Spirit & Life Blog

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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The LGBT Doctrine of Intolerance

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 22, 2019 /
Enough is Enough: Rejecting the ‘Pride’ Agenda

Normalizing LGBT Ideology A depressingly true image has been making the rounds on social media. I can’t seem to find the original right now. But if I recall correctly, the text on the image goes something like this: “2009: How will legalizing gay marriage personally affect you? 2019: Celebrate this 11-year-old drag queen, or you’re…

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The Blessings of ‘Ordinary’ Children

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 15, 2019 /

Sign of Hope  “In its most profound reality, love is essentially a gift; and conjugal love, while leading the spouses to the reciprocal “knowledge” which makes them “one flesh,” does not end with the couple, because it makes them capable of the greatest possible gift, the gift by which they become cooperators with God for…

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Before and After the Pill: Its Redefinition of Human Sexuality and Impact on Society

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 1, 2019 /

When couples, by means of recourse to contraception, separate these two meanings that God the Creator has inscribed in the being of man and woman and in the dynamism of their sexual communion, they act as ‘arbiters’ of the Divine plan and they ‘manipulate’ and degrade human sexuality – and with it themselves and their…

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How the Gates Foundation Harms, Not Helps, Human Development

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 24, 2019 /
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Openness to Life is at the Center of True Development Solving the world’s problems – serious poverty, hunger, war, disease, etc. – is a complicated business, to say the least. To make even a tiny, lasting dent in a single one of these problems typically requires vast amounts of careful thinking, planning, research, money and…

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Growing Violence Against Pro-Lifers

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 20, 2019 /

Pro-Life Assault I am troubled by what appears to be a growing trend of violent attacks on peaceful pro-life activists. Perhaps the most famous recent instance was caught in a dramatic video last fall. The video shows a twenty-something-year-old man wearing a purple sweater, with a pentagram (a pagan symbol) on a necklace around his…

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