Spirit & Life Blog

Time for the Trump Administration to Formally Rescind NSSM 200

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / February 16, 2020 /

Revoke NSSM 200 and Apologize for the Evil Done Last week I wrote about the admirable work that the Trump administration is doing to promote the pro-life cause at the international level. It is extremely encouraging to see administration officials forming coalitions with other pro-life nations, in order to push back against the anti-life mentality…

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Assisted Suicide and the Macabre ‘Logic’ of the Culture of Death

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / February 3, 2020 /

The Deadly Connection Between Moral Issues Even many people in the pro-life and pro-family movements do not fully appreciate the deep threads that tie together many seemingly disparate social issues. Contraception, abortion, euthanasia, divorce, pornography, same-sex “marriage,” and gender ideology (to name some of the big ones) are not isolated social or spiritual problems. Rather,…

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Trump’s Historic Speech at the March for Life

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 27, 2020 /

“The Most Pro-Life President in History?”  When Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2015, there were few pro-life leaders who were excited about the thought of a President Donald Trump. Most knew Trump as a life-long “pro-choice” New York liberal, a flamboyant and sometimes-cutthroat businessman, a brash (and occasionally…

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The Decade Marriage Died

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 6, 2020 /

Less than a decade ago, President Barack Obama was opposed to same-sex “marriage.” So was just about everybody else. Legislatures and pluralities of people in state after state voted in favor of marriage amendments that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. I can vividly remember how as few as seven…

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Shut Down the Pornography Industry

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 16, 2019 /

Confronting the Scourge The Catechism of the Catholic Church advocates what I would consider basic common sense when it urges civil authorities to stop the proliferation of porn. Pornography, says the Catechism, is a “grave offense” that “does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, the public), since each one becomes an…

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Chick-fil-A, You Let Us Down

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 9, 2019 /

Chick-fil-A has Caved, and Here’s Why That Matters As you’ve probably heard by now, Chick-fil-A recently announced that they would no longer donate to The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). And, like me, you’re probably asking yourself: what was Chick-fil-A thinking? The change marks a radical shift in priorities for Chick-fil-A’s…

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Antinatalism and the Culture of Death

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 25, 2019 /
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In chapter one of the first book of the Bible, we find a remarkable, even revolutionary statement – indeed, a series of such statements. At the end of each day, after God has put the finishing touches on one more part of His creation, He pauses to survey His handiwork. And, the Bible says each…

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A Merciful Decision to Deny Joe Biden Holy Communion

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 11, 2019 /
St. Padre Pio, priest and stigmatist, bled during the consecration of the Mass.

Perhaps the only thing that should be surprising about a Catholic priest’s recent decision to deny Holy Communion to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is that anyone is surprised. On Sunday, Oct. 27, Fr. Robert E. Morey at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina, refused to give Holy Communion to Biden. Fr. Morey…

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Abortion Horrors Worse Than Any Horror Movie You Could Imagine

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 23, 2019 /

The Gruesome Violence of Abortion It should come as no surprise to anybody, but the fact is that many abortionists are not psychologically and spiritually well, to put it mildly. The mainstream media does its best to cover their tracks. But anybody who follows abortion-related news closely can’t help but be struck by the never-ending…

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Exposing the Truth about the Odious Abortion Industry

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 16, 2019 /
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Imagine for a moment that a courageous undercover journalist embedded herself among a group of powerful and wealthy businessmen involved in some horrific crime – sex-trafficking, for instance. Imagine the journalist had surreptitiously recorded conversations in which these powerful men openly haggled over the prices of their victims and spilled the details about how they…

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