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Thoughts on the Miracle of Life as we March on Cold and Snowy Day!

January 21, 2014 5 Comments
Thoughts on the Miracle of Life as we March on Cold and Snowy Day!

Well no doubt this year’s March will be a difficult one. 8 inches of snow and temps in the lower teens plus wind will surely make this a real witness for life for those able to march. The coldest march I ever endured was back in the mid 1980s when the temperature was 4 degrees, […]

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More evidence that those who say they want Abortion "Safe and Legal" are not really serious about the "safe" part

July 15, 2013 12 Comments
More evidence that those who say they want Abortion "Safe and Legal" are not really serious about the "safe" part

Many of you are aware that last week the Texas Legislature passed historic legislation that significantly limits abortion in Texas and shows that the claim of the “Pro-Choice” abortion advocates that they mere want abortion “safe and legal.” For the Texas Law places significant requirements that so-called “clinics” must meet basic medical requirements and certification. […]

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"When I die, there will be no one left to sing for me." A reflection on A Washington Post Article on the Vanishing of Europe

June 24, 2013 24 Comments
"When I die, there will be no one left to sing for me." A reflection on A Washington Post Article on the Vanishing of Europe

We have discussed on this blog numerous times before the coming demographic implosion, especially among Europeans as a result of declining birthrates. It is a matter of some debate how serious the problem is, even among those living in Europe. And not being a denizen of Europe I am not able to play the prophet. […]

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Misleading and Uniformative: Some Thoughts on a Recent Abortion Poll

January 28, 2013 5 Comments
Misleading and Uniformative: Some Thoughts on a Recent Abortion Poll

I like many of you heard of a recent Pew Research Center survey on Abortion (released just before the March for Life) that presents discouraging results. The very title of their release was trumpeted by secular Media: Most Oppose Overturning Abortion Decision. That was the lead and really the only thing the secular media wanted […]

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Light and Darkness: Some thoughts on this Presidential Inauguration Rooted in another Inauguration in 1865

January 20, 2013 34 Comments
Light and Darkness: Some thoughts on this Presidential Inauguration Rooted in another Inauguration in 1865

Many thoughts move through my mind on this third Monday in January. Just up the street from where I live, the Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama is taking place. Today is also the official celebration of the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And also, later this week, my rectory will be […]

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Ancient Testimonies Against Abortion

August 7, 2012 0 Comments

In doing research for an Our Sunday Visitor column (my regular Q and A column), I found it necessary to comb through some of the early Church sources regarding the teaching against abortion. I thought it might be helpful here, by way of a resource, to post some of those teachings here. While I have […]

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Nancy Pelosi – A Strange little Video on Public Policy, Scripture and Abortion

April 18, 2012 25 Comments

The video below is almost two years old and I recall hearing something of this story then, but I have never seen the full video. I remember only hearing a grainy recording and so it made less impact. But in this video two statements by Mrs. Pelosi are juxtaposed and the impact is stronger than […]

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Reaping the Whirlwind: A Reflection on the Global War Against Baby Girls and Its Social Implications

February 29, 2012 12 Comments

From the “God save us from ourselves” file comes a chilling study entitled The Global War Against Baby Girls by Nicholas Eberstadt. It is published in the New Atlantis. It describes the ever-widening trend of sex-selected abortion, a trend which now effects up to forty percent of the world’s population.  The article is steeped in […]

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