Scorn and Hatred for Christian Charity During Covid-19

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 11, 2020 /

Anti-Christian Bigotry has Poisoned our Civic Discourse Much of the power of the parable of the Good Samaritan stems from the fact that, at the time of Jesus, the Samaritans and the Jews were long-time enemies. So deep did their divisions go that they typically refused to have anything to do with one another. Hence,…

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Big Porn Exploiting Coronavirus Loneliness to Peddle Poison

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 4, 2020 /

Porn During the Pandemic: A Devil’s Bargain If a shifty-looking man in a hoodie and dark sunglasses stopped you on the street and offered you a “free sample” of his “product,” you’d know exactly what to say. Experience shows that, sometimes, the cost of “free” is our freedom, and that’s just too high a price…

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Abortion during Coronavirus

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 27, 2020 /

A Temporary Victory for Preborn Babies Apparently Vice News—a virulently pro-abortion news website—thinks that pro-lifers are “winning” the coronavirus pandemic. At least, that’s what the headline of one of its recent articles proclaims. Putting aside the absurd wording of the headline—nobody can possibly win a pandemic that is killing thousands of people—the article does include…

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Coronavirus, the Dignity of Work, and the Common Good

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 19, 2020 /
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The Dignity of the Human Person, Work, and the Common Good “In work, the person exercises and fulfills in part the potential inscribed in his nature. The primordial value of labor stems from man himself, its author and its beneficiary. Work is for man, not man for work. Everyone should be able to draw from…

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Globalists and Corona

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 13, 2020 /
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Staying Vigilant in a Time of Crisis It is disconcerting to read Henry Kissinger in the Wall Street Journal arguing that a failure to “transition to the post-coronavirus order” could “set the world on fire.” Kissinger is rather vague on precisely what this post-coronavirus “order” would look like, but as one writer notes, Kissinger’s long…

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We Will Risk Everything to Save Some Human Lives. Why Not All?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 30, 2020 /

Periods of disruption and turmoil have a tendency to expose our true selves. The insights thus gleaned are not always comforting. For instance, a man may feel convicted that he is especially courageous, but placed suddenly in a situation of danger, he may find—to his surprise—that he has turned tail and run. We have entered…

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Even in a Pandemic, the Battle against the Culture of Death Wages On

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 23, 2020 /
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Evil Does Not Rest, and Neither Should We What’s the first thing you worry about in a global pandemic? For many of us, it’s the safety of loved ones, friends, and neighbors who are at risk, or concerns about the economy and how it might affect our family. Unfortunately, for a certain segment of our…

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Making Sense of a Crisis in a Post-Christian Era

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 8, 2020 /
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There is a moving black-and-white photo taken in San Francisco in 1918 during the Spanish flu pandemic. The photo shows a crowd of men and women, soberly dressed, standing and kneeling on the steps of the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption. In the foreground, a lone man kneels on one knee, his head bowed…

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