Wisdom from Melanie Wilks

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“The happiest days are the days when babies come.” -Mrs. Melanie Hamilton Wilks, Gone With the Wind Certainly some babies are conceived by and born into less than ideal, even unpleasant circumstances, but a new human being means a new and wholly unique image of God in the world and that’s always something to celebrate. Heavenly Father, Creator of human … Read More

I’m Dreaming of a White (Sand Beach) Christmas

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Well, we won’t technically be there on Christmas Day, but My family and I are driving down to Panama City Beach this evening and staying until Wednesday or Thursday of next week. It won’t be real warm there, being on the panhandle, but it sure beats the freezing cold weather we’ve got going on here in the MidWest! Please pray … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Technology and Human Conception

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After coming across another IVF horror story today, I thought this article from Christopher West would be fitting for today. Certainly we can see that there are some serious problems with IVF with regard to the hundreds of thousands of “left-over” embryos that are either destroyed, frozen for later “use,” or intentionally farmed for medical experimentation. But even if we … Read More

Life…”in a Wheelchair”

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Well, folks, this week marks ten years since the accident that permanently damaged my spinal cord and left me paralyzed from the chest down. I didn’t have time to write yesterday, the day of the actual anniversary, but on my mind was something a friend of mine said to me recently. We’ve only really known each other for a few … Read More

Pro-Life Blog Awards Voting is Open!

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It’s time to vote for your favorite pro-life blogs! From Dec. 14-20 a popular vote will be held to select the winner in 5 categories: Pro-Life Unity Award Pro-Life Whistleblower Award Best Pro-Life Apologetics Pro-Life Instigator Award for Activism Best News and Reporting I am happy and so grateful to announce that Reflections of a Paralytic is nominated for Best … Read More

Protectress of the Unborn, Pray for Us!

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Happy feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Protectress of the Unborn and Mother of the Americas! Our Lady of Guadalupe, we turn to you who are the protectress of unborn children and ask that you intercede for us, so that we may more firmly resolve to join you in protecting all human life. Let our prayers be united to your … Read More

Duggars’ 19th Child Born 3 Mo. Premature

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Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s 19th child was born yesterday via emergency c-section after Michelle was brought into the hospital earlier this week with gallbladder problems. Little Josie Brooklyn weighs 1 pound 6 ounces and is in stable condition at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ neonatal ICU. She was born at just 25 weeks. Please keep Josie and … Read More

Alphonse: Issue Two is Out!

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The second issue of Alphonse, the comic book created to foster discussion about abortion, is now available! About the issue: Issue Two: Murder Sleep. The past weighs heavily on the present. The hunt begins. Sleep is disturbed. And love proves dangerous, but also brings hope. Order your copy today (only $2.99) and help kickstart issue three. For some background on … Read More

Mapping In-Utero Brain Development in 3D

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This is pretty incredible! A hospital in London is the first in the world to scan unborn babies using high quality magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): A team led by Prof Mary Rutherford, a neonatal neuroradiologist at Hammersmith Hospital, is using the images to find out how foetus’ brains develop in the womb. This has been difficult to study before as … Read More

TOB Tuesday: A Real Priest Speaks to Real Men

ChelseaCelibacy, Marriage, Men, Sexuality, Theology of the Body, TOB Tuesday0 Comments

There is no question that men today, more so than in previous generations, are challenged with mixed messages about what it means to be a man. This is especially true when it comes to love, marriage, sexuality and family life. In his book Man to Man: A Real Priest Speaks to Real Men about Marriage, Sexuality and Family Life, Fr. … Read More