TOB Tuesday: Eighth Grader: “They’re Abusing God’s Gift”

ChelseaSex, Sexuality, Theology of the Body, TOB TuesdayLeave a Comment

A very proud mother recently passed along to me her son’s topic for his current events assignment at school a few weeks ago. It was on the 3/5 Fox News article “States Move Away from Abstinence-Only Sex Education as Teen Birth Rates Rise“. His summary: Students from Connecticut and California could be learning about a no-abstinence only sex education soon. … Read More

Terri’s Day

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Today is “Terri’s Day,” the fourth anniversary of the starvation death of Terri Schiavo: Statement from the Schindler family today: Four years ago today Terri Schiavo died. By the order of Judge George W. Greer, Terri died a slow barbaric death by starvation and dehydration over a period of almost two weeks. We have been posting stories of the events … Read More

Dickey-Wicker Amendment Upheld…So Far

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In my post about President Obama’s executive order on stem cell research funding I mentioned a few things to look out for as a result of his pronouncement. One of those things was the overturning of the Dickey-Wicker Amendment which prohibits federal tax dollars from being used to create or destroy human embryos for scientific research. I do have good … Read More

New Notre Dame Fight Song

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Real Catholic TV has re-written the lyrics to the Notre Dame fight song in light of the University’s invitation to President Obama to give this year’s commencement address: Alternative lyrics from Creative Minority Report: Jeer Jeer for old Notre Shame Bury your past, you’re just Catholic by name No more prayers to God on high Praise to Obama and his … Read More

There’s No Substitute for the Truth

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As much as it feels like it sometimes, I’m not the only one with a disability/disease who oposes the use of nascent human life for scientific research. MSNBC reports on a man with ALS with just such a principle. ALS is a terrible, terrible disease and Mr. Jim McKevitt is in its advanced stages. Says his wife, “He’s losing ground. … Read More


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From ChristianNewsWire: Some of you may have seen the major news story of the private plane that crashed into a Montana cemetery, killing 7 children and 7 adults. But what the news sources fail to mention is that the Catholic Holy Cross Cemetery owned by Resurrection Cemetery Association in Butte – contains a memorial for local residents to pray the … Read More

The Annunciation and the Theology of the Body

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Though this is certainly not the first thing that comes to our mind when we think of the annunciation, when Mary accepts the message of Gabriel, her fiat, is a yes to God’s plan for her sexuality: “Mary shows us how to accept the gift of our embodiedness, and this includes the God-given sex of the body. In this it … Read More

The Feast of the Annunciation

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Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation, when the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she had found favor with God and would conceive and bear a son who would be called the Son of the Most High. This day calls to mind two very specific moments which correspond with the culture of life. The first is … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Fasting is Preparation for Feasting

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If you’ve ever wondered what the purpose of Catholic fasting is, TOB expert Christopher West offers this beautiful explanation: Fasting allows us to feel our hunger. And feeling our physical hunger can, if we allow it, lead us to feel our spiritual hunger, that is, our hunger for God. Think of the woman at the well: she came there physically … Read More

Dismissing Successful Science

ChelseaAdult Stem Cell Research, Cloning2 Comments

Regular readers of this blog know that I am a steadfast advocate for ethical research and treatments and I will frequently point out the ineffectiveness of embryonic stem cell research and the existence of more effective and ethical alternatives. Although I make it a point to stress the fact that, in the final analysis, the question of whether or not … Read More