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  • America's Fear of Children
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    America’s Fear of Children

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    Fecundophobia has swept the nation by storm. Actually it has slowly dulled the senses of far too many people by demonizing any idea that a family is composed of a father, mother, and children. Here is how one enemy of the family defines fecundophobia. During the 2012 election cycle, Washington Post writer Lisa Miller wrote […]

  • Melinda Gates Wants to Help Women Around the World
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    Melinda Gates Wants to Help Women Around the World

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    So Why is the Wife of Microsoft Founder Raising Billions to Inject Them with Depo-Provera? Surely, Mrs. Gates would not have chosen this course if she knew the serious risks of Depo-Provera and if anyone—her Catholic parents, her Catholic high school teachers at the Ursuline Academy in Dallas or her parish priests (she attends Mass […]

  • A Wholesome Image
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    A Wholesome Image

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    When the American Psychological Association (APA) issued a study in February 2007 on the sexualization of girls and the effects it has on them, there was hope that the report’s recommendations would lead to improvements in the culture. The study warned: “Girls learn about women’s expected roles in the world and strive to enact these […]

  • Remain Here
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    Remain Here

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    Our approximately 48-hour visit to the “top of the mountain” neared its end. I knew we soon would be leaving, with only mid-day prayer and a lunch of Vietnamese food ahead on the schedule. I wanted to savor that prayer experience, to let it satisfy my spiritual taste buds in a way no food ever […]

  • Wake Up, The Glory of the Martyrs Shines Upon You!
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    Wake Up, The Glory of the Martyrs Shines Upon You!

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    In his moving novel, Silence, Japanese-Catholic author Shusako Endo once described the continent of Asia as a “swamp” that choked the sapling of the Gospel and made it uninhabitable for Christianity. That image has always haunted me because a part of my own journey — as a convert to Christianity from Buddhism — has been to […]

  • Silence - Finger Over Mouth
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    Guard Your Mouth to a Happier Marriage

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    When we say I do we should also say, I won’t—I won’t use my words to hurt my spouse. Infidelity, addictions, and other major destructive behaviors can inflict mortal wounds on a marriage. But perhaps the greatest source of damage on relationships is the seemingly less harmful ones, particularly the cuts to the heart made through unkind speech. Sharp […]

  • Poem: "From Dust To Stars"
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    Poem: “From Dust To Stars”

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    From Dust To Stars God said to Abraham, “Look and see The dust upon the earth, For so shall your descendants be In you shall nations have their birth.” But later God said, “Look now and see The stars up in the sky For no more as dust shall your descendants be But as the […]