Topic: ‘natural

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: When we elect someone—anyone—to the office of President, it is only natural that we attribute great political skills, intellect, and judgment to that man. ... discuss

I don’t know about you, but I’m in high gear prep-for-school mode around the bee hive. My sweet mama whisked my teens and five-year-old away to her house over the weekend and let me spend ... discuss

By Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Have you noticed how much earthquake and volcanic activity has been occurring lately?There was a major earthquake in Napa, California on Sunday, August 24th as ... discuss

We just returned from 11:30 Mass -- a very noisy Mass, I might add. The funny thing was at the end of the Mass we walked out amidst little groups of laughing and talking families and friends who could ... discuss

Sian Davey, antes de fotógrafa y psicoterapeuta, es madre de Alice, una pequeña niña con síndrome de Down que cambió por completo su vida, hasta tal punto que le ha inspirado para hacer un proyec ... discuss

  Embryonic stem cell research: Setting the record straight   Laura Peredo   shareWith ... discuss

Are we there yet? I tried to count the number of road trips our family has taken, but I really just can’t. I have no idea. And when I talk about road trips, I am talking about trips we have take ... discuss

Visiting my granddaughter, a freshman at the University of Steubenville, I took a turn around the bookstore and picked up Alice Von Hildebrand's biography of her husband Dietrich, The Soul of a Lion. ... discuss

This story was published by Catholic News.  Let us pray for the Canonization of Pope Pius XII:Rome, Italy, Jan 19, 2010 / 12:21 pm (CNA).- Some details of the case under investigation regarding a ... discuss

All Rachel Pepe wanted was to be treated like one of the girls. There is one major problem however. She’s a boy. Gender identity and sexual preference is a huge issue in America today. If you’re l ... discuss

Moral theologian William Smith once commented that “all social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering.” In today’s 140-character Twitter world, what this means is that it is not very hard ... discuss

-- 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Psalm 33:12-13,18-19,20-23 Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus' parable of the talents draws our attention to the many gifts that God has given us: the gift of life, the gift of our n ... discuss

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by our friends at Crossway, and they are offering some great prizes that include several brand new books. There will be 5 winners this we ... discuss

When Jesus said, "Become like little children," I think one of the traits he had in mind was children's sense of wonder. I remember our little son once chortling from the back seat as we drove by our ... discuss

“I regard it as absurd, you say it’s self-evident.” That caustic remark -- one of many -- from Judge Richard Posner, during the August 26 oral arguments regarding Indiana and Wiscons ... discuss

The Washington Post recently carried an article by Peter Whoriskey entitled, "As More hospices enroll patients who aren't dying, questions about lethal doses arise". See http://www.washingtonpost ... discuss

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. Yet that’ ... discuss

Mark Litke hyped the “population explosion – what some are calling a crisis” in the Philippines on Sunday’s PBS NewsHour Weekend, and played up how poor “families in AsiaR ... discuss

Religious Humanism is the religious philosophy, ideology and overall worldview dominating secular thought and driving political policy.The news media, pop-culture, education, institutions of higher le ... discuss

. . . Sen. Mitch McConnell: Another Example Of Obama Admin "Ignor[ing] The Elected Representatives Of The People When They Don’t Agree” Today in Washington, D.C. The dirty deeds continue. Has Pr ... discuss

Download at your own risk- I have read none of these. Save, Share, Simplify: How to Use the Sharing Economy to Reduce Expenses, Build Community, & Design Your Ideal Life 82 pages Blurb: The Shari ... discuss

Amazing Video “Life in the Womb” Chronicles 9 Months of Development in 4 Minutes I always love to watch well-done stories of fetal development, even more so now that our daughter-in-law has ha ... discuss

Dr. Bill Smith, Editor:  Get your favorite refreshment and digest read this "meat and potatoes" digest by Nelson Heltberg.  It is indeed time for the establishment of a "Proper Foreign Polic ... discuss

Originally published in The Post-Abortion Review 3(2) Spring 1995. Copyright 1995 Elliot Institute, this 3 part article by David C. Reardon, Ph.D., is still one of my favorite series of articles on a ... discuss

I always love to watch well-done stories of fetal development, even more so now that our daughter-in-law has had two babies. NRL News Today has written about many YouTube videos, here’s one more: ... discuss

This article was written by Paul Russell, the director of HOPE Australia, and published on August 26, on the HOPE Australia blog.Paul RussellBy Paul RussellThe recent news of the suspension of Philip ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: On the home page of the Communist Party USA it says “A better and peaceful world is possible—a world where people and nature come before profits. That’s soc ... discuss

On August 16th, Canada’s Crossroads walkers completed their three-month pilgrimage from Vancouver to Ottawa – across the entire length of the massive country. According to Crossroads website, ... discuss

I first heard several months ago from a friend who is a registered Libertarian about Libertarians for Life. Here’s the Libertarian Case Against Abortion from their website: One popular misconception ... discuss

The times they are-changing!   A Message From A Former Muslim To the Infidels of the West: We Will Fight the Infidel to Death. – Meanwhile American laws will protect us. – Democrats and Left ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by AF "Tony" Branco by Ken Blackwell, Contributing Author: Last fall the United States began, for the first time in almost 20 years, to produce more crude oil than it imported. Ar ... discuss

Mining With Solar Power by Andrew Topf, OilPrice.com : Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may be shi ... discuss

By Peter Kwasniewski, Ph.D. Back in 1997, I was browsing a bookshop and came upon a book that truly shocked and horrified me. A feminist theologian had written a book wherein she argued that the two g ... discuss

“Progressives are not in politics to tinker with the existing system although they understand that tinkering and fixing problems along with way will gain them votes. They are in politics to transfor ... discuss

The Constitution upholds God’s Law concerning the right to life. This was the understanding of the Framers. They remembered the context of the Declaration still ringing in their ears, “W ... discuss

Reflecting on our historic North American pilgrimage with the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa thus far, I am continually awed by the devotion of pro-life faithful to Our Lady. More than 30 dev ... discuss

After Losing to Hobby Lobby, Obama Admin Pushes Crippling Fines for HHS Mandate Violators After losing to Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court in a case about whether certain businesses who object to p ... discuss

Warmest congratulations to Chant Cafe blogger Mary Ann Carr-Wilson, CMAA board member David Hughes, and our colleague at the Cathedral of the Madeleine Gregory Glenn for this wonderful article, and fo ... discuss

We often think of Planned Parenthood as the enemy. How could we not, considering they are the nation’s largest abortion chain, and aggressively promote promiscuous sexual behavior that leads to unpl ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | DETROIT — Cardinal Edmund Szoka, who had served as Archbishop of Detroit and president of the Vatican City State, died Wednesday of natural causes at the age of 86 at th ... discuss

Detroit, Mich., Aug 22, 2014 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who had served as Archbishop of Detroit and president of the Vatican City State, died of natural causes at the ... discuss

IS CREMATION ALLOWED?HistoryThe burial (inhumation) of the bodies has always been the most general and constant practice of the people. Egyptians and Persians buried their dead. The Egyptians even emb ... discuss

by Marita Noon: I suspect most readers of my column do not religiously read The Atlantic. I don’t either. But I have people — readers who alert me to news and information I might not see otherwis ... discuss

Richard Dawkins, atheist author, provocateur, scientist, you must by now be well aware of the furore over your comments yesterday. Comments that it was ‘immoral’ to bring a baby with Down& ... discuss

According to the Colorado Constitution, “No public funds shall be used by the State of Colorado, its agencies or political subdivisions to pay or otherwise reimburse, either directly or indirect ... discuss

Today, August 21st, is the memorial of Pope St. Pius X (1835-1914).Giuseppe Sarto was born June 2, 1835, the second of ten children born to a poor family in the village of Riese, Province of Treviso, ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco This month the Guttmacher Institute released a report stating that women’s “need” for publically funded “family planning services” rose by 22% from 2000 to 2012. Federal ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: When Rachel Carson’s book, “Silent Spring”, was published, filled with totally false claims about DDT, the Environmental Protection Agency looked it over an ... discuss

It’s a reversal that makes no sense. After the Supreme Court unanimously decided in favor of free speech in June – a case brought by 77 year-old sidewalk counselor Eleanor McCullen – Massach ... discuss

 Parents of baby diagnosed with anencephaly are helping him live life to the full from the womb By Lauren Enriquez I recently came across this touching Facebook group, Prayers for Sha ... discuss

Very excited, I joined and became a member of the Sno-King Community Chorale tonight directed and conducted by the one and only Mr. Frank DeMiero.  Frank was my high school Men's Glee teache ... discuss

by Robert Bensh, OilPRice.com: Ukraine's next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furtheri ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In Orwell’s novel Winston Smith, the protagonist, finds himself living in an inhuman world he cannot recognize as normal or natural. Aware of life in London before the ... discuss

By Amy HasbrouckI am writing on behalf of Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet to members of the Canadian Medical Association to encourage you to communicate a clear and strong rejection of medical aid in dyi ... discuss

ALRANZ is dishonest and hypocritical in setting up a website to list doctors who are known to oppose the killing of innocent unborn children and who are not prepared to prescribe contraception. The li ... discuss

Jorge Serrano, with wife Magdalena, and Father Shenan J. Boquet MEXICO CITY, Mexico – August 19, 2014 – Father Shenan J. Boquet, President of Human Life International (HLI), attended the 25th anni ... discuss

 Abortion Law Embroiled in Controversy as Pregnancy “Terminated” on Suicide Grounds Editor’s note. This update comes from the Irish pro-life organization Family & Life. Bishop Ke ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — I recently came across this touching Facebook group, Prayers for Shane. It was created by the mom and dad of baby Shane, a little boy who is due in October. Baby Shane has bee ... discuss

I couldn’t help but recall Beryl Otieno Ngoje’s story as I watched the movie The Giver, based on the Newbery Medal winning book by Lois Lowry. The particular scene that jumped out at me was t ... discuss

Progressive historians have taught four generations of Americans to regard the American founders with suspicion--as would-be oligarchs seeking to protect their own class and economic standing. As we ... discuss

At least two of my adult kids are going to be trying this whole 30 thing.  I am thinking about joining. Whole 30, summary- a paleo version of a clean, whole foods eating plan: “What is the Whol ... discuss

Transhumanism is selfish, all about me-me, I-I. It’s goal is immortality for those currently alive, and the right to radically remake themselves and their progeny in their own image. Zoltan Istvan, ... discuss

Here are today’s Kindle deals: Healing for a Broken World by Steve Monsma ($2.99); Confronting Kingdom Challenges edited by Samuel T. Logan ($1.99); Why Cities Matter by Stephen Um & Jus ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Editor: Here in America and elsewhere around the world, Greens continue to war against any energy other than the “renewable” kind, wind and solar, that is more cost ... discuss

  Dia 27 de Maio 2014- Terça Feira   Um recente acórdão do Supremo Tribunal de Justiça confirmou o que já há muito tempo sabemos sobre a importância e dignidade da vida intrauteri ... discuss

Our faith teaches that "children are the supreme gift of marriage and contribute to the welfare of their parents." (Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI, no. 9) In the consideration of having children, husba ... discuss

Washington D.C., Aug 16, 2014 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The accidental swapping of children conceived through IVF procedures before implantation, which recently occurred in Italy, points to the mor ... discuss

by Gabe Martini - It is not loving to affirm a person in their sin. It is not loving to affirm a person in their rebellion against both God and His created, natural order—not “supernatural,” or ... discuss

The Association Game: Is this Ukrainian more like Putin or Poroshenko? Republican water-carriers can smear the Pauls as isolationists all they want: the notion of the US as “world cop” is still ne ... discuss

These are chaotic, sad times in the world and I am encountering a lot of people who are beat down by it.I myself would be beat down by it too but I have had to deliberately distance myself from the th ... discuss

This weekend's Catholic Herald features a letter from Teresa Lynch, who heads Nurses Opposed to Euthanasia, a group within SPUC. The full text of her letter is below. Well done Teresa on your clear an ... discuss

When James Madison wrote Federalist 56, he observed that though there were 558 members of the British House of Commons, half of them had no real connection to a local constituency and served the "e ... discuss

By Jessie Tappel, M.S. The shocking events that have unfolded this week with the suicide of actor Robin Williams, have stirred up many controversial conversations on depression, mental illness and sui ... discuss

Last Saturday in the Wall Street Journal I read about the dilemma of the European welfare state: its low fertility cannot sustain the welfare state and its anemic economy cannot offer jobs to young mi ... discuss

There are some major issues with what they claim to be showing you and what you are actually seeing.   There’s a good explanation here.  For one thing, PETA shows cows wading through knee high ... discuss

From: American Minute Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 Subject: Communist goals for American schools read into Congressional Record by Rep. Herlong, 1963 American Minute with Bill Federer Co ... discuss

Our July 12 arrival at St. Casimir Church in Vancouver, British Columbia, marked our first return to Canada since we left Brampton, Ontario in mid-April. It was a welcome sight to see the Polish Missi ... discuss

“Actual footage” of a merman… sort of: courtesy of Animal Planet. The growing trend among television producers to grind out fake documentaries has numerous worrisome implications for the surviva ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon “How Gay Are We?” is the question posed on this month’s cover of Cleveland Magazine, over a silhouette of a rainbow Cleveland skyline. This headline and the corresponding arti ... discuss

An interesting look at how Ukraine has just committed financial suicide and at a time when it needs the funds the most - it's political incompetence and corruption at its most impressive.  ~ Ja ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: When the President spent three of a recent week’s five working days fund raising for the Democratic Party people, even the press took notice. On August 9 he be ... discuss

Steven Seagal, who has spoken out before in defense of Russia and Putin, played a gig in Crimea recently that was allegedly pro-separatist. …Seagal played a weekend concert in the Black Sea peni ... discuss

Washington D.C., Aug 11, 2014 / 09:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Warning that the international community neglected the initial outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, a relief agency testified before Congress ab ... discuss

Social and political philosophies have tremendous impact on one's world view. One's role in society (should individuality or community have priority), the belief of the purpose of government (to prote ... discuss

Gallons of virtual ink have been spilled over the weekend as people have discussed the latest news in the ongoing saga of Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church: both he and his church have been r ... discuss

This essay was published in Christian Democracy Magazine (which is affiliated with the American Solidarity Party).The Supreme Court is currently hearing the case of Town of Greece vs. Galloway, where ... discuss

 By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. In a recent America symposium, moral theologian Lisa Fullam of the Jesuit School of Theology (Santa Clara) reflects on the working document “Instrumentum Laboris” for ... discuss

It’s been a week or two since the last listing.  Every day I thought, “I should look up some free Kindle books,” and every day I ended up reading or watching a K-drama with that tim ... discuss

Orlando, Fla., Aug 9, 2014 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two cardinals addressed the Knights of Columbus’ States Dinner in Orlando on Tuesday, exhorting them to practice Catholic fraternity and t ... discuss

Now I shall endeavor to make that which is divine in me rise up to that which is divine in the universe.  ~Plotinus (last words)  I become a Christian on this date 38 years ago, August 8, 1976. ~El ... discuss

We are all liberals by nature. We are “me-first” people and are most comfortable with others who also condone such a “me-first” perspective (as long as their “me-first” agenda doesn’t in ... discuss

Yesterday Aileen and I celebrated sixteen years of marriage. Sixteen years ago we were twenty-one years old and had no idea what we were getting into; today I thank God for blessing me so rich ... discuss

Credit:  http://allenbwest.com/If this picture does not tear you apart inside, then you are made of stone.  The events in Iraq are beyond my comprehension.  I feel that we should all be ... discuss

was born in Sankt Radegund, Upper Austria, a small village between Salzburg and Braunau am Inn. He was the illegitimate child of Rosalia Huber, a chambermaid, and Franz Bachmeier, a farmer.[1] He was ... discuss

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, a 25-year-old Irish woman has been charged with hiding the body of her newborn while traveling across a remote part of Western Australia. ABC Repo ... discuss

Emil Hagamu is one of millions of Africans who increasingly wonder what wealthy Western nations want from Africa. All over the continent, the influence of these nations is visible: trucks, billboards ... discuss

Over at the Register, Rebecca Taylor comments on the recent surrogacy scandal from Thailand involving an Australian couple and a surrogate from Thailand who gave birth to twins, one of whom has Down s ... discuss

The ongoing regulatory assault on the coal industry by the President continues. Major coal producer announces plans to lay off 1,100 West Virginia coal miners by mid-October. Alpha Natural Resources ... discuss

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Krista Thomas – 540-622-5272 – kthomas@hli.org | www.hli.org DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – August 6, 2014 — Emil Hagamu, regional director for Human Life I ... discuss

Once you attack children, you attack the nation… We don’t need condoms. We don’t need contraception. We don’t need abortion. – Emil Hagamu, director of English-speaking Africa for Human ... discuss

by Kelli Basic macroeconomics says that any such loss in population will result in a collapse of the necessary aggregate supply and demand to sustain long term national economic growth. The populatio ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), the Irish poet and dramatist, wrote “Pray don't talk to me about the weather. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always ... discuss

On Friday, July 25, the Courier Times carried a revealing, insightful piece by Terry Mattingly, noting that MOST couples seeking Catholic marriage ceremonies are already living together.  While ... discuss

On Friday, July 25, the Courier Times carried a revealing and insightful piece by Terry Mattingly, noting that MOST couples seeking Catholic marriage ceremonies are already living together:"While ... discuss

Maxine e Don Simpson são verdadeiramente um exemplo de amor eterno. Aquela promessa feita em cada casamento foi para o casal californiano uma realidade vivida durante 62 anos. “Até que a morte nos ... discuss

My internet friend, Gary Morella, forwarded an email from a friend of his. It brings up some problematic issues with regard to Pope Francis that have me shaking my head. There are many things I love a ... discuss

I predict more abortions. Why?The reasons contained in this article.Pregnancy sucks! It's fraught with perils! It burdens women!Why would you go through the bother if you could get a machine to do it? ... discuss

Rachel Held Evans is an ex-evangelical Christian turned liberal “Christian” blogger who whines a lot about traditional Christian gender roles, sexual rules, etc. as she plays the role of e ... discuss

At MARRI we are preparing a major synthesis paper on the effects of contraception, which has caused much discussion and  has also led to thinking a lot about natural family planning (NFP). Most f ... discuss

Pope Francis and El Gran Carnicero Rather than swinging the vote rightward on critical issues, self-styled Christians are increasingly opting for secular utopia Does it make sense to practice the Chr ... discuss

By Denise Hunnell, M.D. An article in the most recent issue of the medical journal Cancer Research details yet another study demonstrating a link between breast cancer in young women and the use of or ... discuss

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez via Warning Signs by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: In a desperate effort to keep the global warming hoax alive even though it is now called “climate change”, the met ... discuss

An hour after Philip Nitschke met today with South Australian Police over the recent nembutal death, in Adelaide, of former Voluntary Euthanasia Party Senate candidate, Max Bromson, his clinic in the ... discuss

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Washington, DC (LiveAction) — The pro-life movement often talks of the science behind life in the womb, the fact that abortion leaves emotional, psychological and physical scars on women and the ... discuss

Back in the 1950s, C.S. Lewis saw chastity as under attack with “all the contemporary propaganda for lust that makes people “feel that the desires we are resisting are so ‘natural,&# ... discuss

Hollywood Now Considers Anyone Who Practices Abstinence a Freakby Brent Bozell  Back in the 1950s, C.S. Lewis saw chastity as under attack with “all the contemporary propaganda for lust that ... discuss

Church Leases Building Housing Abortion Clinic and Kicks Them Out A church in Lansing, Michigan has found an innovative method for temporarily closing down a local abortion clinic. The Church of ... discuss

By Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. See Part I here. What do we mean by “human dignity”? It is an admittedly hard-to-define term often used by both believers and non-believers alike in vastly different wa ... discuss

2 large freezers organized, contents tallied. several meals planned, nourishing, healthy, whole foods type stuff, much evidence we have been richly blessed: Some of our ‘blessings’ may see ... discuss

The Swine in ChurchBy David Outten, Production EditorA popular expression is to say there’s an elephant in the room. The implication is that there’s a huge problem right under everyone’s nose th ... discuss

For over fifty years a contraceptive mentality has been entrenched in the world. The Church has steadfastly taught that artificial means to prevent or terminate conception are intrinsically immoral ... discuss

In the wake of WWI, there was a similar effort to change the name of kindergartens because of the German affiliation (the word and its founder, Froebel, are German).  It carried on even after the clo ... discuss

Astronomy and religion have quite separate tasks, one teaching how the heavens go, the other how to go to heaven.  ~Cardinal Barberini to Galileo  Prologue: Science and scientists weren’t always ... discuss

“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” – Matthew 24:6 I’m not quite ready, just yet, to put ... discuss

 Pope’s Message to People of Ireland – Cherish Life By LifeZine Editor’s note. LifeZine is a publication of the Irish Family & Life Organizati ... discuss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2014 – CONTACT: Krista Thomas – 540-622-5272 – kthomas@hli.org Denied accreditation in the 1990s, HLI’s pro-life, pro-family voice will now be part of UN record ... discuss

Mark Olson, a former liberal activist, has published research demonstrating the devastating economic impact abortion-on-demand has had on the American economy. Olson's resea ... discuss

Sometimes, someone just has to say something out loud to whomever they are convinced is completely clueless. Now, this writer won't say that the object of this rant fits that description, at least not ... discuss

I had to smile when I read that Ruth Hunt, the new chief executive of Stonewall, the homosexual lobby-group, claims to be a "practising Catholic". Perhaps she is also a meat-eating vegetarian? A liber ... discuss

Rev. Mark G. Swope, Coordinator of Ethics Program and Ethicist Holy Redeemer Health System1648 Huntingdon PikeMeadowbrook, Pa 19046 mswope@holyredeemer.com Philip Boyle, Ph.D., ... discuss

From the New York State Alliance for Arts Education Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core 2 August 12- 13, in Albany. Hear an inspiring keynote on inquiry-based learning from Barbara Stripling. Part ... discuss

I'm currently looking to get rid of the following books.  And I would like to offer them here at a relatively cheap price considering that many of them are old and collectible.  Prices inclu ... discuss

The author of a recent article that appears on the radically leftist website, AlterNet.com entitled, " Seven Silly Things Right-Wingers Got Angry About Last Week," contends:* Con ... discuss

WHITE GUILT: CULTURE OF VICTIMIZATION I’m a white guy, so I am not supposed to be making any observations or critiques concerning black culture. To do so would mean that I am a racist that hates bla ... discuss

Old friend – I sadly read you’re your words of February 28th. They came as a shock after so many years of not communicating. You wrote"I am a 64 year old man. I was raised a Christian but no longe ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliThe Catholic View for Women says “CNN is reporting that, according to a study published in the journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the le ... discuss

HT: Jill StanekA cheery little web site invites women to Early Options, ta private New York medical practice specializing in abortions -- specifically abortions up to 9 weeks of gestation, or 7 weeks ... discuss

No accounting for tasteDe gustibus non est disputandum has been loosely translated as, “There’s no accounting for taste.” But when we say it like that, we imply flippantly that someone has chose ... discuss

Matthew Schellhorn, a highly-regarded classical pianist, has kindly given me permission to reproduce below his moving account of his late mother's terminal illness and his insightful arguments against ... discuss

[This is the last installment of a Facebook post by a Dominican novice, Anthony J. J. Mathison. I’ve done some minor detail work, such as replacing straight quotes with “smart quotes”, justifica ... discuss

Question: "In Acts 15, while not imposing circumcision or kosher dietary laws on gentile converts, the Apostles nevertheless commanded then to abstain from the blood of animals (Acts 15:29). I have he ... discuss

[For the next four days, I will be reprinting in its full length a Facebook post from a Dominican novice, Anthony J. J. Mathison. I’ve done some minor detail work — replacing straight quotation ma ... discuss

Buried in a story about Derek Jeter’s last all-star appearance in his last professional baseball season (A New Act In Jeter's Last Season, Before Dwindling All-Star Audience), is some intriguing ins ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Not long ago I have myself tested by Ancestry.com's DNA project to find out my ancestral lines. you can see the result in the picture to the right - click on it to enlarge ... discuss

The Pro Life Movement has shown great success for the Pro Choice Movement because the Pro Life Movement is a deliberate extension of the Pro Choice Movement. They have made abortion stronger by pushin ... discuss

I've noted this before, but it remains true: There would seem to be a natural link between haiku and Franciscan Spirituality,.The sense of something more, something deeper, something that flows throug ... discuss

If we are to pinpoint the moment of beginning of personhood that has the best scientific grounding, out of all the moments that are candidates, that will certainly be the beginning of the single-cell ... discuss

Clinton Wilcox of Life Training Institute was kind enough to read the semi-final draft of this post and provide a brief but insightful critique. This does not mean that he necessarily endorses any of ... discuss

Fourth of July last weekend. Just remember, bloating and excessive urination. This silliness is making the rounds. It’s on my bookshelf (and bucket list, if I had one). Yikes. A bad use of ... discuss

WHITE GUILT: CULTURE OF VICTIMIZATION I’m a white guy, so I am not supposed to be making any observations or critiques concerning black culture. To do so would mean that I am a racist that hates bla ... discuss

It’s a Lie! We Are NOT Founded on Christian Principles The funny thing is, most of the people in this photo, WERE NOT CHRISTIANS!!!  Hey, that looks like Jefferson on the left. Oh, now there was a ... discuss

One thing is for certain: we all find ourselves, either consciously or unconsciously, immersed in an ocean of turbulent societal anxiety. This is not the turmoil and anxiety caused by any one particul ... discuss

Hostage situation Discovery Channel building in Silver Spring Note that this person makes reference to a book titled “My Ishmael” written by Daniel Quinn. This is a strange book that I have commen ... discuss

Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads and I have a friendly disagreement about the "pre pride" Mass which was celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi in Manhattan.  If you read this blog, you know that I was p ... discuss

Weird Saturn Radio Signals Puzzle Astronomers NASA’s Cassini spacecraft recently found that the natural radio wave signals coming from the giant planet differ in the northern and southern hemisphere ... discuss

Random ReflectionsDateline: Saturday April 19, 2014 and the afternoon is slipping away.  The morning work in the backyard is a memory and the short visit with one of the grandfathers was a pleasa ... discuss

Copyright de la foto: Nicolás Núñez, LCYo soy de los legionarios que sí lloran…Estaba lavando la vajilla y me dijeron que había fallecido quien fue mi superior general. Cuando en los momentos ... discuss

Before reading, please read our initial reply to Justin Edwards, then our response to part 1 of his series about Abolish Human Abortion and the Church Repent project.Edwards continues his unhelpful cr ... discuss

Back in November of 2006, I began writing a series examining Arminianism vs Calvinism (Reformed) theology. At the time, I had already become convinced that the Calvinistic position was the more bibli ... discuss

Today of course is Christmas Eve and many of us are eagerly looking forward to getting together today or tomorrow for happy moments with our families, exchanging gifts and enjoying hearty food, baskin ... discuss

"Nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me"  - Galatians 2:20When he says: “Nevertheless, I live,” this sounds rather personal, as though Paul were speaking of his own person. T ... discuss

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council today passed a resolution for the "Protection of the Family" (link), despite opposition from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ir ... discuss

TweetBy Stephanie GrayRecently NewsTalk 1010 held a radio program in which the host described the theme as follows: “We’re talking about whether graphic photos of dismembered fetuses should be ban ... discuss

A group of United Nations member states representing all regions of the world, calling themselves "Friends of the Family", has introduced a draft resolution entitled "Protection of the Family", at the ... discuss

The World Cup is back. I was lucky enough to be standing near a TV (at a soccer center no less) when the U.S. scored its first goal against Ghana. I will never forget the first time I ever watche ... discuss

Previously, I began this series with an introduction to the issue, and a look at the differences between the Pre-Tribulational and the Pre-Wrath views of the rapture of the church. “RaptureR ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliWe welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.At Priests for Li ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D.  Few things are less dramatic than opening one’s Chinese fortune cookie and reading the inscription. Under the circumstances, a drum roll is entirely unnecessary. I do not ... discuss

Over at Public Discourse, Nathaniel Peters offers a review of Justin Buckley Dyer’s analysis on Slavery, Abortion, and the Politics of Constitutional Meaning. It’s a deep dive into the way ... discuss

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today decried New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan’s signing of a bill that bars pro-life sidewalk counselors from bein ... discuss

In October of 1956 my grandfather Des Nichols, a life-long resident of Rockton himself, attended an auction at the homestead of a Rockton pioneer family, the old Clizbe place at the corner of Clizbe A ... discuss

Northland International University (formerly Northland Baptist Bible College) just announced a formal partnership with The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. NIU President, Danie ... discuss

 HT: Jill StanekBig Abortion is in a sorry state, with loud lamentations and and dramatic hand-wringing such as this Planned Parenthood post. Their cry is that laws setting medical standards for ... discuss

Oh yes, jockey for position Allen West. Former U.S. Representative Allen West, that is.Allen West grandstanding againYes indeed. Let's call for Articles of Impeachment against Obama because he's break ... discuss

A la interrogante sobre la mamá más guapa del mundo responden los que de belleza y sinceridad también saben: los niños. Al presentarles a las modelos más despampanantes y a mujeres «ordinarias» ... discuss

by Sofia Vazquez-Mellado Mexico City, May 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mons. Raul Vera Lopez, bishop of Saltillo in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, baptized a 16-month-old who is being ... discuss

Justin Edwards has recently written a set of articles against us (and Russell Hunter in particular), claiming that "our teaching is deceptive" and that by it we put "the Body of Christ in imminent dan ... discuss

Es práctica común de gobiernos socialistas y de izquierda que al no poder aportar algo realmente relevante a la sociedad que deberían servir se centran en cuestiones de cariz más bien ideológico ... discuss

How we remember our heroes is different, and personal, and important for each of us. There are those who help us thru the terrible, trying times, and who help us thru the healing as our loved ones ... discuss

I have found it very disconcerting and disheartening to see the way in which many Catholic blogs and websites report on news concerning the Catholic Church. I expect secular sites to report on events ... discuss

by Peter Sprigg May 22, 2014 (FRC) - Federal judges seem to have entered into an echo chamber of political correctness in their recent rulings in support of the homosexual redefinition of marriage. Th ... discuss

Man was never created to be an independent creature, free to do as he pleased.  In the garden, God created man to be in constant communion with him. Adam’s sole purpose was found in relationship wi ... discuss

Over the course of the re-ignition of abolition in America, some defections were expected, some betrayals anticipated. When abolitionists first came on the scene with a Gospel-centered worldview an ... discuss

By Mike Ciandella and Katie Yoder, MRC: They say the key to successful investing is diversification. But Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the &nbs ... discuss

A commenter to our list of forced abortions chimed in with this recently. (I changed some of the comment to further protect her anonymity) Anonymous said... It has been 7, long and hard years coping w ... discuss

Yesterday, Judie Brown of the American Life League published a powerful indictment of complicity in a heinous sin against God, human life, and marriage:"Ever since the first whisper of Catholic teachi ... discuss

I turned on the news before making breakfast yesterday morning. Making headlines were stories of missing children, attempted abductions and a one year old girl locally who was taken to the emergency ... discuss

At my job's weekly Bible study we've been going through  a year long Bible survey, and this week we discussed Jeremiah. We only read the first five chapters of Jeremiah and the middle chapter of ... discuss

Do abolitionists put God in a box? Tony Miano seems to think so. In a recent blog article, Miano takes issue with a flowchart diagram recently shared from the AHA Facebook page. This is not the fir ... discuss

Evelyn Waugh, who would become one of the best-known British writers of his age, chronicled the decline and fall of the British aristocracy in works such as Brideshead Revisited (1945). A generation o ... discuss

For the previous parts in this series, see the Introduction, Ad Hominem, Strawman, Begging the Question, and Slippery Slope articles.The fallacy of equivocation is essentially made when you use a term ... discuss

Recognize the right Shepherd Jesus said: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever does not enter a sheepfold through the gate but climbs over elsewhere is a thief and a robber. But whoever enters through ... discuss

Two politicians… One is a leader, the other is a natural leader. Lucinda Creighton can have our vote!Lucinda Creighton is a woman who is able to stand up to political bullies when it comes to go ... discuss

From the invaluable New Liturgical Movement:http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2013/08/q-with-dom-mark-daniel-kirby-on.html#.Uy5ZF0nD_4gDom Mark Daniel Kirby, prior of Silverstream Priory, recently ... discuss

We stumbled across some great news at the Dominus mihi adjutor Blog.The Crux of the Matter: the Essence of the Mass http://hughosb.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/the-crux-of-the-matter-the-essence ... discuss

I am beside myself with joy to see a Facebook post by my old (88) online friend, Leona Choy, who is writing yet another book. Leona became a Catholic in 2005 when “God surprised her with an 11th ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMay 4, 2014 by Fr. George W. Rutler In all the accounts of the Resurrection, there is surprise. If it had been expected, future generations might have said it was an hallucination. Th ... discuss

My latest column on Cosmos is now available The Catholic Thing: “Yet, perhaps to the chagrin of both some creationists and the anti-religious, man’s continuity with the material world has been ... discuss

Kermit GosnellLast year, what had started as an FBI drug raid on a suspected pill mill ended when Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murder in the deaths of three of the hundreds of newborn babies he ... discuss

It's been two weeks since my last part in this series. The month of April was incredibly busy for me but now I'm back with a new installment in this series. Here are the links to the introduction to t ... discuss




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