HOT TOPIC: From NRO’s The Corner: Pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Why should we care about this Act? It mandates, for instance, that any child born alive be transported to a hospital instead of remaining in the care of the abortionist. –Alexandra Desanctis Read more at:...
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Grand Bargaining No, Rethinking Yes

What We Say, What We Mean

You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue (Psalm 52:4). A failed abortion. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our language betrays what we really mean. The term for this is parapraxis, also known as a Freudian slip. Dictionary.com defines parapraxis as “a slip of the...
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How a Cradle Pro-Choicer Became Pro-Life

Jack and I met in 1982 when we both arrived as freshmen at an engineering school in Pittsburgh.  The school assigned us to the same floor of the freshmen male dormitory, a hulking bunker of a building that smelled perpetually of college-boy sweat and marijuana. Though Jack and I...
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On the Erasure of History

America recently has been roiled by wholesale efforts to erase history. Monuments go missing in the middle of the night. Undergraduate snowflakes demand “trigger warnings” before they read a book that might tackle somebody or something ugly, hateful, or even controversial....
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Deo Gracias

  Blow on the coal of the heart. The candles in churches are out. The lights have gone out in the sky Blow on the coal of the heart And we’ll see by and by.      —from J.B.: A Play in Verse, by Archibald MacLeish   Cornflower blue skies and crisp breezes are what I...
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The Cost of Independence: A Christmas Meditation

  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger (Luke 2:12). Why does the Church make so much of the birth of Jesus? We don’t know anything about, for instance, the young life of Elijah or Noah or Abraham, all of whom...
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The Noble Appeal of “Death with Dignity”

  We had been close friends for twelve years, and I was blessed to be with him as the doctor helped him die. Growing stiffer and frailer over the last year or so, he had still enjoyed life, including a short walk we’d taken just a few days before, with him happily chasing...
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Late Term Abortion on Healthy Moms and Babies: America’s Dirty Little Secret

  “People have a right to their own opinion,” Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life recently remarked, “but they don’t have a right to their own facts.” He was speaking about the prevalent myth that late-term abortion is done only in cases of medical necessity—or that ...
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HOT TOPIC: Wesley Smith on “Another U.K. Hospital: NO to Baby Transfer + End Life Support “

It’s happening again: “Alfie has not been diagnosed; The baby is not terminally ill in the sense that Charlie Gard was, but in a coma; The family has found another hospital willing to continue care, or at least continue to seek a diagnosis; If Alfie is unconscious, he...
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A Poem for Advent

  Advent of My Little Child Christ My Lord Oh My Father what was Your Thought To Send Your Son for me to hold To offer him a tiny babe In the weakest of arms, my own? Whene’er I touch such a babe As You send Who has no speech no word no ken Taken aback I stand in momentous...
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