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Black Lives Matter from Conception Until Natural Death

Hillary Clinton, speaking in a Baptist church in Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, courted black voters as she sympathized with five black mothers whose children had died by gun violence.  Does Clinton really think that too many blacks have died violently?  How then is it that in receiving the Margaret Sanger award […] Read More

The Old Man and Marriage Before the Fall

In 1805 explorers of Franconia Notch in NH were amazed to see an outcropping of rock formation on the side of a mountain that resembled the profile of an old man. This “old man of the mountain” became the icon of New Hampshire, appearing on license plates, toll tokens, and road signs. Suddenly in the […] Read More

In Need of St. Joseph’s Intercession

Is there any doubt that we are living tumultuous times? I think that for most Catholics this has been a painful summer as we have watched our culture reap the fruits that it has sown. There have been Supreme Court rulings, adultery scandals, and a very graphic expose of what happens inside of Planned Parenthood […] 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

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

Are your tax dollars funding racism?

In the 2012-2013 fiscal year Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States, reported that it had received $540.6 million dollars in taxpayer funded government grants. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, worked closely with the scientists who devised Hitler’s “race purification” program.  She commissioned Dr. Ernst Rudin, director of the Nazi […] Read More

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage …

First comes love, THEN comes marriage, THEN comes baby in the baby carriage … I am continually amazed at the things that I read … and not always in a good way. As the title goes … First comes love, then comes marriage, THEN comes baby in the baby carriage … there are reasons for […] Read More

Can a Catholic be a Fan of Chris Kyle?

If you follow the news or are an avid moviegoer you have no doubt seen or heard that the movie American Sniper has broken box office records and is nominated for six Academy awards, including Best Picture. Many people have seen this movie; for those who haven’t let me fill you in. American Sniper is […] Read More

To God Who Gives Joy To My Youth

We hear so often that church attendance is low and that there is a big vocational crisis. Among other things, there are seminaries with only a handful of students in each class; dioceses that must close parishes because they do not have enough priests to staff them (or parishioners to attend them,) and religious orders […] Read More