“There’s Gold in Them Thar Wombs!”: Cuomo Chases it Down

shutterstock_38612578_newborn

Not everyone is into political issues, or keeps up with them, and my husband has a limited attention span for news articles on issues that have promised "nothing new" for the last few decades. For that reason, and although he is strongly pro-life, articles touching on the issue rarely get his attention: there's a lot of yelling on all sides, but few if any saying anything new.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is helping to change that, by saying something new, extreme, and rather shocking, and … [Read more...]

Elite Women Do Not See This Abortion Reality – UPDATE

Clinic closed Nikole Hanna

(photosource)Recall that the only reason we ever heard about monster-abortionist/baby-feet collecting Kertmit Gosnell was because of an investigation into drug charges. Absent that investigation, we'd never have known about the filth, incompetence and reckless disregard for human life that comprised his profitable "services" to "women in need."And here, again, we discover abortion mill squalor, only because of a peripheral investigation:the Muskegon Fire Department has posted … [Read more...]

What the hell is WRONG with these people? – UPDATE

chesterton last words

If you ever doubted that there is a battle going on all around us -- a true battle -- between good and evil, and that that battle engages every single one of us whether we are aware of it or not, the events of the past week really ought to clarify that point for everyone.In the face of the unspeakable evil of the slaughter of children, good broke through, and the stories are legion -- good people of all faiths and of no faith at all have moved with generosity and concern to do whatever … [Read more...]

Savita’s tragic death could have been avoided – UPDATED

savita

Because I am very nearly burned out, to the point where yesterday I wondered if I should take a blogging moratorium, I shut down the computer rather early and missed this story as it was building.Well, how dare I? This morning a couple of emails greeted me, all variations on this theme: "hey you &^$%$ pro-life hypocrite and your ^#$%^ church and your ^%$#$%^ Christ, why aren't you writing about this story and see how you've ^$#%#%-ed-up lives and &$%#%@)*^ Ireland! %^$#@ Catholics! … [Read more...]

A Spanking Good Analogy on Casual Sex/Contraception

shutterstock_56068591 condom

Photo courtesy of Olga Besnard / Shutterstock.com"Why did Mike Ditka and Joe Paterno recommend the removal of facemasks from football players' helmets?" asks BC professor, Tim Muldoon, "It's because when I perceive I'm protected, I amp up my risk level. Same with contraception."That bang you just heard was reality, closing in on you.Muldoon's analogy is what my Auntie Lillie would have called "a spanking good telling" that delivers an inarguable truth to our … [Read more...]

The Crescat’s Brave Piece

Roma vbm11 Katrina Fernandez and Ugly Broad

One of the reasons I have always liked Katrina Fernandez is that she has the soul of an artist and the sharp-elbowed honesty of one who has spent some time sketching among the longshoremen: she is both elevated and earthy in her perspective. In this, she reminds me a little of Heather King, whom I have referred to as "a mystic with a bit of a mouth"Some of that, I've always thought, suggested the self-bandaging of a person who had survived serious wounding and found a way to cope. I know a … [Read more...]

Ground-up Babies in Pill Form – UPDATE

Help me out here -- I'm having a really hard time believing this is real, via the AP's Hyung-Jin Kim: SKorea finds smuggled capsules contain human flesh:South Korea has seized thousands of smuggled drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies, which some people believe can cure disease, officials said Monday.The capsules were made in northeastern China from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder, the Korea … [Read more...]

Will’s Poignant Admiration: Why Life and Love Matter

George Will's son, Jon, is turning 40. With Down syndrome apparent at his birth, Jon's entrance into the world was greeted with a sterile question from the doctor to the parents: "do you want to take him home with you?"The Wills wondered, "isn't that what new parents do with infants?"Will has written a beautiful piece in honor of his son, whose well-lived life is a pointed and dignified rebuke to a society that now aborts 90% of all babies suspected of carrying an extra chromosome. It … [Read more...]

Heather King’s Poor Baby

poorbaby

You have to be a pretty interesting person to be able to write three short, funny and spiritually wise biographies before you're terribly old. Heather King is onesuch. She describes herself as "an ex-lawyer, ex-drunk Catholic convert" and upon reading her book Redeemed, I promptly fell in love with her work.Then I actually began to correspond with Heather, (and corralled her into sharing some great stuff with Patheos) and came to love her person.Barbara Nicolosi has called her a … [Read more...]

Why We Need Redemption

throwing away life and love

This ugly, deplorable, heartbreaking picture showed up in my facebook feed.That's a beautiful baby, who looks to be full-term. And there are thousands if not millions of people who cannot have babies, and who would quickly claim this little one for their own. In a world where the fullness of love is constantly being challenged by hate and emptiness, the love therein created -- parent-to-child-to-grandparents and so on -- would have brought a little more affirmation, a little more "yes" into … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X