ChelseaEgg Harvesting, Family, Gay Marriage/Homosexuality, IVF, Reproductive Technology, SurrogacyLeave a Comment

A few weeks ago I posted a video of Millie Fontana, a donor-conceived daughter of lesbian mothers. In her speech, Fontana touched on the imbalance of “equality” in the LGBT debate. Indeed, “equality” is the buzz word for this debate. Marriage equality. Family equality. Of treating people with equal respect for who they are as human beings. But what about … Read More

Cute Cancun Baby Blogging

ChelseaCruz, Cute Baby Blogging, Family, Personal, Pro Life1 Comment

I recently got to spend almost a whole week with my nephew (aka the cutest baby on the planet) in Cancun for my baby sister’s wedding. Here is some of the cuteness for your viewing pleasure. Click each image to enlarge. Thanksgiving day on the beach with the cutest cabana boy in Cancun. Three ZimmerWomen and a baby. With his … Read More

TOB Tues: Colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Woman

ChelseaFamily, Marriage, Men, Theology of the Body, TOB Tuesday, WomenLeave a Comment

The Vatican is hosting an international interreligious colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Women from Nov 17-19. The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium is a gathering of leaders and scholars from many religions across the globe, to examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship between the man and the woman, in order to support … Read More

Jim Gaffigan: From “Loner” to Father of Five (and Counting?)

ChelseaFaith, Family, Fatherhood, Theology of the Body5 Comments

) 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 it.” “I know the positives … Read More

Having Children Has Made Jim Gaffigan a “Better Man”

ChelseaFamily, FatherhoodLeave a Comment

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 to contract leprosy, forever quarantining … Read More

You Don’t Have to Use NFP

ChelseaFamily, Natural Family Planning3 Comments

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 method to track one’s fertility) … Read More

News Flash: It’s Not Just Eggs and Sperm That You’re “Donating”

ChelseaEgg Harvesting, Family, Infertility, IVF, Reproductive Technology, Sperm Donation1 Comment

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. The notion got into my … Read More

The Holy Family

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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 of love and sharing, beautiful … Read More

Happy Veterans’ Day!

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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 fight for life in a … Read More

R.I.P. Dan Wheldon: Husband, Father, Indy Racing Champion

ChelseaDeath, Family4 Comments

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 series in Las Vegas yesterday. … Read More