Audio: What Addicts Really Need

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Yesterday I was on Catholic radio in Lexington, KY. Mike and I spent most of the time talking about the Communita Cenocolo, a Catholic ministry that addresses the deepest needs of addicts–the need for community, squeezing in a little bit about America’s eugenic history at the end. Click the play button below to listen! For even more information about the Community here in … Read More

A Path to Freedom and Peace for Young People With Addiction

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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 me her experience with the … Read More

Drug Addicts Don’t Need Sterilization or Abortion

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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 easy, being a newly-pregnant drug … Read More

There is Hope for Each

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‎“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 website offers a lot of … Read More

A Wonderful Cause for Your Almsgiving This Lent!

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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 being clean from all drugs … Read More

A Thanksgiving Marathon – Please Help!

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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 addiction. On Facebook recently I … Read More

Former Addict Chris Rene Wows X-Factor Judges!

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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 misguided, at best. See: Why … Read More

TOB Tues: Pornography Shows Too Little of the Human Person

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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

Sterilizing Addicts Doesn’t Fix the Real Problem

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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 ligation as the number one … Read More

A Path to Freedom and Peace for Addicts

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Check out my article at 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: drug and alcohol addiction. Not … Read More