In Defence of Unwanted Innocence

I am for peace, but when I speak they are for war — Psalm 120

Abortion is a loaded issue on the lips of everyone these days. Once, when I was very young, I  supported someone in the process. My heart broke for her when she asked the lifelong Catholic for a ride to the appointment. The helper in me couldn’t say no. That urge got me in a lot of trouble back then. What is a friend if not an associate in trying times, I thought foolishly. I’ve since learned my lesson. I wrote this piece as penance for my part. May God have mercy on our souls.

Embryology is biology.

Praise the Lord

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Is Pope Francis suffering from the ‘September curse’? The last few days, to put it mildly, have not been kind to him…..

When the Italian soccer team laid an egg earlier this week in the World Cup qualifiers, tying 1-1 against a Bulgaria squad they were supposed to beat handily, many commentators here chalked it up to the so-called “September curse.” The idea is that it can be tough to shake off the cobwebs after the August doldrums, sometimes with embarrassing results.

Praise the Lord

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Who is the mysterious Woman Clothed with the Sun in Revelation 12?

The book of Revelation contains a passage in which St. John sees a great sign in the sky. He wrote: And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She brought forth a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne…

Praise the Lord

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Resist, resist, resist — you were made to be a saint, not a wolf…

Resist the urge to go along with the pack. You were made to be a saint, not a wolf. Resist the temptation to hit the “easy” button with raising your kids. A lax environment now will bring regret later. Resist the desire to be accepted and liked. Instead, work on integrity and character and you’ll receive more of the former. Resist society’s definition of success. It’s wrong anyway…

Praise the Lord

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