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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Rediscovering a Christian Vision of Sex and Marriage

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 18, 2022 /

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always…

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Pre-born Bodies Found in DC Show Abortion Violence

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 11, 2022 /

A few days ago, police in the Washington, D.C. area recovered the bodies of five aborted unborn children from the house of a pro-life activist. According to the members of the pro-life group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU), they were given the bodies by a driver working for a waste management company that services Washington Surgi-Clinic,…

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Disney All In On LGBT Propaganda

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 4, 2022 /

I’m sorry, parents, but if you thought Disney was troublingly “woke” already, it seems that you should prepare yourselves for much, much worse to come. A few days ago, recordings were leaked from a recent company-wide Zoom call held partly in response to the passage of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law. The contents are…

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Five States Follow Texas’ Pro-Life Lead

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 28, 2022 /

As I wrote a few months ago, the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute (previously the research arm of Planned Parenthood) labeled 2021 the worst year for legal abortion since Roe v. Wade. Well, a few days ago the Guttmacher Institute published their first analysis of 2022 – and the news couldn’t be more encouraging. “In 2021, state…

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