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One of my favorite lines from The Godfather comes after Vito Corleone scolds his blubbering godson, Johnny Fontane, and tells him to “ACT LIKE A MAN!”: I absolutely love The Godfather and I finally got around to reading the book. The above quote is written a little differently in the book and I think I […]


Posted at: March 31st, 2012 - 7:00 am - Comments Off

As I predicted, turnout for Tuesday’s religious freedom rally here in MO was huge. What is surprising, however, is the fact that the media has actually been reporting turnout numbers fairly. I’m terrible at crowd guessing. Most of the people I talked to there estimated that there was somewhere between 2,000-3,000 people there. Given how […]


Posted at: March 29th, 2012 - 9:05 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Last Friday was the big day for Religious Freedom rallies across the country, but we had to be a little different here in Missouri. We decided to have our rally in conjunction with our annual pro-life lobby day, so we had to schedule it on a day that the legislators would be in session. Despite […]


Posted at: March 27th, 2012 - 8:13 am - Comments Off

Via Box Office Mojo (click to enlarge): Not bad for a limited-theater release, low budget movie with an explicitly pro-life message that was panned by critics. I’ve been pretty skeptical of the polls that show that the majority of the country is pro-life, but maybe they’re accurate, after all. Did you see it this weekend? […]


Posted at: March 26th, 2012 - 10:26 am - Comments Off

A soldier holds his baby daughter (and first born child) for the first time: There are no words. See more pictures of this heartwarming homecoming at Lissarrague Images


Posted at: March 24th, 2012 - 2:56 pm - Number of Comments » 4

Today is the big day for religious freedom rallies all across the country. Will you be rallying this afternoon or have you already? Here in Missouri, I think there are rallies in St. Louis and Kansas City today, but the big rally at the Capitol is not till next Tuesday. The date was scheduled based […]


Posted at: March 23rd, 2012 - 10:28 am - Comments Off

October Baby is a new movie about a young woman who finds out that not only is she adopted, but she is the survivor of an attempted abortion. Needless to say, it’s gotten quite a bit of pro-life buzz, especially in the past week, so I”m sure many of you have already heard of it. […]


Posted at: March 23rd, 2012 - 8:40 am - Number of Comments » 7

Today is World Down Syndrome Day, a day to celebrate the lives of those who have an extra 21st chromosome. It’s also a reminder that we should love and value all people with disabilities, so, I published an updated version of What is Normal for Catholic Lane: check it out. Also worth reading: Weakness That […]


Posted at: March 21st, 2012 - 8:04 pm - Comments Off

Here’s something guaranteed to garner some heated debate. In discussions about contraception, it often gets brought up that birth control pills are used, not just for preventing pregnancy, but for treating other, non-contraceptive medical diseases and conditions. Not only are they being used for this reason, but, we’re told that they are necessary for treating […]


Posted at: March 21st, 2012 - 12:34 am - Number of Comments » 2

A couple of my fellow contributors to the Ignitum Today blog are asking for lots of prayers. Andrew and Christina were married in October of 2011. Just one month later they happily discovered that Christina was with child. However, their elation soon turned to concern when their unborn daughter, Maria Isabella, was diagnosed with Spina […]


Posted at: March 16th, 2012 - 9:19 pm - Number of Comments » 6