Category Archives: Pro-Life

Cardinal O’Malley Reacts to New Proof That Obamacare Covers Abortions

  A new report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on September 15 has identified over a thousand health plans eligible for federal premium subsidies that cover elective abortions.  The GAO is an independent reviewing agency of the U.S. government. This news “confirms the U.S. bishops’ longstanding concern about abortion coverage” in the [...]

No, Mitt, Don’t

A Message to Team Romney   Two recent news developments suggest Mitt Romney is sending up trial balloons to see if he should run again for president. First was a Thursday Washington Post op-ed about the need for a strong military. Second was a New Hampshire commercial on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. [...]

Questioning Dawkins’s Utilitarianism

I would like to follow up Stephen White’s post about Richard Dawkins’s tweet to the effect that abortion would be the moral choice for a woman who knew she was pregnant with a child with Downs Syndrome. Facing a lot of criticism, Dawkins revised and extended his remarks–as they say–in a later blog post.  Here [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Oklahoma’s Black Mass, Texas and the ‘Patent Nonsense’ of Nihilism

In case you hadn’t heard, some satanists in Oklahoma City are putting on their annual edition of the black mass (I wouldn’t dignify it by capitalizing it) on Sept. 21, complete with, they say, a Consecrated Host. Possibly due to the black mass controversy that erupted in Boston back in May — click here for [...]

“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 [...]

An “Unwanted” Child

On Tuesday morning, in one of the busiest places on earth and in full view of hundreds of passersby, a woman stepped aboard a subway train and left her 11-month-old daughter in a red and white polka-dotted stroller sitting on the platform alone with nothing more than a bottle. Fortunately no harm befell the child. [...]


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