At the Register: A chat with Mary’s Shelter founder Kathleen Wilson

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  SF:That seems like the hallmark of how your run Mary’s Shelter: you don’t only care about the babies and the kids, but you respect the parents. Is this a deliberate decision, to approach your ministry this way?KW: Absolutely. We don’t just save the life of the baby. We’re out to save the life of the mother, and the father, if he’s in the picture. We crack up when we hear a pro-choicer saying, “You pro-lifers only care about the white baby in your belly.” That’s the biggest lie out the … [Read more...]

At the Register: Saving Lives, Not Just Solving Problems

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Today:  people who aced their design assignment -- but instead of moving along, they went on to save the lives of thousands of premature infants in the third world.Shout out to Chunmiao Little Flower!  These guys are amazing. … [Read more...]

At the Register: Should Catholics support UNICEF?


 Absolutely not.  Here are a few reasons why.And for goodness' sake, if a cute little Spiderman or vampire shows up on your porch with an orange UNICEF box, don't harangue the poor kid.  Just say, "No, thanks, we support better charities."   … [Read more...]

In Catholic Digest: 12 Questions to Ask before Giving Money to Charity

Many thanks to Kiernan O'Connor of the Donor Motivation Program of Houston for a great interview.  It incorporates advice that will be equally useful for large investors and for widow's mite types, and also includes some investing tips.I don't think the article is available online yet at Catholic Digest, but I did want to highlight a few of the charities that I recommended in the article: Save a Family Plan A top notch international NGO run by Catholics, serving poor Indian families of … [Read more...]