Recently, my family celebrated the fifth birthday of one of our little saints. There was cake and soda, laughter and love and family. We sang “Happy Birthday” for the fifth time to a little girl who passed away five days after her birth as her baby brother (who has never met her) blew out her candles. We celebrated her short life because we know that, much as we miss her, she is...
In case you didn’t know, many Catholic institutions (generally schools) have what is commonly referred to as “no sex” policies for students and unmarried teachers. The spirit of the policy is to discourage premarital sex by unmarried people, wherein if it is proven that a person engaged in sexual activity, the person or persons caught are often expelled or fired. While this...
Allow me to interrupt what is likely the post-Superbowl barrage of handegg stories with two pro-life thoughts
1. Catholic Answers Live recently (Jan 28) ran two hours of Q&A from only pro-choice callers. Several callers brought up the objection that abortion should be allowed for victims of rape and incest. There is the typical (and true) response that two wrongs don’t make a right....
Two articles to ponder on this March for Life day (I intended to hyperlink “March for Life,” but the site is down as of 11:30pm Thursday. Hope it didn’t get hacked).
1. “Catholic” Health Initiative’s lawyer argued in court that a fetus is not a person. CHI runs St. Thomas More Hospital in Colorado, where a husband claims malpractice led to the wrongful death of...
How long are we supposed to respect the dead? In our secular culture, which has abandoned belief in the afterlife, there doesn’t seem to be much need to do so unless we need inspiration. You still see Steve Jobs quotes floating around facebook walls. If the deceased was a celebrity, our reaction vacillates between weeks-long canonization by acclamation (e.g. Michael Jackson or Whitney...