America’s Other Border Crisis

Jul 16 America’s Other Border Crisis

While millions of Americans share their concerns about our southern border and the rapid influx of illegal immigrants, Catholics have been sharing their views more than most I’ve seen, with a sharply divided approach between our theological need to care for the less fortunate – in this case the orphan and the foreigner – and a genuine concern for the safety of our social and...

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Catholic Families, NFP, and the Upcoming Synod

Jul 03 Catholic Families, NFP, and the Upcoming Synod

Patheos is hosting a symposium on the upcoming Synod on the Family and blogger Calah Alexander has some frank, honest points about the Church’s teaching on procreative generosity in practice. It’s worth reading. Calah observes: Even so, what rankles the most is never the lack of material help. I don’t expect the Church to pick up the bill for all the kids she says I should welcome....

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Shreveport Times Ignores Homegrown Vocations

Jun 13 Shreveport Times Ignores Homegrown Vocations

There’s a new article on vocations circulating in the Catholic blogosphere. I saw it first at Deacon Greg Kandra’s blog, then Elizabeth Scalia posted it on Facebook. It’s a great story. Any increase in vocations is good news that needs to be shared, especially after years decades of hearing about the priest shortage.  For many dioceses, booming vocations is a new experience...

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10 Tips for Not Breeching Birth & Baby Etiquette

May 13 10 Tips for Not Breeching Birth & Baby Etiquette

My wife delivered our 4th child last week. Like all pro-life Catholics who’ve been blessed by God with more children than bedrooms, we get a little nervous and perhaps even self-conscious, despite the fact that we know, in the end, we’re doing the right thing. Keeping our anxieties in mind, here are a few points you should consider when approaching your own expectant Catholic friends...

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An Open Letter to Harvard’s Satanic Cohort

May 08 An Open Letter to Harvard’s Satanic Cohort

To whom it may concern at the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club, The Catholic blogosphere exploded today with news of a Black Mass – I shudder even to dignify the notion with capital letters, but alas, it is a proper noun – under your auspices. You claimed at first to have a consecrated Host for the diabolical rite. Then you backtracked, claiming that it was unconsecrated. The...

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