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Youngest kids are people too

While reading a colleague’s recent post about a disturbing Disney and World Population Council video propaganda video promoting birth control, I wondered about who would not exist if their parents followed such advice. While this list is not exhaustive, it might provide an interesting glimpse of how our world would be different if their parents [...]

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Through the mercy of God

Today a particular Catholic devotion seems appropriate: the Eternal Rest prayer. On this day 12 years ago we watched in horror as the iconic Manhattan skyline was filled with smoke, the Pentagon bore a bulging hole and a field in Pennsylvania was filled with the wreckage of a Boeing 757. Each one of us remembers [...]

Sadly not satire: Paul VI vindicated

 A recent perusal of any social networking site has probably led you to realize that that Pope Paul VI has again been justified in his predictions about contraception’s impact on society and culture. Especially when he stated, “Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of [...]

How to grow your faith in college

As this year’s freshman class makes their way to college campuses across the country, many are probably asking, “how am I going to stay Catholic here?” It’s no secret that the vast majority of places of higher learning have a reputation for being cesspools of moral relativism, binge drinking and fornication (to put it lightly). [...]

What will Gosnell teach us?

On Monday, Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of three charges of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter along with numerous lesser charges. While I’m sure all of those who followed the trial were disgusted over his crimes and heartbroken over the violence committed against the victims, I think many of us were, sadly, [...]

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When an old interview draws fresh ire

Folks are up in arms about a business doing questionable things to make more money, but is this really so surprising? Last week, a Business Insider article citing a 2006 Salon interview with Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries has once again brought attention to the preppy clothing retailer’s refusal to sell any size higher [...]

America’s ‘violence problem’

Speaking to Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Nation, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said he was more concerned about America’s “violence problem” than about new gun control legislation. “I’m troubled that this whole debate is about guns,” he told Crowley on April 14, “it should be about violence.” “The fact of the matter [...]

Planned Parenthood causes virtual facepalm

As social media was abuzz over the horrific details revealed in the Kermit Gosnell trial, Planned Parenthood  couldn’t help but weigh in with a touching tribute to the victims via Twitter: (It reads: “#Gosnell case is appalling. He ran a criminal enterprise, not a health facility, & should be punished to full extent http://bit.ly/ZRyssI“) Following the [...]

Photos: See a movie, help free a child

This weekend, Not Today, opens in select theaters across the country. Told through the conversion of a spoiled American 20-something, the film takes the audience on a journey through rural and urban India in search of a young girl, Annika, who is unintentionally sold to human traffickers by her father, Kiran. The film, which was [...]

Photos: Cardinal O’Malley visits the Holy Land

This week, the Archbishop of Boston is leading a pilgrimage in the Holy Land. Accompanied by over 20 priests from the Boston Archdiocese, Cardinal O’Malley celebrated Mass at the Domus Galilee retreat center and seminary. Visited by Pope John Paul II in 2000, the seminary and retreat center sits on the Mount of Beatitudes.

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July 23, 2014

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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