The Impossible Expectations Placed on Parents

  Do Not Let Your Children Do Anything That Makes You Hate Them is a no-nonsense chapter title from Jordan Peterson’s recent bestseller, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. And it exemplifies the sort of clear-eyed truth-telling that has earned Peterson the reputation...
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HOT TOPIC: National Review’s The Corner: On Bourdain and the American Suicide Crisis

Read Wesley Smith’s article here:   What could be causing this? I have my own theories: disintegrating societal cohesion, the loss of faith and the concomitant secularization of the culture — which can offer few existential comforts to the despairing — the increase in...
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The Slide to Abortion

Perhaps you know this Old Testament story (2 Samuel 11). King David, on his roof after a nap, spied a married woman, Bathsheba, bathing on her own roof below. Admiring her beauty, he sent for her and lay with her. Shortly afterward, Bathsheba sent the king word that she was...
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Pearl Joy Brown (July 27, 2012-March 29, 2018)

. . . the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.—Mt 13:45-46 Misery loves company. A cynic might say that’s why I became obsessed with Eric Brown’s social...
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A Distinctive Catholic Vision for Politics

Christians committed to the defense of life and justice have every reason today to feel like strangers in a strange land. Consider the following. In 2016 we endured one of the most divisive national elections on record, in which supporters of each candidate said the other was...
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HOT TOPIC: An Irish Betrayal

  Ireland has been annexed. While centuries of English overlords and overreach could never conquer the brave heart of the singular island on the outskirts of Europe, a wanton desire to be like other nations has worn down the Irish spirit in the land of Patrick. The people...
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The Pro-Life Sincerity—and Irony—of Pope Francis

  Pope Francis perhaps puzzles prolifers. For decades, the Catholic Church supported the pro-life movement both institutionally and philosophically. Francis, however, adopted a critical posture, complaining of Catholics’ “obsession” with abortion. Prolifers have often...
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HOT TOPIC: From Crux—US pro-lifers voice heartbreak; despair over Irish abortion vote

In an interview with Crux, Maria McFadden Maffucci, president of the Human Life Review/ Foundation, described the polling numbers as “shattering.” “Having witnessed the mighty efforts of the Save the 8th campaign in Ireland, I had real hope,” she said. “Rather than the touted...
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HOT TOPIC: Breda O’Brien: If you vote for choice you are facilitating abortions

TODAY, Friday May 25, is the day we see if we can Save the EIGHTH!   Ireland has a far lower rate of abortion than our European neighbours. Either we become a State that subtly nudges women into making life-ending decisions for their babies because of the lack of better...
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