October 12th, 2008

Pillow Fight for Life

Reader Lindy M. shares:

The St. Johns Catholic Middle School in Beloit, Kansas has taken the fight against abortion and this year’s Presidential Election to the comfort of their homes. In the spirit of St. Paul in Colossians 1:24, the entire class has pledged to make a difference in this election through the sacrifice of sleeping without their pillows until election night for the sake of the Pro-Life candidates.

The

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September 29th, 2008

Eduardo Verastegui on Abortion

Bella star Eduardo Verastegui speaks out on race, abortion, and the U.S. Presidential election. (The video mentions graphic images, but they are not shown in this clip.)

HT: Creative Minority Report

September 10th, 2008

Catholic Vote

There are still another 55 days to go until the presidential election, but already I am weary of the Palin bashing and the Palin defending.

Our job is not to debate Palin’s life choices. Our job is not to elect a vice president whose life decisions perfectly mirror our own. Our job is to elect people to positions of power who will best represent our values in those positions of

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August 6th, 2008

Humble and Heroic

I have decided not to delete any of the comments in this week’s Coffee Talk. I simply don’t have the time or the energy to pick through and decide what stays and what doesn’t. But this is my space and I have been really bothered by some people’s words here, and so I will say this much:

It is not selfish for a poor mother of many to remain open

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July 30th, 2008

The Truth About NFP

You can’t talk to a dissident priest, who thinks the Church has no business in your bedroom (immortal soul, si; bedroom, no). Nor even can you really talk to a faithful priest, who will be so thrilled you know what “NFP” stands for that he’ll assume you’re home free. But if you don’t talk to someone, you’re going to jump in front of a train. The truth is, sometimes NFP

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July 2nd, 2008

Georgianna’s Choice

Reader Debbie sent me a link to this beautiful profile of a family that chose to carry their baby son to term, despite the fact that he was diagnosed prenatally with a terminal illness (Trisomy 18).

“God didn’t do it,” Georgianna says. “I’m angry, but not at Him. He didn’t do it. He’s right by my side, and Mary’s on the other side. When Liam got diagnosed, I said, ‘God,

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January 10th, 2008

Final Thoughts

Do I dare have final thoughts? Well, Dr. Popcak does and in a way that really does get to the heart of the controversy, in my opinion.

I for one am not scandalized by Church teaching. I am encouraged, inspired, and personally challenged by it on a daily basis. In the end, my only points are these:

Good Catholics may or may not use Attachment Parenting. Good Catholics may or

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January 9th, 2008

Proof

I want to see scientific studies that demonstrate the blessing of being born eighth in a family of closely spaced siblings. I want to see statistics that prove the social, psychological, and intellectual benefits of learning early on that you are loved much … and by many.

I want to know exactly how a baby’s brain develops a deep sense of security and confidence in his own unique self worth

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