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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

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

The Mass: Worship, Thanksgiving, Atonement, and Petition

One of the most insightful descriptions of the liturgy which I have read is an excerpt from Von Hildebrand’s Liturgy and Personality: The Healing Power of Formal Prayer. In it, Von Hildebrand explains what the person’s response to the Liturgy ought to be. It is easy to think of all of the benefits that the […] Read More

The Dawn of the Culture of Life

Sister Esther Marie and I had the privilege of attending the Vigil for Life Mass and the March for Life which occurred in Washington, D.C. on January 21- 22, 2015.  At the Vigil Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception I counted more than 40 Bishops in the opening procession.  The procession itself, which […] Read More

The Lost Origin of the Sacramental Seal

So, you did something you ought not to do. You did it willingly, and you did it with an understanding of just how bad it was. After a little consideration, you decide that it was a mistake, and you need to tell somebody — you need to “get it off your chest.” You consider who […] 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

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

Just a War or Just War?

The President of the United States has reluctantly called for a handful of airstrikes to aid the Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq and defend the Iraqi civilians trapped by the Islamic State terrorists. With the nation tired of war in the Middle East and occupied with a bevy of domestic problems, the President must be […] Read More

I Used to be Pro-Choice, Until I Heard This

I used to be pro-choice. That is, until a friend of mine had me really examine the logic behind the issue. I was swept up in the idea that a woman had the right to choose what to do with her body. I never asked the question, “Are there limits to what we should do […] Read More