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) This is a great piece from CBS on comedian Jim Gaffigan about his family life. At the end of the interview Anthony Mason asks Gaffigan if he’s “done” having kids. To which he responds that, because he’s Catholic and his wife is a “shiite” Catholic, “there is no goalie” and he’s, “not opposed to […]


Posted at: March 11th, 2014 - 9:51 pm - Number of Comments » 5

This is a really beautiful quote from Jim Gaffigan: “I watch the faces of single people in their twenties after I bring up that I ‘have children.’ I imagine them taking a small step backward as if to avoid contagion, with a look of ‘Sorry to hear that’ on their face. Like I naively volunteered […]


Posted at: August 8th, 2013 - 4:22 pm - Number of Comments » 0

We are in the midst of yet another NFP Awareness Week. If you regularly follow Catholic blogs and news sites you’re going to read a lot about the benefits of natural family planning over artificial contraception and it can seem as though practicing NFP (by practicing NFP, I’m referring to using some sort of charting […]


Posted at: July 24th, 2012 - 10:15 pm - Number of Comments » 3

The Tablet has an excellent article from Simi Lampert who explains why donating her eggs seemed like an easy way to make money — until she thought about her family and the fact that she was not only selling her eggs, but also, potentially, her biological children. She begins: I decided to sell my eggs. […]


Posted at: April 19th, 2012 - 5:06 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Family – a model for all families. Pope Paul VI on Nazareth and family life: May Nazareth serve as a model of what the family should be. May it show us the family’s holy and enduring character and exemplifying its basic function in society: a community […]


Posted at: December 30th, 2011 - 7:42 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Last night I treated two of my friends to an early Veterans’ Day meal at a fabulous local German restaurant. Fr. Clarence (left) served as an Air Force chaplain during WWII and Vietnam and Wayne (back, right) served in the Army in Vietnam. God bless them and all of our veterans! As we continue to […]


Posted at: November 11th, 2011 - 8:17 am - Number of Comments » 0

I’ve become a pretty big IndyCar racing fan over the past few years since my parents started doing some media coverage of it. Needless to say, I was deeply saddened by the death of driver Dan Wheldon following a fiery 15-car crash on the 12th lap of the final race of this year’s IndyCar championship […]


Posted at: October 17th, 2011 - 5:33 pm - Number of Comments » 4

Last month the New York Times reported on a man in California whose donated sperm was responsible for the lives of 150 young men and women. Shortly after, there was a lot of buzz over an episode of Style Network’s documentary show Style Exposed in which Ben Seisler confessed to his fiance (see video) that […]


Posted at: October 14th, 2011 - 7:17 pm - Number of Comments » 4

Anonymous Father’s Day is a feature-length documentary, telling the real stories of what it’s like to be a “donor-conceived” person. IFV: putting the desires of adults over the best interest of children. See also: Who’s Your Daddy? IVF, Frozen ‘Orphans’ and the Wisdom of the Church


Posted at: June 19th, 2011 - 6:48 pm - Number of Comments » 0

This is cute. From comedian Tim Hawkins:


Posted at: June 13th, 2011 - 5:22 am - Number of Comments » 2