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Just a reminder: Yes, today’s Supreme Court ruling was a major disappointment (to say the very least). And, yes, we must continue to fight for life and liberty here on earth. But, let’s also remember to keep our eye on the real hope that springs eternal: For here we have no lasting city, but we […]


Posted at: June 28th, 2012 - 1:41 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Rebecca Taylor called this the “theme song for the culture of life” and I have to agree. The major difference between the culture of life and that of death is one word: hope. And since it’s Labor Day, revisit: The Liturgical Dignity of Work


Posted at: September 5th, 2011 - 12:58 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Jesus Christ has many titles according to his relationship with mankind. He is Prince of Peace and King of Kings, Lord, Savior and even Friend. But did you know that He is also our Lover and Spouse? As a young man marries a virgin, so shall your builder marry you (Is. 62). I’ve said here […]


Posted at: December 23rd, 2010 - 11:11 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Awful. In Canada a couple opted to have one of their unborn children killed for no other reason than that having twins just did not fit into the “perfect” life they had laid out for themselves (h/t Rebecca Taylor). From the National Post: Like so many other couples these days, the Toronto-area business executive and […]


Posted at: December 15th, 2010 - 8:42 pm - Number of Comments » 1

This is a beautiful, but also heartbreaking story about a man, after about 50 years, reuniting with his sister who was sent away to an institution for physically and mentally disabled children when she was three years old (h/t Creative Minority Report): I’m thankful for the ways in which we have tried to welcome the […]


Posted at: December 2nd, 2010 - 7:41 am - Number of Comments » 0

I can’t wait till next Monday to post this song. Seven year old “MattyB” has dedicated a song to his younger sister with Down syndrome (h/t Live Action). Sweet. Beautiful. And over 2 million views on YouTube since August! Way to reach a large audience with a positive message about children with Down syndrome! This […]


Posted at: November 17th, 2010 - 8:38 am - Number of Comments » 1

“Grace is Dancing” is a very moving song by Tyrone Wells about a little girl with Down syndrome. In the video below, Tyrone tells the story of Grace’s birth and how she survived against all odds (h/t Rebecca Taylor): What a lovely testament to the life of this young girl and, yet, how sad, too, […]


Posted at: November 15th, 2010 - 6:58 am - Number of Comments » 1

I’m preparing to give a talk to a youth group in Ellisville MO later this evening. This quote from Pope Benedict sums up the message I hope to get across: Dear friends, the Cross often frightens us because it seems to be a denial of life. In fact, the opposite is true! It is God’s […]


Posted at: October 24th, 2010 - 2:51 pm - Number of Comments » 2

I don’t think it matters how handicapped you are or how sick. You always succeed in something. God gave us each a gift. –Garvan Byrne March 20, 1973 – April 16, 1985 After watching these videos and hearing the words of the delightful young Garvan Byrne, terminally ill and handicapped from birth, I am reminded […]


Posted at: May 27th, 2010 - 3:42 am - Number of Comments » 11

In Australia last week, the Supreme Court ruled that 49 year old quadriplegic Christian Rossiter has the “right to die” if he so wishes. The problem is Rossiter is not going to just die, he’s going to starve himself to death by refusing to be nourished with food and fluids through a feeding tube. What […]


Posted at: August 21st, 2009 - 10:43 pm - Number of Comments » 12