I am astonished, but not surprised, that the mainstream media still does not report on the March for Life. How can you ignore hundreds of thousands of people?
Writing in the 2nd century, Tertullian once famously said that the blood of martyrs if the seed of the Church. If this is true, then the consequences of this are even more acutely felt today in the 20th century, where more Christians have been martyred than in all the previous centuries combined. Earlier in June […]
Rather than view the American emphasis on individuals as a prideful perspective that promotes hubris, I believe the American emphasis on the individual is not only compatible with our faith, but is incredibly Catholic….Why? Because, when we stop and look at it, we must agree that God is all about the individual.
In our glorification of Joan’s work and martyrdom, I believe it becomes a temptation to gloss over the Joan of Arc who was tried before being burned at the stake. The Joan who was taken to trial is the Joan we should – and can – aspire to be, because the Joan at trial was incredibly human.
We all probably wish we could take back some things we have said and done online, not only for our own sake but for the sake of other people we were called to bring closer to God and instead pushed further away. I often read some of the comments on Catholic blogs, (and sometimes the […]
Introduction America was an experiment whose formation defied most of the current political systems at the time of her founding. A group of former colonists found themselves with opportunities and fundamental rights that they otherwise could never have imagined under the strict social class system of Great Britain. For example, the right to vote was […]
I was watching the Pro-Life March on Washington for most of the day yesterday. I’ve smiled at how young the protesters look, marveled at the immense size of the crowd, and listened intently to the speakers. I’m in awe of this whole pro-life movement and how they continue to stand up for their fellow human […]
A Reflection With the advent of possible military action in Syria as well as a number of other issues, the HHS mandate and the controversy surrounding it has shifted to the background. As we began our medical ethics class I recalled the words of Cardinal George (Chicago) where he said, What will happen if the […]
I am taking a break this month from my video game apologia to address a real problem I’m seeing in modern discussion about anything controversial. This problem can be viewed across the political/social/cultural spectrum and is strangling the lines of communication. What I am referring to is the inability and unwillingness of people to represent […]
Just a few nights ago, Texas passed legislation banning abortions after twenty weeks, as well as enforcing greater health restrictions on abortion facilities. Much of this was done in response to the horrible work of Kevin Gosnell. As a result, pro-lifers cheered on the victory, while pro-abortion activists believed the bill to be anti-women and […]
I love you. Regardless of your viewpoints, actions, successes, failures, rants, and sexuality. I love you in spite of anything and everything you could do to me. I’d love you just as much if you put me in prison as if you somehow elected me president. I’ll love you if you reciprocate and I’ll love […]
I’m not much of a Twitter person, but a happenstance check on the site today revealed a uniquely befitting paradox: the words “Hail Satan” were trending, because pro-lifers were using them often – to describe, of course, what pro-abortion activists were saying in Texas. Apparently, someone had caught a video of pro-abortionists chanting the phrase […]
A few weeks ago I wrote something criticizing public schooling over this incident. It got the ire up of friends and family members, many of whom have spent decades of their lives teaching and working in public schools. They vehemently disagreed with my portrayal of public schooling. I reflected on what, exactly, bothered me about […]
The Internet is a great source for conspiracy theories. YouTube especially is rife with ominously voiced over expository segments on the Illuminati and the New World Order, most likely pored over by an inappropriately bearded man in a bomb shelter in the middle of the Adirondacks. It’s a perfect forum for such theorizing. Anyone with […]
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently issued a letter entitled “Marriage and the Supreme Court.” This bulletin insert, to be distributed nationwide, is nothing particularly earth-shaking. It describes the two cases presently before the court, and provides information on what people can do to advocate for marriage as defined by Christian Tradition. Of course this […]
Over the past several weeks, faithful Catholics have been circling the wagons in an attempt to understand what’s gone wrong with the culture, and what one ought to do going forward. The recent election, more than any other in recent history, has struck a nerve. But don’t worry, I’m not writing about the election today. […]