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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 […]

Posted at: March 31st, 2009 - 10:52 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]

Posted at: March 31st, 2009 - 5:00 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]

Posted at: March 30th, 2009 - 8:36 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]

Posted at: March 28th, 2009 - 11:25 pm - Number of Comments » 1

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 […]

Posted at: March 27th, 2009 - 10:59 pm - Number of Comments » 1

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 […]

Posted at: March 25th, 2009 - 11:07 pm - Number of Comments » 2

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 […]

Posted at: March 25th, 2009 - 10:59 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]

Posted at: March 25th, 2009 - 9:13 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]

Posted at: March 24th, 2009 - 9:22 pm - Number of Comments » 0

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 […]

Posted at: March 23rd, 2009 - 11:41 pm - Number of Comments » 2