How Christians View Suffering

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In his book Render Unto Ceasar, Archbishop Chaput has a nice little explanation of the Christian view of suffering: Someone once asked me how any sensible person could choose to become a Christian because Christians have such an unhealthy desire for suffering. The best answer comes from Leon Bloy, a writer who himself chose to become a Catholic. “man has … Read More

Pacino to Play “Dr. Death”?

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It seems that his status as a convicted murderer has been treating Jack Kevorkian quite well these days. First he gets paid $50,000 to speak to some 4,000+ college students at the University of Florida last January shortly after his release from prison. Now it’s being reported that HBO Films will air a biopic about “Dr. Death” that is set … Read More

TOB Tuesday: The Virgin Mary And Theology of the Body

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As the month of Mary draws to a close, I want to draw your attention to a book that has been on my (very lengthy) “to read” list for quite some time. A compilation of 10 essays by some of the world’s foremost Mariologists and experts on the Theology of the Body, The Virgin Mary and the Theology of the … Read More

In Memoriam 2009

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To me the gift of life never seems more precious than when I reflect upon the great mystery of death. As you all enjoy your Memorial Day, your boat rides, your barbecue and your beer, I hope you will be sure to stop at some point and think about what this day is really about – a time to remember … Read More

Thine Eyes

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Thine Eyes is the first-ever pro-life documentary on the annual Washington DC March for Life. The high-definition film was shot on location by a six-camera crew to share the spirit of the January 22nd event, which marks the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision to override state abortion laws and mourns the more than 50 million unborn Americans who … Read More

Good Science Can Be Used for Very Bad Things

ChelseaAbortion, Disabled, Embryo Screening, Eugenics, Science2 Comments

The good news: scientists have found a genetic variant that may be associated with autism. The bad news: good science can be used for very bad things, as Ari Ne’e-man, who has Asperger Syndrome, explains in this Newsweek interview (h/t Mary Meets Dolly): But the new genetic advances concern Ne’eman…His ultimate fear is this: a prenatal test for autism, leading … Read More

TOB Tuesday: TOB Summer Activities

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I recently got an email from the Theology of the Body Institute highlighting some of the TOB activities taking place in the next few months. It’s so exciting to see this teaching spread so far and reach so many! The summer conferences look especially entertaining/educational! SUMMER CONFERENCES Catholic Thrive May 22 – 24, 2009. Anaheim, NY. TOB Inspired celebration for … Read More

Family Time Over

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Well, my traveling/family visiting time has officially ended. It’s been a nice week and a half. I had a great time with my family in GA and watched my little sister graduate from college. I’ve enjoyed the brief excuse to stay away from my computer and the news, but it’s time to get back to business. But not before I … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Christopher West on ABC

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Last week ABC’s Nightline featured a segment on the Theology of the Body with an interview with TOB expert Christopher West: As you can expect the six minute report did not exactly portray the Church teaching or West’s own views properly, which West discussed with CNS: “The story [by ABC] sensationalized some of the sexual aspects,” West said. “Certainly the … Read More

Happy (Late) Mother’s Day From GA

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Hello, all! Still in GA visiting some relatives. Here’s a pic of my aunt and her six kids after they gave her her Mother’s Day present yesterday: “The very soul of a woman is meant to be maternal.” ~ Alice von Hildebrand