“That life is what matters. And *you* matter.”

Not gonna lie, some of these reactions made me choke up a little and they all made me smile a whole lot. Just a beautiful testament to parenthood and the one-flesh union that produces new human persons. I loved especially the one mother who said, “we’re pregnant,” as opposed to “I’m pregnant,” and whose husband, after kissing his wife, knelt down and said, R... More

March for Life, with Franciscan University

You may see baby feet. Some in our government keep their eyes closed, it seems. In a few moments I’ll be heading down to D.C. for my seventh consecutive March for Life. Each year it seems like something going on makes that year especially important, but with the HHS ruling of this week I think I really can say that this year’s seems even more important than all the other very important... More


7 Billion Is Not Enough

Per the great Steve Mosher, I read about the upcoming celebration of the birth of the 7 billionth living person.  What a glorious event–and we need more. Overpopulation Chicken Littles are going to use this landmark to yet again claim that the world is DOOMED, DOOMED! just as they have been doing since Paul Ehrlich said in the early 1970’s we that need to start “compulsory abor... More


Enforce the Law? Who, Me?

On Wednesday, as Thom reported, the Obama Administration declared that it was abdicating its duty (and President Obama’s campaign promises) to defend the federal law definition of marriage.  Last week, as “liberal” Commonweal  “Catholic” David Gibson gleefully reports, the Obama administration rescinded Bush administration regulations that did nothing but enforce fe... More

Abortion Diva Kissling Calls for Faux Moderation

The abortion movement is in such an uproar that even its extremist leaders are talking about things that sound like compromise.  Frances Kissling, former head of “Catholics for a Free Choice,” opined in the Washington Post that if the abortion movement does not moderate, it will lose altogether.    Pro-abortion panic has been caused not only by pro-life political gains, but by the u... More


Life and Nihilism: A Tableau of Recent Headlines

Let’s weave a tapestry of rather significant recent goings-on in life issues and see where it takes us… 1) An End-Run at Death Panels Loops Back. At the start of January the White House took end-of-life counseling out of new Medicare rules, after it was re-included, after it was explicitly removed from Obamacare. In and of itself end-of-life planning isn’t a bad thing, but when t... More

The last thing she saw was the baby’s perfectly formed backbone.

“…and then the uterus was empty, totally empty.” If you think abortion is no big deal, that it is just a medical procedure, that the fetus doesn’t feel pain, that there is no real impact on human life, read an excerpt from Abby Johnson’s book. Read the whole first chapter. Buy the book. A tiny hand grips the surgeon's hand during fetal surgery. I find it emblemat... More

In which the putty tells the Potter what sort of thing it wants to be.

In a scene torn right out of the unwritten prequel to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, a fight rages in Australia over whether a couple should be able to choose the sex of the child they wish to conceive. They have three sons conceived naturally, and their infant daughter died soon after birth. Just recently they aborted twins whom they conceived through IVF because they were twin boys–... More

Oh the Devil has a silver tongue.

The timing is coincidental, I’m sure. In the last week before an election in which the pro-abortion-choice party will lose a lot of seats, Father Charles Curran delivered a lecture critical of the US Catholic bishops’ approach to abortion in law and in the voting booth. He doesn’t dispute that abortion is a grave evil, just that the bishops have been approaching it the wrong way:... More

I Just Don't Know Anymore

Well life as usual is falling apart at some seams but coming together at others. So I feel things are finally getting better with us and then she reads a text wrong and curses at me saying bye cause of it. I just hate not talking on the phone or in person bacause stupid s*** like this happens by typing things.Aside from that i’ve been working 8 hours with another 3 on top of it at the Bangor... More




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