Insisting on Life: Encounter: Worldview Matters, featuring Maria McFadden Maffucci

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS: Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth

A Confession for Life versus the Scandal of Division

BLOG: William Murchison

Free Speech Prevails in Texas


Winter 2023

NEWSworthy: Edward Mechmann

Legal Issues on Chemical Abortions


Happy Birthday, Judge Buckley!

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

HHS weighs declaring access to abortion a “public health emergency’

BLOG: Jason Morgan

Back on the Chain Gang

Pastoral Reflections: Rev. W. Ross Blackburn


Insisting On Life: Maria McFadden Maffucci

Unexpected: A new movie about hope

BLOG: Peter Pavia

The Threshold of No Consequence

Pastoral Reflections: Fr. Gerald Murray

Lent: A Time for Humility and Honesty

BLOG: Diane Moriarty

Jeweler’s Dust

Pastoral Reflections: Rev. George G. Brooks


Truth and Reason in Defense of Life

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State Constitutions and Abortion Rights

    When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, they returned the battle over abortion rights to the states. Since then, there has been a lot of activity in state legislatures either to expand or restrict abortion. Some state laws that pre-dated Roe, or which were...
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Minnesota passes one of nation’s most permissive abortion laws

  Minnesota just passed one of the nation’s most permissive abortion laws when its Democratic governor signed the bill on Tuesday. In the state Senate, the Protect Reproductive Options Act passed along party lines on Saturday after 15 hours of debate, with Democrats...
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Do Chatbots Have Souls?

  Don’t worry. I don’t intend to give examples of the “amazing” artificially generated output of ChatGPT, a chatbot introduced last fall by OpenAI. With true Boomer perspective, and as one who wrote his first simple computer program using Basic language back in the dark age...
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Fashion Victims

  The term “fashion victim” came into vogue during my lifetime. It was apparently first used by Oscar de la Renta (1932-2014) to describe people who try too hard to keep up with the latest design trends. Perhaps you’ve seen such poor souls, thoroughbred clotheshorses who...
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Pastoral Reflections

The Path to Salvation

    The pro-life movement is ultimately about extending the protection of the law to unborn babies; those of all faiths, or none, contribute meaningfully to that humanitarian cause. But for Christians, our pro-life witness must be subsumed into Our Lord’s healing work...
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The Foolishness of the Cross

    In the first chapter of his first epistle to the Corinthians, Saint Paul writes: “The preaching of the cross is to them that [are] perish[ing], foolishness; but unto us which are [being] saved, it is the power of God.” Recently preaching on this passage, I first...
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Insisting on Life

Erika Bachiochi on: Why can’t (and shouldn’t) a woman be more like a man.

  Pro-lifers in Washington for the March for Life had an opportunity to hear Erika Bachiochi speak about her latest book, The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision  published in 2021 by the University of Notre Dame Press.  She spoke twice: the evening before the March,...
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“God already sees the entire future of that embryo”

The following is an excerpt from the late Pope Benedict XVI’s General Audience on December 28, 2005, on the Feast of the Holy Innocents.  Psalm 139[138] “The wonder of my being’ Evening Prayer – Wednesday of the Fourth Week Dear Brothers and Sisters, 1. At...
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Should We “Harvest” Fetal Tissue?

Last summer, a medical ethicist received an unusual phone call from a woman whose...
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The Odd Couple: Freedom and Liberty

“My chief hope for the future is that the common people have not parted company with...
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Talking to Non-Christian Prolifers

After Alexandra G. was raped at age 13, her mother opted not to take her to a doctor...
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President Obama and “Black Genocide”

Barack Obama has made history in two unprecedentedly dramatic ways: He is the first...
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