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Cottontails versus Babies

In light of the recent horrific revelations regarding Planned Parenthood I wrote to US Senator Jeanne Shaheen requesting that she work for the defunding of this eugenic, racist organization. Yesterday, not surprisingly, she emailed back a letter to me filled with glowing praise for all that Planned Parenthood supposedly does to help women. Today (9-12-15) […] Read More

Vocation: Fulfilling Our Call to Love

The Common Vocation of Man A number of years ago I attended a vocations retreat with a Dominican religious order, thinking maybe God was calling me to the religious life since I was not feeling a call to marriage. The only real call I felt at that time was a call to continue my academic […] Read More

Are You Afraid To Go To Confession?

Maybe you think you have sinned too much and your life is too messed up for God to be able to straighten it out through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Maybe you think your sins are so awful or so embarrassing that you will shock the priest and that he will look at you weirdly in […] Read More

The Forgotten Commandment: Coveting Thy Neighbor’s Wife

Catholic Marriage: The Real Deal During the years I spent working as a parish secretary, I observed the heartbreaking reality of our Catholic family’s understanding of and living out of marriage. Registration cards and sacramental needs revealed that an astonishing number of non-married couples cohabitate, and a high number enter invalid marriages by seeking a […] Read More

The Trouble with Low-Proof Faith

Most people don’t care what we believe or say but they pay attention when we bear the fruit the Church teaches we are to bear. Those are the words of Sherry Weddell, a woman I respect and admire, and who I do not intend to contradict with what I’m about to say. That’s only half […] Read More

Honoring Our Father

Honoring Our Father Did you know that there is a Church approved apparition of God the Father? In 1932 God the Father appeared to Mother Eugenia Ravasio who at the time was the Superior General of the Congregation of Our Lady of the Apostles. The Father spoke to her in Latin—a language which she did […] Read More

Echoes of Wilberforce in Recent Pro-Life Events

Three videos have recently been publicly released from the pro-life advocacy group, The Center of Medical Progress, allegedly capturing high officials from Planned Parenthood discussing the trafficking of tissue from aborted fetuses. The videos have caused much controversy, and attention is being brought to both Planned Parenthood and the CMP to examine the truths of those […] Read More

Everyone’s a Bit Knotty

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When glancing over the myriad of Marian devotions in the Catholic Church, it’s easy to find yourself pondering: “How do I pick one? Can I pick only one? In the end, aren’t they all just prayers to Mary?” Yes, our Marian prayers do all end up in the same place, in God’s hands through Mary. But, the long list […] Read More

In Pursuit of Happiness: Homosexuality and Transgender

From Ellen DeGeneres to Caitlyn Jenner Each of us has witnessed the shift in attitude toward homosexuality and transgender that has been occurring in America. When Ellen DeGeneres made her announcement in the late 1990s, she experienced some backlash but made a swift recovery, eventually launching her career as a successful talk show host. She […] Read More