culture of death

Disposable People

Father and Son

At first I thought it was the article about the Canadian mother who received a letter from a neighbor suggesting she should euthanize her autistic son which prompted me to write today’s blog.  Maybe it was my recent discovery that 92% of babies determined to have Down’s Syndrome are aborted by their parents.  It could have been the alarming lack […]

Why I Don’t Need A Pro-Life Bumper Sticker On My Van

I open the van doors and a soccer ball, an empty Burger King cup, and a purple tennis shoe fall on the asphalt parking lot.  I scramble after the rolling ball and when I bend over to pick it up, my swollen belly heavy with child gets in the way.  Once I’ve secured the athletic equipment, I turn back to […]

The Pro-Life Movement and the Culture of Death: Are we fighting fire with fire?

In the fight against the culture of death, are our words enough? Is a political movement of people enough? Is protest enough? These are questions that need to be asked, especially in the wake of this year’s March for Life in Washington, DC. This article will hopefully articulate my response to these questions based upon the experiences I’ve had with […]

Where does the Christian West go from Here? Five Crucial Truths

"Christ the Consolator" by Bloch

“Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength!” Many today do not feel much like rejoicing. Maybe you don’t either! But you have to admit that you would really like to feel better, be happier and have confidence. So what’s up with all the disappointment and anxiety around us? And what can we […]

The Price of Saving Lives: An Interview with Monica Migliorino Miller

In my parish, our associate pastor often serves Mass while his mother looks on from the congregation. Last week, he went to Rome to defend his doctoral dissertation and was awarded the highest honor, summa cum laude. He is brilliant, speaks seven languages, and yet, is gentle, kind-hearted, and down-to-earth. This priest’s mother spoke publicly for the first time last year, of […]

How Artificial Birth Control Aborts Babies

How can something be both immense and minute at the same time?  Something upon which all of human history depends, yet, it is fragile and almost non-existent to the eye?  It is the union of an egg and sperm—an embryo.  Such is God’s way.  He takes something smaller than a mustard seed and brings forth all of civilization. When a […]

Is it Morally Permissible to Vote for a Pro-Abortion Candidate?

Unborn Child

Every election cycle, the debate arises… “Candidate ‘A’ opposes abortion, but I disagree with his other positions. Candidate ‘B’ promotes access to and advocates a legal right to abortion, but I feel that he is more correct on the other issues of the day. Is it morally permissible for me to vote for Candidate ‘B’”? The question is often framed […]

How to Examine Six Areas of Your Life to Discover “What’s In Your Heart?”

"King David in Prayer" by Pieter de Grebber

The things that we do tell us who we are. You have heard the saying, “Actions speak louder than words.” We know this is very true. There are many people who deliberately say one thing and do another. We refer to these people as hypocrites. They lie about who they are, intentionally, in order to gain something they desire. But, […]

The Blessing of New Life and the Culture of Death

Jenny and her boys

Have we forgotten? Each of us was first a thought in the mind of God, Who in His goodness created us in love and freedom. He created us to share eternity with Him in this life and in the life to come. This call to communion with God is the very dignity of the human person. We come alive at […]

Catholics may soon find the practice of their faith illegal in the US

If you have not noticed, the U.S. government has been interjecting itself into the practice of the Catholic faith by Catholic individuals and organizations. From (a) mandating that Catholic adoption services not “discriminate” against same-sex couples seeking to adopt to (b) mandating that Catholic employers provide insurance that includes contraceptives, including abortifacients.  Catholic Charities, Catholic Hospitals and other organizations are at […]