Category Archives: Family

Five Ways Gay Marriage Affects You Personally–Even If You’re Not Gay or Married

One of the favorite arguments of libertarians and liberals alike when it comes to the debate over redefining the institution of marriage is that when two consenting adults pledge their lives to each other it does not affect anyone else. The assertion that government recognition of same-sex marriage for someone else does not diminish your [...]

Dear Dr. Dawkins…

I have always loved the opening lines of Vatican II’s Gaudium et Spes: The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ. Indeed, nothing [...]

25 Pictures of John Wayne You Should Probably See

  Why, you ask? Because it’s Friday, and you’ve been good, and you deserve to let your mind take a break from the beheadings, the black masses, and the race riots. Because I once saw a bumper sticker that said “Gob Bless John Wayne” and I couldn’t help but think, yup, that’s just about right. [...]

Must-Read: Archbishop Chaput on How to Save the Culture

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia, in an essay at Public Discourse,  outlines a clear and concise plan of action for one of our most pressing tasks as 21st century Christians – converting the culture in which we live. In a short piece that will take you five minutes to read, Archbishop Chaput sets out [...]

A company’s ad shows the Dad as “awesome”?

Last week, Long John Silver’s had a great ad which affectionately showed a Catholic parish’s fish fry. This week, the impossible happened: A corporation aired a two-minute online ad which showed the Dad as awesome. The actor says: “My name is…” “D-A-D!!” screams one of his kids looking for him. “…and proud of it. And [...]

Should Ryan Anderson Be Allowed to Vote?

Ryan Anderson of The Heritage Foundation just had a bracing Twitter debate about marriage and civility with Josh Barro, a reporter for the New York Times.  You can read the entire exchange for yourself here, but I call attention to it as a particularly naked example of the phenomenon I posted about a few weeks [...]

“I Like Having Lots of Siblings Because…”

It was June. My phone had a new message on it from my daughter. She was away on mission in India. I gathered the children and plugged the phone into the speaker to listen. I immediately regretted playing it out loud. There was no voice, only rustling around. Then we heard shrieking and screaming. It [...]


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