MacLean’s Brings the Contraception Freak Show to Mainstream

By John B. Manos / January 21, 2018 /

The cover of the February 2018 Maclean’s magazine (a Canadian publication) features a smiling woman holding a young smiling boy over her head. If you did not read the text yet, it looks like fun. She looks happy. But, emblazoned across her face is a bold pink banner that reads “I wish I never had kids. There. I said…

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2017: but “Post-truth” Began with Abortion, is Consequence of Hardon’s Neopaganism

By John B. Manos / January 8, 2017 /

Fantasyland is not just an insult anymore — it’s real. And people live there and force the rest of us there, too. When I was a kid, I remember getting burned by a childhood insult many times…. If I said, “I love carrots and peas”, then quickly someone else would say “oh yeah, then why don’t you marry…

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The Inconvenient Truth for Liberals in Laudato Si

By Terri Aluise / June 17, 2015 /

By Guest Author Terri Aluise The Vatican is set to release Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical Laudato Si on Thursday. A leaked draft version of the encyclical was released earlier this week and shows that Pope Francis believes that man is the primary cause of climate change. Not surprisingly, Conservatives are already in an uproar…

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Pope Francis on Rabbits and Large Families

By Landon DePasquale / January 28, 2015 /

In his recent trip to the Philippines, Pope Francis spoke forcefully on marriage and the family and sparked further headlines with his comment that Catholics should not “breed like rabbits.” Lost amidst the glaring headlines that the Holy Father has instructed Catholics to stop having kids are beautiful reflections on the family and its importance…

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Shameless Promotion of our Magazine on Life

By Cindy Paslawski / April 13, 2014 /

In the Passion we will be reading soon during Holy Week, we come across Pontius Pilate asking, “What is truth?” He’s either sincere and rather dense in the head or blowing off Jesus Christ. That is kind of the way the definition of human life has evolved in the last few decades. A hundred years…

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Lutherans Discuss Fr. Sauppé’s Article — Matt Abbott Tips His Hat

By John B. Manos / August 12, 2013 /

It’s pretty interesting that our post from Fr. Sauppé continues to capture people’s interest and stir discussion in so many places. Today, a Missouri Synod Lutheran page linked to it, and nearly 1000 people came to read and discuss whether contraception is really at the heart of the mess. A few blog posts have spun off of…

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From Under the Rubble…Soma for the Sexually Comatose

By Christopher Manion / July 25, 2013 /

Folks don’t normally talk about contraception in polite company, they just quietly use it. But during the 2012 election campaign, a sleazy but brilliantly conceived dog-and-pony show made contraceptives a sudden centerpiece of the liberal campaign agenda. The message was simple: “Contraception is good (you’re using it, aren’t you?), but some nasty old rich men…

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Contraception and the Sovereignty of God (or, Why Acceptance of Humanae Vitae Should Be a Litmus Test for Church Personnel)

By John M. DeJak / July 22, 2013 /

Recently, a priest friend of mine was recounting to me his experience of an appreciation dinner for “liturgical ministers” in the parish where he is an associate.  I must confess, the first image that came to my mind when he said this was the bar scene at Mos Eisley Space Port from the original Star…

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My last ten burials/funerals with “Fr. Strangelove”…

By wffguest / May 14, 2013 /

…or How I stop worrying and learned to love the (Demographic) Bomb, NOT! A stranger came into the sacristy after Sunday Mass. In an incriminating huff he said, “I have been away from the area for fifteen years; where are the people? And now you are tearing down the school? I went there as a…

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From Under the Rubble…Nominations and Their Discontents

By Christopher Manion / January 19, 2013 /

Twenty-four years ago this month, I got a call from Paul Weyrich, the fabled conservative leader. George H. W. Bush, had just nominated Senator John Tower to be Secretary of Defense, and Paul was going to testify against him. “Chris, come over to the hearings tomorrow, will you?” Paul asked. “I’m going to need some…

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