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From Abby Johnson:"I admit that I’ve only been a prolifer for four and a half years. But I have been a student of this debate for 12 and half years. I’m no expert on all things prolife. But I know ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 1, 2014 / 09:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After sending a letter to Pope Francis on the plight Iraqi refugees fleeing ISIS violence, Fr. Behnam Benoka received a phone call from the ponti ... discuss

As August comes to a close, my posts about August 2009 also come to a close. It has been good for me to look back on all God has done...On this date five years ago, August 31st, 2009, I had an appoint ... discuss

I am reposting an amazing documentary called Choosing Thomas that chronicles a couple that chose life, however brief it may be for their son, Thomas,  who was born with Trisomy 18. He lived 5 day ... discuss

Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted. When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, “ ... discuss

In India, where surrogates have no parental rights, decisions pertaining to termination are usually in favour of intended parents. So if they want a termination and the surrogate doesn't, the latter h ... 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

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

This man was arrested on his way to pick up his kids. It’s not even contempt of cop, it’s just a matter of not bowing down to the cops. Language warning- after the camera goes dark and the ... discuss

Are we there yet? I am sharing here some things we did with ‘what we had in our hands’ that was somewhat specific to our needs and situation.  However, just because your needs or circumst ... discuss

Once the official engagement announcement was made, the country was in the grips of "Frankie mania."  Everyone, it seemed, wanted to catch a glimpse of Frances Folsom's beautiful dark eyes, wavy ... discuss

Saturday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)BY:  JENNIFER BURGINJesus told his disciples this parable:“A man going on a journey called in his servants an ... discuss

Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch: How's this for a jaw-dropping revelation? One week ago today, Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys for the IRS finally admitted in a phone conversation to Judicial Watc ... discuss

Not that we didn't already know this but it's interesting to hear this come via the CIA. A former CIA agent bluntly told the newspaper, World Net Daily, that America has switched sides in the war on ... discuss

What exceptions do you make?  What about a teenaged girl whose been testing positive for heroine and has been in and out of jail?  Should she have had the choice to abort me?  What about a baby who ... discuss

You’ve likely heard by now that PBS, a taxpayer-funded public television station, is airing the late-term abortionist propaganda piece After Tiller throughout the month of September. I’ll ... discuss

An abortion supporter attacks a group of pro-life advocates in Columbus, Ohio and was recently ordered to pay restitution in the case. Now, in a strange twist, the abortion backer’s mother has f ... discuss

[Note: A condensed version of this post appeared at The Christian Post on August 28, 2014 under the title, "Ex-Gay Therapy Debate: The Truth Matters."] The fact that some people change their sexual or ... discuss

I reserve judgement regarding the cancellation of the Jesus Parade permit.My question is:How come, in all my years as active social conseravtive in Ontario, I'd never heard of this Toronto Jesus Parad ... discuss

Deputy Anthony Wood was driving home from a fire when he took his eyes off the road to look at his electronic device and type out a reply to a message.  He drifted into the bike lane and killed a man ... discuss

This past week (and especially the last couple of days) have been a little strange for me. I've found myself speechless more often than not for a multitude of reasons. The two biggest reasons have som ... discuss

From the Associated Press, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette:MILWAUKEE — The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Milwaukee on Monday to speak at a Labor Day event. It gave no specif ... 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

It is painful to look back over the years of my "Facebook activity" in 2008 and 2009. It is honestly very telling of someone's life. I feel somewhat embarrassed if people were to look back at the thin ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends, Baseball great Lou Gehrig is one of my heroes. His photo is on the wall of my office and I recall vividly seeing his uniform a ... discuss

On Sunday, August 24, Christina and Kevin Miranda welcomed their new baby boy into the world. But their birth story isn’t one we hear all that often because their son wasn’t born at home o ... discuss

A judge is keeping charges in place for an Indiana woman who allegedly took abortion pills to give herself a late-term abortion. Purvi Patel was arrested last July after she took abortion pills to end ... discuss

Horrifying story of UK coverup of child sex crimes against over 1,000 children, because perps were Pakistani and Muslim- and I do mean horrifying.  Absolutely ugly, despicable, and disgusting.  Thes ... discuss

In mid August 2009, when I was still unsure as to whether or not I was going to go through with an abortion, I was staying at my aunt and uncle's place housesitting when I stumbled upon something in t ... discuss

I saw on social media that Beyonce Knowles Carter put on a performance recently that lauded performing oral sex and other disturbing S and M topics, complete with herself and back up "dancers" doing w ... discuss

A woman in Utah apparently didn’t know she was pregnant and, upon giving birth, threw her newborn baby in the trash — saying doing so would “solve her problems.” The baby is no ... discuss

By Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionEuthanasia ClinicA recent article by Professor Theo Boer, a Dutch ethicist who has been a member of a euthanasia monitoring ... discuss

Richard Dawkins created a firestorm last week when he responded to one of his regular followers on Twitter who said she didn’t know what she would do if she found out she was pregnant with a chi ... discuss

Today is the feast of one of my favorite saints, St. Monica. St. Monica a tenacious prayer warrior when it came to her children, particularly Augustine who later became one of the great doctors of the ... discuss

I wrote before about how I feel about creepy crawlies lately. Last night my bladder alarm awoke me from my two hours of sleep. In other words, it was about 2 a.m. While I was in the bath room on the p ... discuss

Louisa learned to keep her opinions to herself.  John Quincy severely warned her never to criticize him, especially about his clothes.  Years later, she wrote that "hanging and marriage were ... discuss

Photo Credit: Florida Memory Today, NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) proudly observes the 43rd anniversary of Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day was established in 1971 ... discuss

Outside my window...The Cuyahoga Valley Railroad - as it was coming towards me on the tow path during my morning walk/workout. I am thinking...Our beloved math tutor won't be coming for a while - perh ... discuss

This article will be a continuation of my previous article, which you can read here. Richard Dawkins recently sent a barbaric tweet regarding his belief that it would be immoral not to abort an unborn ... discuss

What if there was a place that could help you relieve some of the fears and stresses of growing up? A place that could show you how to do “grown up” activities and give you the tools for ... discuss

Tuesday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By FAITH NOAH“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.You cleanse the outside of cup and dish,but inside they ... discuss

It's Women's Equality Day!Yay! Power to me?Here's Obama's presidential proclamation:WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY, 2014- - - - - - -BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATIONOn August 26, 1 ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 26, 2014 / 12:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Participants in the annual Ratzinger “schulerkreis” study group were overjoyed at seeing the retired pontiff in good health, noting ... discuss

Stories like this convince me that at least some feminists have mental health issues. Some college students, trying to help, invented a nail polish that detects ‘roofies,’ or date rape dru ... discuss

After the worldwide storm over baby Gammy, a child with Down Syndrome whose parents abandoned him with the surrogate mother after he and his twin sister were born, another case of baby abandonment has ... discuss

Betsy has started college* and will soon begin her dream job. Her work-study assignment is (drum roll, please): reading tutor in an elementary school. This is a rich and lovely thing indeed, as this i ... discuss

Today is the historical feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa (The Black Madonna).The Black Madonna was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist; and it was while painting the picture, Mary told him about the li ... discuss

Why did I spend three hours of my life watching the Emmys?I don't want to watch these Hollywood awards shows, but it's a habit I can't break. Seth Meyers was OK. He certainly didn't crash and burn lik ... discuss

Tasty Spam: IPhone/iMessage Spam Pushing Fake Designer SitesAug 15, 2014 By Fahmida Y. RashidVia Flickr user Jerry PankFrom: jrp Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 Subject: IMessage SPAMFor those of you ... discuss

Around the world, famous and nonfamous people alike are filming themselves dumping or having dumped ice water on their heads in the new fad called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The dunkee then pays it ... discuss

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"The answer to this question makes all the difference in your life.You ... discuss

Burglar’s relative says: “He could have used a warning shot first…” From WTTC News in Dallas , we get this heartwarming tale of a long-time criminal, 33 year old Deyfon Pipkin, ... discuss

Too often, conservatives engaging in critical analysis of a federal policy presenting smart, salient critiques to hopefully fair-minded opponents, find themselves thrown into that category of the "lun ... discuss

Earlier this month, when I was in Virginia visiting with friends and family, I met the granddaughter of some dear family friends (my mom has known them for decades).Anyways, the little girl is 19 mont ... discuss

Aug 25 - Homily: First the Soul Father Maximilian contrasts the Pharisees condemned by Our Lord in today's reading with today's Saint, the great King St. Louis IX, who didn't stop at appearances, b ... discuss

I didn’t change a thing for this one: Above all let her not neglect or undervalue the welfare of the souls committed to her, in a greater concern for fleeting, earthly, perishable things; but le ... discuss

Overheard:Betsy: "Ramona, remember that video we made once? You were wearing that frilly white dress and getting married to Pooh Bear? But you kept running away."Ramona: "I was only three!"Betsy: "Obv ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 24, 2014 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Many across Asia from all ages and stages in life voiced their enthusiasm in seeing Pope Francis during his recent visit to South Korea, s ... discuss

Too little too late Maureen. Got your Ebola vaccination yet? The Golf Address FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceive ... discuss

Ryan Habbena in front of Cave 4 at Qumran.In February of this year, I joined Ryan Habbena and the Mount Moriah Foundation on a tour of Israel. It was my hope during that tour to sit down with our guid ... discuss

Wouldn't it be wonderful if all of us loved Jesus the way Rose of Lima did? Her name was really Isabella, but she was such a beautiful infant everyone called her Rose. She lived a quiet life making a ... discuss, a website full of trivia and gossip that can really drain if not pollute your brain, has published a list of 8 famous people who narrowly avoided being aborted. Surely there are more, ... discuss

Augustine and Monica Augustine is considered one of the greatest theologians of all time.  Christian History magazine writes, “After Jesus and Paul, Augustine of Hippo is the most influential f ... discuss

I recently celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of my thirty-ninth birthday by climbing to the top of our Old State House in Maryland. The gracious capitol building dates from the 1770s and is the old ... discuss

Milwaukee, Wis., Aug 22, 2014 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Executed journalist James Foley was fearless in his quest to advance justice in the world, and his courage inspired many students at his alma ... discuss

She was born Isabella, or "Belle" as she was commonly called. As a slave in America in the late 1700s and early 1800s, she didn't have a last name. Just Belle. Her slave master only spoke to her an ... discuss

“I miss you,” wrote a friend a few months ago. Or maybe a few weeks, time is a hazy, undefined mist for me. Mostly, it’s always now. “I miss me, too,” I said. Every word added sharp rocks to ... discuss

Orlando, Fla., Aug 22, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Actor Gary Sinise's respect and admiration for military men and women goes far beyond his role as Lieutenant Dan in the popular 1994 film, R ... discuss

Yes, cops have a hard job. So of course that justifies everything they do, including petulantly issuing nearly 200 dollar tickets to civilians who take their pictures. NYPD arrested, strip-searched an ... discuss

Authors and media representatives occasionally contact me to review their book or movie. Ninety percent of the time I say "No". I don't decline their request to be unkind, but most often the reasons a ... discuss

     Just a reminder to usually use "blind carbon copy" when sending emails.  Normally, emails sent to a group of people doesn't require each recipient to see a list of all ... discuss

First... it's been several months since my last post. I didn't realize it was that long!Ah, life. May involved my oldest daughter graduating from college and a trip to California for that. June saw a ... discuss

No one in either party has the courage to do this today. What did Presidents Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower have in common? (This is something that should be of great interest for you to pass aroun ... 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

Vegetable Literacy by Deborah MadisonMy review is at Meanwhile, Back in the Kitchen.============="When the Game Stands Tall" is Not About the GamePia de Solenni agrees with me that When the Game Stand ... discuss

Recently, a local news outlet, The Tampa Tribune, featured a piece on WWE wrestlers Thaddeus Bullard, known to fans as Titus O’Neil, and Leati Joseph Anoa’i, known as Roman Reigns. While the s ... discuss

Watching your blood sugar: Learn what the glycemic index is, if you haven’t already.  Google Robert Mendoza, glycemic index for starters. Cauliflower can be creamed, buttered, and seasoned and ... discuss

Obama has appointed a lot of doozies over the years but the list does get to be quite impressive. To start with most believe that Lady Michelle and Valerie Garrett run the country. That seems to make ... discuss

When I heard reports this morning that if "Republicans" get control of the Senate they might next year give President Obama the choice of signing responsible bills or allowing him to shut down the gov ... discuss

Alysia Montano ran a whopping 34 seconds slower than her personal best in the 800-meter event at the U.S. Track and Field Championships at Sacramento. Her flimsy excuse for those extra 34 seconds? She ... discuss

In 2010, Marianne Anderson worked at a Planned Parenthood facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. She started working there because the job was very close to her house, and she was hired to start up their ... discuss

Photo slide show of famous protests, riots, marches: I didn’t notice the Chicago ’68 protests there. These are just screen shots of images from the 1968 Chicago protests. Click to enlarge: ... discuss

Via Alex Jones, so take that into account: A document released by the U.S. Army details preparations for “full scale riots” within the United States during which troops may be forced to engage in ... discuss

New Watch by Sergei LukyanenkoMy rating: 4 of 5 starsScored a copy from Amazon Prime! Huzzah! I've been waiting for this for a long time. And now here we are:This is a dubious text for the cause of Li ... discuss

20 August, Old Testament Samuel was the final Old Testament judge. Besides Deborah and an anonymous man in Judges 6:7-10 first prophet mentioned after Moses, although we could consider some of the oth ... discuss

A national civil rights and violence debate is brewing because of the tenuous situation in Ferguson, Missouri. But the president of the Planned Parenthood abortion business isn’t letting an oppo ... discuss

Washington D.C., Aug 20, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The new dystopian movie “The Giver” has drawn praise for its deep thematic content on the value of human life, suffering, free wi ... discuss

Last year I had an article Is Ethical Naturalism more plausible than Supernaturalism: A reply to Walter Sinnott Armstrong published in the journal Philo. In the comments section a reader asked me t ... discuss

 Polk County District Judge Jeffrey Farrell upheld the ban on telemed abortions (webcam abortions) that the Iowa Board of Medicine imposed last year. It was imposed based on FDA protocol for the ... discuss

In mid to late August 2009, I was around 11 or 12 weeks pregnant, and was working at a little restaurant in my hometown in Virginia.As I remember this one particular day, it feels as if I am back ther ... discuss

According to the Center of Disease Control, Cerebral Palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood and causes abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a perso ... discuss

Here is one of the best quotes I've read in a long time; it's by Courtney Reissig, writing at Christianity Today's "Her.Meneutics" site: Children are not a death sentence to our ambitions and goals. ... discuss

There’s a summary of those results here, with comments about how they do or do not support various narratives. For instance, no powder residue, no stippling is actually a count against both narr ... discuss

From Renew AmericaBy Stephen StoneIn his well-reasoned book in support of the movement to impeach and remove Barack Obama titled Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachmen ... discuss

By Simcha Fisher | The other day, I announced my pregnancy on my Patheos blog. Having used up all my creativity in making the actual baby, I didn't order custom-printed baby announceme ... discuss

Oh no!CNN) -- A car crash in Argentina killed three members of Pope Francis' extended family Tuesday -- including his 8-month-old and 2-year-old grand-nephews -- and seriously injured another, po ... discuss

Kyiv, Ukraine, Aug 19, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The newly elected head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate must decide whether that Church can be independent from Russia, U ... discuss

Coach Bob Ladouceur: Winning a lot of football games is doable. Teaching kids there’s more to life? That’s hard.Most sports movies show us the underdog team fighting their way to the top by the en ... discuss

Last week, I began feeling extreme conviction concerning the amount of time I was spending daily on my iPod touch. After lots of prayer, it was clear that technology had become an obvious obstacle in ... discuss

Most of us agree we should stand by our friends, and that we should keep our promises. However, the U.S. has a decidedly mixed record in doing this. I will look at that record, but the reason to reall ... discuss

Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 plane flight back to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention ... discuss

A young man approached Jesus and said,“Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?”He answered him, “Why do you ask me about the good?There is only One who is good.I ... discuss

We had an excess of sour raw milk a few months back. We froze most of it, but we also made some batches of pancake batter and froze them for quick company breakfasts. One of the bags got stuffed in th ... discuss

LifeNews recently profiled how the Planned Parenthood abortion business is running away from the term “pro-choice” because it is losing the abortion debate. Now, here is more evidence that ... discuss

On August 15th, I celebrated my "spiritual birthday." It just so happens to be three days after my birthday.I grew up in a Christian home and Christ was a part of my life from a young age, so I don't ... discuss

I’d like to say we need to keep our eye on the ball in Ferguson. But for different people in the story, there are different balls in play. This, by Baldilocks, is an excellent read about what is ... discuss

Anthony Esolen’s book, 10 Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, probably has the best cover of any book published in paperback. Despite the old proverb about judging books by their cove ... discuss

They wrote a letter to the followers of Bill Whatcott:All of the smiles and outstretched hands that you saw as you marched were genuine, and offered in good faith. If you choose to abandon the path of ... discuss

One has to wonder how these children even are able to climb on top of a moving train at six and eight years old… Finally, someone has organized the facts and combined them with logic. To be fa ... discuss

by Aaron Blake, Sean Sullivan and Chris Cillizza, The Fix, The Washington Post: The scene is set. With primary season nearing an end, we know who the nominees will be in almost all of the races that ... discuss

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Hat Tip: BB What started as a contested shooting of 18 year-old Michael Brown, has now been nudged into a full blown racial conflict in Ferguson, MO by Communists, the New ... discuss

I agree with the idea that, for many women, abortion is not a difficult decision for some women. Most poor-choice activists don't give a bleep about the elimination of human life. Their attitude ... discuss

It’s time to Spring Ahead! Daylight Saving Time is once again upon us. Time to lose an hour’s sleep! At 2 am it’s time to set the clocks ahead to 3 am. Or, just set your clocks ahead ... discuss

A link dump just because I have lots to do today.A disturbing study of gendercide in India. In some places, the sex ratio is getting worse. It's all due to the dowry system.Queensland Maternal and Per ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A young man from Hong Kong was moved by Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff remarks during the opening celebration of the 6th Asian Youth Day ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by AF "Tony" Branco PL Booth, Contributing Author: It makes no rational sense. Even as Gaza was blowing up all around it, Hamas fired rocket after rocket in the general direction of ... discuss

15 August, New Testament The honor paid to Saint Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus Christ our Lord, God, and Savior goes back to the earliest days of the Church. Indeed, it goes back farther: Even befo ... discuss

I’ll be honest- I haven’t spent any time on this issue because my first, second, and third impressions have been that this is an issue for and by cranks in possession of a mental cuckoo cl ... discuss

Huge asteroid that 'could end human life' defying gravity as it moves towards Earth, scientists sayIt's scheduled to arrive in 2880, so we'll all be gone. But, hey, aren't your descendants worth ... discuss

Planned Parenthood always tries to find special interest loopholes to ensure they can perform abortions whenever and wherever they want. And this time they wanted to perform abortions twenty minutes f ... discuss

My brother Tim and I just got back from Washington DC after spending two amazing days with the staff of Students for Life of America (SFLA). Our objective was to bring their new Regional Coordinators ... 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

Remember when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. advocated looting and violence in response to injustice?Remember when he spoke so eloquently about that sort of lawless behavior being a legitimate response a ... discuss

For the second time this week, the Tonight Show and Late Night are sharing guests on consecutive nights.Tuesday, Mickey Rourke was Jimmy Fallon's guest. Then on Wednesday, Rourke was Seth Meyers' gues ... discuss

I'm late (as I am for everything. I need to have a Late to the Party category for the blog) jumping on the Dr. Who bandwagon. Or rather, Tardis-Wagon. Band-Tardis?I finally started watching. I'm ... discuss

This seemed like as good a time as any to show this video, dedicated to one who is deserving of further discussion. All in good time. Now then ...If someone had told me at this time last year, or befo ... discuss

Isn't it wonderful that we fought a Marxist totalitarian system for decades in a Cold War which we finally won when we got the guts to get serious about winning....only to embrace such practices in ou ... discuss

I'll be at the 3rd annual Internet Cat Video Festival in Minneapolis today, talking to fellow Minnesotan's about pancakes and my run for US Congress, Minnesota District 2.In related activities, here's ... discuss

Pope Benedict delivering the famous Regensburg address (photo from NBC News) And rightly so!How the western media and the liberals heavily criticized Pope Benedict when he quoted Manuel II Palaio ... discuss

--The Kansas City Public Library and the National World War I Museum are sponsoring a series of events entitled, Great War Great Read.--Last night I attended the one where author Paul Jankowski talked ... discuss

I have an older post with some of my favorite ‘must have’ back to school supplies here.   I have a couple of new favorites for the Cherub (so think preschool level): Expo Dry Erase Le ... discuss

Jim Caviezel, famed for his role as Christ in The Passion of the Christ, and currently starring as the leading man in TV’s Person of Interest, is frequently outspoken on the issue of abortion. Wit ... discuss

Yes, it’s what I do on vacation. We didn’t bring the laptops with us. But I brought the notes and drafts from the first two of a series of (at least) four books. No promises on when they&# ... discuss

I was being pressed by the bright and persistent students at Grove City College last year. They wanted to know what President Reagan thought about the question of men marrying men. I had been invited ... discuss

A British man has been jailed after a plot was discovered in which he planned to hire thugs to beat and kill his pregnant girlfriend after she refused his request to abort his baby. Jamie Smith, 23, p ... discuss

In which we wander through the confusing maze of the DHM’s brain in no particular order.  Sort of like always.  And, you know, trigger warnings galore. So…. I am still trying to figure o ... discuss

Here's the problem with this article.I agree, that if you let it all hang out politically, that's very alienating to most people. It doesn't matter what side of the spectrum you're on.But did you noti ... discuss

An Australian couple hired a surrogate mother in Thailand (the donor egg is from a Thai woman).  The surrogate is 21 years old. She already had two children, a six year old and (I think) a two year o ... discuss

As most of you know, when I was nine I lost my mom to suicide. All of this discussion about Robin Williams has me kind of sad and frustrated with where we are with mental illness in this world. My h ... discuss

Caption: “Joseph Boyd and his wife Lauren Boyd, who inspired his painting, ‘Bliss’” Management at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, decided they  ... discuss

"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Anita Dunn. "One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supp ... discuss

I know, I know... I was supposed to share the rest of the novel playlists last month. I didn't because I was busy with finals the last two weeks. Sorry! Now that I'm on a brief summer break, I'm going ... discuss

Hardly a week goes by without reports of bad news coming out of Africa, whether it's one group of thousands being massacred for being a little different from another group of thousands, or a group of ... discuss

To the left is a picture of one version of the kind of rice cakes I used. You buy them at Asian stores, or, if you are lucky enough to live near an Asian neighborhood, maybe even at Walmart, but if wo ... discuss

The mother and father of the twin baby Gammy, who wanted a surrogate to abort because he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, are defending their decision to ask the surrogate mother from Thailand to hav ... discuss

Many times, the Church paints an image of Jesus that is effeminate, weak, defeated, and docile; begging to be received by sinners.  Yet Scripture paints a different picture. It shows a God who is ... discuss

Monday of the Ninteenth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By KATIE G.When they came to Capernaum,The collectors of the temple tax approached Peter and said,“Does not your teacher pay ... discuss

The following is one of the brief pro-life plays I've written over the years that you can find on this page of the Vital Signs Ministries website. They were written for performance in churches but the ... discuss

After the Newtown school shooting, many celebrities put together a PSA calling for more gun control. Their "Demand a Plan" campaign urges you, the American people, to demand our government do somethin ... discuss

 by Newt Gingrich: Grim, unyielding and violent reality is beginning to confront the American political establishment with facts from which it cannot hide. For 35 years, since Iranians seized the ... discuss

The church affiliation and planting ministry that Mark Driscoll founded, Acts 29, has removed Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church from their network and asked Driscoll to step down. Since I first read a ... discuss

Life was not easy for the Grants; he seemed to be unable to succeed at anything that was nonmilitary-farming or working in his father's leather goods shop-and the family was often nearly destitute.&nb ... discuss

Aug 10 - Homily: Keeping Our Eyes on the Lord Fr. Joachim reflects on the Gospel account of Jesus walking on water and Peter's attempt that was so wonderfully successful so long as he kept his eyes ... discuss

In my state we don’t have to do anything to homeschool.  However, quite often state or local officials will tell new homeschoolers who are asking that they should register.  Every year about t ... discuss

Thursday I went to the cancer center for my six month check up. Because childcare is tough to find for six kids, one of whom is a foster (oh, yeah, that's why I haven't had time for blogging...I am m ... discuss

Oldest grandbaby, Dread Pirate Grasshopper, age 4 When I have leftover green smoothy, I put it in our home-made popsicle molds. When grandbabies come over, I offer popsicles, it makes me very popular, ... discuss

Akiko Seitelbach was 22 years old, and working at Mitsubishi Electrical as a volunteer, when the atomic bomb fell on Nagasaki.Her story:On 9 August 1945, I was working in the supply office. I was a li ... discuss

Miss Mason believed that developing good habits was an important part of her educational method. The first step in that process is to “deliberately propose [those habits] to ourselves.” Sh ... discuss

Bob FitzSimmons, the treasurer of the apparently ball-less Virginia Republican Party, is stepping down because some people are hyperventilating because he spoke hate facts. Briefly, Obama issued a Ram ... discuss

An unnamed friend of the couple who wanted a surrogate to abort their twin baby who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome has issued a statement to Australian press claiming the couple was told Gammy would ... discuss

I wrote on August 4 that a July 28 New York Times article about Planned Parenthood’s decision to abandon the term “pro-choice” had triggered a race war within the abortion movemen ... discuss

You know all that advice you get when it comes to shyness.The stuff that says get out there and feel bad about yourselfin front of a bunch of strangers?I mentioned bad s ... discuss

It’s another one of those days where everybody is gone except the Cherub and I.  The boy spent the night last night with his old Sunday School teacher because her grandson from out of state is ... discuss

One of the beauties of having a blog 10 years old is that I can go back into the archives and find posts that are already written, and apply them to today.This week I've read and heard charges that I ... discuss

One in English, one Korean. First, the Korean: His voice is like melted chocolate gently wrapping my bones. Ordinarily 크러쉬 (Crush, the young man singing) is a hip hop rapper. I am not averse to ... discuss

The August 5th airing of the Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast featured author and speaker Lindsey O’Connor, who survived severe complications after the birth of her fifth child. Lindsey and h ... discuss

Family Research Council/August 5, 2014 -- When the Obama administration talks about a mandate "accommodation," you can be sure the only thing they're accommodating is their radical agenda. A month af ... discuss

The mother of Gammy, the baby at the center of an international controversy of a couple from Australia who wanted their surrogate to abort a baby who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, reportedly told ... discuss

You work hard for your money, and as a good, upstanding citizen, you pay your taxes, trusting that those dollars will be used to benefit the greater community. They should not be wasted. They should n ... discuss

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By now you have probably heard the story of baby Gammy, a child with Down Syndrome and other serious health issues (including a hole in the heart). Gammy’s biological parents are Australian, but ... discuss

Funny, but sad, and a bit nauseating: Kids tweet their gross new school lunches, tag Michelle Obama. And the pictures are, some of them, of excruciatingly nasty looking food. We had quite a discussion ... discuss

On the job front, my husband got a full time teaching position!! I know he’s relieved, but I was never worried. Oddly enough, in my long litany of faults worrying about our income and whether ... discuss

By Simcha Fisher | Last May, this post got well-deserved attention among my mom friends: A better way to say sorry. The author is a teacher who realized that when kids hurt each other, ... discuss

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 4, 2014 / 08:03 pm (CNA).- As a steadily growing movement in the Catholic Church, the Charismatic Renewal includes an estimated 160 million of the world's roughly 1.2 billi ... discuss

If you didn’t know what was going on inside pro-abortion world, the Huffington Post piece Planned Parenthood Executive VP Dawn Laguens posted on July 30 in response to the July 28 New York Ti ... discuss

Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest(Click here for readings)By KATIE G.During the fourth watch of the night,he came toward them, walking on the sea.When the disciples saw him walking on the sea the ... discuss

Comedians can find the humor in anything, right? Or so Jimmy Fallon seems to think. Comedian Jimmy Fallon invited the “very talented actress” Jenny Slate (“SNL,” “Parks and Recreation”) o ... discuss

In 2012, homicide or abuse was the leading cause of injury-related deaths among children 1 to 5 years old in Colorado, taking the life of 107 children. While abortion supporters insist that legal abor ... discuss

“Stop reading the directions,” I say. “I’m not reading the directions,” he says. “But it looks like you’re reading the directions and that makes me nervous.” “It’s call ... discuss

I had the opportunity for a round-table interview which, as it turns out, only consisted of me and Methodist pastor Kenny Dickson speaking with John Michael McDonagh about his new film Calvary (m ... discuss

It's inevitable. Of course, Brett Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame.Of course, his number will be retired by the Packers.I'm resigned to that inevitability.From USA Today:Former Gre ... discuss

There was once a young woman, born in 1884, who grew up in the old aristocratic society of New York City and its more exclusive environs.  She conformed to her caste's attitudes toward minorities ... discuss

For a child with a severe mixed expressive/receptive language disorder, auditioning for a play is an amazing feat and one not to be taken lightly. Today, my sweet girl auditioned for a play here in ou ... discuss

Sermon notes & Background research for Proper 13 A 2014, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Scripture: Romans 9:1-5 The Wandering Jew by Gustav Dore. A Medieval legend about a Jew who taunted Chri ... 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

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

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is by far the best looking 90-year-old I’ve ever seen. He just celebrated his 90th birthday on August 1st. He was born in 1924. The 90-year-old monarch of Saudi Ara ... discuss

Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary TimeBy JENNIFER BURGIN(Click Here for Readings)Now Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his b ... discuss

"50 Shades of Grey" is bringing its sadomasochism and torture sex to the big screen in February of 2015. (Valentine's Day Weekend, no less.) The trailer for the movie was released recently (I didn't w ... discuss

Another Texas abortion clinic closes its doors.A women's clinic in North Austin closed its doors Thursday because it can not comply with the House Bill 2 standard of an ambulatory surgical center, Who ... discuss

TweetBy Caroline SlingerlandNot too long ago, I joined our interns and some of our staff on a week long activism filled trip to Ottawa.  As one of the primary truck drivers I don't often get the ... discuss

The research scientists (like those at the Yale School of Medicine who presented an intensive study a few years ago) tell us that around 80-85% of the embryos transferred during in vitro fertilization ... discuss

I'm quoting extensively here but, it's so true:Now with Pope Francis the cafeteria Catholics are the conservatives. They splutter and fume at Pope Francis. He’s the pope, but they disagree with him ... discuss

Last Saturday evening (4/26/2014) as I lay in bed, ready to fall asleep, I received one of those late night calls, as parents, we dread receiving. However, rather from one of our children, or even Mom ... discuss

Today was my last session for my PTSD and it was bittersweet. I'm going to miss my therapist because she was so encouraging and positive but I also know that I no longer need the sessions. If it hadn' ... discuss

TweetBy Stephanie Gray“What do you think about abortion?” I asked a man walking in Vancouver’s busy downtown core last weekend.  He responded by identifying his origins: “Well, I’m from ... discuss

Throwback Thursday from 2012I totally understand skepticism when it comes to homeschooling - because 18 years or so I was skeptical too. In fact, I had never even heard of homeschooling back in 1995, ... discuss

--Last night I made phone calls for Jim Plunkett, who is running for Platte County Presiding Commissioner.Experience--During his eight years as a county commissioner, Jim led the charge to keep ... discuss

Originally posted in 2011One of the perils of homeschooling lots of kids for long periods of time, at least for me, is that I remember teaching certain things once or twice, and forget that I didn't t ... discuss

Well, worked hard enough that I think I can come home (sort of) a day early, Thursday night instead of mid-day Friday. Our press missed another one. Or did I miss the flood of reporting and in depth ... discuss




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