Martyrdom so steadfastly accepted by such youths is especially awesome. And who would have blamed them for surrendering? Yet these boys seem to have all been very devoted to the faith, and their intrepidity demonstrates a Holy Spirit not about to abandon them in their hour of need.
My nephew with a masters in theology from a Catholic university and I were trying our best to have a meaningful discussion while fishing. Which is harder than you might think when they’re biting.
Contraception has been readily available for some 53 years. In 1960, there were about 800 legal abortions a year; today there’s more than 1.2 million. The only rational conclusion is that contraception somehow fuels abortion.
“[Jonah] cried, ‘Yet forty days and Nineveh shall be overthrown!’ And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth from the greatest of them to the least.” (Jonah 3:4-5) The most astounding part of the Book of Jonah has nothing to do with a fish. And it utterly proves [...]
A baby unable to consume food or water was born on April 15, 1982. The parents refused a procedure to correct the defect — because the child had Down’s syndrome. The Indiana Supreme Court affirmed the parents’ decision and the baby died of dehydration and starvation six days later. This and several other cases prompted [...]
Americans have produced a nation unlike any other on the planet. We donate more time and money to charitable causes than any other people. We have fought wars with enormous casualties to end one kind of oppression or another since our founding. There are probably more people opposing abortion, contraception, illegitimacy and divorce in America [...]
My last column allowed there was a war on women, but not being waged by the Catholic Church as alleged. No, the war was coming from the consequences of the birth control pill and the radical feminism which the pill made possible. These consequences are unprecedented numbers of abortions, infidelities, divorces, illegitimacy, promiscuity, sexually transmitted [...]