October 15, 2007

Dr. de Solenni will be appearing live on CNN today during the 5 p.m. EST hour to defend the Vatican’s decision to suspend Msgr. Stenico who is alleged to have solicited sex from a man he met on the Internet. Tune in!’ Read more

October 11, 2007

While there are naturally a lot of different ideas out there, Catholics often seem to be almost afraid of standing up for what we believe. Not Bishop McManus. The College of the Holy Cross has rented space to the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy, which includes workshops by Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice. There’s no secret that these two organizations view human life differently than the Church. As such, not allowing them to speak on a Catholic campus has nothing… Read more

October 11, 2007

It’s become more and more of a rarity to see a handicapped child. When I do see one, I’m often quite moved because I realize that so many are missing, the ones who never got a chance to be born. This great video clip makes a good case for giving people that chance even when the odds are not so great. As Dr. Seuss put it, “A person is a person, no matter how small.”Despite his defects,  Eliot made a… Read more

October 4, 2007

By Pia de Solenni The American Spectator Published 9/21/2007 12:07:58 AM As I watched Sally Field’s primetime Emmy rant to the effect that there’d be no wars if only women ran the world, I found myself wondering, “When was the last time you spent any time with a group of women? Have you watched Desperate Housewives or The View?” Until I married, my best friends were both women and men. Now, my best friend is my husband and I’m fortunate… Read more

October 3, 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court’s conservative majority handed anti-abortion forces a major victory Wednesday in a decision that bans a controversial abortion procedure and set the stage for further restrictions. For the first time since the court established a woman’s right to an abortion in 1973, the justices upheld a nationwide ban on a specific abortion method, labeled partial-birth abortion by its opponents. The 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that… Read more

September 30, 2007

During yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings to confirm Judge Samuel Alito, Senator Ted Kennedy attempted to paint Alito as someone who had scarred a ten-year old girl for life. He referred to Doe v. Groody, the 2004 case in which the issue was raised as to whether a search warrant can include others on the premises of the area who have not been individually named in the warrant, but have been identified as “all occupants of the residence” in the… Read more

September 30, 2007

Among the Intellectualoids Hooked for Life By Pia de Solenni The American Spectator Published 9/28/2007 12:07:57 AM Equipped with the self-revelatory means of media — blogs, podcasts, YouTube, MySpace, radio, reality television, even op-ed writers — armchair psychologists are never at a loss for new subjects. But even they might suffer from TMI (too much information) at times. These various media encourage, allow, and facilitate the revealing of personal information that many of us would either never tell, or we’d… Read more

July 29, 2007

From the AMERICAN SPECTATOR – January 2007 SEX USED TO HAVE SOMETHING to do with marriage. That was then, this is now. Now, sex happens in more ways and places than perhaps ever before; but people don’t seem much happier for it. Consider the fact that sex is everywhere, men and women claim to be looking for love and commitment, and the singles industry is booming; but the marriage rate doesn’t appear to be keeping pace and people seem to… Read more

October 16, 1008

Archbishop Chaput took a recent opportunity to speak as a private citizen about the upcoming election and the pro-life issues we face. While I understand why the Archbishop made clear that he was speaking as a private citizen, I see no problem with his words had he been speaking as an Archbishop of the Catholic Church. For too long, the abortion issue has been conflated and confused. Catholics appeart to not know the teaching of the Church or at least… Read more

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