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One Woman’s Choice and the 40 Days for Life

I heard David Bereit (appropriately pronounced “Be Right”) speak at the NH Right to Life Banquet in 2012.  He riveted the audience’s attention as he told how he and three others launched the first 40 Days for Life campaign in Bryan/College Station, Texas in 2004.  The idea for the campaign came after acknowledging the futility […] Read More

Is the Big Bang Collapsing in on Itself?

Much speculation has been made about the origin of our cosmos. The prevailing view however, is that billions of years ago, there was a single point in existence, and this point, containing the sum of the universe,  was infinitely dense. This is called the singularity. The singularity eventually exploded, as the name Big Bang suggests, and all the universe […] Read More

Meriam Ibrahim – Revealing Extremism or True Islam?

Recently, the saga of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was imprisoned for “converting from Islam”, has come to a happy conclusion. Her story, however, brings up an obvious contradiction within Islam regarding forcing people to convert. Meriam’s father was Muslim and mother Orthodox Christian. Her father abandoned the family when Meriam was very young […] Read More

Why I Love Confession

I love Confession. It is perhaps the greatest benefit of being Catholic. Before I became Catholic, I couldn’t comprehend why it was necessary to confess one’s sins to a priest in order to be forgiven. Why couldn’t I just talk to God myself? Confession is not just a stumbling block for non-Catholics; it’s a stumbling […] Read More

I Changed My Mind About My Conversion

This month marks the seventh anniversary of my decision to seek full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.  That decision was both easy and very difficult.  On one hand it was a choice between admittance to the Blessed Sacrament or a life without the Eucharist.  An easy choice, to be sure.  However, on the other […] Read More

ISIS and the Transcendence of God

As we’ve watched the daily advance of the jihadist group ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), or as our presidential administration prefers, ISIL (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant)…or as they themselves prefer, IS (the Islamic State)…hereafter referred to as IS, we’re simply dumbfounded at the shocking brutality of this scourge. […] Read More

Can We Know if There are Animals in Heaven?

I want you to meet Professor the Schnauzer. Emily and I have had Professor for almost four years and he has been such a joy in our life. We realize he is only an animal, but there is something about unconditional adoration from an animal that can make the worst of days turn into a […] Read More