The Precious Gift of Each Child

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As I’m still sitting by a Christmas tree and a manger scene as I write, I’m sort of stuck at the moment on Christmas and the reality that it needs to penetrate our lives. And I’m finding myself haunted — as we all ought to be, and some of us are, inescapably, with a deep [Read More...]

‘Misinformed … Totally Incredible’

In response to Nancy Pelosi today, a flashback to Cardinal Edward Egan’s response to a Meet the Press interview she did with Tom Brokaw before the Democratic convention in 2008 seems like an appropriate flashback. The then-cardinal archbishop of New York said: Like many other citizens of this nation, I was shocked to learn that [Read More...]

Today Nancy Pelosi Is Explaining the ‘Birds and the Bees’

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Unfortunately, she’s not making much sense. And she’s fumbling with war on women talking points used to dismiss pressing religious-liberty concerns when the issue at hand in Wendy Davis and Planned Parenthood vs. Texas’s new law is the human rights of babies at 20 weeks and older. The common response I get in my inbox [Read More...]

Making Abortion Unthinkable

“A primary mandate of our day,” is “to make abortion unthinkable by infusing the culture with the dignity and joy of the alternatives.” “We need this culture to be awash with beautiful, uplifting stories of love and courage. Of motherhood — biological and spiritual. We need people tripping over stories of self-sacrifice and the redemptive [Read More...]

The Mother’s Day Challenge

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While speaking at the Ball for Life in Manhattan the other night, I suggested we all do this: 1. Pray a Marian prayer ever day for mothers who need support. The Memorare, perhaps? Pick one of your own choosing. 2. Tell three people about the work of Good Counsel, which runs maternity homes and helps [Read More...]

The Mess Joe Biden Made of Reality

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George Weigel also made the point on EWTN the other night that the Immaculate Conception and abortion are not the same thing. That was essentially what Joe Biden claimed when he said the sanctity of human life is a de fide doctrine of the Church, one that he could never dream of imposing on non-Catholics. [Read More...]

Did You Hear What Archbishop Chaput Had to Say About the Election?

Voting principles. And from Archbishop Lori, too. [Read more...]


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