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  • Unveiling the Horrors of Abortion: the Kermit Gosnell Trial
    Post by Therese Bermpohl, 4/29/2013

    “Every so often a veil of lies is lifted, forcing us to look at the truth of a situation we may otherwise have chosen to avoid. This was the case back in the late 1990's when Americans were confronted with the gruesome truth about partial birth abortion, watching as Congress debated whether or not it was "needed" to preserve the "health of women." During those debates, the country recoiled, learning exactly how barbaric partial birth abortion really is. Those debates had such an impact that even today, many who self-identify as "pro-choice" are quick to say that they are not in favor of partial birth abortion. ... ”

  • It's A Baby
    Post by Dianne Phelan, 4/28/2013

    “The disconnect that people have is unbelievable. Read what Ron Paul said further down in the article. ( ... ”

  • Washing The Pill down with Organic Milk. . .and Other Mental Gymnastics
    Post by Sister Clare Hunter, 4/26/2013

    “I once had a conversation with a college student who was pretty disgusted about her perception that the Church ignores the protection of the environment and animals, but always talks about sexuality and tells people what to do or not do in the bedroom. "After all, God created everything and commanded us to take care of it, right?" She had a point. The conversation was typical, and one I have had countless times with all ages. It is a tennis match of their excellent points about contraception that truly sound plausible and logical, and my returns: ... ”

  • Gay Marriage Activist Comes Out About Truth Behind Equality Movement
    Post by Matthew Milhon, 4/19/2013

    “In a recent panel discussion at the Sydney Writers Festival the question was raised, "Why Get Married When You Could Be Happy?" Masha Gessen, a member of the panel and gay rights activist and author, laid out in stark detail her understanding of the goals of the "marriage equality" movement. Gessen says: ... ”

  • A Thomistic (Not That Thomas) Response to The Affordable Care Act
    Post by Matthew Milhon, 4/11/2013

    “The Affordable Care Act is law. In the coming months Christian employers, organizations, and families will be faced with an assortment of unhappy choices with seemingly few viable options concerning their health care. As the ACA and the HHS contraceptive mandate begin to impose unacceptable practices on Christians there are a finite number of options. 1.) Christians can refuse to comply and decline to pay the fines that would be levied against them, 2.) They could refuse to comply and then make an attempt to pay the penalties, 3.) Organizations of principle can shutter their places of business in order to protect their consciences, 4.) They can simply comply with the government's coercive policies, or 5.) They can seek some sort of "third way," that is to say they can find a way to operate without capitulating. These, as far as this author can see, are the only options for those who object to the ACA and HHS. ... ”

  • Christ, the Grain of Wheat
    Post by Father Paul Scalia, 4/1/2013

    “At the beginning of Holy Week, Jesus places an image in the minds of the disciples to describe and explain the coming events: "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit" (Jn 12:26). This one verse illuminates both the doctrine of the Paschal Mystery and how we are to live it. ... ”

  • Shame on you, sisters, for hating us.
    Post by Sister Clare Hunter, 3/27/2013

    “"Shame on you sisters for hating us. May God have mercy on your souls." As I turned my head to look at the young man who slowly and sincerely spoke those words to me and Sr. Judith, I saw the look of pain in his eyes, and I desperately wanted to stop and talk with him in the midst of the crowd. I knew that attending The Marriage March at the Supreme Court would be a very different experience than the March for Life. With just a few thousand gathered, it was much more intimate and personal. One could easily see the whole crowd, the diversity of Christian churches represented, bibles and religious images being held up as well as American flags and signs for marriage and family, equality, etc. ? but mostly, one could have many face-to-face, eye-to-eye, encounters with someone holding the opposite position. It got very personal. ... ”

  • How can I defend traditional marriage? Why should I?
    Post by Caitlin Bootsma, 3/26/2013

    ““At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children. At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts.” ... ”

  • With Peter in Holy Week
    Post by Father Paul Scalia, 3/25/2013

    “Given all the attention the successor of St. Peter has received recently, it is fitting to give particular attention to the first pope this Holy Week. Peter plays a prominent role ? both inglorious and also edifying ? in the drama of our Lord's Passion. From him we learn about both sin and repentance. ... ”

  • I was in prison, and you visited me.
    Post by Caitln Bootsma, 3/21/2013

    “Pope Francis continues to capture the attention of the world with his actions. For Holy Thursday, rather than celebrate Mass at St. Peter's, he will celebrate at a Roman prison for youth. There, within the Mass for Holy Thursday, he will wash the feet of some of the young inmates. The papal title "Servant of the Servant of God" aptly fits Pope Francis; already he leads by his example of service. ... ”

  • Reflecting on the Pope Emeritus
    Post by , 3/13/2013

    “As the Cardinals prepare for the serious duties of entering the Conclave and choosing the next Supreme Pontiff, the idea of having a new Holy Father any day now is exciting, but also has led us to reflect on the last papacy. We thank Pope Emeritus Benedict for his selfless service to the Church and pray for God’s will to be done in choosing our new Pope. Today, the Diocese of Arlington’s Communications team will reflect on the legacy of His Holiness Benedict VXI, Pope Emeritus, and relate how he personally touched our lives. Please feel free to discuss how Benedict influenced your faith in the comments below. ... ”

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