fellow of Human Life International, Donald DeMarco, Ph.D., poignantly paints the stark division between the pro-life worldview, and the worldview espoused by the Culture of Death. Invoking T.S. Eliot’s seminal poem The Waste Land, Dr. DeMarco suggests that…

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Since When is Euthanasia “Healthcare?”

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 22, 2018 /
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Anti-euthanasia activists have been pointing out for years that wherever euthanasia is legalized, it is not long before the “strict safeguards” touted by pro-death politicians and activists as protection to ensure euthanasia is only used in extreme cases begin tumbling down or being wantonly ignored. Such is the logic of the Culture of Death. Once…

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“St. Michael the Archangel, Pray for Us!”

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 8, 2018 /
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Be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this…

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Christians as Salt, Leaven and Light to the World

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 1, 2018 /
A penitential St. Mary Magdalene

“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light.” — Luke 8:16 There is a moving scene in the novel The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. In it Fr. Zosima, a…

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The Christian Sexual Revolution

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 17, 2018 /
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The Truly Radical Revolution that Accompanied Christianity “It is essential, therefore, that the values chosen and pursued in one’s life be true, because only true values can lead people to realize themselves fully, allowing them to be true to their nature. The truth of these values is to be found not by turning in on…

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The Beauty of Having Children

By Deborah M. Piroch / August 26, 2018 /

Children, the Supreme Gift of Marriage Last year Christian musician Nichole Nordeman shared a humorous but tragic anecdote. She described overhearing a couple at the airport on a video chat with their “baby” and the baby’s “grandparents.” The parents, she said, were clearly suffering separation anxiety. “They are cooing and gushing and exclaiming ‘well look…

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Pray for the Supreme Court

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 6, 2018 /
March for Life, U.S. Supreme Court

A Glimmer of Hope for the U.S. and World Were its effects not so unspeakably evil and ongoing, one could rightly dismiss Roe v. Wade as one of the most embarrassing legal decisions ever made by any court. With a vote and a pen-stroke, seven of the so-called greatest legal minds of their generation disregarded the most…

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Pope St. John Paul II’s Dream

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 23, 2018 /
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In 1996 Pope St. John Paul II, speaking to a group of teachers of Natural Family Planning (NFP), boldly declared: “The moment has come for every parish and every structure of consultation and assistance to the family and to the defense of life to have personnel available who can teach married couples how to use…

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The Challenges of Natural Family Planning Lead to Virtue

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 16, 2018 /

“[U]sing the natural [family planning] methods requires and strengthens the harmony of the married couple, it helps and confirms the rediscovery of the marvelous gift of parenthood, it involves respect for nature and demands the responsibility of the individuals. According to many authoritative opinions, they also foster more completely that human ecology which is the…

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