We Don’t Need Abortion to Save Mom’s Life

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 18, 2022 /
black and white picture mom with baby

With Roe gone and abortion already illegal, or set to become illegal, in numerous states, you can expect abortion activists and pro-abortion media to go into overdrive spreading propaganda, trying to make the case that abortion is often “necessary” to preserve the life or health of the mother. By now, we know the tactics all…

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Redirecting Our Culture’s Priorities

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

In seeking the deepest roots of the struggle between the culture of life and the culture of death … we have to go to the heart of the tragedy being experienced by modern man: the eclipse of the sense of God and of man, typical of a social and cultural climate dominated by secularism. ―…

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Roe’s Reversal is Ringing Worldwide

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

As I wrote last week, the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is having immediate life-saving effects in the United States. Overnight, abortion became illegal in a number of states, causing abortion facilities there to shut down operations and send their staff home. In…

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Rejoice and Work in the Post-Roe Present

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 27, 2022 /

Praise God! What else can I say – can any of us say – in response to this incredible moment in U.S. history? And indeed, as I wrote this on Friday afternoon, I saw that the phrase “praise God” was trending on Twitter, right below the headline “U.S. Supreme Court strikes down landmark abortion decision…

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Practical Tools for Teaching Healthy Sexuality

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 20, 2022 /
Mother Having Serious Conversation With Teenage Daughter At Home

One of the most difficult things every parent has to face is how to impart traditional moral norms to their children about human sexuality, thus safeguarding them from the deceptive language of secular values and the lures of sensuality. I hear it from parents all the time. They know they should teach their children. But…

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Be Courageous in the Face of Violence

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 13, 2022 /
pro life vs pro choice sign

Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ. ─ Pope St. John Paul II A few days ago, a young man was arrested outside the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. At the time of his arrest, Nicholas John Roske was carrying a gun, ammunition, a knife, pepper spray, a screwdriver,…

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Restore Fatherhood to End School Violence

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 6, 2022 /

There are no words to describe the horror and the evil that unfolded at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24. Twenty-one innocent people are dead, including 19 beautiful children and two of their teachers. Hundreds of the children’s classmates will be scarred for life, haunted by nightmares of the unbridled malevolence that…

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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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