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Parents, Protect Your Children – Before it’s Too Late

Parents, Protect Your Children – Before it’s Too Late

Feb 25 14 • 3 comments

The case of the Pennsylvania woman who claims to have murdered at least 22 people makes me sad. Perhaps it should make me angry, but primarily it makes me sad. And worried for other such children who become prisoners of the occult. Miranda Barbour, 19, has been charged with the November 11, 2013 fatal stabbing of 42-year-old […]

Contraception is the Root Cause of Abortion

Contraception is the Root Cause of Abortion

Feb 25 14 • 1 comment

On the heels of news that former daytime talk show host Ricki Lake is producing a forthcoming documentary on the dangers of contraception, we find a unique concern. “Lake will act as executive producer alongside director Abby Epstein in a full-length film based on Holly Grigg-Spall’s book Sweetening The Pill: Or How We Became Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control.” […]

Escaping the Catholic Church Through False Justification

Escaping the Catholic Church Through False Justification

Feb 25 14 • 11 comments

Eve knew very well what God had commanded her and Adam, but the text tells us that she had found the tree of knowledge of good and evil good to be pleasing to the eyes and desirable for gaining wisdom (Cf. Gen 3:6). It doesn’t take a whole lot for us to find justification to […]

UNFPA Struggles to Be Relevant 20 Years after Cairo

UNFPA Struggles to Be Relevant 20 Years after Cairo

As countries negotiate new UN development goals, the Secretary General is lending his clout to a controversial UN agency as it struggles to stay relevant in a fast paced world. Development policies should “give priority to reproductive health and reproductive rights,” Ban Ki-moon said at a press briefing last week. Reproductive rights are the main […]

Poem: "Haunted Heart"

Poem: “Haunted Heart”

Feb 24 14 • 0 comments

Haunted Heart I happened upon it so I’ll tell the odd tale Of a heart that lives where the cold winds wail On a dark lonely street where shadows are cast In a town I once found in my heartless old past Searching for answers, warmed by sunlight That town nearby was dark like a […]

Is Traditionalism a Fad?

Is Traditionalism a Fad?

Feb 24 14 • 6 comments

In comments that became controversial the instant they were reported, the traditionalist weblog Rorate Caeli gave us the following translation from Vatican Radio: [Abp. Jan Graubner speaks:] When we were discussing those who are fond of the ancient liturgy and wish to return to it, it was evident that the Pope speaks with great affection, attention, and […]

Getting Better All the Time

Getting Better All the Time

Feb 24 14 • 1 comment

If a Catholic man needs several years of theological training to become a priest, does it make sense for a Catholic couple to get married with only a day of formal preparation? Both Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony are vocations and lifelong commitments. Both are sacraments. Both the priest and the spouses are called to […]

3D Printing Lets Blind Parents Hold Model of Their Unborn Child

3D Printing Lets Blind Parents Hold Model of Their Unborn Child

Feb 24 14 • 1 comment

A Brazilian company is using 3D prenatal imaging technology and 3D printing to produce physical replicas of a baby growing in the womb, allowing moms- and dads-to-be to hold a model of their unborn child in their hands. Neva Fairchild of the American Foundation for the Blind told Tech Page One that the models would […]

George Washington on Religion and Morality

George Washington on Religion and Morality

Feb 22 14 • 0 comments

George Washington was born this day, February 22nd, in 1732.

Commentary on the Epistle of St. James

Commentary on the Epistle of St. James

James “the brother of the Lord,” was a kinsman of Jesus.  James became the first bishop of Jerusalem, a post he held from AD 40 until 62 when he was martyred under the persecution wrought by Herod Agrippa.  The urgent work that James accomplished—he was a very productive leader—was to commission the Apostles to evangelize […]

Pro-lifers Host Rome Conference Celebrating John Paul II

Pro-lifers Host Rome Conference Celebrating John Paul II

Feb 21 14 • 0 comments

C-FAM and the Alliance Defending Freedom are hosting a conference in Rome to explore and celebrate the contribution of Pope John Paul II to the pro-life debate at the UN and his work in establishing a global pro-life movement. The conference comes during the weekend of the canonization of John Paul II as a saint […]

Green Eye of Envy

The Politics of Envy

Feb 20 14 • 0 comments

Wealth is fresh fruits and vegetables in January, indoor plumbing, and MRI machines.

‘Sweet Baby Jesus’…is a Beer?

‘Sweet Baby Jesus’…is a Beer?

Feb 20 14 • 1 comment

A trip to my local Giant grocery store the other night brought an unpleasant surprise. Back near the store’s beer coolers, clerks were stacking case upon case of a new beer. It’s name? “Sweet Baby Jesus,” a ‘craft’ beer brewed and bottled by a local Baltimore company, DuClaw Brewing Company. “Sweet Baby Jesus,” launched about a year […]

Don't Let Money Be a Marriage-Killer

Don’t Let Money Be a Marriage-Killer

Feb 20 14 • 0 comments

Money troubles are a leading cause of divorce, and studies show that the more frequently couples argue over money the more likely the marriage is to fall apart. So how can couples avoid this marriage-killer? To start with, forget the idea of my money vs. your money, or his money vs. her money. That kind […]

Church of England Affirms Sanctity of Marriage

Church of England Affirms Sanctity of Marriage

Feb 20 14 • 0 comments

In a surprise move, the main governing body of the Church of England has rejected proposals to create a “blessing” ceremony for same-sex “weddings.” In a guidance issued Saturday on same-sex “marriage,” the House of Bishops also said it “is not willing for those who are in a same sex marriage to be ordained to […]

Reject Pride, Return to Christ

Reject Pride, Return to Christ

Feb 20 14 • 1 comment

When I was young, it was fashionable to grow a beard and long hair, put on a tie-dyed t-shirt, faded jeans and head off to Europe to “find oneself.” Often I wondered what would happen if those searchers didn’t like the inner-self they found? At a personal level, I had already met my inner self, in […]

Neither Lawful Nor Moral

Neither Lawful Nor Moral

Feb 20 14 • 0 comments

Marlise Munoz collapsed in November 2013 from a blood clot in her lungs while pregnant with her second child. She was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas, a public hospital operated by the Tarrant County Hospital District, where she was put on life support. Media reports said that in the weeks […]

Faith: The Only Sure Foundation for Human Dignity

Faith: The Only Sure Foundation for Human Dignity

Feb 20 14 • 0 comments

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards recently tweeted out a short video featuring her suggestions of what women really need for Valentine’s Day. Among a litany that included “well woman visits,” “cancer screenings,” and “birth control,” was “safe & legal abortion.” All of this, we’re mockingly informed, is “really radical stuff” which, of course, is a sarcastic quip […]

The Book Whisperer: Faith-Building Books for Teens

The Book Whisperer: Faith-Building Books for Teens

Feb 19 14 • 0 comments

This week I started teaching a class to prepare a small group of teens to be confirmed at the Easter Vigil this year at St. Basil the Great Parish in Kimberton, PA. So for the next few months — through Lent — I’ve decided that “A Mother on the Road Less Traveled” will be taking […]

Perverse Fruits of IVF

Perverse Fruits of IVF

Feb 19 14 • 0 comments

In vitro fertilization is one of many procedures listed as a specialty in the field of reproductive medicine. Everything from treating pregnancy to aborting children to birth control to treating infertility is included. “Infertility” is the inability of a couple to achieve pregnancy the natural way. It is this condition that first generated the interest […]

Mindfullness Based Meditation Wordle

Mind Control

Feb 19 14 • 2 comments

Biblical examples of meditation are focused on the content of our minds.

The Bad Evangelist Club:  How NOT to Refute Sola Scriptura

The Bad Evangelist Club: How NOT to Refute Sola Scriptura

Feb 19 14 • 52 comments

When discussing the arguments against Sola Scriptura, we Catholics have a lot of strong arguments.  Here at The Bad Evangelist Club, we help you to avoid bad arguments like the one below so the good ones have more credibility. The Argument Any debate around Sola Scriptura will focus on 2 Timothy 3:14-17, which goes as […]

Lay Wisdom Welcome

Lay Wisdom Welcome

Feb 19 14 • 0 comments

If there’s a crisis in Catholic marriage and family life today, the solution will come not solely from the higher echelons of the Church. The active involvement of faithful couples will also be needed. That’s the view of a lay official of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), looking ahead to the synod […]

Get Ready for a Busy 2014 in Bioethics

Get Ready for a Busy 2014 in Bioethics

Feb 18 14 • 0 comments

My taskmasters at the CBC never allow me to rest on my laurels. Fresh off several years of stellar prognosticating, I am now forced to answer the question: “But what have you predicted, lately?” Okay, let’s take a look. Oh! Oh my. Please remember, the following predictions are what I see happening. They do not […]

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