The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. –Douglas MacArthur Image: Incidents of the war. A harvest of death, Gettysburg, July, 1863 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (Jn. 15:13) For all those who … Read More
This is really pretty fascinating. What an exciting possibility for stroke and spinal cord injury victims! It’s certainly a legitimate use of such technology. After our last BioTalk discussion, though, I’d still be a little nervous having it implanted into my body! Read more.
May 1 is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. St. Joseph was regarded in the Bible as a good and just man and was referred to by his profession (“is this not the carpenter’s son?” Mt. 13:55). The emphasis on Joseph’s work in the Bible and throughout tradition speaks to the importance of our own professional work. I love … Read More
At 5 pm Eastern I will be on the air in Lexington, KY talking about the soon-to-be Saint JP II and how he helped lay the groundwork for building a culture of life. Tune in live from anywhere at realliferadio.com. That’s right. I met a saint.
Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world. “Look to the crucifix, kissing the wounds of Jesus…He has taken upon himself the whole of human suffering.” -Pope Francis, April 14, 2014 Christ Teaches Us How to Die
As I suspected, I haven’t had time for much this week beyond spending time with my sister and spoiling my nephew. Hope to be back to normal blogging mode next week (though, lately posting has been a lot lighter than “normal,” anyway). In the meantime, here are some more pics of Cruz for you to drool over. I may be … Read More
What’s with society’s split personality when it comes to genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Milk from a cloned cow is unnatural and unsafe, but injecting a human being with stem cells from their own (dead) clone is positive scientific progress? Why are we going to great lengths to regulate and raise awareness about the use of GMO in our food supply, … Read More
Hard to believe it’s already been a year since I wrote this. Happy anniversary, Papa!! And thank you for continuing to preach the Gospel of Life in word and deed. “[B]ear witness to and disseminate this ‘culture of life’ … remind all, through actions and words, that in all its phases and at any age, life is always sacred and … Read More
Wacoal, a Thai lingerie company, has come up with a revolutionary advertising campaign for its products…without showing any skin at all! In fact, the ads have very little to do with women’s physical appearance. They are instead about the true beauty at the heart of every women — namely, her capacity to love and put the needs of others before … Read More
If you missed it, here is my interview on Real Life Radio last Friday. We discussed why biotechnology (IVF, cloning, etc…) is a “women’s issue.” I come on in the second segment: The already difficult task of raising daughters and protecting them from a society that seems to degrade them at every turn (or convince them that they aren’t beautiful … Read More