The Child Is Real

He came to a midweek theology class I offered but not to Sunday church. He was drinking the truths about God like the young adult he was, totally innocent of Christianity. Creation, the cross, the resurrection, the importance of the body: All of this was news to him. Theology was...
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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  At least since the ninth century AD, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated on August 15, and there is evidence of faith in the Assumption dating from much earlier than that. So in 1950, Pope Pius XII defined this faith as follows (Apostolic...
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Luke Mechmann 1994-2022

The following is reprinted, from his blog, Stepping out of the Boat,  with permission  from our dear friend and colleague Ed Mechmann. Please keep Luke and the Mechmann family in your prayers. Eulogy for Luke [On August 3, my youngest son Luke died from an accidental drug...
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Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Emergency Abortion Mandate

  The Department of Health and Human Services last week issued a mandate ordering doctors to perform abortions if they determine a mother’s life is at risk, no matter what a state law might direct. In response, Texas is suing the Biden administration, with Attorney General...
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The Effort to Add Abortion to the New York State Constitution—and the Fallout We Could Expect

New York is well known as “the abortion capital of America.” But there never seems to be enough for pro-abortion ideologues. The situation in New York is already grim enough. New York has almost 75,000 abortions every year. About one-quarter of all pregnancies end in abortion...
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The Loss of New Life

Dear John Isaiah, Your mother and I named you after the saint, John the Baptist, whose birth we celebrated the day we lost you. Your middle name is the prophet whose words gave us so much solace at Mass that day: “The Lord called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my...
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Today’s Executive Order: Both Performative and Deeply Troublesome

In the aftermath of the Dobbs decision, pro-abortion advocates have been scrambling for a response from the federal government. They obviously don’t want to take their unpopular extremist position—abortion on demand for any reason up until birth—to state legislatures....
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Message for Post-Roe America

    The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson overturning Roe v. Wade is a blessing from God for which we are eternally grateful. The spurious 49-year-old right to abortion concocted by Harry Blackmun has been repudiated by conscientious justices who acknowledge...
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So What Does it Mean? The Legal Consequences of Dobbs

  We are fortunate to have Edward Mechmann’s deft analysis. Click here for a special preview of his outstanding article for the Human Life Review.
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Rejecting the Culture War, and Building a Culture of Peace

  (The following is reprinted from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 29th,  and reprinted with permission.) It all started in my sophomore year of high school: I was a bi, liberal, atheist feminist trying to figure myself out as we all do at that age, when an ex-boyfriend...
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