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Slaying the Dragon

In J. R. R. Tolkien‘s The Hobbit, Bard the Bowman achieves the amazing feat of killing Smaug, the dragon, by shooting an arrow into the one unarmored place on the dragon’s underside.  Similarly pro-life people throughout our country have shot an arrow into Planned Parenthood’s one vulnerable spot. This spot is the revelation of the […] Read More

Is Abortion Really Only One Issue?

As we draw near to Election Day in this very contentious campaign, some Christian voters say that abortion is only one issue.  They believe it is fine to vote for a candidate who has vowed both to expand abortion coverage and to choose Supreme Court justices who likewise favor the expansion of this gruesome practice.  […] Read More

For the Conversion of All Sinners

At the beginning of Lent, I picked up my dusty copy of St. Faustina’s diary. This book transformed my spirituality when I was a college student. As I read the saint’s diary this morning, I was struck by Jesus’ words to her during Lent “Pray for souls that they be not afraid to approach the […] Read More

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

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

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

A New Catholic Offensive on Abortion

By now, most people frequenting Catholic websites will have heard of Fr. Robert Barron, the evangelist and current rector of Mundelein Seminary. His Catholicism DVD series has turned him into a household name. Personally, I was anticipating that series years in advance. A friend, my sponsor when I entered the Church in 2008, introduced me […] Read More

Rosaries & Ovaries

Is abortion a “religious” issue?  Do opponents of abortion want to impose their religious values on society?  Every year on January twenty-second, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade supreme court decision,  hundreds of thousands of pilgrims brave the bitter cold to walk in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.  2014 marks the […] Read More