insult and compliment

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Planned Parenthood employee admits that abortion bans don’t prevent ectopic pregnancy care

BLOG: Dr. Donald DeMarco

Piety and Laughter—J.P. McFadden


Reflection on St. Francis of Assisi

Insisting on Life

Mother Teresa and Her Living Legacy Shine in New Film

SUMMER 2022:

The issue that saw the overturn of Roe

NEWSworthy: Edward Mechmann

What to Make of Mark Houck’s Arrest

BLOG: Diane Moriarty

Bottle Babies


Little Girls in Older Bodies

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Judge Blocks Indiana's Abortion Ban


In Praise of Dishonesty

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Congressional Republicans introduce 15-week abortion ban

BLOG: Peter Pavia



The Child is Real

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

VA to offer abortion access even in states where it’s illegal

Truth and Reason in Defense of Life

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Roe: The Arch-Problem of Modern Times

  . . . But say there hadn’t been a media leak from the vicinity of the U.S. Supreme Court, and say we didn’t know, or couldn’t intuit, how the Court means to rule this summer on Roe v. Wade’s constitutional sanctity, or lack of it. That would have meant . . . what, exactly,...
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Leaked Supreme Court Draft Suggests Roe and Casey May Be Overturned

From the beginning, the politics and legal theory of abortion have embodied contempt for human life and for the law. The leaking of this document continues that, and will undoubtedly lead to further erosion of respect for the sanctity of the legal process. Unfortunately, it’s...
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Trouble in Paradise

I went to Catholic School in the 1960’s. This was the time of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II, 1962-65). Pope John XXIII called the Council because he believed the Church needed updating. Perhaps this was why when we were taught about the six days of creation the focus...
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Silly-Clever Pro-Choice Arguments, and How to Take Them Down

It was an example of the kind I call “silly-clever,” borrowing the term from George Orwell. He used it in criticizing the work of the major Christian apologists of his day, including Chesterton and Lewis. (I don’t think his argument against them is very good, for what it’s...
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Pastoral Reflections

The Gift of Love

Holy Week begins today—the most solemn season of the Church’s year. The gospel readings for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week (John 13:21-33, 36-38 and Matthew 16:14-25) portray the scene of Jesus announcing to his disciples that one of them would betray him. Judas is, of...
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Where Does Belief in God Lead Us?

  Robert Cardinal Sarah offers this challenging answer to what faith demands in his book God or Nothing: A Conversation on Faith with Nicolas Diat: “The man who believes agrees, like Abraham, to become the prisoner of the invisible God; he agrees to let the Father possess...
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Insisting on Life

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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Questions and Concerns About the Texas Abortion Statute

Saving lives is always a paramount objective. But we have to make sure that when we do that, we don’t sacrifice our principles and create other grave harms.
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