Media Assist: Easy, Logical, Fair Angles to Pursue on Gosnell Story – UPDATED

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So, something happened yesterday, something I have been praying would happen, regarding many stories, for years -- at least since the death of Tim Russert. A mainstream reporter looked up from headlines full of spin, distraction and politically expedient, empty themes ("war on women!") and said, essentially, "why the hell is this absolute horror in our midst not on every front page?" The reporter was Kirsten Powers, who reached her breaking point with the Kermit Gosnell Butchering of Women … [Read more...]

As Predicted: the Normalizing of Incest and Pedophilia

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Although I hadn't as yet read any headlines about it, I understood Father Dwight Longenecker to be pulling a taut string of satire on this "Hollywood director coming out for man/goat love. And then I saw the actual article and realized that Longenecker hadn't, perhaps, stepped far enough away from reality to make it truly satirical! So, in the course of a week, we see advocacy for incest and as well as a sort of apologia for pedophilia suggesting that some people are "born with" the urge … [Read more...]

Humanae Vitae Will Bring Us Together UPDATED

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Many Catholics have long regarded Pope Paul VI's little-read-but-much-despised encyclical letter Humanae Vitae as prophetic. Even some who, perhaps, had not previously thought so are admitting that "Humanae Vitae in its entirety reads better, and more presciently, every year." A few months ago, while I was in the middle of a rant, I wrote as an aside: I have come to believe that Humanae Vitae is going to eventually be seen as a powerfully unifying document between Evangelicals and … [Read more...]

The Busy Servants of Moloch – UPDATED

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When the "learning opportunity" of the Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle was taking place, I wrote: [the past day's high drama had given] me a mental image of Moloch, enraged and stomping and roaring because there was a threat of less meat coming to his fire. Today, Moloch is appeased; the media‚Äôs heartbeat and respiration are returning to normal. They and their pals in DC can take a nice, deep cleansing breath and sit back and smile, understanding what they have just … [Read more...]


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