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I am pretty much a pariah in the Catholic blogosphere. I just don't fit in with the rest of the "gang."  I have been condemned on more than one catholic blog.  And it all comes down to a ver ... discuss

“My parents knew that I needed additional influences in my life when I was a teenager, and they sought these out. I’m exceedingly grateful they did so that I would learn to follow Jesus. Somet ... discuss

WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee today joined with its affiliate, Arkansas Right to Life in mourning the death of former Congressman Jay Dickey. Dickey, who served in the U.S. House ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: Republicans are struggling with the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.They should be.Health is a matter of life and death. People pay very personal attention to it. In the end, re ... discuss

We know that all three religions have a basic connection through Abraham. A succinct summary in The Complete Bible Handbook shows where they agree and disagree about Abraham's example for us. Abr ... discuss

Thank goodness that my friend Don never forgets ... he's the one always reminding me it is San Jacinto Day He has told me many a time:I try to remember all of these good Texas holidays. They rea ... discuss

Self-styled "Doctor" Harvey KarmanNearly two decades before the "Mothers Day Massacre" pulled off with Kermit "House of Horrors" Gosnell in Philadelphia, 30-year-old Harvey Karman was working at the C ... discuss

. . . When U.S. airstrikes could have destroyed a terrorist regime, freed a nation and altered history.by Humberto Fontova: “Where are the planes?!” kept crackling over U.S. Navy radios exactly 5 ... discuss

William has relaunched his podcast and I feel honored that my 2016 interview was one he carried over. So I'm reposting this in case you're interested.===========Always be ready to give an explanation ... discuss

Vice President Mike Pence will be the keynote speaker at a major pro-life Gala next month. The pro-life vice president will headline an event for the national pro-life group Susan B Anthony list the f ... discuss

I hope that as more groups purchase the Equipped for Life Course, they will be prepared to participate in more outreach events like polling tables. Having a strategic plan in mind and practical suppli ... discuss

A friend had a relative who’d just turned to God for the first time in the midst of a serious end-of-life crisis, but now what? How do you help someone who’s ignored God for a lifetime to even kn ... discuss

By: James Simpson | American Thinker Those of us who have been in the conservative movement for a while know it to be a movement of extraordinary people. Many have given years, decades of their l ... discuss

In 1831, a highly respected French judge named Alex de Tocqueville, was sent by France to America to find out why there was so little crime at that time.  He studied American society, its beliefs ... discuss

Maybe you feel stuck in life right now.  Maybe you feel trapped and unable to make progress with Jesus.  As if your feet trudge through thick, sticky mud and you can’t get to where you need to be ... discuss

Perhaps God has given us fickle emotions to prove the foolishness of such a basis for decision-making. Why would we determine the most critical aspects of our lives based on something that changes wit ... discuss

The “war on women’s healthcare” is the “war” on Planned Parenthood, according to one Oscar-nominated actress. Never mind the health of unborn women destroyed in the womb. Nor the women abuse ... discuss

A friend posted an article on Addicting Info to my Facebook wall titled 14 Reasons a Fetus is Absolutely Not a Person, written by one Wendy Gittleson (who has obviously never seen the inside of a logi ... discuss

“Yes, there is value in large groups. I love big and megachurches for what they add to the body of Christ. But there is something wonderful to be gained in a church youth group where the youth p ... discuss

“Dads, be tender with your kids. Yes, discipline them. Set boundaries and rules and set up consequences and stick to them.  Care enough to hold them to high standards. My dad did all of these t ... discuss

A new student group at Southern Methodist University in Texas launched a fundraiser recently for the abortion group Planned Parenthood. Dallas News reports the student abortion advocacy group began as ... discuss

Welcome to the first post of the 2017 edition of "Here's What Smacked Emmy Upside the Head During Lent"... or "What Emmy Learned During Lent," if you want it worded nicely. lol. I did learn a cou ... discuss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A doctor who saw Prince in the days before he died had prescribed the painkiller oxycodone under the name of Prince's friend to protect the musician's privacy, according to court ... discuss

As I journeyed to see family this last week I drove through the great woods of Wisconsin. And I looked at the trees along the road, and they looked like bundled up cord wood ready for the fire. Alwa ... discuss

Safe and Legal in Texas, 1997Sixteen-year-old Maureen Espinoza underwent a safe, legal abortion at a doctor's office in San Antonio on March 28, 1997. During the abortion, the doctor punctured Maureen ... discuss

Preborn Human Feetby Rebecca Hagelin: “There’s a jar on the shelf with a little baby in it!” the girl nervously whispered.Several of us were gathered around one of the lab stations in our sev ... discuss

A few weeks ago when I was talking with a friend about all manner of subjects, we briefly touched on the subject of religion while talking about current news events. She made the comment while discus ... discuss

Mark Hamill says he's still grieving over Carrie Fisher's death, but sharing memories of his late friend and co-star with fans at Star Wars Celebration is "part of the process that I need to move on." ... discuss

What a beautiful and peaceful way to start the day.  The birds are singing outside and all is quiet here in the church.  All is dark except the light behind the tabernacle.  Thank you L ... discuss

The Collects for the DayALMIGHTY God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and ... discuss

Jesus fulfills all the deepest cries of our heart. Jesus is God’s ultimate answer to all that the psalmist cried out for. Just as the psalmist turned to God as his salvation in the midst of his sorr ... discuss

Jesus is taking the place of his friend, the underserving sinner. He is unleashing Lazarus from the grip of death by taking his place, right down to the details of his binding burial clothes. He did t ... discuss

It seems to be the season for videos on social media to cause a stir in the abortion debate in Ireland.  A few days ago, LifeNews reported on a video that challenged arguments for repeal of the Eight ... discuss

Embryo adoption is a little known or understood process, but more families are taking this option and giving life to children who otherwise may have been permanently frozen or destroyed. These human e ... discuss

When life gets serious, my reading gets light. As frequenters of these pages already know, for me that often means Georgette Heyer, the queen of the Regency romance novels. I've written about Heyer's ... discuss

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Ruben Gutierrez did not hesitate. A day after his 7-year-old grandson's good friend was gunned down in a classroom at their school, he took the boy right back to the sm ... discuss

Holy Week is a check-up for the Church. To use a tag line that’s already overused, if your core message for this week is something other than “Christ died for our sins,” you’re doing Christian ... discuss

What I mean is, God often wants to give us something greater than we can see. He often wants to teach us through our trials, instead of making our life trial-free. He wants to bring us to the end of o ... discuss

I'm not here to defend United Airlines' policy on bumping, but there is a policy. They do bump. I know it and I'm not even a flier. So how do I know airlines bump? I saw it on websites when checki ... discuss

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?We all talk about wanting to make a change, but what are we actually doing to make that happen? I want to make abortion ... discuss

In Rudyard Kipling’s book Kim, there is an episode where Kim quickly talks his way out of some trouble through a series of creative fictions and taradiddles, and Kipling concludes his descripti ... discuss

‘Someone asked the other day, ‘What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?’ ‘We didn’t have fast food when I was growing up, I informed him. ‘All ... discuss

You are not a bad Christian because you struggle with anxiety and/or depression. Many strong believers have struggled before: Charles Spurgeon, Martin Luther, John Calvin, to name a few. ▪While we s ... discuss

Taken during this weekend's studying frenzy, hence the flash cards everywhere.Since Saturday, I've received postcards and phone calls congratulating me on my upcoming graduation. "You must be excited! ... discuss

I had several articles in my mind this morning that must be written. I arose early with good intentions which should have been perfect! Since I live with three night-owls, morning is the only time ... discuss

  After President Bashar al-Assad of Syria once again attacked his own citizens with poison gas, the civilized world recoiled in horror at images of children writhing in pain and suffocating to d ... discuss

The prefix “homo,” which means “same,” evokes a world without ultimate distinctions, where everything is ontologically the same, where all things share the same substance. Pushed to its religi ... discuss

I’m really having a hard time. And no, I’m not white. I’m actually an African-American woman who is a Baptist in a conservative PCA church in the South. And though I can consider you to be my ... discuss

But notice that Paul sets this in a very important, broader context. The negative 0task of putting sin to death will not be accomplished in isolation from the positive call of the Gospel to “put o ... discuss

This post is from a couple of years ago ... when I rediscovered it, I was so moved that I wanted to share it. Some of the liturgy quoted may not relate to this year because it is older, but it is all ... discuss

The Last Supper, Juan de Juanes, 1562, Museo del Prado, Madrid.Holy ThursdayEvening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 13, 2017By Msgr. Bernard Bourgeois Ezekiel 12:1-8, 11-14; Psalm 116:1 C ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter I found Saturday blessings in a cup today. When I was a young boy, Saturday blessings happened every week. That’s because it was ... discuss

“We must be praying people, first, because we know that our only help is in the name of the Lord. It is the Lord who builds the house and watches over the city—who gives success to the church ... discuss

Patrick Buchananby Patrick Buchanan: The Democrats’ drive to defeat Neil Gorsuch is the latest battle in a 50-year war for control of the Supreme Court — a war that began with a conspiracy agains ... discuss

What’s the most dangerous thing you can say to someone in our society? “You’re useless!” Amy Julia Becker is a successful author and columnist. She also is the mom of a beautiful daughter, a f ... discuss

Article reprinted from: Concordia Publishing House NewsroomNew book exposes twelve false christs of modern culture In our world, there is no shortage of false christs. Like the Elvises who roam the st ... discuss

April 8th is the optional memorial of Saint Julie Billiart. For the little girl who loved to play “school” as a child, founding a religious order dedicated to the education of the young was someth ... discuss

Vasily Ivanovich Belavin, the future Saint Tikhon, was born on January 19, 1865 into the family of Ioann Belavin, a rural priest of the Toropetz district of the Pskov diocese. His childhood and adoles ... discuss

Young Men these days.Time and again in human history the excesses of society must be addressed.  As the tides of over-indulgence take hold and bubble into the grizzly morning afters of post-moder ... discuss

  My friend Pres sent this to me. I am the Democratic-Republican-Liberal-, Progressive’s Worst Nightmare. I am a White, Conservative, Tax-Paying American , Gun Owning Veteran That’s me! I bel ... discuss

  Since many commenters shared how they quit smoking, here is how I did it. First off, I was a heavy smoker. I smoked a minimum of a pack-and-a-half a day, sometimes three packs if it was a bad d ... discuss

The Case Against Immigration: It’s an emotional issue and people get their hackles up and make arguments based on idealism, how they wish things were without any regard, knowledge, or interest i ... discuss

I’m not writing here about people who are Christians and happen to be perfectionists in other areas in life. I’m referring to those of you who love the gospel, live in the church without hidden s ... discuss

And Strobel found convincing evidence that Jesus was executed, buried, and returned to life.  The tomb was empty and many eyewitnesses said they saw him alive again, some at the cost of their lives. ... discuss

As to your opponent, I wish that before you set pen to paper against him, and during the whole time you are preparing your answer, you may commend him by earnest prayer to the Lord’s teaching and bl ... discuss

Lenten Midweek 6“The Saints of Lent”Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Durer – Artists (April 6)Hebrews 4:16As our midweek series on the “Saints of Lent” comes to a close, we might look back for a m ... discuss

6 April AD 1528 Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), a native of Nuernberg, Germany, was one of the most learned of Renaissance artists and ranked among the great minds of Humanism. His paintings and woodcut ... discuss

In my experience, many who struggle with this form of perfectionism have love for Jesus and deeply enjoy him. Their consciences are tender before God and they are sensitive to their own sin, willing t ... discuss

  I once heard a clergy person involved in the pro life movement speak of how he had to push the Holy Spirit to get things done. We all can have that tendency at times, to believe we know what n ... discuss

  I’m joining with Carolyn Astfalk at My Scribbler’s Heart and Catholic Mom for An Open Book. Here’s what I’ve been reading: Broken Brain, Fortified Faith By Virginia Pi ... discuss

It’s no secret that the creator of HBO’s Girls, Lena Dunham, is rabidly pro-abortion, as I’ve mentioned in previous articles on the show. So, the fact that the current storyline has Dunham’s c ... discuss

Dear Lord,I sit here alone with my thoughts wondering if you will ever forgive me. Why do I continue to fail you? I'm failing you because I‘m turning away from the precious gift of having a child ... discuss

Susan Rice Rice is the Obama official who loudly and publicly praised Bowe Bergdahl for his “honorable service” & claimed he was captured “on the battlefield.” She carried ... discuss

  By Virginia Pillars Familius LLC, 2016 Available From: Familius LLC, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Exisle-Publishing, Walmart, Rakuten.com, Target Awards: The Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approv ... discuss

In Depression, Sin & Self-Reformation Byron Yawn contrasts these two emphases when comparing pietism (which he equates with American evangelicalism) with reformed theology. He says: “While [piet ... discuss

April 5th, is the optional memorial of Saint Vincent Ferrer, the 14th century Dominican priest who was instrumental in helping end the Western Schism or Papal Schism. Throughout her history, the Churc ... discuss

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Roy Williams was simply not having it. No matter how many NCAA championships the North Carolina coach wins, no matter what the record book says, Williams will never see himsel ... discuss

by Phil Kerpen, Contributing Author: Politicians have been promising us for years they would repeal Obamacare – and so far they’ve delivered nothing.Congress is now determined to sweep Obamacare u ... discuss

Kansans for Life’s top priority pro-life bill, Simon’s Law, has been sent to a receptive Gov. Sam Brownback for his signature. Kudos goes to the tireless efforts of the Scott and Sheryl Crosier fa ... discuss

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?When I saw for the first time what abortion does to pre-born children, I knew I had to do something about it. Looking a ... discuss

Music was my first "real" love. I'm pretty sure I danced before I learned to properly walk. As a little gal (maybe 3-4 years old), I used to strum a chord on Mom's guitar (hidden in one of our closest ... discuss

As you evaluate your own life, remember: God knows where you are. Although we don’t know where God is and we may not even know where we are, God knows our exact location, direction, and destination. ... discuss

Tarot cards are as cool as Pokémon trading cards were in the early aughts, and the demand for essential oils to cure everything from jet lag to hormonal imbalances has catapulted natural wellness com ... discuss

Many of the families who come together to form these communities believe they are being obedient to God or purer in faith. But what begins as a good desire turns into a measuring rod. Families begin c ... discuss

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” — 1 Timothy 4:12 This is a well-known Scripture passage to anyo ... discuss

(June 27, 1818 – April 2, 1876) was a priest, educator and missionary of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America.Breck was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended high school ... discuss

The Bible is not the living word merely because it is the ‘sword of the Spirit [who is the Lord and giver of life]’ (Eph 6.17), but in its very essence is animated by the breath of God that is ine ... discuss

This is a burning question for many today, especially Millennials. They find Christians a group of people they don’t want to associate with. They are turned off by pervasive hypocrisy and legalism a ... discuss

CreditLife is hard. It seems like everything is a struggle. We struggle with our families and friends, we struggle at our jobs or even finding a job, we struggle with our weight, we struggle with our ... discuss

I have more respect for Mike Pence than ever, and even less respect for Feminists than I already did and I thought that was impossible. My husband moved from assistant manager to manager abruptly whe ... discuss

Last week there was a mass shooting in Wausau, Wisconsin that claimed the lives of four people one of them being a police officer.  A man distraught by a pending divorce came into Marathon bank a ... discuss

“One in eight online searches is for pornography, and the same goes for one in five searches on mobile devices. Twenty-four percent of smart phone users admit to having pornographic material on ... discuss

“Pray for mercy in your head, mercy in your heart, mercy as a parent, mercy with your spouse, mercy in your session, mercy in the flock, mercy in your outreach, mercy in your speech, mercy in yo ... discuss

Lily Katherine's 7th birthday celebration has lasted all of March and has been incredibly special! Just when I think enough years have passed that maybe people won't care anymore and I will be left al ... discuss

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The long-time best friend of former lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton is poised to testify at trials in Iowa and Wisconsin about how Tipton created computer code that ... discuss

Although my birthday is still (exactly) 2 months away, I've been thinking about what I want to do to celebrate... and, apparently, it's weird to see because I shouldn't be excited. Because I'm tu ... discuss

A few weeks ago, I dropped by a gas station adjacent to my work for a Coke. As I walked the store en route to the back cooler, my eyes wandered across the landscape and a revelation slowly overtook m ... discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Phil Ruffin has never been to the White House. On Thursday, he'll have dinner there with his friend, Donald Trump. ... discuss

Abortionist James Pendergraft arrives at Orlando Women’s Center in the summer of 2011. Pendergraft owns a chain of five abortion centers in Florida that specialize in late-term abortions. (C ... discuss

My dear friend Olga went to Mexico for Spring Break this month, where she wrote Lily's name in the sand a couple times! 😍😘❤️🌊🐚These first couple photos are in Isla Mujeres!And the ... discuss

My thoughtful friend Kimberly sent me this photo yesterday and wrote: "I saw this today at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and instantly thought of you and your sweet Lily. She is sacred i ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)We are faced today with such an embarrassment of riches in ... discuss

Exactly why he sought solace in Christianity, rather than a more mainstream version of Islam, no one can quite explain. Reading the Bible, Mr. Mohammad claimed, made him calmer than reading the Quran. ... discuss

Photos of abortion create opportunities for dialogue that would never happen otherwise. Here are just a sampling of encouraging encounters at our Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) at Middle Tennessee ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): March 28thToday is the Feast of St. John of Capistrano.  On feastdays in Lent, more usually the Mass of the Lenten feria is said with only a commemoration of the feast ... discuss

On March 28, the Church commemorates Saint Venturino of Bergamo (1304 – 1346), a Dominican preacher and missionary crusader. Saint Venturino was born at Bergamo, and received the habit of the Order ... discuss

Dear Saint Lazarus, friend of Christ Incarnate and patron of the poor and the sick. I request your intercession, with the aid of the Holy Spirit; May the Lord, Who prefigured His Resurrection through ... discuss

Days like today are the days nobody remembers... nobody but me that is. Today is March 27th and to most, it's just another Spring day. But for me, it will always be the day my daughter's body was laye ... discuss

CC 2.0 via VimeoVideo:  "I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, ... discuss

"The Visitation" We are now in the 3rd week of advent. Time flies doesn’t it? We’re walking our way from the first news of the coming messiah given to Mary. We discovered how Mary must’ve fel ... discuss

creative commons 2.0 via flickrI've been reading through "I don't have enough Faith to be an Atheist" by Norm Geisler and Frank Turek.  And by reading, I mean listening to the audiobook.  Ch ... discuss

As I have previously written, most of my life has been one bad decision after another. This rocky road started for me when I was 14 years old and decided to leave the Catholic Church. It was all down ... discuss

I’ve been a teen four or five years now. I think I’ve learned a good bit about teenagerhood (you do, when you’re living it). But there’s one aspect in particular that’s been on my mind the ... discuss

DAY 2Scott and I returned to our room and were pretty speechless.  We commented on how our birth mother truly loved this child, and maybe it would have been easier if she would have not care ... discuss

Saline Abortion Proves Fatal, as WarnedLynn McNair, age 24, was 23 weeks pregnant when she went to Jewish Memorial Hospital in New York for an abortion in March of 1979. Her doctor, Edward Rubin ... discuss

Author’s note: I am writing this as the director of The Forerunner and president of Personhood Florida Education. Nevertheless, this is not an “official” statement from any Personhood group. ... discuss

  On World Down Syndrome Day, the March for Life Instagram was “taken over” by Noah and Rick Smith. Noah’s dad writes, “Will you help us share the story that Down syndrome ... discuss

It seems like it was decades ago that I shared the miraculous story of how AJ became ours.  Yet, it also seems as if those days were just yesterday.  I remember every emotion, down to the de ... discuss

After our last young adult meeting last month, my friend Joe, another group member (whom I'll call E), and I were on our way to drop off E at his house. Since it was a bit of a drive, I took ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter A Little and a Lot Sometimes they can be the same thing Have you ever met someone whose needs were completely met with almost nothing? I ... discuss

Friday. The kid and I have been down for the count again with yet another upper-respiratory infection. I sure hope we are done with this soon. I feel like we are really the odd ducks in the world of ... discuss

Today is March 17, St. Patrick's Day. Be blessed, safe, and happy while celebrating Ireland's patron saint.Saint Patrick's BreastplateChrist be with me, Christ within me,Christ behind me, Christ befor ... discuss

17 March AD 466 Pádraig (Patrick, Padraic), one of the best-known missionary saints, was born to a Christian family in southwest Britain around the year 389. While he was a teenager, raiders capture ... discuss

I never thought this would be my story. Now I find myself as part of a sisterhood I never imagined, one no one wants to be a part of. Yet here I am, and there is no going back.  A few weeks ago, I fo ... discuss

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Another March 16th. Another would-be year older. Another year of Lily remaining my forever baby. Another year of cherishing her life and mothering her legacy.It's been 7 years of her name being writte ... discuss

If you read my post from yesterday, then you know that it was Spud Day. :) It was my due date with Lily 7 years ago and the date each year we now have hashbrowns in her honor.Yesterday was a special o ... discuss

Lily Katherine was due 7 years ago today on March 14th, 2010 (National Potato Chip Day), so one of her nicknames is "Spud." 😌 ❤️ Ironically, the food I ate nonstop during my pregnancy were ... discuss

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?The prospective of changing minds and hearts on the issue of abortion motivated me to join the pro-life movement. Every ... discuss

My sweet friend Amanda texted me this a couple days ago:"I was looking at the pic you posted holding Lily in the hospital. She is your little twin! She looked just like you. Sometimes it's so difficul ... discuss

This photo was taken 7 years ago today, the day before my due date. The last picture of me carrying Lily Kat. I can hardly believe I was so big! ❤️It was taken at my friend's baby shower. I m ... discuss

The autonomy thesis contends that there can be moral requirements to φ regardless of whether God commands, desires, or wills that people φ. In his monograph, Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epist ... discuss

Before I begin, I just wanted to say that, yes, I know the last two blog posts weren't posted on the Facebook page. I went to IFTTT to fix it and this post should be posted as soon as I publish it. If ... discuss

I came across a recent debate that R. Albert Mohler and C. John Collins had at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School on the topic: “Does Scripture Speak Definitively on the Age of the Universe? ... discuss

Lent has not been easy... and we're only 5 days into it (not counting Sunday).On Ash Wednesday I was hit with something that had me in bed all day and didn't let me get out of the house until Friday. ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy The Activist Mommy marches to a different drummer I’m always impressed when someone isn’t afraid to stand up for wha ... discuss

"Till selfish gain no longer stain, The banner of the free!" Happened across this on Youtube quite by accident. Brought tears to my eyes, for several reasons. The gravestone and soldier scenes in par ... discuss

"Flawed Study Claiming Women Don't Regret Abortions Doesn't Settle Debate". Many thanks to our friend Theresa Bonopartis at Reclaiming Our Children blog, or this would've gotten lost in the outrage of ... discuss

Josh Brahm of Clear Pro-Life Thinking discusses shame--and shaming--in regards to post-abortive regret, and respectfully "debates" with a pro-choice abortion practitioner/friend on the subject. Read t ... discuss

[O]ne experience she had a young woman really reached her, when her best friend asked her to come with her when she had an abortion: "I accompanied my best friend, because she was having an abortion, ... discuss

And again, under the "fake news" department:The lie:Pope Francis has urged families to have fewer children to make the world more sustainable, it has been reported.Peter Raven, a panelist at a Vatica ... discuss

On 4 March 2017, I will be speaking at a medical conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Below are my speaking notes. I can be contacted at HumanLifeMatters@shaw.ca.___________This session is entitled ... discuss

No, your eyes do not deceive you. I'm giving up talking... in a way. Let me back up a bit and explain.I've been thinking about what to do for Lent for several weeks. I started early... even before Chr ... discuss

I am a Christian. Jesus has ushered me into His Kingdom through His grace and He is coming again to finish the work of setting everything right. All of life is from, for and through Him (Romans 11:36; ... discuss

Hey, old friend! It's been awhile. How are you? I'm looking forward to seeing you. I always love a good trek in the desert.Funny thing about you, though -- you always sneak up on me. Well, not exactly ... discuss

By Michael JohnsOn February 14, 2017, I spoke to the Cornell Political Union at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on the promise of Donald Trump’s Presidency. My speech foll ... discuss

2/16/17: Updated and cleaned up a bit. This was originally a series, written in 2009. I pulled it all together to have a one-stop post for most-things-Lent. Hope it's helpful -- enjoy!(Intro ... discuss

Before I begin, I want to wish everyone a happy feast of Our Lady of Lourdes! Also, I offer my apologies for the long gap between blog posts. I got sick and then had two exams to do... and then had a ... discuss

The following is part of a soon to be published book, In The Days of These Kings: The Prophecy of Daniel in Preterist Perspective. In the book, I argue that people who are looking to find “end-time ... discuss

Teen Vogue, apparently a publication geared toward teenagers, has recently published two articles about abortion. Now, seeing as though I'm not a teenager, I don't have any kids, and I'm a man of reas ... discuss

A few weeks ago, I received a call from a friend who owns a thriving local business about 20 minutes from our Gurnee office. He told me he had been invited to attend a “review party”, the ... discuss

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On this day in 1910, at the exact time of this posting, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated in Washington DC. It stands today as one of the largest youth programs in the United States, and the ... discuss

Over the last 11 years of blogging, I’ve seen many blogs start and many end. Some of you are thinking that my blog has ended due to about six months of silence! No, I’m not going to bring ... discuss

Although Barack Hussein Obama’s tenure as President of the United States has ended and John Kerry is no longer the U.S. Secretary of State, Israel’s woes on the world’s stage are not over. Howev ... discuss

Yesterday was my little one’s SIXTH birthday. I’m no longer the parent of a pre-school age kid. I’m not sure how to feel about that. I sure love tiny people. God knows how to make m ... discuss

The following is “Part 1” of the preface of a soon to be published book, In The Days of These Kings: The Prophecy of Daniel in Preterist Perspective. In the book, I argue that people who ... discuss

I was pointed to an article by Alan Levinowitz called "Why Do Pro-Life Advocates Only Seem to Care About Unborn Lives?" Of course, the real reason is because abortion-choice advocates are too lazy to ... discuss

Buber by Jane St. Clair The other day I came across a machine that gives out ice cream. Hi there, Mr. Tall Redwood tree! I was surprised to see a sign on it that said,”Like Us on Facebook,” ... discuss

“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”― Friedrich NietzscheHave you ever tripped on ... discuss

“The created world is to be prized for its usefulness, loved for its beauty and esteemed as the gift of God to His children. Love of natural beauty which has been the source of so much pure music, p ... discuss

Tomorrow my beautiful daughter turns ten years old. She is such a perfect soul, a gift from God that I treasure at every moment. I'll never forget the first time I held her in my arms. She was so quie ... discuss

One of the common themes of Planned Parenthood's rhetoric is that pro-lifers don't really care about babies. They claim that the "radical right/Christians" are crazy, violent fanatics bent on taking a ... discuss

Here is where I make my big announcement- we're having a baby! Our due date is February 3rd and we couldn't be happier. Of course, we know to expect the usual reactions - Are you crazy? Another one? ... discuss

(This piece has been rated "R."  No one under the age of 18 should read this. For those over 18, bear in mind that this piece will describe in detail disturbing events related to sexuality and vi ... discuss

A lot of professing Christians are actually mad at God because He won't change (Malachi 3:6).  I know it sounds silly, but they actually want God to be like a no good man who lies to you; and the ... discuss

Way back when Anne-with-an-e was a sophomore in high school and Betsy was in 8th grade, we started a weekly writing group with two of the girls' friends.The rules we established and stuck to for our n ... discuss

SermonJohn 1:29-42aJanuary 15, 2017“Behold the Lamb of God...”You probably have that one friend of family member, who at Christmas, loves to give gifts – but doesn't just wrap them and move on ... discuss

Various Facebook and Instagram moments from the last month or so:Ramona and I made a TARDIS. Thanks, My Froggy Stuff! ~~~~~Although I love nattering on about books, this sounds good, too.Sil ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Writing and Singing about the Rhyme and Reason for Your Life No matter what – prayer is powerful When you pray to the one true, living, loving Creator of all the heavens and th ... discuss

(Image: Palace of the Holy Office; Headquarters of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith)From OnePeterFive  Pope Orders Cardinal Müller to Dismiss Three CDF Priests Marco ... discuss

We were night urchins in those days.  Pariahs of the night.  It was the suburban kid culture.  We weren't kids anymore though.  And we didn't know how to be adults, nor did we care ... discuss

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Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 351 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1099 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 364 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1122 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 131 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 374 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

ELMER “BUDDY” DOEMy nursing home friend, Elmer, died today.He was, by his own admission, a handful as a youngster.  He went off and joined the Army during WWII, served in the European theater ... discuss

     Sitting at a light on a very busy street in my city, I note the car ahead of me has a dangerously low rear tire.  I roll down my window, honk a few times and wave my arm. &nbs ... discuss

   In 7th grade for my Christmas present, my Dad and Mom got me a backboard, a hoop and a basketball.  Dad attached the backboard and hoop to the garage  on Christmas Day and I beg ... discuss

Students for Life of Illinois has had a very active Fall 2016. Here’s a look into one event at the University of Illinois. Students training to bring the pro-life message to their peers just be ... discuss

Columnist Dave Barry got this one just right: “The problem with winter sports is that — follow me closely here — they generally take place in winter.” On the other hand, winter ... discuss

"It was all a waste of time!" I said to myself in desperation. "Christina is isolating herself from the other girls, we waited all year for Camp, only to have her sideline herself, becoming obsessed w ... discuss

Question: "How do you find the time to do all the things we should do as Christians, with all the demands that today's world puts on us?"We have far more free time at our disposal than most people did ... discuss

A friend shared an article with me from someone named Catherine Deveny about what she calls "financial abortion", the idea that if a woman can decide she doesn't want to be a parent and opt out throug ... discuss

Last year, South Africa's High Court determined that a terminally ill patient may, with the help of a doctor, kill himself (self-murder)The following newsletter came from Philip Rosenthal of the Chris ... discuss

'Way back in the early 1970s, John Lennon wrote a song that was the pinnacle of his career: It's called "Imagine." While lovely in tone? It's stupid. Wait…parenthetical comment coming up…(Please p ... discuss

By Cameron CôtéLast week I was speaking to a couple of agitated pro-abortion advocates while doing “Choice” Chain at Mount Royal University. One of them randomly blurted out, “I bet you love D ... discuss

Elliott Erwitt/Magnum PhotosHere in the U.S., it isn't necessary to list the real and alleged flaws of the Castro regime. They're known to all. But why are so many people mourning the loss of this "ty ... discuss

As the anniversary of Terri Schindler Schiavo's death arrives each year, I'm amazed by how much I still struggle with the fact that America tormented a disabled woman and her beautiful family unto dea ... discuss

"Now last night we brought you the editorial director of "The Denver Post" newspaper, apparently he opposes Jessica's Law which 44 states have. That law mandates long prison sentences for child rapist ... discuss

1. EVER BEEN GIVEN AN ENGAGEMENT RING?.. Yes2. LONGEST RELATIONSHIP?.. 6 years3. LAST GIFT YOU RECEIVED?.. Tabu Perfume4. EVER DROPPED A CELL PHONE?.. Yes, serveral times - never caused damage though! ... discuss

Dear Cody,I’ve seen the message you left for “People Older Than Me” on behalf of “People Younger Than Me”, which has had over 331,000 views at this writing [11/19/16]. For the benefit of eve ... discuss

By Jonathon Van MarenAs a rule, I’m happy when the folks over at Cosmopolitan are unhappy. And their post-Trump election headline was a pretty lovely one: “The Impact of this Election on Abortion ... discuss

I have wasted a good portion of my life in a futile search for someone and/or something on this earth that I could truly believe in, someone and/or something that was real and true and honest. And I h ... discuss

So, I saw this meme. It's reprehensible. I don't assume that Clinton voters chose her because of a contempt for Libyan, Syrian, and unborn lives. I understand that, under our coercive two-party system ... discuss

Eldest Weed is an emphatic #NeverTrumper (thinks Trump is a Mussolini) while Mr. Weed, originally moderately anti-Trump, has become doggedly pro-Trump simply because of the insulting things his erstwh ... discuss

Mr. W. and I were just talking about how difficult it is not to simply absorb the culture in which you live because no one can really stand outside his own time. Maybe a little, in flashes, but n ... discuss

The following are thoughts based on a discussion with a friend who quite suddenly changed his viewpoint from self-described "conservative" to self-described "libertarian." The proximate cause for ... discuss

Courtesy cbcsI recently had a friend challenge me on the canonicity of the so called "apocrypha" - what Catholics call the deuterocanonical books. These are the seven books of the Bible which Protesta ... discuss

So California passed six (count 'em six) new gun laws today! They are ridiculous. For example, take a look at the picture on the right. In 48 states this is an image of two hunters practicing safe hun ... discuss

A friend pointed me to Bishop Robert Barron's "Word of Fire" podcast entitled "Why Young People are Leaving the Church." I enjoy listening to Bishop Barron. He is an extremely intelligent man, who is ... discuss




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