Category Archives: Family

Stuff Catholic Dads Say

From what I understand of the “stuff dads say” genre, created originally by Justin Halpern, it is an opportunity to showcase the harsh worldly wise style of fathers. This is the harsh churchly wise version. Feel free to add more in the comments …   At Mass “Look at Jesus on the altar … or [...]

Is Friendship the Greatest Love?

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”  (John 15:13) This famous phrase from Jesus has gotten much attention from the “new homophiles” who collectively contribute to the blog www.spiritualfriendship.org (see note below). The assertion seems to be that friendship, in contrast to spousal love, is the “greatest” kind [...]

A Medical Student Speaks Out on Oaths vs. Beliefs in Abortion

If you’re not reading the blog KevinMD, you should. It’s one of the rare places where you can learn what it’s like to be a physician today, from the inside, whether it’s legal, professional, medical or ethical issues. On April 11, there was a remarkable post from an anonymous medical student who found himself or [...]

A Pro-Life Politician Goes Horribly Wrong

Arkansas State Rep. Kim Hammer had a strong record of defending life. He was a co-sponsor of bill in the Arkansas Legislature to ban abortions after twenty weeks and supported another bill to ban abortions when a heartbeat can be detected. However sterling his pro-life bona fides though, it cannot excuse his most recent proposal [...]

500 Priests in England and Wales Just Signed A Letter That Everyone Should Read

This letter may well be considered a historical document someday. Nearly 500 priests from England and Wales have signed a letter, published in the UK Catholic Herald this week, in which they state in no uncertain terms that the upcoming synod on the family should uphold the Church’s teaching on marriage. Hopefully this will be [...]


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