Humans don’t make sense without gender. When I tell people I don’t believe that homosexual acts are right, I don’t mean two men shouldn’t have sex; I mean they can’t. See what he means. Read more

This is a post.  Will it automatically appear on Facebook with a small excerpt as a teaser?  Will it feature this picture that my daughter made of me along with the post?  Will it????? Read more

Doctor Who is actually a fairly culturally subversive show, so I’m not convinced that the relationship between the TARDIS and –oh, lots of things — is just a coincidence. Read more

Such great stuff here.  I laughed my head off at the Jane Austen one: I haven’t any right to criticize books, and I don’t do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can’t conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over… Read more

I have sons, 9 and 11. I have daughters who will someday be looking for solid men to marry. What this woman told her son makes me want to vomit.  Feminism is not an excuse to treat men and boys like crap. Read more

Professor Anthony Esolen teaches Renaissance English Literature and the Development of Western Civilization atProvidence College. A senior editor forTouchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, he writes regularly for First Things, Magnificat, This Rock, Crisis, andLatin Mass. His most recent books areThe Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization (Regnery Press, 2008); Ironies of Faith (ISI Press, 2007); and Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child (ISI Press, 2010). Professor Esolen has also translated Dante. So what’s he doing on Patheos?  Giving us the Word of the Day, of course…. Read more

People think of NFP as a way to space or postpone pregnancy, but it can be so much more than that, as I discussed in Why Would an Unmarried Woman Chart Her Cycle?   Creighton Model Fertility Care  in particular, in coorperation with NaPro Technology, has great success in achieving and maintaining pregnancies.  They have a better success rate than IVF.  They can also help with PCOS, ovarian cysts, PMS, repetitive miscarriage, postpartum depression, and other reproductive and gynecological problems. My dear friend and… Read more

I wish I had listened to John Paul II at the time, and I have learned my lesson. Pia de Solenni explains why we’re praying and fasting today, and includes links to an Italian/Latin booklet so you can follow along with the Pope as he leads a prayer vigil today (Eastern Time 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) for peace. Read more

Ever had a prenatal ultrasound?  Ever had a false diagnosis based on that ultrasound?  In the course of nine pregnancies, I sure have.  Doctors have told me the baby’s development was weeks behind gestational age; that there was a life-threatening hematoma forming; that the baby’s organs were forming improperly. In my case, I had good doctors who ordered follow-up ultrasounds, and we were all glad to see that nothing was wrong. Many women aren’t so lucky.  Here’s something that happens… Read more

I’m really excited about the Catholic Women Rejoice Conference coming up in a few weeks! It’s Saturday, September 28, and the other speakers are Julie Onderko, founder of Catholic Finish Strong, and Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, who blogs at NunEssential. I’ll be giving a talk called “Beautiful Stranger:  Making Contact with the Mother of God.”  It’s about how someone like me, who is decidedly not one of those Marian people, learned to stop worrying and just let Mary take… Read more

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