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It's been nearly a month since I posted my last blog entry. The last few weeks have been crazy busy and full of the unexpected. I went to Illinois for a friend's wedding and to visit my cousin in Chic ... discuss

  Since losing the most winnable presidential election in modern American history, Hillary Clinton has, among other things: given a series of high-profile speeches, joined Gov. Cuomo at his publ ... discuss

by Sean Hackbarth, Contributing Author: Americans complain about overregulation. As rule after rule has piled up over the decades, they have good reason to complain.But here’s an interesting observ ... discuss

Praised By Both Jobs Groups And Unions, Alexander Acosta’s ‘Experiences In Both Public Service And The Private Sector Position Him Well To Be An Effective And Pragmatic Leader At The Department ... discuss

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities Equities advanced as corporate results and housing data bolstered optimism in the economy. There is also confidence the Trump administration will propose mea ... discuss

Is there a contradiction between affirming male elders and being concerned that harmful ideas about gender may contribute to harmful responses to domestic abuse? Absolutely not. Can I love the doctrin ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Media Matters is at it again, and boy, do they have a whopper for us today. Their latest study, published on Alternet, makes the, er, creative claim that the overwhelming ... discuss

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?Knowing that children’s lives are dependent on the work of the pro-life movement gives me great motivation. If it’s ... discuss

My grandma is a quilter whose sewing resume stretches over three decades. The patience and perseverance necessary to maintain this skill of intricacy amazes me. Precise measuring and cutting. The hum ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by AF "Tony" Brancoby Dr. Ron Paul: “I love Wikileaks,” candidate Donald Trump said on October 10th on the campaign trail. He praised the organization for reporting on the darke ... discuss

by Dr. Jack Wheeler: On Monday (4/17), Vice-President Mike Pence was here at the Panmunjom border between North and South Korea. But this is a view the Silver Fox never saw. For it is from the Nort ... discuss

Many young pro-lifers describe abortion as the social justice issue of our day. They work to restore justice to the nearly 1 million babies in the womb who are aborted every year and denied their righ ... discuss

“Don’t call it sin,” he declared, and proposed that, to describe someone’s immoral behaviour, I write objectively disordered. Preserve us from word-watchers, I thought. His lecture was a r ... discuss

Oklahoma, 1937: A Midwife's Fatal HandiworkMerl WilliamsOn April 24, 1937, Merl Williams of Watonga, Oklahoma, died of peritonitis. She was 21 years old, a worker in a poultry packing plant. Her death ... discuss

If so, then these passages prove, argues Cara, that at least some first-century Jews did, in fact, believe in works righteousness.  Even if Paul didn’t write these books (though Cara thinks he did ... 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

Alabama state Senators advanced a bill this week that would add the right to life for unborn babies into the Alabama Constitution. The proposal would write into the Alabama Constitution that it is sta ... discuss

Pro-life students are facing hostility for exercising their free speech rights on college campuses across America. This week, the College Fix reports a student club at Hood College in Maryland may be ... discuss

The other day, in a wistful mood, I posted the following on Facebook:I wonder if anyone has thought of creating a Sanctuary City where you can be openly religious, go to church regularly, dress and sp ... discuss

After I was converted there was the inevitable spiritual joy of a newly born child of God. But only a year or so later, I was in despair. When I looked at so much of the sin and hypocrisy that was goi ... discuss

Alabama state Senators advanced a bill this week that would add the right to life for unborn babies into the Alabama Constitution. The proposal would write into the Alabama Constitution that it is sta ... discuss

Bernard of Clairvaux’s solemn hymn, “O Sacred Head Now Wounded,” helps us better understand that the Gospel is grounded in Christ’s sacrifice not in our faithfulness. It also helps ... 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

We say it often: ideas have consequences; bad ideas have victims. And a certain, consistent Princeton bioethicist continues to show just how true that is. How do we know what’s right? Great minds ha ... 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

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

This past November, everything I knew to be mine was taken away from me. It started the weekend of Thanksgiving when I realized something was wrong with my arm. I could hardly write at all without i ... discuss

Science Demonstrations, density with flax seed and water;   Bernoulli’s Principle with a leaf blower and a beach ball.  Fun stuff showing real principles at work. Huge collection of science ... discuss

“I’ve been moved to tears reading other books, but this book actually reads me, wrecks me, and rebuilds me. What’s more, I’ve seen and experienced this same thing with other people. This c ... discuss

I did a double take the first time I saw this writer's name. Helen Russell was the name of my chain-smoking theater professor in college and I didn't think my Helen Russell was still around, much less ... discuss

 Today, I wrote to President Trump about the North Korean crisis. Yup, a disabled nobody out in the Canadian hinterland wrote to the most powerful man on the planet. I'm not even American. Why? T ... 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

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel's continuing space opera "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" has yet to hit theaters, but plans are already in the works for the third installment. ... discuss

The stress hits hard as I stare at the research paper I’m attempting to write. The research paper that was due yesterday. I stretch my tired muscles and run my fingers through my hair, attempting ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Sacred Grounds: watch your step Some time ago, in America, sacred grounds were a place where you buried your dead…or a special pl ... discuss

“She begins the story, appropriately, with the 18th-century revivals of the First Great Awakening, the birthplace of American evangelicalism. She demonstrates that from the beginning the moveme ... discuss

. . . A female genital mutilation horror in the Midwest.by Newt Gingrich: Livonia, Michigan is known as Little Palestine. The Detroit suburb is famous for its anti-Israel meetings. You could go hear ... 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

Another student abortion activist tried to destroy a college pro-life display Wednesday in Washington state. Washington State University Students for Life set up the display this week to raise awarene ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  Trump Drops MOAB - News broke just after lunch time that U.S. forces dropped a MOAB bomb (Massive Ordnance Air Blast) in Afghanistan. The bomb is ... discuss

President Donald Trump signed into law today a bill to overturn a rule pro-abortion President Barack Obama put in place preventing states from defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.  The ... discuss

I first encountered the writings of Michael D. O'Brien back in the 1990s when I was a reporter/editor for a Catholic newspaper. I was doing an article on contemporary Catholic fiction, and read s ... discuss

. . . Eating Away at College Campuses!U.S. college campuses have been drained of real intellectualdiversity and have become hubs for leftist indoctrination. (Pix via The Daily Signal which also r ... discuss

As humans on earth, we sure spend a lot of time waiting, don’t we? Waiting for the bus, waiting for the microwave, waiting to be tall enough to ride the rollercoaster… plus some more serious ... discuss

And what does purity look like in coed friendships? Avoidance? Paul calls Timothy to treat “the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity” (1 Tim. 5:2). We know how ... 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

. . . and Why Cosmopolitan Is So Wrongby Greg Weiner: The whole point of the straw-man fallacy is that an opponent of straw is supposed to be easier to defeat than one of flesh and blood: one constru ... discuss

by Rick Manning: Some in the music industry are encouraging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to withdraw from defending a more than 70-year-old consent decree that has created an expeditious and workabl ... discuss

Prof Sally Sheldon (pictured) has been awarded £512,000 by The Arts and Humanities Research Council to write a ‘biographical study’ of the 1967 Abortion Act, reports the Daily Mail. Prof ... discuss

If only I could write like so-and-so does. Oh, and this other person is extremely gifted in drawing. Why can’t I be popular and outgoing like my other friends? Comparison clouds the heart. It s ... discuss

In the 8-3 decision issued April 4, the appeals court ruled contrary to its own precedent and every U.S. appeals court to date, including the 11th Circuit which just weeks earlier came to the opposite ... 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

The world puts the old people on the shelf and the young people on the podium. But it really should be the other way around. Every believer should aspire to the crown of splendor—to the honor that i ... 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

A Texas State University student caught on video destroying a pro-life display defended his behavior Thursday and said he hopes he “inspires” others. On Monday, a video posted online by a “progr ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Are you able to rejoice always? I believe most people who have ever known me for a while would tell you I’m an “up” pe ... 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

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Should Christians engage in a “strategic withdrawal” from society? That is the question Rod Dreher asks in his new book, The Benedict Option. He was on my ... discuss

early 20 years after he promised to never write another book on parenting, Paul Tripp has once again entered the world of parenting—and his book is well worth your time.  His book is centered on t ... discuss

As I consider the current state of America and the American church, I can’t help but think that we need to learn from Hudson Taylor today. As a nation, the divisions seem to be getting wider and ... discuss

Tom Simonet, professor of journalism atRider Univ, after the Gingrich speech withjournalism major  Brandon Scalea fromMarlboro, NJ (Author's Photo)by Kevin Mooney: House Republican leaders made ... discuss

“The idea that anything needs fixing inside a transgender person is anathema to big media. Time calls transgender rights “America’s next civil rights frontier.” The New York Times has, in ... discuss

There is a story behind every book. The story for this book was painfully sweet and stitched to my soul. A couple of years ago I was enduring a particularly difficult season. It seemed as though God h ... discuss

Another pro-life college display was vandalized this spring, this time at Texas State University. Campus Reform reports a video posted online by a “progressive” student named Emma Brockway showed ... discuss

(Latin: Sanctus Ambrosius, "Ambrosius episcopus Mediolanensis"; Italian: Sant'Ambrogio; Lombard: Sant'Ambroeus) (c. 340 – 4 April 397), Bishop of Milan (Mediolanum in Latin), was one of the most emi ... discuss

by Dr. Jack Sternberg, Contributing Author: Whenever I write about healthcare it usually causes problems. As a physician, it’s impossible for me not to feel the pain of those patients who are not i ... discuss

HB 54 legalizes physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia as those terms are traditionally defined. The bill is based on a similar law in Oregon, which has a near complete lack of transparency. If Al ... discuss

This article was originally published on April 2, 2017 on the Choice is an Illusion website.Margaret DoreBy Margaret K. Dore, Esq., for a pdf version, click here.HB 54 legalizes physician-assisted sui ... 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

“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

From my archives- I wrote this over 15 years ago. Closer to 20 years ago, in fact. We approach art from two different paths, art history and art appreciation. When we do art history (something I did w ... discuss

Even the hosts of the Harvest Show don’t know what to do when confronted with a confident, mature, articulate teenager! Jaquelle Crowe, our editor-in-chief and author of This Changes Everything ... discuss

Judge Neil GorsuchJudge Gorsuch ‘Masterful,’ A ‘Mainstream Nominee,’ ‘Exactly The Kind Of Jurist We Need On The Supreme Court’SEN. COLLINS: ‘He Is Eminently Well Qualified To Serve On ... discuss

1 April AD 1582? By most accounts, almost nothing stood out about young Fere. Indeed, the birth of this seventh son of one Septimus Filius is lost completely to history. Only apocryphal accounts rema ... discuss

202-626-8820 To view or download a PDF version of this letter, click here. Dear Senator: On behalf of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, ... discuss

“In offering the Benedict Option, Dreher almost completely overlooks the wisdom of Christians, especially people of color, who have always endured marginalization. The absence of the influence o ... 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

By starting with students’ own moral practices and intuitions concerning justice, a professor can lead them in productive conversations about moral matters. The most important step is to point out t ... discuss

NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS: ‘Judge Gorsuch Has Significant Experience With Cases Involving The Interests Of Indian Tribes And Indian People’SEN. CORY GARDNER (R-CO): He’s ‘Someb ... discuss

Every year, I write to honor my sister, Terri Schiavo, on March 31st, the anniversary of her death, and reflect on the state of our nation when it comes to the treatment of our medically vulnerable. F ... discuss

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to pass a bill to overturn a rule pro-abortion President Barack Obama put in place preventing states from defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.  The rule ... discuss

LONDON (AP) — Lloyd's of London is setting up a subsidiary in Brussels so that it can continue to write insurance in Europe once Britain leaves the European Union. ... discuss

It is not inference or implication that “Critical Race Theory” strongly influences the thinking of Dr. Willams and Mr. Tisby. One can draw a straight line from “Critical Race Theory& ... discuss

Scripture tells us “we are looking forward to a new heavens and new earth [redeemed universe] in which righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13). The problem is, many believers are not looking forward ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: Friday’s decision to pull the House Republican health reform bill was not the end of health reform. In fact, it may have been the best step toward actually achieving real health ca ... 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

J Street a Soros Project. . . Democrats dive into the anti-Israel swamp.by Daniel Greenfield: On March 23, 2017, Senators had a simple choice to make. On one side was J Street; an anti-Israel pressur ... discuss

by Leonard Hyman & William Tilles: International news services now report that Japan’s Toshiba Corporation (9502.T) is preparing to make a chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for its Westinghouse Electric ... discuss

The Senate will vote Thursday on a bill to overturn a rule pro-abortion President Barack Obama put in place preventing states from defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.  The rule from t ... discuss

These are just a couple of ideas, suggestions, brainstorming- they are not required, you don’t have to do it this way, and I am sure there are other approaches.  They are for students who have ... discuss

“Your repentance should be as public as your sin (not in the sense of parading it, but in the sense of making it evident); and, if at some point you have a public platform of which people outsi ... discuss

Pat Buchanan signing The Death of the West: How Dying Populations & Immigrant InvasionsImperil Our Country and Civilizationby Patrick Buchanan: Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Rep ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): March 27thToday is the Feast of St. John Damascene.  Also known as St. John of Damascus, St. John Damascene was a Syrian monk and priest who died in Mar Saba, near Jerus ... 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

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Grace Changes Everything Even destruction into construction When you’re gracious to others, many times you’ll discover they ... 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

Audio:I’d like to share with you about the faith of Monica Steckbauer. I never knew her as Monica though, but as Grandma Steckbauer. So that’s what I’m going to refer to her as. Grandma Steck ... discuss

This is something I shared last year that I was reminded of.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Somehow between each of Lily's birthdays, I forget how there's a let-down in the days after March 16th. I think people c ... 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

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter This Week’s Podcast Episode Includes… How many more times will I write? Here and there – how decisions can change de ... discuss

It is almost thirty years since Operation Rescue, the largest civil rights movement in the history of our nation, was in full sway. People are alive today who were “rescued” back then when ... discuss

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

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Here and there – they can be times and places In the English language we can use the same words, in the same order, in multiple wa ... discuss

Jusr a sign to say I’m living, that I’m not among the dead, Though I’m getting more forgetful, and more mixed up in my head, For sometimes I can’t remember when I stand at the ... discuss

I recently read an account of John  Philips, Ph.D. , described as a typical hard-driving man, very successful in his field, who at the age of 57 suffered a massive stroke which almost took his life a ... discuss

03/12/2012 China (ChinaAid) Members Detained and Sent to Labor Camp as Chinese House Church Repeatedly Targeted for Persecution -A house church belonging to the China for Christ denomination has be ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy How many more times will I write about Truth and Life? Well, how many more times will anyone read? Or listen? And will anyone ca ... discuss

11 March AD 1575 Croatian reformer Matthias Flacius Illyricus (Matija Vlačić Ilirik) was born on 3 March 1520 in Labin (Albona in Latin). At that time, the region was under control of the Venetian ... 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'd like to challenge you today to be more than you are.  That is ultimately the goal of this blog, to provoke you be more than you are now, by the power of Jesus Christ.  We live on this gl ... discuss

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My fra ... discuss

The publishing world sees very few books reach blockbuster status, but William Paul Young’s The Shack has now exceeded even that. The book, originally self-published by Young and two friends, ha ... discuss

Late last month, Betsy, Ramona and I went to see the filmed version of the Broadway show Newsies. They're big fans of the movie (which I've never seen) and they couldn't wait to see the stage version ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy Today I’m talking about this love thing So what is it about this love thing that keeps it hanging around lifetime after li ... discuss

After I blogged about missing Mass last weekend, I emailed one of our favorite local priests about what I could do regarding my terrible no-Mass streak. His advice was simple: keep trying. Try to make ... discuss

Accompanying Video:  Who is God, really?One of my favorite gospel preachers A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”We were b ... discuss

It's been almost 3 years since I've posted anything up here. Unreal! Not that I never write. Seems like I write all the time. Last week I finished writing (and recording) my 7 part Weekend Bible Study ... discuss

When is enough, enough? Israel is at the point of the spear—multiple spears from the enemies surrounding her. Since emerging from the Holocaust and becoming a nation in 1948, Israel has endured two ... discuss

Today, as I write this, is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter.  At the Mass I attended today, it would seem the presiding priest did not want to celebrate this feast day.  He wore green, wh ... discuss

This book is a study about women as one author believes that God sees them and relates to them. A woman herself and speaking from experience, Wendy Alsup begins with an Introduction of why she wrote ... 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

Via Wikimedia Commons cc 2.0Is there really life after death?  Or is this life all there is?  It's a question that we ignore, we toss aside, and eventually ponder.  It's a question that ... 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

I was going through old USB memory sticks looking for a document when I discovered something I wrote in 2005 when that which I feared most from multiple sclerosis was about to happen: Quadriplegia. Yo ... 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

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

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

~I've been a member of the Friends of the Eisenhower Foundation for 2 years now and the benefits are amazing if you are Presidential Museum nerd like me.~My husband and I went to Texas this past summe ... discuss

Apply to be a summer intern for Students for Life of Illinois, one of the largest and most effective pro-life organizations serving college campuses! Work alongside SFLI’s Director of the Campus Men ... discuss

I have always loved egg salad. I used to go in and request it at Jason’s Deli even though it wasn’t on the menu and they would sometimes make it for me, depending on the location. Eggs an ... discuss

I've been sick with a cold all week. That means, yes, you can feel sorry for me, and yes, I've been operating on partial-fuzz-brain, so I've relied heavily on coffee. (Oh, let's be honest...when do I ... discuss

Note to readers:  Everything I write on my blog is indexed in some form or manner by the U.S. government (and by Google), so I wanted to elevate the content just in case it is useful for evangeli ... 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

I was recently honored to be asked to write a short article fo rthe  St. Joseph Catholic Family Center in Manchester, NH. In particular, she asked me why prolifers should care about people workin ... discuss

This is a slightly revised and updated article I first wrote and posted in 2004 at this time.March for Life 2014 ascending Capitol Hill on the way to the Supreme CourtOn Friday, January 27, the 44th & ... discuss

CreditLast weekend we saw millions of people around the world protesting the Donald Trump presidency, demanding that the voices of all people be heard.  Of course, these are the same people who f ... discuss

 SFLI is hiring a Campus Mentor for the Campus Mentor Program in Chicago. Why? A Campus Mentor transforms students into virtuous, skilled, pro-life leaders, so they can build and nurture a cultur ... discuss

I interrupt my blogging hiatus to comment on this article in The Atlantic entitled: How Ultrasound Became Political. (According to my facebook feed, the original title seems to have been How the Ultra ... discuss

During these days of transition in government,temperance in expectations is a wise policy based on experience. Calvin Coolidge said, "It is a great advantage to a president, and a major source of safe ... 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

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

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 This Present Evil Age Won’t Last Forever Around 2000 years ago a very intelligent man wrote about grace. One of the ... discuss

Francesco CangiamilaTranslated into French by Abbé Joseph Dinouart, 1766. Second French Edition.Originally published in Sicilian in 1745 and in Latin in 1758.In this day and age, the most salient iss ... discuss

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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

A 3 1/2 inch floppy labeled,  "DOS 3.3 - backup";  O.S.2 Warp - a box full of disks that puts the O.S.2 program on to your harddrive; I gritted my teeth and tossed them out today. A Quicken ... discuss

     High School functions under a fairly rigid caste system; Rule 1) Seniors have nothing to do with freshman unless it's the quarterback of the football team flirting or dating the pr ... discuss

By Christine De BaetsWithin a two hour “Choice” Chain, you can converse with a wide variety of people. Whenever I set up, taking my stack of literature and turning my sign depicting an abortion vi ... 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

Back in April 2016, I read the little book, "Keep Your Greek: Strategies for Busy People" (Kindle Edition), written by Constantine R. Campbell (also see this).I immensely enjoyed this book and it ... discuss

This hardback book is attractively arranged. It has a flower photo on the front cover. Higgs begins with an introduction called Well-Versed. Then she launches into the next 31 chapters. She begins e ... discuss

I've spent the last two articles responding to an article by blogger Richard Rowe, in which he asserts (without any good arguments but with a whole lot of unjustified arrogance) that pro-choice is the ... discuss

This may come as a shock to some people, but no one is entitled to an opinion. The only opinion you have any right to is a well-informed opinion. If you can't reproduce your opposition's arguments in ... discuss

Thomas C. Oden, one of the most gracious and respected theologians of our times, died yesterday at age 85. Professor Oden made the pilgrimage from theological liberalism, and what he acknowledged as a ... discuss

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

This is one of the least pleasant pieces I have ever sat down to write.  I am forcing myself to do it.   I feel the warning must be issued, although my sense is that those who would heed it, need i ... discuss

Matthew 3:1-12Advent 2December 4th, 2016“John's Call to Repent”In much the same way that the holiday season brings visits from loved ones we may see once a year, today we have the annual Advent se ... discuss

Amaryllis Christmas Flowers – sent to me by my Mother-In-Law in Houston I know it’s been a while since I blogged… in fact, I think this past November was the very first month I didn& ... discuss

The belief that life begins at conception is at the heart of the pro-life cause. But I'm amazed that virtually nobody has asked themselves how we came to believe in it. It's rather taken for granted.M ... discuss

Question: "Does Christ's prohibition against oaths in Matthew 5:33-37 mean that we should not pledge allegiance to the flag?"While Christ certainly forbade the making of foolish and idle oaths, he did ... discuss

This Timeline of Pro-Life History is my humble attempt to document those events relevant to the rights, welfare and cause of the unborn.Every other human group seems to have a history dedicated to it, ... discuss

Oak Hills Church Cuba Mission Trip 2016 Hello Family and Friends,  I want to tell you are little bit about the Oak Hills Church Cuba Mission Trip 2016!  I am humbled to have been invited to join a ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Creative Writer - Singer Songwriter - Voiceover Artist You absolutely, positively cannot get something from nothing And if you think you can ... discuss

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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

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

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

There has been a lot of rhetoric surrounding the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and the assassination of five Dallas police officers. On the one hand some people are blaming BLM (and the president, ... discuss

One of the most misunderstood aspects of Catholicism, even for (maybe especially for) Catholics is veneration of and devotion to Mary. I know for much of my life I have had an aversion to Marian devot ... discuss

If you read the blog post right before this one. You already know Arjay. You know how he came into care at our center and that he was a MAJOR behavior challenge.  You know that he was reunited wi ... discuss

A longstanding tradition with Vital Signs Ministries is the P.A.L. Night, a heart-driven, hands-on, letter-writing party in which we use the power of the pen to address issues of the sanctity of life, ... discuss

By now I'm sure most of my former readers have all but given up on this blog.  I have been going for weeks and months without posting anything.  But the last year has been rough.Some of my s ... discuss

There’s a post title I never thought that I would actually write. First off, let me say this: I think it was absolutely unprofessional, ungraceful, uncouth and downright spiteful — of ... discuss

It’s Monday, and we ask you to pardon this interruption in the daily brilliance. I’m away on a family matter. I’ll return to the regular snarkage sometime early next week. __________ ... discuss

Time magazine broke a story by Elizabeth Dias yesterday with quite the headline, Top Evangelical College Group to Dismiss Employees Who Support Gay Marriage. Ed Stetzer wrote an article in reply for C ... discuss

This book is not one you want to blast through in a few weeks like I did. I really like Franciscan friar Richard Rohr and have been receiving his daily emails for about a year now. I have only read on ... discuss

The following is a 2004 message from Pastor Gary C. Price at Omega Ministries."For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to t ... discuss

See these people? They're looking for a job.In my many years in business, people have looked to me for a job. Some I've hired, and gladly. Some I've hired..and maybe not so gladly, but I figured, let' ... discuss

I see it, I hear it, every day. In texts and on social media: "OMG!"On the street, in everyday conversations, I hear it: "Oh. My. God!"And every time? I wince. Why?Because this is clear violation of t ... 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

You all know me, so I don’t have to introduce myself or bore you with interviews and commercials. My platform: Everybody shut up My foreign policy: “You crazy nations, shut up and act righ ... discuss

After reading Proverbs 31 for the gazillionth time, I felt inspired this morning to write what a modern day Proverbs 31 woman might be like.  In short, she's perfect!  Of course, none of us ... discuss

Image Source: Mark P. Shea, I presume.If you want an example of the damage done to the Catholic Church in America by the surrounding culture’s increasing hyperpartisanship and ideological tribalism, ... 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

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

For the third year in a row, my commentary has placed at the Catholic Press Awards. This year they won second place in the “Best Regular Column – Spiritual Life\" category. In 2015, I won thir ... discuss

My installation at Holy Cross on August 19, 2011. Five years ago today I was installed as pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California. As with many things, it seems like it was both ye ... discuss

And by "it", I mean completely frothing off at the mouth about the "evil" "misogynistic" "anti-choice" movement. Ruth Graham over at Slate wrote a surprisingly well-balanced article about the more alt ... discuss

This is a advice book which uses the author's personal experiences. Dena Yohe spreads this book throughout 15 chapters. She begins each chapter with a wise or relevant quotes. She follos her final ch ... discuss

This book is a devotional. These devotions are based on the life of Jesus, as depicted in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Ken Gire starts his devotional with an Introduction. He prompt ... discuss

This is a how-to books for parents of teenage girls. This is the Third Edition of this book. The topic is navigating a girl's relationships with other girls. A New York Times bestseller, Wiseman st ... discuss

 The enormous impact of a baby’s “first kick”By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. If you want to peruse stories all day long, go directly to nationalrighttolifenews.org and/or follo ... discuss

Everyone is busy these days, and we all want to find that additional time to get everything done. Time is a precious resource, and no matter what we might wish for, we only have twenty-four hours in ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Ever thought about creation and imagination? Creation and imaginati ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Do you see any work in this work of art? Sometimes a work of art em ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs I know a writer who chooses stories as his writing style. I work w ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Did You Know There’s Always Been A Digital World? Yep…there are ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Ah, look at all the glorious things. More than once I’ve said I d ... discuss

One of the great joys of blogging is receiving feedback from those who read what I write. Every week or two I like to collect some of the letters to the editor that I receive and share them he ... discuss




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