Gender Reveal Parties and the Discernment of Amoral Issues

A reader writes: I cannot understand why some practicing Catholics that I know do not agree that referring to a child by his/her gender and name before birth (as soon as it can be known) is MORE life-affirming than not doing so, and is clearly a moral issue because of the inherent dignity of the unborn. Read my response at the Register.***image via Wikimedia Commons - Photographer: Nils Fretwurst … [Read more...]

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No, It’s Not Okay to Flip Off Your Sleeping Baby

In Slate, Education Columnist Rebecca Schuman shares a gallery of photos of herself flipping off her sleeping seven-month-old baby. Schuman explains why, so far, she hasn't found a compelling reason to stop taking and sharing these photos.She loves her baby, but the kid is a bad sleeper, and is making her very tired and frustrated.Schuman says: The reasons I take and post these pictures are varied. I crave emotional release after hours of increasingly desperate nursing, jiggling, … [Read more...]

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Watch Planned Parenthood Arranging to Sell Fetal Livers, Brains, and Hearts Over Lunch

It helps to know which organs you are hoping to retrieve, Nucatola explains:So then you’re just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact. And with the calvarium [head], in general, some people will act … [Read more...]

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Big Families Say “Laudato Si!”

 Got a big family? Then you already know that you’re crazy, a traitor to feminism, and a slave to the patriarchy; you’re neglecting most of your kids and robbing the rest of their childhood; you’re a burden on the system in general, and you probably don’t own a TV.But wait, there’s more! Don’t forget, you’re also destroying the earth.It’s become fashionable, in the name of the planet, to denounce large families as irresponsible, even selfish. Some politicians and a good many comb … [Read more...]

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Carve Out Time for These Few Essentials

You'll also find regular exercise gives you more energy to do something that is absolutely essential: putting in some one-on-one time with your other kids. It's all too easy for them to feel displaced and neglected when the new baby comes, so it is essential to carve out some special time to connect with them, consistently and intentionally, academically, emotionally, spiritually, and just for some plain old silly old mommy-and-me fun, or else they will grow up to be crack whores.Read the … [Read more...]

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I don’t know nothin’ about raisin’ no babies, apparently.

That's not a naked bottom. That's a grenade, and you are its next victim unless you take evasive action. I don't care how many times the baby just pooped, how many gallons she produced, and how finished you reckon she must be by now. I'm telling you, before you take that diaper off, get another diaper ready NOW NOW NOW. Maybe two diapers. Maybe a towel you never cared for. Read the rest at the Register.    … [Read more...]

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Welcome, baby! 12 gifts that new moms want the most

New baby gifts! Fun to receive, fun to give, almost impossible to get wrong.The only truly unwelcome baby present I've ever gotten was tucked into the bottom of a "welcome, new baby!" basket from my church: it was a pamphlet titled something like, "So, Hear Me Out, Now. There's This Thing Called NFP That You Might Maybe Want to Try. . . ". And yes, this was after I had literally written the book on NFP.I really can't complain, though. I'm horrible about giving baby gifts, myself. I … [Read more...]

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