Aquinas in the Park

  I’ve never been much good at giving up anything. To temper my spiritual steel during past Lents, instead of sacrificing an indulgence—pizza or chocolate or a Hollywood melodrama of the 1930s—I have added to my daily routine a meditative or, since the Lord has chosen to...
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HOT TOPIC: Pregnancy Centers are Working Overtime to Save Babies From Abortion During the Coronavirus (LifeNews)

Abortion mills are open in some states, but life-saving maternity homes, like Good Counsel are open too.  Pro-lifers need to spread the word online and off that around the U.S.A. maternity homes are open because pregnant women in need have to know, always, that there is real hope...
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HOT TOPIC: Coronavirus Exposes Fixations on the Wrong Priorities

  In an unprecedented moment when much of the world is under quarantine to protect vulnerable human lives, some conservatives are preaching utilitarianism or letting partisan loyalties lead them to denial of the facts.An egregious instance is former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s...
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Our Lives as Uncontrolled Experiments

Our fickle age usually welcomes the new, the original, the untried. But no one I know places the “novel virus” Covid-19 in a happy category, and rightly so. The pandemic has led us to live—and sadly in some cases, end—our days in modes novel to us, but to paraphrase Yeats, with...
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Courts Deciding Whether Elective Abortion is “Essential” During the Pandemic

  Complying with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines limiting “nonessential” healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic, governors from several states throughout the country have issued executive orders identifying elective surgical abortion services as...
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A Couple for Life

help her. Your love welcomed Kathy when she arrived at Good Counsel. Here she found a warm, comfortable bed, meals, and everything she would need for her baby. As she settled in, Kathy’s fears gave way . . . to hope.
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Corona Time: Notes from My New York City Block

The panhandlers have organized. On the corner, there’s a sign taped to a street lamp urging people to: “SHARE YOUR CHECK- Give generously to NYC panhandlers.” Ambitious, but I suspect it’s mostly the dearth of trusting tourists that’s causing their loss of revenue.
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La Corona: On the Calculus of Mortality

    For this we put aside our claim on love Lay waste our little square of common home Emotion stoked and fearful we refrain Impassioned, rationed and enthroned alone.   Corona is the circle of the sun A super-nova scourg’d upon the earth A clash of opposites to life...
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HOT TOPIC: THE CITIZENS JUST GET ON WITH IT

      You can tell we’re getting restless — twitching and twisting and otherwise maneuvering ourselves into the familiar postures that characterized life, say, last January.  We’re homesick: sick of being at home and making allowances for spouses, children, boarders, ...
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COVID-19 and Abortion: Why Are We Concerned?

  I write this from my home in North Carolina, not having seen (in person) anyone outside of my family (except the postman) for almost two weeks. Our governor has issued a stay-at-home order for April. Like many other places in the country, most everything here is shut down,...
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