Epiphany 2022

I don’t like it when the Church moves feast days. Today, January 6, is the feast of the Epiphany—even though the Church celebrated it last Sunday. January 6 is special in my family of origin because it’s the birthday of my parents’ first born, Robert—who died, 27 years ago, at...
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Mary Immaculate

Today is the Catholic feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is often misunderstood: many think it refers to the conception of Jesus and the Virgin birth. But it is Mary’s conception in the womb of her mother we celebrate. Mary’s conception was immaculate because God ordained...
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Integrity and Character: Marvin Olasky

We were surprised to see a New York Times headline this week:  His Reasons for Opposing Trump Were Biblical. Now a Top Christian Editor Is Out. A clash over culture and politics comes to World, a groundbreaking journalistic that covers evangelical Christians. Marvin Olasky, our...
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“Clown Abortion” Comedy Skit Punches Down

You may have seen or read about the recent Saturday Night Live Weekend Update skit ridiculing the Texas Heartbeat Act. Longtime cast member Cecily Strong appeared as “Goober the Clown” to talk about the “clown abortion” she had when she was 23 years old, saying: “It’s a rough...
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Brilliant New Book on Women’s Rights

Pro-life feminist scholar Erika Bachiochi has written a brilliant new book, The Rights of Woman: Reclaiming a Lost Vision. In it, she sheds new light on the eminently deserving but under-celebrated thinker, the English philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, whose 1792 book A...
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Humanize: Wesley Smith’s Exceptional New Venture

In this age of constant shouting of opposing talking points, it is refreshing to listen to actual discussions and respectful dialogue about the most crucial issues of our time.
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Listening to the Heartbeat of the Pro-life Movement — Catholic World Report

Our good friend and Human Life Review contributor, Edward Short, has written an engaging profile of the Review for the Catholic World Report, Listening to the Heartbeat of the Pro-Life Movement.  In it,  he also asks your servant about the Texas Heartbeat act, and the prolife...
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Mexico Legalizes Abortion

In a September 7th unanimous decision, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that criminalizing abortion is unconstitutional. The decision  specifically repeals the law in Coahuila,  a state on the border of Texas, but  . . .  it establishes a historic precedent and “obligatory criteria...
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The Texas Heartbeat Act

The Texas Heartbeat Act, which went into effect the first of September, bans abortion once there is a discernible heartbeat. The Supreme Court declined to block the law. Josh Blackmun explains why. Pro-abortion activists are furious and ratcheting up the rhetoric—Texas is the...
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Faith’s Words Live On

Today marks the 10th anniversary of my dear mother’s death. For years, the anguish of the initial separation has been helped by the peaceful certainty that she is with me, with us—me and my surviving 3 siblings. We often share our “that was Mom” moments, when things happen in our...
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