Spirit & Life Blog

The Late-Term Abortion Horror

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / February 4, 2019 /

Governor Northam and Delegate Tran Expose the Naked Truth “Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants.” — St. Teresa of Calcutta The first wave of outrage against New York’s extreme new law, permitting abortion until birth in some cases, had…

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The Scandal of Cuomo and New York’s Horrific Abortion Law

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 28, 2019 /

Gov. Cuomo Terms Unadulterated Evil “Light” & “Progress” I can’t imagine a more horrible irony. On Tuesday, January 22, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered that the spire of the One World Trade Center be lit pink. The reason why? To celebrate the passage of a new law that radically liberalizes abortion in New York…

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The Humanity of the Unborn Child

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 21, 2019 /
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All Life is Sacred “Woe to you if you do not succeed in defending life.” — Pope St. John Paul II: 1993, Denver, Colorado Every day in our country, thousands of pregnant women enter so-called medical “clinics.” When they emerge hours later, they are no longer pregnant. Their babies, so recently living and growing within…

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Help Us “Be Not Afraid”

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 10, 2018 /
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“The victory, if it comes, will come through Mary.” These were the dying words of Cardinal August Hlond, as recounted by Pope St. John Paul II in his book Crossing the Threshold of Hope. Reflecting on the Cardinal’s prophecy, the pope wrote: During my pastoral ministry in Poland, I saw for myself how those words…

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Gender Ideology, a Radical Attack on Family

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 3, 2018 /

Negative Impact upon Families, Children, and Society Gender theory is an error of the human mind that leads to so much confusion. —  Pope Francis The speed with which gender ideology has grown from the radical fringe to a movement dominating our media, legislation, education and entertainment is nothing less than staggering. Unless you are…

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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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