Topic: moral

When talking of sanctification we need to avoid the two most obvious extremes. There is, on the one hand, the legalistic hypocrisy of pharisaism in which one conforms externally to a standard of rules ... discuss

Editor's note: Each Tuesday we will feature posts discussing Saint John Paul the Great's Theology of the Body; his reflection on our nature and life as persons made in the image and likeness of God, c ... discuss

On Wednesday, President-elect Trump said that—within two weeks of his Inauguration—he will announce his choice for a new Supreme Court Justice. In a first for any U.S. President, Trump has stated ... discuss

Eric Holder - The Face ofAirbnb Open-Mindedness and Toleranceby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: There is nothing more close-minded than the open-minded Leftist.As if we needed even more reminders ... discuss

by Patrick Buchanan: Since World War II, the two men whohave most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.And they have much in common.Both came out of the po ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let me suggest that you take some time to read his letter from a Birmingham Jail. If you are young, I think it will give you a ... discuss

Michael Reebby Michael Reeb: Asking with a terseness normally associated with changing religions or declaring a new nationality, many people that know me have politely cornered me and demanded: “Ho ... discuss

“I have tried to stand between these two forces, saying that we need emulate neither the "do nothingism" of the complacent nor the hatred and despair of the black nationalist…if they refu ... discuss

Who would have thought that it might take a crass narcissist like United States President-elect Donald Trump to curb the greatest moral catastrophe in the history of the United States: namely, the del ... discuss

Yesterday, our church observed Sanctity of Life Sunday (a bit early due to our church’s involvement with the G3 Conference this week).  For the 2017 Sanctity of Life Sunday, we welcomed Scott ... discuss

1. Tanya Walker - The World's Moral Insanity 2. Os Guinness - The War of Spirits 3. Ravi Zacharias - Gateway Church 4. Nabeel Qureshi-Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward 5. Ravi Zacharias - Struggle ... discuss

Revisionist sexual ethics will be your biggest temptation. That’s because you truly love your gay friends. You want the best for them. Deep down you secretly have the feeling sex was designed for ma ... discuss

As Berger explained, Christianity, in twentieth-century America, has transformed into a non-cognitive commitment. As a result, the binding authority of the Christian moral tradition has been lost. ... discuss

Although often described as such, the Christian faith is not a “religion of the Book”, but of the Word of God, Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. We do ... discuss

“The once-explosive growth of conservative evangelicals has stalled. Yet the religious left doesn’t appear to be benefiting much. Instead, the ranks of the religiously unaffiliated are gro ... discuss

by Jim Mullen, Contributing Author: Watching a child covering both ears, teeth clinched and eyes tightly closed, repeatedly screaming, “I can’t hear you” over something they find objectionable; ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: The millennial generation may reject God but they feel entitled to go to heaven. That is the conclusion of Nick Pitts in a column he wrote last year. He was o ... discuss

We are highlighting the top 20 ways that the Trump administration can address values issues in the first 100 days through administrative and agency actions in order to repair some of the damage that t ... discuss

Email has made it possible for just about anyone to access us at any time of the day (or night) with a request or a question that may take 15-30 minutes to answer. There have been times in my life whe ... discuss

40 Days for Life, the inspirational brainchild co-founded by Shawn Carney, now president of the organization, commenced as a small peaceful prayer vigil outside an abortion facility in his college to ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  Beyond Bizarre -  As we edge closer to Inauguration Day, there has been yet another vicious attempt by leftists in the government and the media to dele ... discuss

This post is the first of three in a series on Preaching in a Secular Age. I began my chapter on preaching and postmodernism in We Cannot Be Silent with these words, “A common concern seems to emerg ... discuss

The present evangelical church culture that we live in is, in many ways, hitched to the train of pragmatism.  Whatever works is what the church practices because it brings about results.  What if a ... discuss

Modern education, Lewis warns, aims to produce “Men without Chests,” by which he means men and women with a deformed understanding of morality. Plato, Aristotle, and St. Augustine argued that the ... discuss

A self-governing people, in short, had to be a virtuous people who were controlled from within by an internal moral compass, which would replace external control by an authoritarian ruler’s whip and ... discuss

Above all, the prophets remind us of the moral state of a people: Few are guilty, but all are responsible. If we admit that the individual is in some measure conditioned or affected by the spirit of s ... discuss

For over 5,000 years, the Jewish people persevered through savage persecution and, in the words of the late prime minister of Israel Menachem Begin describing the generation (his) which survived the ... discuss

Basil the Great of Caesarea, 1 January AD 379with Gregory of Nazianzus, 9 May AD 389and Gregory of Nyssa, 9 March AD 395 Saints Basil and the two Gregorys, collectively known as the Cappadocian Father ... discuss

Given the rapid moral and cultural decline of our country, the idea that “America is a Christian nation” is designed to stem the tide.  It is a way of pushing back against the secularization all ... discuss

“I pretty much agree with Mike Horton’s review though I thought he was too easy on the book. I’d like to add three thoughts to Mike’s review. I’m not going to do any summ ... discuss

First Rule. The first Rule: In the persons who go from mortal sin to mortal sin, the enemy is commonly used to propose to them apparent pleasures, making them imagine sensual delights and pleasures in ... discuss

Having a baby changes everything—physically, mentally, emotionally and financially. Even though having a baby is challenging, it has its rewards too. After you’ve had a rough day at work, for exam ... discuss

Bob Casey, a Catholic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who calls himself pro-life, recently indicated he’s opposed to defunding the nation’s biggest abortion business. Posted to Twitter on F ... discuss

We have lost a great writer, civil libertarian, free speech absolutist, jazz historian, and pro-life advocate, Nat Hentoff, who died today at 91. As an atheist, Nat took much heat from his fellow libe ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)If you go out into the North African desert with its rolling and shifting hills of sand you will likely come upon qui ... discuss

Israel finds itself in the crosshairs of the Arab world, and by extension, the United Nations. Samantha Powers, our ambassador to the United Nations abstained on U. N. Resolution 2334 at the request o ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by AF BrancoAmericans for Limited Government Editorial: The attacks on Senator Jeff Sessions as he seeks to be confirmed as the nation’s Attorney General represent everything that ... discuss

This article was published by National Review online on January 4, 2017.Wesley SmithBy Wesley SmithStopping life support so natural death can come is a normal part of health care. We all have the righ ... discuss

George Soros has his eye on the Emerald Isle as the launching point for a bold new crusade against life. Soros, one of the world’s richest men with a net worth of $24.9 billion according to Forbes, ... discuss

And I daily tip toe through it all. Pitfalls on the left. Pitfalls on the right. I want those in more liberal cultures to know that their cry for social justice was God’s idea first, who made all of ... discuss

Christians must understand the new politics not only to give moral guidance but to make sense of Gospel preaching. We must counter not only traditional atheism, materialism and rationalism, but spirit ... discuss

Depending on the venue and their fear factor, pro-abortionists’ use of the metaphor of “chipping away” at “abortion rights” will be supplemented by “under siege.” How could it not be whe ... discuss

Dems ‘Failure To Accept The Election Defeat’ Leads To Quixotic Attempt To Stall Nearly All Cabinet Nominations“The progressive Donald Trump doomsday clock is still at a minute to midnight even ... discuss

"Viability," in one sense of that term, is when an unborn child can survive, albeit with assistance, outside of the womb. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade (1973), and reaffirmed in Planned ... discuss

The Times of Malta published a New Year’s interview by Matthew Xuereb, with Chief Justice emeritas Vincent De Gaetano, of the European Court of Human Rights in Malta. Xuereb asked Justice De Gae ... discuss

Dr. Alan Keyesby Dr. Alan Keyes:"Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrumpThe United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So ... discuss

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionJustice De GaetanoThe Times of Malta published a New Year's interview by Matthew Xuereb, with Chief Justice emeritas Vincent De Gaet ... discuss

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by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author : Freedom of association has been the issue in so many of the religious liberty cases over the last few years. Should a baker, florist, or photographer be requir ... discuss

2 January AD 1883; transferred to 3 January* Charles Porterfield Krauth was born in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), on 17 March 1823. He was son of the noted Lutheran pastor Dr. Charles Ph ... discuss

“God’s decretive will refers to the secret, all-encompassing divine purpose according to which he foreordains whatsoever comes to pass. His preceptive will refers to the commands and prohi ... discuss

In keeping with the journalistic tradition of looking back at the recent past, we present the top 50 stories of the year that were read on The Aquila Report site based on the number of hits. We will p ... discuss

Reject the UNby John C. Velisek, Contributing Author: The UN has in essence declared war on both Judeo and Christian civilizations with the resolutions passed in the past few days. There will be more ... discuss

President-elect Donald Trump reassured pro-lifers multiple times that he will sign a bill to defund the nation’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood. It is an important issue for pro-life ... discuss

As we anticipate the challenges and opportunities of 2017, I want to repost an open letter that focuses on the most important realities in the world. And the addressee of my open letter is you. No mat ... discuss

“They believed every man must find his own place in a world in which a place has been made for him”. Ralph Husted, an Indiana businessman and classic-liberal, wrote those words in reference to the ... discuss

America has a long history of anti-intellectualism, but this election revealed widespread distrust and hostility toward expertise, and the institutions, like universities, that produce it. Are scholar ... discuss

2016 was the year Canada legalize medical killing which we euphemistically call "medical assistance in dying" (MAID) -- previously known as physician assisted suicide. The euphemism is intentionally d ... discuss

“Even though he died at such a young age the impact of his ministry continue to be felt for many decades, and indeed the ripples continue today. By 1855 the congregation had grown to such an ext ... discuss

“In much coverage of American Christianity, this mindset is obvious: You believe that God ordained marriage as the union of a man and a woman? Well, that’s just bigotry in search of a belief s ... discuss

“From Civil Rights to Vietnam to abortion to gay rights, from national defense to tax policy to climate change to health care and on and on, white evangelicals have solidly and consistently cham ... discuss

“Yes, Geerhardus Vos, whose biblical theological method is the bedrock for much Reformed Christocentric preaching these days, preached non-Christocentric sermons. At least three, at any rate. I ... discuss

We could call this a culture war, except that it is a war between culture and anti-culture, a de-creation or de-culturalization. Legutko describes these people, despite their prestige and power, as ... discuss

. . . Now They’re Fighting Back in CourtYesterday, the Catholic Benefits Association and the Diocese of Fargo filed a lawsuit challenging federal rules that require Catholic hospitals and healthcare ... discuss

There’s been a fair amount of chatter, overwhelmingly positive, about an interview the former director of Barack Obama’s 2012 faith outreach gave to Emma Green of the Atlantic. I am considerably l ... discuss

The pro-abortion legal activist organization Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) recently changed its name and expanded its mission, but even though the goals of the organization are in direc ... discuss

Abortion is justified, many of its defenders argue, because women have a right to control their own bodies. “My body, my choice,” signs and bumper stickers proclaim. The bodily autonomy argument t ... discuss

In 2015, Reformation Bible College hosted a conference.  Below, you will view a Q&A session with Drs. Nathan Busenitz, Steven Lawson, John MacArthur, Stephen Nichols, and R.C. Sproul. $5 Friday ... discuss

His tolerance, then, for opinions he thought mistaken cannot easily be derided as facile or woolly. Rather, it can be attributed to his belief that “my own eyes are not enough for me” (An Experime ... discuss

God has looked down the corridor of time and has seen your sinful attitudes, thoughts, words, and deeds. Additionally, with his omniscient eye he has foreseen your incorrigible free will. Left to you ... discuss

I created this list using the Google Analytics for the ERI blog, instead of complicating the process by incorporating stats from LifeNews.com, where many of our articles are later republished.Our blo ... discuss

With their preferred candidate having lost the presidential election, pro-abortionists are angrier and more eager to censor than ever. If we are not alert and on guard, groups such as National Right t ... discuss

Yesterday, the Catholic Benefits Association and the Diocese of Fargo filed a lawsuit challenging federal rules that require Catholic hospitals and healthcare providers to perform gender transition pr ... discuss

As journalists and political pundits continue speculating about why Democrats lost so heavily in the election, one word keeps popping up – abortion. The Democratic Party adopted its most extreme, ou ... discuss

As the recent death of Fidel Castro has thrust Cuba into the headlines across the United States and throughout the West, the lingering question remains, what—if anything—will change in a Cuba now ... discuss

In his last three weeks as President of the United States President Barrack Obama pushes the United Nation's to hand over half of Jerusalem to the Arabs (Palestinians) blocking the Jews from praying a ... discuss

The UN has in essence declared war on both Judeo and Christian civilizations with the resolutions passed in the past few days. There will be more to come, both in the Middle East and here in the Unite ... discuss

I created this list using the Google Analytics for the ERI blog, instead of complicating the process by incorporating stats from LifeNews.com, where many of our articles are later republished.Our blo ... discuss

While the majority of evangelicals see the problems with Vines’s view, Hill’s is more appealing to evangelicals in the current cultural climate. Many who hold or support this middle view may belie ... discuss

Researchers compared mental health outcomes for women who had been granted abortions and those who had been denied it due to the baby’s gestational age. It found that those who seek abortions have ... discuss

. . . Report: he’s cooking up another oneby P. David Hornik: UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which was passed on Friday and focuses on Israeli settlement activity, is even worse than its critic ... discuss

  Drexel University professor, George Ciccariello-Maher, tweeted on December 24th “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.” After fallout from conservative media outlets, the tweet was l ... discuss

French economist and political theorist Frederic Bastiat wrote in his 1850 treatise The Law that “When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either ... discuss

“Isn’t it possible that when God does something unexpected in your life today, it may not mean that he has forgotten you or neglected you? Could it be that he’s working on a better, grander ... discuss

The story of Hanukkah is often told with an emphasis on the evil ruler, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, King of the Hellenistic Seleucid empire, who was bent on the Hellenization of the Jewish people. Had he ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2016 / 05:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a lengthy, in-depth speech to members of the Roman Curia Thursday, Pope Francis dug into what he said are the key guidelines of his ongoing r ... discuss

An inquiring mind at Rewire.com—a radically pro-abortion online echo chamber—wants to know how abortion lost, now that the fever-swamp dream of the Electoral College undermining President-elect Do ... discuss

The Adoration of the Shepherds, Mattia Preti, c. 1660.George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, writes in his weekly column The Catholic Difference o ... discuss

I've been giving a lot of thought to certain tensions in the Church at the moment, and my clearest impression is that people are not really hearing one another speak. It troubles me when this happens. ... discuss

If President-Elect Donald Trump keeps his campaign promises, he intends to defund Planned Parenthood, nominate pro-life justices to the Supreme Court, endorse the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection ... discuss

Pro-life advocates in Illinois are celebrating the first of what they hope to be many victories in the fight against a new state law that would force pro-life doctors, nurses and pregnancy centers to ... discuss

stock photo, cc 2.0 vi PixabayCan Christianity be proven? Contrary to popular belief that the Christian faith is based on unproven assumptions, there is actually a great deal of evidence for the Chris ... discuss

The Gospel is a message of disarming simplicity. Unlike paganism, which is forever impersonal, the true God of such cosmic immensity is also the personal God of the divine Trinity who reaches down to ... discuss

Democrats for Life has been saying for years that the party must welcome pro-life lawmakers into its fold. Instead, the party has moved to adopt increasingly radical positions on abortion. In July, th ... discuss

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Why does God hate idolatry? God hates idolatry because it is libelous, because it makes false statements about his nature and character. Idolatry proclaims things to be true of God that are actually f ... discuss

A version of the following article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of MCCL News.Abortion is justified, many of its defenders argue, because women have a right to control their own b ... discuss

MARK SANDFORD is running for election and seeking redemption."The disgraced ex-South Carolina governor is back on the trail seeking forgiveness for the sins that caused his political career to collaps ... discuss

December 21st, is the optional memorial of Saint Peter Canisius (1521-1597) the 16th century Dutch Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church, who played a major role in Council of Trent and the Counter R ... discuss

“Scrooge was dead: to begin with.” Wait – Ebenezer Scrooge doesn’t perish in A Christmas Carol, though his harrowing encounters with three supernatural specters likely scared him to death. Hi ... discuss

Dr. Chuck Balwinby Dr. Chuck Baldwin: As we approach the day in which we commemorate Christ’s birth, I am reminded of a quote by John Quincy Adams. On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words:“Why is i ... 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 is a great seas ... discuss

The maxim “It is always darkest before the dawn” supposedly dates to the seventeenth century, but sentiments like it have been around forever. Holy Mother Church moves it beyond the platitudinous ... discuss

17 December, Old Testament Today we commemorate the Holy Prophet Daniel and the Three Young Men — Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These four were among the young men of Judah who were take ... discuss

Many people (who have excellent taste in films and shows) have been raving about The Crown on Netflix so, naturally, I wanted to watch it. I have Netflix for a couple more days (I got it for a month) ... 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

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

This is my second part in a three-part series in responding to an abortion-choice advocate's article regarding why he believes "pro-choice is right." So far his defense of the abortion-choice position ... discuss

A story set during World War II has great relevance to us today. It concerns a small Christian church in Germany immediately adjacent to a set of railroad tracks—whose ultimate destination was the d ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Writer - Whimsical and logical content writer in Colorado Springs Grace and truth – great ingredients If you own or run a business or service, there are a ... discuss

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During the 19th century, scientists and physicians came to understand that the life of a human being (an individual member of the species Homo sapiens) begins at conception. The old idea that "quicken ... discuss

"But choose some capable men from among the people—men who respect God, who can be trusted, and who will not change their decisions for money." ~ Exodus 18:21a The context of the above verse is ... 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

A long, bitter campaign season brought to the surface divisions between different factions in America as never before. Are there leaders who can bridge the gap? And could exposing hidden fractures ult ... discuss

As I have written before, I don't think any Church document since Humanae Vitae in 1968 has produced as much controversy and outright rebellion in the Catholic Church as we have seen from Amoris Laeti ... discuss

 Text: Mark 10:42-45In the name of Jesus: Amen.Why was Jesus born?  Yes, why was Jesus born?It is a simple question to ask this evening. It is not only a simple question but an important que ... discuss

In Defenders of the Unborn, historian Daniel  K. Williams asks: why did the pro-life movement last so long, even as other social conservative movements faded away?The answer lies in the fact that ... discuss

The Christian Research Journal have published an online copy of an article I wrote for their journal last year: In a recent op-ed piece in the New York Times, the distinguished philosopher of science ... discuss

ANNOUNCEMENT Collegium sanctorum angelorum announces the establishment of a new college to serve traditional Catholics and the establishment of the college’s supporting subsidiary, Heavenly Roa ... discuss

...these descriptors immediately come to mind when I read about anti-Trump protesters burning American flags, beating Trump supporters and destroying private property. Their shameful and often br ... discuss

Gondolin, via Wikimedia CommonsTime and again humanity on this Earth comes to the brink of collapse.  We live in a world where there is a rather large pit of darkness.  And many times a cent ... discuss

Not everyone is hooting and hollering about the 20 week abortion ban passed yesterday byThe Texas House of Representatives.While the temps soared to the boiling point this month over the proposed rest ... discuss

“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." ~ Matthew 10:16The media, the media, the media, I have never seen such pearl c ... discuss

Considering how many crucial matters were at stake during the recent election, including the right to life and religious freedom, and the preponderant bias in the media and opinion polls, it did not s ... discuss

"Do not be bitter or angry or mad. Never shout angrily or say things to hurt others. Never do anything evil.  Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you ... discuss

Campaign season 2016 is officially over. As I sat in stunned elation watching the last of the presidential returns filter in during the wee hours of the morning, my heart was also broken. While we as ... discuss

So, the election happened. And boy was it a messy affair! Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up soon. Red kettle season starts tomorrow. Things are ramping up for another successful year in the Sa ... discuss

When the British forces surrendered to the rebels after the Revolutionary War, they took out their frustrations, not by rioting, but by instructing the fife and drum corps to play "The World Turned Up ... discuss

If you haven't yet read The Ethics of Abortion by Christopher Kaczor, you should definitely consider reading it. However, I was asked to give my thoughts on a critical review written by Joshua Stein a ... discuss

Sin in the CityColumbus, Ohio 2016 "Gay Pride" ParadeColumbus Dispatch PhotoThere was a so-called “Gay Pride Parade” in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend. It is billed as the second largest su ... 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

Trump is the fascist threat to free speech. Except that all he does to shut you down is insult you on Twitter and make idle boasts.  Whereas the Obama/Clinton progressives come after you:They wea ... discuss

Here's a wonderful essay by the late U.S. Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick that is supremely relevant to our times, and yet I can't find it online. Someone sent a scan of it to me. It was written in the ... 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

First off, please join me in prayer for the victims, and the perpetrator...Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. Let Your perpetual light shine upon them.May their souls, and the souls of all the faith ... discuss

The video clips play on the television and you are strongly tempted to turn away because the topic is so tragic and the images so wrenchingly disturbing.  But you watch and your heart is touched, ... discuss

Last month Claire and I were blessed to participate in a reunion party involving people from the Christian Brotherhood’s early years. It was a momentous event as more than 50 of us celebrated the gr ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. Wherever there is a movement, there are sure to be extremists. Environmentalism offers us a case in point. Perhaps the most outlandish of the environmentalist extremist groups i ... discuss

By Joe Kral Samuel Adams once famously stated, “Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He theref ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. Radical feminism has had a major influence on contemporary society. The key to its success, however limited, lies in its appeal to a sense of righteousness. Now, as we all know, ... discuss

By Adolfo Castañeda, S.T.L. and Felipe E. Vizcarrondo, M.D. In advance of the presidential election, the following is the first of three questions and answers regarding what the Catholic Church teach ... discuss

By Adolfo Castañeda, S.T.L. and Felipe E. Vizcarrondo, M.D. In advance of the presidential election, the following is the second of three questions and answers regarding what the Catholic Church teac ... discuss

By Adolfo Castañeda, S.T.L. and Felipe E. Vizcarrondo, M.D. In advance of the presidential election, the following is the third of three questions and answers regarding what the Catholic Church teach ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux Conscience and Voting If we were to ask the average person, “What is a conscience?”, many would quickly call to mind Pinocchio’s sidekick Jiminy Cricket who was famous for the ... discuss

As the Guardian reports,Turkey has recalled its ambassador from Berlin after German MPs approved a motion describing the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a century ago as genocide – a decisio ... discuss

--This has been the craziest election I have ever witnessed.  I seriously feel like I'm in the twilight zone.--The other alternative is that I'm Marty McFly and I've woken up in an alternate vers ... discuss

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When voters decide which candidates to elect to public office, they often consider a range of important political issues. But not all issues should carry the same weight. Abortion is different from ot ... discuss

Running Through My Head Today:A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella (2015; Lily James) and It is Well With My SoulGrateful For:The transitional deacon who has been assigned to our parish ... discuss

By Maaike Rosendal“I was happily married with kids. Here’s why I had an abortion.” It’s the title of an article published by Chatelaine magazine earlier this year and sent to me by a friend la ... discuss

During a recent appearance on Late Night with Stephen Colbert, talk show host and former news anchor Katie Couric made the following comment: “I was at a scientific conference at the Vatican a coup ... discuss

Luke 10:1-20Pentecost 7July 3rd, 2016“Rejoicing with the 72”God bless America. Here on this national holiday weekend in which we celebrate America and its birth, we Christians can give thanks for ... discuss

Jesse Bernstein of Tablet blames Donald Trump on Jon Stewart. Well, partially, at least; he does admit upfront that there are plenty of factors in the matter. But apparently Stewart and his The Daily ... discuss

There are several political issues commonly wrapped in the social-justice banner that are also issues affecting life and the family. In theory, a Catholic ought to support those policies which support ... discuss

Image Source: Institute for Competitive Intelligence.Over the last few years, liberals have had their egos stroked by studies which report that they are smarter than conservatives. For instance, a few ... discuss

The one memory that will stay with me, when all other memories of September 11, 2001 have faded, is how obscenely beautiful the weather was. There really should have been more portents. Fierce, fiery ... discuss

Paul Combs, Tribune.orgI am no longer concerned about the prospect of Donald Trump as President of the United States. It was never a strong likelihood, despite his sense-defying victory in the Republi ... discuss

I’m sick to death of this election. The most distressing aspect of this election cycle is that it’s revealed the extent to which American Catholics, particularly those of a conservative bent, have ... discuss

by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia – The task of our Churches is to pray and work in order that the Lord would grant His mercy on the peoples of our countries, so that God’s strength ... discuss

On Politico, the headline read "Clinton Aide: Reporters don't ask questions voters care about." This, of course, was Hillary's dismissive attempt to quash reporters' insistence that she has been ... discuss

I did some exploratory digging to get a somewhat cogent answer to that question, and , in brief, here is what I found so far:First, while there is a consensus that there are sufficient grounds for the ... discuss

In 2007, Tony Spencer ran against a Democratic incumbent for Commonwealth’s Attorney of Caroline County, Virginia.  Spencer won election in 2007 and again in 2011, with significant Republican suppo ... discuss

A New Yorker review, summarizing a key argument of Katha Pollitt’s 2014 Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, proclaimed that “No person actually imagines that a zygote is a person.” (Meaning that ce ... discuss

Though I do not think that a responsibility argument is necessary in order to dismantle the bodily-rights argument or other pro-choice arguments, the responsibility incurred in the creation of a new h ... discuss

  Secular Pro-Life has published an article of mine under their paid blogging program.   Two paragraphs in the article read: Anyway, we can certainly say that Hogue’s remarks were enthusia ... discuss

Can a pro-lifer be both open-minded and confident? If only because it’s hard to prove a negative, one can never be completely confident that there is not some evidence out there somewhere that w ... discuss

I suppose it’s conceivable that Trump will be elected in November and miraculously, within a few years, give us a pro-life Supreme Court while not bringing on the end of civilization in some ... discuss

Moral Rock and Hard Place? ... discuss

"I'm prepared to accept as a matter of faith ... that at the moment of conception there's human life and being, but I'm not prepared to say that to other God­-fearing [and] non-­God­-fearing people ... discuss

October 16 marks the 100-year anniversary of Planned Parenthood. The group's founder, Margaret Sanger, was a birth control pioneer. But she didn't view "birth control" (a term she helped coin) in the ... discuss

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. Pro-life voters should consider the stakes and seek to prioritize issues accordingly.Abortion is not like other political matters. The abortion issue is about whet ... discuss

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“How can you trust me with a child if you can’t trust me with a choice?”This question came from a young woman in Northern California during a Q&A session following my presentation on the Case fo ... discuss

(This is the second in a three-part series responding to an article by Rachel Held Evans, which you can read here. This series is a joint effort between Seth Gruber and Clinton Wilcox. For part one in ... discuss

(This is the third part in a three-part series responding to an article by Rachel Held Evans, which you can read here. This series is a joint effort between Seth Gruber and Clinton Wilcox. For part on ... discuss

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The pro-life position entails that since unborn human beings are full human persons at fertilization, if you kill an unborn human being at any point in his/her development, you are committing an act o ... discuss

I've spent the last week in England and will be returning to California tomorrow. It's been a wonderful week but I'll be happy to finally be going home. I will look forward to returning next year. The ... discuss

This past weekend I was speaking to a group at Northwestern University from Students for Life of Illinois as part of that organization’s annual summit. I made the case for life appealing to the thre ... discuss

There are varying opinions among Christians about abortion. Catholics sometimes blame Protestants for the decriminalization of abortion. They may be right.  In the '60s, it was often Protest ... discuss

This newly minted devotional builds on the Bible character, Daniel. This black books sports a lovely leather-like covering on its edges and spine. Hawkins begins this book with an Introduction to th ... discuss

 Assisted Suicide Will be Legal in California Tomorrow, Targeting the Elderly and Disabled  Micaiah Bilger California’s new assisted suicide law takes effect on Thursday, opening the ... discuss

Pro-life leaders and local activists need to face up to what's happening at the highest levels in the Catholic Church.As Voice of the Family reported last week:"A representative of the Holy See [Monsi ... discuss

Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's director of communications, was recently interviewed by Die Tagespost, a German Catholic newspaper, about Theresa May. They wanted to know the position of the new prime minister ... discuss

I have just returned from fact-finding trip to Poland with SPUC's international team where we were hosted by the Ordo Iuris team which led the recent Stop Abortion Citizens' Initiative supported by ne ... discuss

Released late last year, Robert Cardinal Sarah’s book God or Nothing relates the story of his upbringing in very humble circumstances, his education and formation, and his tenure in a very dangerous ... discuss

Praise God! Our pro-life training conference here in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has been a great success. Dr. Brian Clowes, Emil Hagamu and I have been sharing with regional pro-life leaders what we’ve ... discuss

Son of man, I have appointed you a sentinel for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, you shall warn them for me. If I say to the wicked, you shall surely die–and you do not warn ... discuss

I’m in Nashville this weekend to meet some supporters of HLI and give a brief presentation for the Trail Life USA convention. I accompanied HLI board chairman Stuart Nolan, Jr., who also serves on t ... discuss

We have been sent. For us, being at the service of life is not a boast but rather a duty, born of our awareness of being “God’s own people, that we may declare the wonderful deeds of him w ... discuss

First Question: "This concerns the origin of sin and evil. Since, as we believe, God created everything good, meaning everything created was created in the ontological state of goodness or righteousne ... discuss

Question: "Should Orthodox Christians vote?"There are no canons of the Church that either require Christians to vote, or forbid them from doing so. There are restrictions on the involvement of clergy ... discuss

First off, happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians. We have much to be thankful for, don’t we? I trust that you will be able to enjoy the day with friends or family. And now here ... discuss

It does me good to consider what I am thankful for, especially since today is Thanksgiving up here in Canada. There are so many things for which I owe gratitude to God, but near the top of the ... discuss

Whatever else you know about the Bible, I’m sure you know this: It lays out a sexual ethic that displays God’s intent in creating sexuality and that challenges humanity to live in ways con ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include a selection from Crossway related to the Reformation: ​The Reformation by Stephen Nichols; Experiencing the Truth by Anthony Carter; Luther on the Chr ... discuss

It’s the first day of a new month which means we’ve got lots of deals to sort through. Today’s Kindle deals include: Rescuing the Gospel by Erwin Lutzer, Letters to My Daught ... discuss

EWTN, the Catholic network founded by the late Mother Angelica, played a crucial role in my return to the Catholic Church, as it has in the lives of countless others around the world. There is no dou ... discuss

Jesus' attitude is striking: we do not hear the words of scorn, we do not hear words of condemnation, but only words of love, of mercy, which are an invitation to conversation. "Neither do I condemn y ... discuss




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