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Last week I shared with readers of Ignitum Today the wonderful work Comunita Cenacolo does for people who struggle with addictions of all kinds. A lot of the article comes from my many previous writings about Cenacolo here. This time, though, I also included some comments from a friend of mine who graciously shared with […]


Posted at: March 25th, 2013 - 9:52 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Over a year ago I wrote an article about why drug addicts should not be encouraged to allow themselves to be permanently sterilized. Sharing her personal story of being pregnant while addicted to crystal meth, Calah Alexander is an example of why sterilizing drug addicts is the wrong approach: Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t […]


Posted at: January 30th, 2013 - 10:43 am - Number of Comments » 2

‎“There is hope for each… Every man is made in the image and likeness of God.” -Ven. Fulton Sheen When I came across these words yesterday, they reminded me of a community I have written about here a number of times that helps people, mostly drug addicts, get their lives back on track. The Cenacolo […]


Posted at: August 10th, 2012 - 2:39 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Early last month I told you about a woman who is running a half-marathon in thanksgiving to the Cenacolo Community for helping her brother break free from addiction to drugs and alcohol. She writes: Through his late teens and early twenties, he battled a horrible addiction and has recently celebrated his two year mark of […]


Posted at: February 25th, 2012 - 12:17 am - Number of Comments » 0

I have written a few times here about the wonderful work that the Comunita Cenacolo is doing to not just get people off drugs, but helping them find true peace and freedom that comes only from a life in Christ. It’s such a great organization doing amazing things for people lost in the darkness of […]


Posted at: January 7th, 2012 - 12:05 am - Number of Comments » 0

Ok, one more video this week! I just can’t hold back on this one either. This is just delightful. God is so good. Note that the main reason this young man decided to finally get clean was his son. That is why I have said that the campaign to sterilize drug addicts is a bit […]


Posted at: October 5th, 2011 - 4:32 pm - Number of Comments » 0

This is a wonderful interview with Matt Fradd, founder of The Porn Effect, in which he explains that the real problem with pornography is not that it shows too much, but that it shows much too little of the human person: Previous post: Porn Kills Love


Posted at: October 4th, 2011 - 4:46 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Not too long ago I came across a news piece on the mission of Barbara Harris, a woman who started a group called Project Prevention which offers $300 cash to drug addicts if they agree to get on “long term” birth control. According to their most recent statistics, they have paid 3,848 addicts, with tubal […]


Posted at: August 31st, 2011 - 9:43 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Check out my article at CatholicLane.com this week: Abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, divorce, sexual immorality — the culture of death has many faces. The recent untimely death of the young English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse is a reminder of one of those faces that doesn’t really get discussed a lot in the pro-life movement: […]


Posted at: August 3rd, 2011 - 9:58 am - Number of Comments » 2

Last week I talked about drug and alcohol addiction and a community that brings life to suffering addicts. Yesterday I discovered an excellent article from Kevin Whelan at Catholic Exchange on how this community demonstrates the healing message inherent is John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. The body, in fact, and only the body, […]


Posted at: July 19th, 2011 - 6:43 pm - Number of Comments » 4