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This is just awful: (CNN) — Four soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas died over the week. In all four cases, it appears the soldiers, all decorated veterans from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, took their own lives, according to Christopher Haug, a Fort Hood spokesman. If confirmed as suicides, it would be on top […]


Posted at: September 30th, 2010 - 11:26 pm - Number of Comments » 0

The Weekly Standard’s Jonathan V. Last takes a look at declining fertility rates world-wide. It’s a very long article, but it’s interesting to see how many countries seem to have voluntarily adopted China’s forced “one child” policy over the years. His main focus is America (which has a fertility rate of about 2.06, so pretty […]


Posted at: September 29th, 2010 - 10:40 pm - Number of Comments » 4

If you wanted to, but did not get an opportunity to see the documentary “Babies” when it opened in a limited number of theaters earlier this year, your wait is finally over! It’s been available on iTunes, Apple TV and DirecTV for a while, but now the cuteness of “Babies” is available everywhere on DVD! […]


Posted at: September 29th, 2010 - 10:05 pm - Number of Comments » 1

A final decision in the Department of Justice’s embryonic stem cell research appeals case is one step closer. From one story: An appeals court today decided to allow federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research to continue while the court considers legal arguments that halted hESC research last month. “Appellants have satisfied the standards […]


Posted at: September 28th, 2010 - 9:59 pm - Number of Comments » 3

“The skill in giving and receiving which is typical of love is exhibited by the man whose attitude to a woman is informed by total affirmation of her value as a person, and equally by the woman whose attitude to a man is informed by affirmation of his value as a person. This skill creates […]


Posted at: September 28th, 2010 - 1:44 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I’m not sure if I ever posted this video before. It’s one of my favorites from Fr. Johannes M Schwarz: Love his caption, too: Marriage Trailer. So people know, what they get into :-). Seriously…Do invest in a good solidly catholic marriage preparation. Because this one is for life! See more videos from Fr. Johannes […]


Posted at: September 27th, 2010 - 10:03 am - Number of Comments » 0

Ok, there are a few things I’ve been wanting to post on for the past week. Since they’re all related to love, marriage and sex, I thought I’d throw them all together in one post instead of trying to make separate posts out of each of them. 1. Andrew Haines has a good post at […]


Posted at: September 26th, 2010 - 3:00 am - Number of Comments » 0

Earlier this year, Missouri lawmakers passed a bill expanding the state’s current Women’s Right to Know law. Among other things, the new bill required that women be given the opportunity to see an ultrasound of their unborn child and that abortion facilities tell women that abortion ends the life of a “separate, unique, living human […]


Posted at: September 24th, 2010 - 12:30 am - Number of Comments » 0

A hattip and many, many thanks to Mark Pickup for finding this great clip from Shadowlands, in which Anthony Hopkins plays C.S. Lewis answering that age-old question: does God allow suffering? and, more importantly, WHY???: I hope you caught this part: “It is precisely because God loves us that he gives us the gift of […]


Posted at: September 23rd, 2010 - 6:00 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Reflecting on the book of Genesis (2:25), John Paul II writes: The human body, with its sex – its masculinity and femininity – seen in the very mystery of creation, is not only a source of fruitfulness and of procreation, as in the whole natural order, but contains “from the beginning” the “spousal” attribute, that […]


Posted at: September 21st, 2010 - 9:17 pm - Number of Comments » 1