Pray for Our Troops!

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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 of 14 other suicides on … Read More

America’s Voluntary “One-Child Policy”

ChelseaAbortion, Family4 Comments

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 darn close!), who he says … Read More

“Babies” Out on DVD!!

ChelseaCute Baby Blogging, Pro Life, Sexuality, Women1 Comment

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! The trailer, if you’ve never … Read More

ESCR Funding Appeal Moving Right Along

ChelseaEmbryonic Stem Cell Research3 Comments

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 required for a stay pending … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Love = The Affirmation of the Person

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“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 the specific climate of betrothed … Read More

The Holy Fellowship of the Rings

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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 and subscribe if you haven’t … Read More

Quick Takes: Love, Marriage, Sex

ChelseaChastity, Contraception, Love, Marriage, Sacrifice, Sex, Sexuality0 Comments

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 Ethika Politika on Dealing with … Read More

NCR Highlights New MO Abortion Law

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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 being.” Though he didn’t actually … Read More

Pain: God’s Megaphone to Rouse a Deaf World

ChelseaDisabled, Suffering, video1 Comment

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 suffering.” In his post Pickup … Read More

TOB Tuesday: The Very Meaning of our Existence

ChelseaLove, Theology of the Body, TOB Tuesday1 Comment

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 is, the power to express … Read More