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I haven’t been able to blog much lately. Busy with several projects and expect to remain this busy until the latter half of the year. Also need to declutter my digital space badly, so for a while, my posts here will probably consist of compilations — articles I’ve read and saved on various notepads (by …
Today my feed was inundated with Pope Francis supposedly relaxing the rules on abortion. Except that’s not quite accurate. He didn’t relax the rules on ABORTION per se — it’s STILL considered a sin in the Catholic Church — always has been, always will be. We already know that most folks in mainstream media these …
Fr. Dwight makes a sad observation here. I agree. It’s also desensitization. When you see violence all over the place, real and unreal (video games, movies, TV) it’s easy for everything to just become one huge blur. And I think (analyzing some of my friends’ responses to what’s happening) the thinking goes, “I have my …
Last week I finally finished reading CS Lewis’ Till We Have Faces. Lewis’ own favorite out of his works, this novel takes us along on the journey of a soul, from the prison of selfishness into the freedom of truth. I saw much of Orual in myself, and like Orual I hope that my pilgrimage …
Let’s get something straight right off the bat here. I am not a proponent of abstinence education though I respect my fellow parents’ choice to take that route. Nor am I saying that children shouldn’t get sex education at all. I’m saying that right now, and for the past several decades, our children have been …
From Laudato Si’: 50. Instead of resolving the problems of the poor and thinking of how the world can be different, some can only propose a reduction in the birth rate. At times, developing countries face forms of international pressure which make economic assistance contingent on certain policies of “reproductive health”. Yet “while it is …
A friend, Francis B., requested a list of my sources for pro-life news. So, in no particular order, my favorites: General Crisis Magazine First Things Catholic World Report MercatorNet NewAdvent.org National Catholic Register Abortion Live Action News Americans United for Life Students for Life National Right to Life News Priests for Life Blog Politics, Legislation, …
Nor do all couples fight — many do and a few do not. What is hellish are marriages in which the spouses are not living according to the divine plan, or they are not deeply converted from their sins, mortal and venial. I’ve been putting off writing this post because I’ve written a lot lately …
Well, it’s done. The RH Bill has passed in the Philippines. Now the real work begins. Some thoughts on this dreary Monday afternoon, as I ponder what my fellow Catholics and Filipino friends and family are facing: I’ve been thinking of everything I’ve done for the pro-life cause, but especially the last two years that …
Faith: From Project: Sowing Seeds: 101!! Books to Read in this Year of Faith — includes some of my favorites, some that I’ve been meaning to read, and many that I’ve never heard of before. Poll: Catholics want pastors to blog. Yes, Father, we do. It would be a great way to dialogue, and keep …
For a background on all of this, here again is the link to the video of Fr. Sammie Maletta’s homily + transcript. Last week, when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, we saw Sandra Fluke’s opening statement before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. If you Google “Sandra Fluke” and click only on …
Prayers for and cheers to this courageous priest-lawyer for speaking the truth! May more of our priests be like him. Spread the word. I’m posting the transcript of his homily here for my parents’ benefit. If you see any errors, please comment and I will edit. In recent years, we’ve had cause to discuss the …
These are exciting times. Religious persecution is a scary thing, I don’t think my children even fully grasp yet what is happening right now in the country, though we’ve explained it to them. But to see people of all faiths standing up for what is right, not just because it’s in our Constitution, but because …
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