On the Road Again….

ChelseaPersonal, video0 Comments

Dear readers, today I will be heading over to Ohio to speak to a couple groups of teens at the CatholicFamilyLand Holy Family Fest this weekend. This isn’t the first time I have spoken to our young people, but it is my first time being invited to do it out of state. I’ve given several presentations to young and old … Read More

Persons First

ChelseaCloning, Pro Life, Right to Life0 Comments

She’s been hailed as a “symbol”, the image of the revolution being fought in Iran. Sure, her death has inspired many to continue to fight against oppression and that may be good, but in this excellent and thought provoking post, Erin Manning reminds us that “Neda” is above all a person, not a symbol: But Neda Agha-Soltan was a person, … Read More

We Can Have a Civilized Discussion, at Least

ChelseaAbortion, video0 Comments

Since Obama’s Notre Dame Commencement there’s been a lot of discussion about whether or not it’s possible for both sides of the abortion debate to ever finally find “common ground.” To settle our differences so that we can work together toward one common goal. It’s a nice thought, but, as Bishop Finn said when he was interviewed about the Commencement: … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Human Beings as Objects of Use

ChelseaTheology of the Body, TOB Tuesday1 Comment

The sexual revolution of the last thirty years has seriously challenged the way people in today’s society view each other as human beings and how they understand real love. With its utilitarian view of marriage and sexual relations, this revolution has lead to the pursuit of sexual pleasure as an end in itself – a kind of radical self-seeking that … Read More

Happy Father’s Day! **Updated

ChelseaFamily, Fatherhood, Men, Personal1 Comment

Blessings for all you fathers out there! I hope you have had a very relaxing day. Here is my own father enjoying part of his day today. Besides being a master chef (even on Father’s Day he’ll be grilling up some awesome food for us!), my dad is also a master blogger/tweeter and the one who encouraged me to start … Read More

“Crazy Pete’s Embryonic Stem Cell Emporium!”

ChelseaEmbryonic Stem Cell Research, Humor, video3 Comments

I suppose it’s always good to maintain a sense of humor, no matter how unfunny something really is (like creating and killing tiny human beings in the name of science and making taxpayers fund it): h/t Rebecca Taylor

Planned Parenthood Protests Ave Maria’s Condom Free Publix

ChelseaContraception, Planned Parenthood2 Comments

For the town of Ave Maria Florida the nearest Publix (or any grocery store?) has been about 25 miles away…but not anymore. This week the grocery chain opened its first – very small – store in the growing town. But a few items will be missing at this particular Publix. Namely, condoms…and pet furniture. Says Publix spokeswoman Shannon Patten: “It … Read More

Love Makes Suffering Bearable

ChelseaDisabled, Embryo Screening, Pro Life3 Comments

The other day a good friend drew my attention to an obituary that ran in our local paper recently. It comes from the family of a young girl who died just 42 minutes after she was born: Hailey Marie Glavin GLAVIN Hailey Marie Glavin was born Friday, June 12, 2009, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. Hailey spent … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Why Sex Sells

ChelseaMedia, Sex, TOB Tuesday0 Comments

In light of the recent dust-up over an over-sexed Calvin Klein billboard recently displayed over a busy New York intersection, I thought I’d offer this article from Christopher West on Why Sex Sells. This isn’t the first time CK has come under fire for their advertising techniques. In the mid nineties the fashion company released a series of tv commercials … Read More

Cute Baby Blogging

ChelseaPersonal, Pro Life6 Comments

It never fails – kids love the wheelchair! Whenever I’m around little kids they love to touch and grab at my wheelchair. I’m not quite sure what the attraction is. It’s not very shiny or anything. But they’re sure fascinated with it. Last night I did dinner and a movie with two of my friends and their two boys who … Read More