Maria Goretti didn’t die for her virginity

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Or she wasn't canonized just because she managed to remain a virgin, anyway.Let's back up. When you think about holiness, do you fall into bathwater thinking?Bathwater thinking is when you forget the baby -- the living, breathing, vulnerable persons in front of you -- and instead, you wallow around in that warm, familiar bathwater of your indisputably worthy cause. Think about St. Gianna Molla.  A good many people believe that this woman’s greatness came in her eager, joyful acceptance o … [Read more...]

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“Well, excuse me if I care more about innocent babies than criminals!”

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Catholics who are in dissent from the Church  -- those who reject Church teaching on contraception, or male priesthood, or whatever -- often say that the Church is right about everything else, but regrettably wrong about this one issue.And those of us who are not in dissent respond incredulously, "How could that be? How could the Church be right about the resurrection, and transubstantiation, and eternal life, but wrong about this one issue? How do you even swallow that idea?"But it's just … [Read more...]

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March for Life, in person or in spirit

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 As massive as the crowds of pro-lifers are at the March for Life, there are even more of us at home, commemorating this dreadful anniversary in various ways.Read the rest at the Register.  Image is from a screenshot of Reading Rainbow's featured book, On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier   … [Read more...]

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There is no real choice in my state.

You could always vote independent!

PIC local candidate with "flu shots cause autism" car I've had it. I'm sick of it. I'm sick and tired of telling these people, "Yes, please, this is what we want. No, thanks, I won't insist on you even pretending to represent me in the most important issue in the world. I'll vote for you because I always vote for you, because I always vote for you, and you know I always vote for you.  Oh, I'm sorry, was this crucifix around my neck getting in your way? I'll just twitch that to the side so you ca … [Read more...]

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At the Register: Chemo While Pregnant? L’Chaim!

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 PIC pregnant woman on chemo  Pregnant women have been successfully treating their cancer in the second and third trimesters without harming their babies for over twenty years -- and yet this fact is far from common knowledge.  When we hear that a woman has cancer while pregnant, the first thought that comes to mind is that she has a horrible choice to make. Why is this?   Read the rest at the Register.  … [Read more...]

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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...]

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At the Register: SCOTUS: Pro-Lifers Are Citizens, Too

In effect, the law [which was just ruled unconstitutional] created a First and Fourteenth Amendment-Free Zone for a certain class of people. It made it a crime for some citizens to be on a public sidewalk, or to say things in public. Today's decision reasserts that all citizens have equal protection under the law, and should enjoy freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. In short: you can be places and say things and not go to jail for it, even if you're a pro-lifer. Read the rest at The Re … [Read more...]

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