Category Archives: Family

‘Church Militant’s’ NFP ‘Beware-ness’ Week

So, how did the Catholic apostolate “Church Militant” celebrate the annual “NFP Awareness Week” last week? Unfortunately, by offering two web articles mis-stating Catholic teaching and casting aspersions upon the method that faithful Catholic couples may legitimately use to either postpone—or achieve—conception. Below in quotes are some of the more concerning claims, refuted, taken from […]

NFL Wife Kirsten Watson: God Says, ‘I Want You to Know Me’

She’s wife to New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, mother to four (Grace, Naomi, Isaiah and Judah), with one more on the way — and a college athlete in her own right — but the thing that Kirsten Watson wants most is to be a “good daughter” to God. And she feels that love, […]

Trolls, Marriage, and A Modern-Day Warrior

Some public figures are plagued by paparazzi. Others, by trolls. As well-spoken as he is outspoken, Dr. Ryan Anderson has become a world leader in the pro-marriage movement, advocating for the rights of children to have a mother and a father whenever possible. Beginning with his book “What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense,” co-authored by […]

Her Life to Save a Life: Catholic Rebecca Townsend Remembered

Few of us get to accomplish what we set out do in life, but in her too-short years on Earth, Rebecca Townsend of Connecticut did. From The New York Daily News: A Connecticut teen was struck and killed by a car as she saved her friend’s life, tragically completing a “bucket list” she’d written for a […]

Simply Stated: What’s Wrong with the Obergefell Ruling

The Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is required by the Constitution will surely produce a mountain of books and articles in the coming years (and has already produced a huge amount of online comment).  Catholics, of course, will say that it is wrong about the substantive question of the definition of marriage.  That debate […]

The Supreme Court and Modern Marriage

Obviously the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage provides a lot of material for discussion.  I am still digesting it (not having read the dissents yet), but one thing stands out to me from my reading of Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion.  The Court’s argument here, and some of the past precedents to which it refers, […]

Unfit to Live?

A number of years ago, I attended a program on the campus of an elite university.  The speaker was a non-religious public intellectual who was, as far as I could tell (and as best as I can remember) not opposed to abortion on fundamental moral principle, but who was nevertheless concerned about what abortion was […]

Great Articles Provide Answers About Marriage and “LGBT”

As we wait for the Supreme Court to make its decision on same-sex marriage, several articles this week offered great arguments about marriage and gender issues. It’s a good thing, too. They are needed. Even a gay atheist thinks so. That’s how Matthew Parris described himself (ht, RC2) in The Spectator: “Even as a (gay) […]



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