Archives for September 2011

Happy World Contraception Day

Ooops, I’m late. (Pun intended.)In case you didn’t know, Monday, September 26, was “World Contraception Day,” so designated by a coalition of ten NGOs. (h/t Teresa Tomeo) Guess they didn’t know that over at Grey’s Anatomy either. (Back to Grey’s in a second.)As I’ve noted before, the Alan Guttmacher Institute (research arm of Planned Parenthood), claims that 46% of the women having abortions have not used a contraceptive during the month in which they became pregnant. In other words, 54% … [Read more...]

The Family That Prays Together Stays Together

I've heard this saying many times, but really didn't know much about the history of it. Turns out it was coined by Fr. Peyton, sometime in the late 40s or early 50s. At one point, he led a rosary rally in San Francisco that reportedly drew over half a million people.In honor of the 50th anniversary of this historic event, a Family Rosary Crusade has been organized for October 15th, again in San Francisco. More info here.Hope you can attend or support something similar in your hometown. … [Read more...]

Toddlers, Tiaras, & Bad Parenting

No doubt, you've heard about the really troubling segments of the reality show "Toddlers and Tiaras." (Arguably, the whole show is troubling.)One of the best commentaries I've seen on child pageants comes in the form of the movie Little Miss Sunshine. An unlikely pageant contestant, Olive really isn't that cute or beautiful, and her family's a mess. Her absurd grandfather is the only one with the bandwidth to help her prepare for the pageant. In his own way, he's much more honest than … [Read more...]