Spirit & Life Blog

Breaking the Bubble of Transgender Groupthink

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 20, 2023 /
Transgenderism: About Transgender

There is something about the transgender movement that has struck many people as fundamentally cultish. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about cults: “Specific factors in cult behavior are said to include manipulative and authoritarian mind control over members, communal and totalistic organization, aggressive proselytizing, systematic programs of indoctrination, and perpetuation in middle-class communities.” One…

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Ohio Abortion Amendment Is a Wake-up Call

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 13, 2023 /
Ohio Abortion Amendment Is a Wake-up Call

Last Tuesday, Ohio voters voted 57 to 43 percent to add a “right” to abortion to the state Constitution. What this means is that in Ohio abortion is now permitted without restriction up to the point of viability. Tragically, the passage of this amendment makes it all but certain that Ohio’s 6-week abortion ban—signed into…

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Cardinal Sarah on Freedom and Transgenderism

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 6, 2023 /
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The confluence of the age of social media, and the meteoric rise of transgender ideology, has produced a wave of deeply distressing images and video content. One need not look far on social media sites like TikTok or Instagram to find young transgender “influencers” documenting their “gender transition” journeys. At other times, it is so-called…

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Britney Spears Brings the Brutal Reality of Abortion Into the Light

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 30, 2023 /
The shadow of a sad woman sitting on balcony alone

So long as abortion activists can keep the public discussion of abortion restricted to their chosen language and talking points, they are safe. Who, after all, could disagree with such things as a woman’s “right to choose” or oppose her “reproductive rights”? These sanitized, positive-sounding slogans are the secret weapon in the pro-abortion activists’ arsenal.…

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The Scourge of Pornography: Provoking Violence and Debasing Human Sexuality

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 23, 2023 /
Pornography: Provoking Violence, Debasing Human Sexuality

“The ease with which children gain access to pornographic images on the Internet resembles a rape of the consciences of these minors. I think that the psychological and spiritual consequences of this invasion of pornography for a whole generation of children and young people have not yet been measured. Doctors are beginning to sound the…

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Planned Parenthood Uses Hamas Attack to Sell Abortion

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 16, 2023 /
Planned Parenthood Uses Hamas Attack to Sell Abortion

On October 7, Israel was the victim of one of the most horrific terrorist attacks in modern history. Heavily armed Hamas gunmen flew or drove into civilian centers and then began slaughtering everybody within reach, including women and children. By the time the massacre was done, over 1,000 Israelis had been killed, thousands more injured,…

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Transgender Ideology and Parental Rights

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 9, 2023 /
Transgender Ideology & Parental Rights

“Since they have conferred life on their children, parents have the original, primary and inalienable right to educate them; hence they must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children…. The primary right of parents to educate their children must be upheld in all forms of collaboration between parents, teachers and school…

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Peaceful Pro-Life Rescuers Face Years in Prison

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 2, 2023 /
Pro-Life Rescuers Face Years in Prison

Ever since abortion was legalized in America, there have always been those pro-life advocates who have felt called to prophetically witness to the humanity of the preborn child. Certain individuals, deeply convicted of the great evil of abortion, have engaged in acts of peaceful civil disobedience, heedless of the costs to themselves. Their motivation has…

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Trump’s Critical Remarks of Post-Roe Legislation

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 25, 2023 /
Trump's Critical Remarks of Post-Roe Legislation

“Consequently, laws which legitimize the direct killing of innocent human beings through abortion or euthanasia are in complete opposition to the inviolable right to life proper to every individual; they thus deny the equality of everyone before the law. … Abortion and euthanasia are thus crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize. There…

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The Return to Human Sacrifice in Mexico

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 18, 2023 /
human sacrifice in mexico

In the year 1531, Our Lady appeared to a lowly Mexican peasant by the name of Juan Diego. At the time, Mexico was still in thrall to the blood-thirsty ancient Aztec religion, in which human sacrifice played a key role. Diego himself was of Aztec descent. However, he and his wife were among some of…

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