The Passion of Christ and the Pandemic

    In his account of the first Good Friday, St. Matthew tells us that “from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.” (Mt. 27:45) And in his Life of Christ, Bishop Sheen says that the last judgment was prefigured on Calvary. The darkness can...
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Covid in Ireland

The Covid pandemic has been a test of what we value most. First and foremost, it has asked whether we value freedom more than safety or vice versa. Like other crises, it brought to the fore once again considerations about the common good. Prolifers have had to ask themselves...
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What We Know About Covid-19 and Pregnancy

  What does protecting the lives of unborn children look like in the era of Covid-19? Covid-19 prevention measures have, sadly, become highly politicized. In this article I will address the risks Covid-19 poses to pregnant women and their children and discuss the available...
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Life Is Expensive

  “Life is cheap” is an expression usually reserved for primitive peoples or violent times, be it warring tribes and clans slaughtering each other like chickens or the showdown-at-noon culture of the American Wild West. At least drawing six-shooters was between two men...
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On Physical and Moral Plagues

  Nicholas Frankovich has written a very thoughtful essay—provocative in the best sense—building a case for avoiding absolute positions on how to protect the nation against the coronavirus and on how to approach the abortion issue. It’s a fine essay and deserves a respectful...
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Maria McFadden Maffucci advocates for disabled adults amid Cuomo nursing home scandal (Fox & Friends)

Mom advocates for disabled adults amid Cuomo nursing home scandal Feb. 24, 2021 – 5:43 – Human Life Review Editor-in-Chief Maria McFadden Maffucci calls out Gov. Cuomo’s nursing home cover-up scandal and argues the New York State government has ‘no plan’ to protect...
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Covid’s List

How do we count the dead? One by one. Parading statistics down a path of false horror can only end in a competition of fools. Who can cite the biggest statistic of American deaths: 225,000; 250,000; 283,000? The World Health Organization counts over 1.5 million people worldwide. ...
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HOT TOPIC: The Human Factor

While New York’s numbers have been stable for a while, the first weekend of October brought unsettling reports of a rising number of positive tests for coronavirus in certain New York City neighborhoods (and a couple of adjacent counties).
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Life is Expensive

  “Life is cheap” is an expression usually reserved for primitive peoples or violent times, be it warring tribes and clans slaughtering each other like chickens or the showdown-at-noon culture of the American Wild West. At least drawing six-shooters was between two men...
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Walking Away

  When my second son was born, the nurse did not proclaim “It’s a boy!” as one would expect. Instead her words were “Looks like you got a redhead.” Indeed, he was pink from tip to tail with a shock of red hair that stood up like a sail, or, in my imagination, like Woody...
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