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According to official figures released in recent years in the UK, over 30 embryos are created for every ONE baby born by IVF. To help personalize those staggering numbers a bit, “Jenny Vaughn” (a pseudonym) shares her journey through IVF, which involved creating 31 tiny human beings in a lab. The doctor had retrieved 38 […]


Posted at: November 1st, 2014 - 12:38 am - Number of Comments » 0

Happy first feast day, papa! ICYMI: earlier this year I talked to Mike Allen about how John Paul II helped lay the foundation for building a culture of life. We didn’t have time to cover everything, but I think we managed hit on several important points. Click the play button below to listen to the […]


Posted at: October 22nd, 2014 - 10:50 pm - Number of Comments » 1

The latest newsletter for the Center for Genetics and Society is out. Lots of good stuff in here — especially about the recent decision by Facebook and Apple to offer their female employees a $20,000 benefit to freeze their eggs for later use with in vitro fertilization. Check it out!


Posted at: October 17th, 2014 - 5:48 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Because, let’s face it, we could all use a little more of it. Litany of Humility O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me. From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being loved… From the desire of being extolled … From the desire of being honored … From […]


Posted at: October 3rd, 2014 - 11:58 am - Number of Comments » 0

A few weeks ago, I commented on the new memorial to Nazi euthanasia victims with a reminder that Germany’s eugenics movement did not start with Hitler, but German professors and other intellectuals. A commenter on that post noted that eugenic practices in Europe actually originated here in America. He’s right and, while I failed to mention it then, […]


Posted at: September 26th, 2014 - 6:38 am - Number of Comments » 1

Today the Catholic Church honors the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of Our Lady of Sorrows. Today also happens to be my birthday, so this feast has always kind of been a bit of a personal one for me. Our Lady was so intimately linked with the redemptive work of her Son that she […]


Posted at: September 15th, 2014 - 11:00 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I mentioned last year that work had begun on a memorial in Germany for the 300,000 people murdered by the Nazis for having mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses. That memorial finally opened last week in Berlin. “The Nazi murders of disabled people are among the most inhumane acts of history,” said Mayor Klaus […]


Posted at: September 9th, 2014 - 12:28 pm - Number of Comments » 15

The persecution of Christians and other innocent civilians half a world away suddenly hit close to home for Americans this week with news that kidnapped journalist James Foley had been beheaded by members of the Islamic State. In the wake of his death, a letter has emerged from Foley to his alma mater, Marquette University. […]


Posted at: August 21st, 2014 - 7:41 pm - Number of Comments » 0

During his visit to Korea last week, Pope Francis prayed in silence in front of the symbolic cemetery displaying hundreds of small white crosses to represent aborted children. #453682888 / gettyimages.com Yep, the pope is (still) pro-life.


Posted at: August 18th, 2014 - 3:34 pm - Number of Comments » 0

GAH! Have I mentioned lately how much I love the Thais and the beautiful, moving commercials they produce? Here’s another great one I came across recently. To have and to hold, from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, and in health, to love and to cherish, to death […]


Posted at: August 15th, 2014 - 3:27 pm - Number of Comments » 0